Marquette falls 93-81 at No. 1 Villanova

Markus Howard had a team-high 21 points.
Jan. 7, 2017

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kris Jenkins scored a season-high 23 points, Josh Hart had 19 and No. 1 Villanova returned to form with a 93-81 win over Marquette on Saturday night.

The Wildcats (15-1, 3-1 Big East) bounced back from their first loss of the season at Butler and still have not lost two straight games since 2013.

The Wildcats fell to 14-1 with their 66-58 loss at Butler, ending their 20-game winning streak going back to last season's NCAA title.

Villanova played for the first time at the Wells Fargo Center with a national championship banner hanging in the rafters. Jenkins, the title game standout, Hart and Jalen Brunson all made the Wildcats look quite capable of winning back-to-back titles.

Markus Howard led the Golden Eagles (10-5, 1-2) with 21 points.

Marquette returns to Milwaukee to host Seton Hall at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Central time.




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