In general, it was aberrational for a Marquette team to give away such an advantage. Will Buzz Williams use this game as a motivator or want to put it behind the group as fast as possible? The next game that this team plays will be in the NCAA tournament.
Louisville overcame a slow start to outlast Memphis in a physical contest Saturday. Georgetown continued to break out of a mini-offensive slump after cracking 80 for the second straight game, while Pitt, Marquette, and Syracuse defended their respective home courts against inferior opponents. Cincinnati improved to 10-0 for the second time in three seasons with a win over Marshall.