Marquette came from behind to beat Georgetown over the weekend. Tuesday night, the Golden Eagles coughed up an 18-point second half lead and fell to Connecticut 65-54 at Fiserv Forum.
Marquette opened the second half on a 12-2 run for its largest lead of the game, 43-25. That’s when the Huskies Tyler Polley took over, scoring all 23 of his points in the second half to lead the comeback. Polley hit five 3-pointers in the comeback after going 0 for 3 from the field in the first half. UConn outscored Marquette 40-11 in the final 15 minutes.
Dawson Garcia had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Marquette (6-6, 2-4 Big East), which dropped back to .500 overall.
Isaiah Whaley added 15 points and 13 rebounds for UConn (5-1, 2-1), which has won five of their last six games. This is the [Read more…]