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Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2002 2:00 AM EST
NCAA BASKETBALL RECAP
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(13) Marquette 63, Wisconsin 54
WISCONSIN BADGERS
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MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- Dwyane Wade scored 25 points as 13th-ranked Marquette snapped its four-game losing skid against state rival Wisconsin with a 63-54 victory.

Wade collected 14 points in the first half for the Golden Eagles (6-1), who extended their home winning streak to 21 games and have not lost at the Bradley Center since the home finale of the 2000-01 season.

Robert Jackson contributed 10 points and Todd Townsend chipped in nine by hitting all three shots from beyond the arc as Marquette won for just the fifth time in its last 18 meetings with Wisconsin.

Townsend nailed a key 3-pointer with three minutes left to give Marquette a 55-48 cushion.

"Things obviously broke down," Townsend said. "I just wanted to draw a foul out of the deal or something. But the ball just happened to hit the rim and went in - pretty much a prayer."

"That was a big play," Badgers coach Bo Ryan said. "Shot clock's going down. He had the wherewithal to get the shot off. You scratch your head, bring it in and try to get something back on the other end. It looked like we probably didn't recover from that."

Devin Harris paced the Badgers (6-2) with 17 points, including three 3-pointers. But Wisconsin fell to 1-1 on the road this season, having defeated another state rival, Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Wade, a Wooden Award nominee, enjoyed individual success against Wisconsin for the second straight year. He recorded 23 points against the Badgers in a last year's loss.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin's Kirk Penney - also a Wooden Award nominee - was held to seven points after torching Marquette for 33 last season.

"Kirk Penney is a great player, there's no doubt about it," Golden Eagles coach Tom Crean said. "He had his career high against us, so we knew that. ... We certainly didn't want that to be the case tonight. Not necessarily the points, but that he wasn't getting those kind of looks that he got against us last year."

The Badgers battled until the very end. Mike Wilkinson nailed a 3-pointer within 88 seconds left in the contest to pull Wisconsin within 55-52.

But the Golden Eagles finished with an 8-2 burst as Travis Diener made all four free throws in the final 62 seconds. In between Diener's trips to the line, Wade made a layup and Jackson hit a pair of foul shots.


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