Seniors Matt Carlino and Juan Anderson returned to the lineup from injury but it wasn’t enough to push Marquette into the win column.
Marquette big man Luke Fischer played only 24 minutes because of foul trouble and the Golden Eagles fell to Butler 73-52 at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Fischer scored 17 points and hit 7 of 8 from the field, but having to spend time on the bench hurt Marquette.
Marquette (11-16, 3-12 Big East) shot 59% from the field in the first half, yet still trailed 37-30 at halftime.
The Golden Eagles have now lost four-straight and ten of their last 11.