Dec. 27. 2017

MARQUETTE FALLS 91-87 TO NO. 6/5 XAVIER

MILWAUKEE - Andrew Rowsey's 31 points weren't enough to push Marquette past No. 6/5 Xavier on Wednesday evening at the BMO Harris Bradley Center as the Musketeers claimed the BIG EAST lid-lifter, 91-87.

Rowsey's second 30-point performance of the season was aided by big contributions from MU's freshman class as Jamal Cain (16 points) and Greg Elliott (eight) each posted career highs. The Golden Eagles (9-4, 0-1 BIG EAST) hung tight with the nation's No. 2 team in the NCAA's RPI rankings, but could not surpass Xaiver (13-1, 1-0 BIG EAST).

Marquette resumes conference action on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Central time against Georgetown at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.