The Villanova Wildcats look to return to the win column on Saturday when they host the No. 14 Marquette Golden Eagles at 12 p.m. on ESPN2.
Villanova fell at Louisville on Wednesday, 84-74, to snap a two-game winning streak. The Wildcats were led by 19 points from Maalik Wayns and 13 points and 14 rebounds from James Bell, but allowed 45 second-half points in the defeat. Villanova's cause was aided by Mouphtaou Yarou, who had 10 points and seven rebounds, and JayVaughn Pinkston, who pitched in eight points and 12 rebounds.
Marquette has won five straight, all in Big East play, since falling consecutively to Georgetown and Syracuse in early January. The Golden Eagles trounced South Florida 67-47 on Wednesday behind Darius Johnson-Odom's 17 points, giving head coach Buzz Williams his 100th career victory.