Marquette rallies, takes down Xavier on the road 87-82

Marquette trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half, but rallied to defeat Xavier on the road in Big East play on Saturday, 87-82.

Markus Howard led the way with 31 points. Joey Hauser added 21, while brother Sam had 20 of his own to go with nine rebounds.

Xavier's two leading scorers were Tyrique Jones and Paul Scruggs with 21 each. Naji Marshall had 16 for the Musketeers.

Marquette improved to 18-3 on the year and 7-1 in the Big East, one game back of Villanova for the league lead. The Golden Eagles will play at Butler on Wednesday night.

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