Boxscore
Marquette 82, Villanova 78
Saturday, January 28, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Officials - James Breeding, Tim Clougherty, Pat Driscoll
Attendance - 15878

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Marquette 36 46 82
Villanova 46 32 78

Recap


Darius Johnson-Odom had 26 points to burn Villanova for the second time this season, and No. 18 Marquette rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to edge the host Wildcats 82-78.

Jae Crowder added 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (18-4, 7-2 Big East), who trailed by as many as 18 in the first half before collecting their sixth straight win.

Johnson-Odom, who scored 24 in Marquette's 81-77 victory over the Wildcats on Jan. 1, added six rebounds and three steals. The Golden Eagles also shot 25 for 32 at the foul line in a game that featured 57 free throws and three technical fouls.

JayVaughn Pinkston had 17 points, Dominic Cheek 16 and James Bell 13 for the Wildcats (10-12, 3-7), who misfired on a couple of game-tying 3-point attempts in the final minute.

Villanova quickly connected on its first three 3-point tries to grab a 9-2 lead. The Wildcats, who rank last in the Big East in field goal shooting and next to last in 3-point accuracy, started seven of nine to extend the margin to 21-7.

Bell, who averages 7.6 points, reached double figures for the fourth straight game. His jumper with 9:27 remaining in the first half gave him 11 points and the Wildcats a 30-12 advantage.

Marquette chipped away and pulled within eight as Villanova cooled off, but the Wildcats took a 46-36 lead into halftime.

A layup by Jamil Wilson with 11:39 to go capped a 12-0 run that gave the Golden Eagles their initial lead at 57-55.

Marquette Golden Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Vander Blue 16:00 2-5 0-0 5-6 1 6 7 2 0 1 1 0 9
Jae Crowder 33:00 6-15 4-7 4-6 3 8 11 4 4 2 1 2 20
Davante Gardner 19:00 3-6 0-0 3-4 1 1 2 2 4 0 3 0 9
Junior Cadougan 30:00 1-4 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 0 4
Darius Johnson-Odom 38:00 9-20 3-7 5-6 3 3 6 5 2 2 3 0 26
Jamil Wilson 30:00 4-12 0-0 4-4 3 1 4 0 4 1 1 3 12
Todd Mayo 15:00 0-3 0-2 2-2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 2
Juan Anderson 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Derrick Wilson 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
Jamail Jones 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-65 7-17 25-32 11 22 33 17 18 8 16 5 82
  38.5% 41.2% 78.1% Team Rebs: 10   Total TO: 16

Villanova Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Maalik Wayns 28:00 3-10 2-5 4-4 0 5 5 4 5 0 6 0 12
James Bell 34:00 5-12 3-6 0-0 2 3 5 2 4 2 1 1 13
JayVaughn Pinkston 28:00 5-10 1-1 6-8 2 3 5 2 4 1 3 1 17
Mouphtaou Yarou 11:00 1-3 0-0 0-1 1 3 4 0 4 0 1 0 2
Dominic Cheek 36:00 4-13 2-8 6-6 1 4 5 4 0 1 2 1 16
Ty Johnson 16:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 2
Maurice Sutton 22:00 5-7 0-0 1-2 5 5 10 0 2 3 2 2 11
Markus Kennedy 14:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 5 0 3 0 2
Darrun Hilliard 6:00 0-1 0-1 3-4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
Achraf Yacoubou 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-60 8-22 20-25 11 26 37 16 27 8 20 5 78
  41.7% 36.4% 80.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 20
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