Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
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.
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.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.