2:00 PM ET, January 9, 2010
The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
VILLANOVA, Pa. -- One or two more baskets is all that separated Marquette from enjoying a breakthrough season with two wins against the preseason Big East favorite.Coach Jay Wright's sixth-ranked Wildcats refused to relinquish the top spot that easily. For the second straight Saturday, Villanova held on down the stretch for a win at the wire against the Golden Eagles.Corey Stokes scored 16 points after missing a game with a hamstring injury and Villanova survived a second scare in eight days against Marquette in a 78-76 win on Saturday.
• Villanova led by as many as 22 points, but nearly lost as Marquette cut the lead to two points with 27 seconds left.
• With the win, the Wildcats' win streak reached 35 straight games at the Pavilion -- the longest streak in the building's history.
• Marquette lost its fourth consecutive game against Villanova and its eighth straight road game against a ranked opponent.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-53 (.434)||28-49 (.571)|
|3P Made-Attempted||11-23 (.478)||7-15 (.467)|
|FT Made-Attempted||19-25 (.760)||15-19 (.789)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|
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Big East Conference Standings
|TEAM||CONF W-L||TOTAL W-L|
|#8 West Virginia||13-5||27-6|
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