Scores

Final

Marquette 82

(15-8, 6-5 Big East)

Providence 79

(12-11, 4-7 Big East)

    12:00 PM ET, February 6, 2010

    Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    MARQ 36 4682
    PROV 40 3979

    Top Performers

    Marquette: L. Hayward 28 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Providence: J. Peterson 28 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Marquette 82, Providence 79

    Associated Press

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Lazar Hayward scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Marquette to an 82-79 comeback win over Providence on Saturday.

    Jimmy Butler finished with 19 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Eagles (15-8, 6-5 Big East), who found themselves playing from behind against a team they beat by 30 points at home Jan. 17.

    Providence held control for most of the game behind Jamine Peterson's 28 points. Sharaud Curry added 23 points for the Friars.

    But Marquette took control of the game in the second half with solid defense, hitting seven second-half 3-point shots.

    Trailing by as much as eight, the Friars (12-11, 4-7) made a late charge, cutting Marquette's lead to one with less than a minute to play.

    But Hayward put the game away, snagging an offensive rebound with 15 seconds left and nailing two free throws to give his team a three-point cushion.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MARQ
    PROV
    Points 82 79
    FG Made-Attempted 30-58 (.517) 32-68 (.471)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-26 (.423) 6-22 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 10

    2009-10 Season

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