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Big East Conference Tournament - Marquette Falls 68-65 to Xavier - Recap

Xavier got 19 points from Justin Martin en route to a 68-65 victory over Marquette on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Bettors who backed Xavier were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 1 at sportsbooks.

Xavier got 18 points from Semaj Christon and another 10 points from Isaiah Philmore. Semaj Christon contributed 5 assists, while Isaiah Philmore cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

Marquette got 23 points from Deonte Burton in a losing cause and another 21 points from Todd Mayo. Derrick Wilson contributed 5 assists for them, while Jamil Wilson had 6 rebounds.

Xavier led at halftime, 31-29.

The rebound battle favored Marquette as they grabbed 29 boards, while Xavier only had 23.