Marquette closed the game on a 19-4 run in the last 5:14. The Golden Eagles led the game for 22 seconds. Reinhardt, the USC transfer, scored the final seven points of the game and finished with 19 points. He made 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, including one that tied the game at 70-all. “I’m so blessed right now, man,” he told FS1. “It goes to show how hard I worked and how much my teammates trusted me, and the coaching staff. They just believed in me from day one since I came on campus. “I couldn’t be more proud, man. I told them we were going to win today, my teammates. Everyone in there believed.” Villanova dropped to 19-2, 7-2 Big East, while Marquette improved to 14-6, 5-3.
Down goes No. 1 Villanova pic.twitter.com/lQY0aUIA2G— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 25, 2017
Marquette was coming off a win at No. 7 Creighton and has now won 4-of-5 in its bid to make the NCAA Tournament. This was their first win over Villanova since Jan. 28, 2012. “This is not our championship, though,” Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski said on FS1. “I want our fans to enjoy it, I want our players to enjoy it. But we’ve got a lot more work to do.” Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And like ZAGS on Facebook
Court storm at Marquette pic.twitter.com/Yo5tq4uqSD— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 25, 2017