After beating Seton Hall without Matt Carlino on Saturday, the Marquette Golden Eagles couldn’t pull off a repeat last night.
Carlino was sidelined by a concussion for the second straight game and Marquette had no answer for visiting Xavier, falling 64-44 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Marquette did jump out to a 16-5 lead, scoring all 16 of their points in the paint. But the Golden Eagles managed to make just 10 baskets over the remaining 32-minutes of the game. They shot just 34.6% against the Xavier 1-3-1 defense.
Duane Wilson scored 12 points and Juan Anderson added 11 points and nine rebounds in the loss for Marquette. The Golden Eagles face Creighton on Saturday.