Marquette overcame a dismal shooting effort by grabbing 10 offensive rebounds, which helped it to a 30-27 halftime lead on visiting UConn.
The Golden Eagles (9-3) attempted 33 field goals, while UConn (10-2) mustered just 21. The Huskies had trouble containing Marquette’s 290-pound center, Devante Gardner. He muscled Enosch Wolf, Tyler Olander and Phil Nolan for 12 points.
Shabazz Napier led UConn with 10 points and four rebounds. A transition 3 from Napier tied the game, 26-26, with 1:40 remaining. DeAndre Daniels, who was yanked in the first minute, chipped in with seven points.