Xavier vs Marquette Wrap - Marquette Wins 81-72
Marquette grabbed an 81-72 win over Xavier on Saturday, behind an 18-point effort from Jake Thomas at Bradley Center.
Marquette was a 4.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Marquette got 16 points from Jamil Wilson and another 16 points from Davante Gardner. Todd Mayo contributed 6 assists, while Jamil Wilson cleaned the glass with 5 rebounds.
Xavier got 20 points from Justin Martin in a losing cause and another 12 points from Matt Stainbrook. Dee Davis contributed 7 assists for them, while Justin Martin had 7 rebounds.
Marquette led at halftime, 39-29.
Xavier had a 32-20 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.