The Marquette Golden Eagles won their second straight to start Big East play, beating Rutgers 73-65 in New Jersey.
Darius Johnson-Odom tied a career-high with 29 points and sparked a key second-half run to lead Marquette. Jimmy Butler added 16 points and Jae Crowder had 15 points and 7 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (11-4, 2-0 Big East).
Marquette beat the Scarlet Knights (9-5, 0-2) for the fifth straight game. Next up is a trip to Pittsburgh on Saturday.