The Marquette Golden Eagles used a strong second half performance to knock off the Providence Friars 75-66 on Saturday afternoon.
Juan Anderson led the way for Marquette with 18 points on 6 of 8 shooting from the floor as well as four rebounds and two steals. Sandy Cohen III added 12 points on a perfect shooting night while Luke Fischer finished with 11 points. JaJuan Johnson contributed nine points, 10 rebounds and five assists while Derrick Wilson chipped in with eight points, six rebounds and five assists.
LaDontae Henton did most of the damage for the Friars with 28 points on 9 of 22 shooting from the field, including 6 of 12 from 3-point land to go along with five rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Kris Dunn added 11 points, eight assists, five rebounds and two steals, but shot just 4 of 12 from the floor and had eight turnovers. Carson Desrosiers chipped in with eight points, five rebounds, three assists and three blocks.
Matt Carlino had a another rough shooting performance in the win making just 3 of 11 shots from the floor, including 2 of 5 from beyond the arc. He added three rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals in 32 minutes.
After a slow start to the game (0 for 4 shooting in the first half), Carlino came alive in the second half to help propel Marquette to the win. He scored all 10 of his points in the second period, including back-to-back 3-point shots to push the Golden Eagles lead to seven.
With the win, Marquette is 9-5 on the season, including 1-1 in Big East play. Up next is a trip to face Georgetown on Tuesday night.