The Marquette Golden Eagles coughed up a 15-point second-half lead on the way to a 78-75 loss to Pittsburgh in the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Pittsburgh seniors Michael Young, Jamel Artis and Chris Jones combined to score 64 points. Young led the way with 30.
Marquette’s three seniors, Luke Fischer, Jajuan Johnson and Katin Reinhardt combined for just 18 points, shooting 6 for 26 from the field with five turnovers.
Redshirt junior Andrew Rowsey scored 20 points on 5 of 12 shooting for the Golden Eagles.
The Golden Eagles bench outscored the Panthers bench 45-10. Duane Wilson and Sam Hauser had 11 points each.
Marquette (2-2) returns home to host IUPUI on Tuesday night in the final game of the 2K Classic.