The Marquette Golden Eagles coughed up a 3-point lead with 27-seconds left in double overtime and fell to Providence 81-80. The loss leaves Marquette (17-13, 9-8 Big East) without any chance of a spot in the NCAA Tournament field, short of winning the Big East Tournament title.
Marquette played much better than they did in Sunday’s loss at Villanova, but they couldn’t close the deal last night.
Todd Mayo, who scored 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, had one last chance for Marquette. His three-pointer at the buzzer went off the rim to end it.
The Golden Eagles close out the regular season at home on Saturday for Senior Day when St. John’s pays a visit to the Bradley Center.