National Basketball Association
Villanova 96, Marquette 64
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Where: William B. Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Officials: # John Higgins, # Matt Potter, # Mike Roberts
Attendance: N/A

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 27 points, eight rebounds and three steals as No. 5 Villanova put away visiting Marquette 96-64 on Wednesday.

Robinson-Earl shot 10 of 11 from the field and 5 of 5 from 3-point territory as Villanova reached a season high in points scored.

Senior Collin Gillespie added 16 points and 11 assists for his third career double-double, Jermaine Samuels contributed 14 points and Justin Moore and Caleb Daniels had 12 apiece for the Wildcats (13-2, 8-1 Big East).

Freshman Dawson Garcia scored a season-high 28 points for Marquette while D.J. Carton added 13.

The Golden Eagles (9-11, 5-9) have lost five of their past six overall.

Samuels drove to the basket and completed a difficult reverse layup for an 18-13 Villanova lead with 10:14 left in the first half.

On Marquette's next possession, Carton dropped in a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to two.

The Wildcats moved ahead 29-22 with 5:29 remaining after Moore received a crisp pass from Gillespie and scored in the lane.

Garcia completed a three-point play to close Marquette within 33-30 with 2:19 to go.

Villanova extended its halftime lead to 40-32 when Daniels hit a trey at the buzzer.

Garcia led all scorers on both teams with 14 points in the first half.

The Wildcats scored the first five points of the second half -- a layup by Daniels and a 3-pointer by Robinson-Earl -- to quickly pull ahead 45-32.

Villanova stayed aggressive, and when Moore hit a trey as the shot clock expired, the lead was 55-39 with 15:46 remaining.

The Golden Eagles got within 57-46 with 14:00 left after Carton stole the ball at midcourt, dribbled all the way to the basket and threw down a one-handed dunk.

Robinson-Earl soon made consecutive treys and Villanova extended its advantage to 67-52 with 10:21 left.

Villanova made eight of its first 11 treys in the second half to lead 78-56 with 6:27 left.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Marquette   Villanova
Dawson Garcia 28 Scoring Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 27
D.J. Carton 4 Assists Collin Gillespie 11
D.J. Carton 7 Rebounds Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 8
Dawson Garcia 9 Free Throws Made Jermaine Samuels 5
Theo John 2 Steals Collin Gillespie 3
Theo John 2 Blocks Justin Moore 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Marquette 64 46.0 6-14 12-16 10 22 3 4 16
Villanova 96 63.0 13-22 15-16 25 22 1 9 9