WASHINGTON DC (WSAU) The Marquette men’s basketball team dropped into a second-place tie with Georgetown in the Big East, after the Golden Eagles lost to the Hoyas 63-to-55 last night in Washington.
Marquette cut a 10-point deficit down to three when coach Buzz Williams got a technical foul for arguing an out-of-bounds call with 12:13 left. Georgetown went on an 8-to-1 run after that, and Marquette could not get any closer than eight the rest of the way.
The Eagles out-shot Georgetown 44-to-39 percent. But Marquette did not get an offensive rebound in the first half, and they committed 19 turnovers – five more than the Hoyas. Georgetown led by 10 at the break, and the Hoyas failed to score in the first seven minutes of the second half. But the pace was slow that the Eagles only managed eight points in that stretch.
Otto Porter scored 21 points – 11 after Williams’ technical – as 15th-ranked Georgetown improved to 8-and-3 in the Big East and 18-and-4 overall. Jamil Wilson scored 13 for the Eagles.
18th-ranked Marquette fell to 8-and-3 in the conference and 17-and-6 overall. They’re now a half-game behind league-leading Syracuse, and they’ll host Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Tonight, the U-W Milwaukee men are at home against Loyola.