Marquette trailed by just one point with 12:38 left, but Golden Eagles fell to Villanova, 83-68

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VILLANOVA — Kris Jenkins scored 20 points and Jalen Brunson had 14 to lead No. 6 Villanova to an 83-68 win over Marquette University on Wednesday night, January 13th.

The Wildcats (15-2, 5-0 Big East) blew a 16-point lead and trailed early in the second half until they took control late in game to for the 36th straight time at the Pavilion.

Daniel Ochefu grabbed 13 rebounds and the Wildcats hit eight 3-pointers to win their seventh straight game.

Haanif Cheatham led Marquette (12-5, 2-3) with 17 points.

The Golden Eagles trailed by one with 12:38 left in the game before the Wildcats blew the game open. The Golden Eagles missed 10 straight shots and went more than 8 minutes without a field goal.