NCAAB Game Recap - Villanova at Marquette
Sat Jan 4, 2020 2:00 PM EST

Pepp
70
Gonz
75
F
Duke
95
Mia-FL
62
F
WVU
53
Kansas
60
F
Oreg
69
Utah
64
F
Tex
44
Baylor
59
F
FlaSt
78
Lou
65
F
Aub
80
MisSt
68
F
UGA
65
Mem
62
F
Vill
60
Marq
71
F
Crei
57
Butl
71
F
SDSU
77
UtSt
68
F
Ind
59
MD
75
F
Mizzu
59
KY
71
F
VaTec
39
UVA
65
F
Iowa
86
PSU
89
F
OkSt
50
TxTch
85
F
Miss
54
WichSt
74
F
AzSt
47
Ariz
75
F
LSU
78
Tenn
64
F
Wake
69
Pitt
65
F
Akr
69
E MI
45
F
NCSU
70
Clem
81
F
Wyo
61
ColSt
72
F
KansSt
61
Okla
66
F
FaDi
77
Bry
73
F
Samf
78
VMI
75
F
UMassL
86
UMBC
73
F(OT)
WCU
86
Citad
82
F
Seatt
86
ChiSt
54
F
UConn
60
SoFL
75
F
Morg
81
DelSt
68
F
Prov
66
DeP
65
F
LongI
73
MtStM
82
F(2OT)
N TX
67
Marsh
64
F
UCIrv
73
Harv
77
F
UNH
52
Hartfo
61
F
GASt
72
CoCar
74
F
MiaO
82
CenMI
93
F
Winth
87
Campbl
72
F
NIU
73
Buff
72
F
TxSt
70
ArkSt
67
F
SthAL
49
ULMo
69
F
AbCh
74
Lamar
62
F
TexAr
89
ArkLR
92
F
USC-Up
73
Longw
56
F
Presb
68
GWebb
62
F
YSU
74
Clev
82
F
TNTec
72
MorSt
83
F
StFPA
93
CenCT
69
F
ETSU
56
Furm
65
F
Cin
71
Tul
76
F
ND
88
Syr
87
F
GaSo
72
App
74
F
MTSt
53
S UT
59
F
McNee
69
CenAR
79
F
IlSt
55
SIU
67
F
RobM
69
(N/A)
58
F
Albany
74
Bingha
62
F
Lib
65
NJIT
38
F
W&M
66
NE
64
F
MidTN
62
Charl
68
F
Elon
75
Hof
102
F
UTEP
56
FlAtl
59
F
JacSt
80
E KY
71
F
JMU
69
Charl
85
F
How
66
MD-ES
78
F
FlaAM
45
NCC
61
F
NFla
81
N AL
65
F
SeLA
84
TXAMC
80
F
Stetsn
57
KennSt
54
F
HiPt
62
Radf
73
F
Chat
70
Mercer
61
F
Ohio
65
W MI
77
F
SCSt
79
Copp
75
F
TN-M
63
APSU
82
F
USD
63
SCla
80
F
Rice
61
W Ky
68
F
SoMis
50
LaTec
78
F
PorSt
69
E WA
71
F
W IL
56
SDSt
91
F
E IL
55
Belm
87
F
ArkPB
80
MsVl
76
F
(N/A)
75
CSNor
109
F
IaSt
79
TCU
81
F(OT)
GaTec
96
UNC
83
F
Bois
66
Nev
83
F
Web
64
NoAZ
72
F
IndSt
76
Drake
80
F
Alab
98
Fla
104
F(2OT)
SIU-E
74
TNSt
79
F
AlSt
67
JackSt
70
F
ChaSo
85
Hamp
92
F
Alc
70
PVAM
84
F
BethC
72
Norf
85
F
Nich
70
SamH
58
F
AlaAM
60
Gram
70
F
Lipsco
61
FlGlf
68
F
UNCG
92
Woff
98
F(2OT)
UCLA
71
WaSt
79
F(OT)
SJSU
64
Fres
79
F
Valpa
81
Evans
79
F(OT)
TexAM
59
Ark
69
F
SacHr
81
Wagn
74
F
Princ
78
Penn
64
F
UAB
52
OlDom
58
F
Tows
67
UNCW
60
F
TexSA
83
FlInt
90
F(OT)
SFA
87
NOrl
68
F
CSLA
60
LongB
76
F
SDCh
51
UCRiv
89
F
Oral
67
NebOm
74
F
Troy
62
ULLa
79
F
Brad
64
NrthIA
69
F
UtVal
63
UMKC
68
F
MOSt
58
LoyIL
62
F
SEMO
59
Murr
81
F
Mont
66
N CO
74
F
LoyMa
38
BYU
63
F
SMU
92
Vand
81
F(OT)
South
68
TXSo
77
F
GrCan
62
CSBak
69
F
NMSt
86
CBap
71
F
USF
65
Portl
76
F
StMar
99
Pacif
107
F(4OT)
AF
59
UNLV
71
F
IdaSt
49
Sac
68
F

Jan 4, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(10) Villanova (10-3)

29

31

60

Marquette (11-3)

46

25

71

Howard leads Marquette to 71-60 win over No. 10 Villanova
Sat Jan 4, 2020 6:04 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) Villanova coach Jay Wright said Marquette guard Markus Howard played on a different level from anyone his team could throw at him Saturday.

Howard scored 29 points and the Golden Eagles used a big first half to beat Wright's 10th-ranked Wildcats, 71-60.

"He's just in total control out there," Wright said of the 5-foot-11 guard. "Even defensively, he's so smart. He uses his body well. Offensively, he's always under control. He's never off-balance. He's got an incredible basketball IQ. He's got great confidence. You just see each of those areas get better and better. Now, as a senior, you can just see he's just out there like, `I'm playing with a bunch of kids.' And against us, he is. That's what it looked like."

Howard, who entered the day as the nation's top scorer at more than 25 points a game, scored 15 in the first 10 minutes. He also had eight rebounds to lead the Golden Eagles (11-3, 1-1 Big East) before fouling out. Koby McEwen, three days after being held scoreless in a loss at Creighton, added 22 points for Marquette.

"No matter how I play, I'm going to be me. I'm going to be aggressive," McEwen said. "That game (Creighton) was over. Once the game was over, you learn from it. I flushed it. I went in and I learned how to be better."

Cole Swider and Justin Moore each had 14 points for Villanova (10-3, 1-1), which had won its last six games. Unranked Marquette was favored by 1 1/2 points on its home floor.

"This league is going to be incredible," Wright said. "You're going to have to really be mentally tough this season. You can't let one game affect your performance in the next game."

The difference came at the foul line - Marquette made 26 of 30, Villanova 3 of 5. The Golden Eagles also had seven blocks - four by Theo John, who is battling a hand/wrist injury.

"Theo had a spectacular game today," Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski said of John, who also had six points and 10 rebounds. "Our guys did a much better job of guarding the ball today. But any time there was a breakdown or they had a chance to score at the rim, Theo made it very difficult. Theo was sensational."

Marquette shot more than 55% from the field in the first half and was 13 for 13 from the line before the break. Marquette led by as many as 20 before holding a 46-30 advantage at halftime.

Howard and McEwen combined for 30 of Marquette's 46 first-half points.

"Markus is an unbelievable player and he makes the game easier for everybody," McEwen said. "But what people don't realize with his scoring, he opens the floor for everybody because guys are not going to help off of him, and if you help off Markus, I mean, I don't know what to say about you."

Swider kept the Wildcats respectable early. The sophomore forward hit all four of his 3s in the first half and had 12 points at intermission.

BIG PICTURE

Villanova, which has won two of the last four national championships, must regroup after getting dominated in its first conference road game this season.

After losing at Creighton 92-75 in their conference opener, the Golden Eagles bounced back and have now won six of their last seven games.

UP NEXT

Villanova: At Creighton on Tuesday.

Marquette: Hosts Providence on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Villanova PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Slater 0 0 0 2 1 0
C. Swider 14 0 0 5 0 0
Marquette PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Morrow 0 0 0 1 0 1
S. Torrence 0 0 1 2 0 0

Team Comparison

Vill Marq
Points For 60 71
Field Goals 24/68-35% 20/54-37%
Three Pointers 9/38-24% 5/21-24%
Free Throws 3/5-60% 26/30-87%
Offensive Rebounds 11 7
Defensive Rebounds 29 32
Rebounds 41 40
Blocks 1 7
Steals 5 8
Turnovers 13 10
Personal Fouls 24 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Marq Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 4 Vill 60 @ Marq 71 B. Antoine 2 J. Cain 2

Game Information

Stadium: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 17,856
Game Time: