No. 11 Marquette 87, No. 14 Providence 66
Records: Marquette (19-13); Providence (15-17)
Marquette advances to face No. 6-seeded West Virginia Wednesday in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship. The Golden Eagles were 79-74 winners against the Mountaineers Jan. 1 in Milwaukee.
Marquette improved to 3-0 in first-round games of the BIG EAST Championship. The Golden Eagles are 2-0 in the second round of the tournament.
Marquette has won its opening game of the BIG EAST Championship five times in six tournament appearances.
Marquette had 20 assists, registering its team high in a BIG EAST Championship game.
Marquette’s bench outscored Providence’s by a 30-8 margin.
Marquette coach Buzz Williams improved to 5-0 all-time against Providence.
Either Marshon Brooks or Vincent Council led Providence in scoring in every game this season.
Marquette scored the first 17 points of the game.
Marquette scored at least 80 points for the 15th time this season. The Golden Eagles lead the BIG EAST in scoring at 77.0 points per game.
Providence’s Marshon Brooks finishes his senior season with 788 points and an average of 24.6 points per game.
Tonight’s game was the first BIG EAST Championship matchup between Marquette and Providence.