Found March 24, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Butler coach Brad Stevens is a statistical genius. So when he says that not many players have scored 50 points against his team in just two games, he's probably right. Marquette guard Vander Blue has reached that mark against the Bulldogs this season, including scoring 29 in Saturday night's 74-72 Marquette victory at Rupp Arena to advance to the Sweet 16. "Pretty unique," Stevens said. " ... Just a hard guy to stop." Nineteen of Blue's 29 points came in the second half. He was relentless on the defensive end, as well, and was one of the reasons why the Golden Eagles were able to play at their preferred tempo after halftime. "His competitiveness overwhelms our team," Marquette coach Buzz Williams said. "His fire burns really, really bright, and it's not orange, it's white, it's that hot. And I love coaching guys that are hard-knock guys. I really like coaching guys whose fire burns like his. "The ...
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