Marquette didn’t even have last nights game at North Carolina scheduled until last Saturday. They’re glad they went through with it, knocking off the Tarheels 83-70 in Chapel Hill.
Marquette (11-12) freshman Dawson Garcia led all scorers with 24 points and chipped in 11 boards for his third career double-double.
The Golden Eagles led by as many as 18 points in the first half, thanks to 50% shooting (17-of-34) from the field. Garcia led the way with 16 points in the first 20 minutes.
North Carolina fell to 14-8 with the loss.
Marquette returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Connecticut for a 1:30 p.m. CT tip.