The 25th ranked Marquette Golden Eagles brew open a close game and knocked off St. John’s, 83-64 Wednesday night at the Bradley Center.
Davante Gardner set career highs with 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead Marquette. Darius Johnson-Odom added 20 points for the Golden Eagles in the win.
Marquette (13-4, 2-2 Big East) it 21 of their 31 second half field goal attempts in outscoring St. John’s 52-32. The Golden Eagles held advantages of 34-14 in the paint, 17-5 off turnovers and 21-8 off the fast break.
Johnson-Odom made his first seven shots of the second half and scored 18 of his 20 points after the break.
The Golden Eagles earned the victory after a couple of road losses to Georgetown and Syracuse last week. They’ll host Pittsburgh on Saturday at the Bradley Center.