NCAAB Game Recap - Marquette at Providence
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:00 PM EST

Kansas
64
Baylor
61
F
Gonz
78
BYU
91
F
UNLV
66
SDSU
63
F
Duques
70
Dayt
80
F
VaTec
64
Duke
88
F
FlaSt
67
NCSU
61
F
Fla
59
KY
65
F
UNC
55
Lou
72
F
Vill
64
Xav
55
F
Tenn
66
Aub
73
F
Oreg
73
Ariz
72
F(OT)
WVU
60
TCU
67
F(OT)
UCLA
70
Colora
63
F
Marq
72
Prov
84
F
Hou
59
Mem
60
F
Tul
75
UCF
74
F
UVA
59
Pitt
56
F
Woff
66
Furm
67
F
MidTN
61
SoMis
53
F
Mizzu
68
Ark
78
F
Hamp
87
Winth
81
F
UNCG
71
VMI
68
F
E MI
55
Ball
64
F
CBap
95
ChiSt
53
F
Navy
75
Army
86
F(OT)
Tex
70
KansSt
59
F
NoKY
61
YSU
59
F
Toled
68
W MI
59
F
Elon
71
Tows
84
F
Mich
71
Purd
63
F
NE
77
Drex
68
F
SthAL
74
CoCar
71
F
ETSU
80
Samf
74
F
SMU
57
Tuls
79
F
Murr
59
SIU-E
58
F
NebOm
93
W IL
86
F
GaSo
81
TexAr
61
F
WriSt
81
Clev
74
F(OT)
MisSt
75
TexAM
87
F
LoyIL
62
MOSt
74
F
ULLa
77
ULMo
83
F
TNSt
63
MorSt
66
F
LaTec
73
N TX
71
F
SCSt
65
BethC
69
F(OT)
GaTec
72
Syr
79
F
Okla
66
OkSt
83
F
LaSal
72
GrgWas
62
F
Troy
59
App
68
F
GrCan
80
UtVal
92
F
SJSU
71
ColSt
78
F
Wyo
78
AF
72
F
Hartfo
75
Bingha
74
F
FlGlf
55
NJIT
39
F
W&M
78
JMU
74
F
UMass
57
Ford
49
F
Hof
78
Del
62
F
MiaO
65
Akr
75
F
IUPUI
72
IL-C
77
F
MD-ES
55
NCC
74
F
Norf
63
FlaAM
66
F
DelSt
86
Copp
98
F
StJos
55
GMas
62
F
CenMI
81
NIU
82
F(OT)
NOrl
82
McNee
77
F
Drake
53
IlSt
57
F
Mercer
85
Chat
80
F
USC-Up
60
Radf
81
F
Presb
64
UNCA
75
F
Ohio
61
BGSU
62
F
Nich
65
CenAR
84
F
How
67
NCAT
71
F
APSU
80
E IL
83
F(OT)
Lipsco
74
NFla
82
F
ArkLR
81
ArkSt
78
F
Sac
67
Ida
56
F
GASt
76
TxSt
86
F
AbCh
75
SeLA
69
F
TN-M
58
JacSt
72
F
Campbl
61
GWebb
73
F
Stetsn
49
Lib
77
F
NoAZ
70
E WA
80
F
SFA
80
InWor
56
F
URI
75
David
77
F(OT)
SEMO
62
TNTec
71
F
TXAMC
62
Lamar
79
F
TXSo
94
MsVl
92
F
KennSt
55
Jacksn
69
F
TxTch
87
IaSt
57
F
Cal
52
Wash
87
F
Pepp
61
USF
63
F(OT)
UGA
80
Vand
78
F
LSU
86
SCar
80
F
Brown
45
Corn
63
F
Clem
82
BC
64
F
JackSt
61
Gram
63
F
HBU
73
SamH
77
F
Rich
71
StBon
75
F
South
56
AlSt
44
F
Charl
72
W Ky
70
F
Rice
62
UTEP
68
F
OlDom
66
Marsh
74
F
UAB
58
FlAtl
65
F
HI
60
LongB
64
F
HiPt
54
Longw
57
F
UNH
68
Albany
56
F
UMBC
66
Vermt
64
F
Maine
46
Stony
54
F
Charl
55
UNCW
68
F
Penn
65
Harv
69
F
Belm
83
E KY
70
F
Princ
65
Dart
62
F
Yale
83
Colum
65
F
Alc
61
AlaAM
71
F
Citad
84
WCU
96
F
USD
63
StMar
92
F
OrSt
73
AzSt
74
F
NDSt
68
N DA
71
F
Brad
78
Valpa
90
F
Alab
103
Miss
78
F
PVAM
69
ArkPB
61
F
GTown
68
DeP
74
F
S UT
71
Web
82
F
TexPA
62
NMSt
78
F
Mont
59
MTSt
54
F
N CO
85
IdaSt
72
F
UCRiv
61
CAPoly
49
F
CSBak
54
Seatt
69
F
UCDav
56
UCSB
70
F
LoyMa
66
Portl
58
F
SCla
74
Pacif
87
F
UCIrv
87
CSNor
64
F
Fres
76
Nev
78
F

Feb 22, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(19) Marquette (17-9)

29

43

72

Providence (16-12)

43

41

84

Pipkins scores 24, Providence beats No. 19 Marquette 84-72
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:59 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Providence coach Ed Cooley knew after his team lost three straight nonconference games at the end of November that the Friars would have little room for error when the Big East schedule came around.

The best way for Providence to play its way back into NCAA Tournament contention after early losses to Pennsylvania, Long Beach State and Charleston: beating ranked teams such as Butler, Creighton, Seton Hall and Marquette.

"There's no more desperate team in America than Providence College," Cooley said after an 84-72 victory over No. 19 Marquette gave the Friars their fourth straight win over a team in The Associated Press Top 25.

"We know we didn't start the way we wanted to start. We gave away some games early as we were trying to build our identity," Cooley said. "I can't worry about where we were. I can only worry about where we're trying to go."

Luwane Pipkins scored 24 points and David Duke had 15 on Saturday, and the Friars (16-12, 9-6 Big East) beat the Golden Eagles despite 38 points from Markus Howard. Marquette (17-9, 7-7) lost its third in a row.

"We started 1-3 and we didn't give up then. I don't see why we'd give up now," coach Steve Wojciechowski said. "Losing's going to happen. We've got to figure out how we can get our mojo back so we can win some games."

AJ Reeves added 11 points for Providence, which held a double-digit lead for all but 39 seconds of the game's last 26:29. Howard scored 19 of his points after the Golden Eagles trailed 71-50 with 5:13 to play.

"I'm really happy I'll never see him in this building again," said Cooley, who noted that Howard scored 52 at Providence two seasons ago. "I'm just glad we're done with him until hopefully the Big East finals."

Howard shot 10 for 25 from the field and had just one assist for Marquette, which had four assists and 18 turnovers in all.

Providence led by as many as 17 in the first half thanks to its 3-point shooting (8 for 15) and 17 points from Pipkins. Marquette cut the lead to nine, 52-43, midway through the second before the Friars scored six straight points and the Golden Eagles never got within single digits again.

It was 62-50 when Providence scored nine in a row, the last five on a basket and a three-point play by Duke.

"I thought that was game," Cooley said. "There just wasn't enough time on the clock, even with Superman on the other team."

Pipkins, a graduate transfer from UMass, had one point and zero assists at Marquette on Jan. 7, when the Friars won 81-80 in overtime.

"He was in foul trouble in our place, so we didn't see the real Pipkins," Wojciechowski said. "A lot of times when you transfer, it takes a while to get used to your role."

The Friars have won three straight overall and have beaten then-No. 16 Butler, then-No. 21 Creighton and then-No. 10 Seton Hall since Feb. 1.

"It's a long road but it comes fast," said Providence forward Kalif Young, who scored 10 points. "You've got to understand that every game counts. We're in the stretch, so every game counts even more."

BIG PICTURE

Marquette: The Golden Eagles dipped into The Associated Press Top 25 at No. 18 on Feb. 10 and have lost three in a row. Though the first two were to higher-ranked teams Villanova and Creighton, the loss at Providence will certainly drop them out of the rankings

Providence: The Friars are fourth in the Big East and the top unranked team in the conference. They are 4-4 against ranked teams this season and have beaten four ranked teams for the first time since 2015-16. They beat seven ranked teams in 1972-73.

"They're playing like a desperate team," Wojciechowski said. "Ed's done a great job of rallying his team since the nonconference."

UP NEXT

Marquette: Hosts Georgetown on Wednesday.

Providence: At No. 12 Villanova on Saturday.

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Leaders

Marquette PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Torrence 0 0 0 0 1 0
B. Bailey 0 0 0 2 1 0
Providence PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Holt 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Gantt 0 0 0 1 1 0

Team Comparison

Marq Prov
Points For 72 84
Field Goals 20/49-41% 28/55-51%
Three Pointers 6/20-30% 8/20-40%
Free Throws 26/30-87% 20/27-74%
Offensive Rebounds 9 9
Defensive Rebounds 20 20
Rebounds 34 34
Blocks 1 3
Steals 6 11
Turnovers 18 12
Personal Fouls 23 24
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Prov Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Jan 7 Prov 81 @ Marq 80 L. Pipkins 1 E. Morrow 2
Sat Feb 22 Marq 72 @ Prov 84 S. Anim 2 N. Watson 4

Game Information

Stadium: Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Attendance: 12,805
Game Time: