|Marquette Downs Xavier 70-52 - Match Report|
Marquette got a 26-point performance from Markus Howard as they ran past Xavier 70-52 on Sunday at Fiserv Forum.
Marquette was the ATS victor, as they covered the -7.5-point spread as a favorite.
Marquette got 20 points from Sacar Anim and another 18 points from Joey Hauser. Markus Howard contributed 8 assists, while Ed Morrow Jr. cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Xavier got a 21-point performance from Naji Marshall, who was supported by 17 points from Paul Scruggs. Quentin Goodin had 2 assists in a losing cause for Xavier, while Paul Scruggs grabbed 10 rebounds.
Marquette led at halftime, $HalfScore.
Marquette won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-35.
Next game, Marquette takes its act on the road to face Creighton looking for another win. For Xavier, they head home to face Georgetown University.