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Recap - Marquette Defeats Georgetown 80-72

Marquette earned an 80-72 victory over Georgetown on Monday, getting 20 points from Davante Gardner at Verizon Center.

Bettors who backed Marquette were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 3.5 at sportsbooks.

Steve Taylor, Jr. had 14 points for Marquette and Jake Thomas chipped in with 12 points. Davante Gardner had 5 assists for them, while Steve Taylor, Jr. was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Georgetown got a 28-point performance from Markel Starks, who was supported by 24 points from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera. John Caprio had 3 assists in a losing cause for Georgetown, while Mikael Hopkins grabbed 11 rebounds.

Marquette hit the break leading 28-27 before taking care of business in the second half.

Marquette had a 37-36 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.