The Marquette Golden Eagles have only lost two Big East Conference games, with both losses coming at the hands of the St. John’s Red Storm.
The Golden Eagles (19-4, 8-2 Big East) shot just 38% from the field in the first half, including 23 percent on 3-of-13 shooting from distance in falling behind by as many as 12 points in the first half, on the way to a 70-69 loss.
St. John’s point guard Shamorie Ponds poured in 28 points, sending Marquette to its first ever defeat at Fiserv Forum.
Ponds and the Red Storm (17-6, 5-5 Big East) kept it up in the early stages of the second half, going up by as many as 15 points, 49-34 with 15:34 left to play. But Marquette used a 9-2 run, capped by three of Sam Hauser’s team-high 19 points, and the Golden Eagles would climb to within one point, 56-55 with 5:53 remaining. [Read more…]