Marquette makes slight jump in AP poll

BY foxsports • February 18, 2013

MILWAUKEE – Splitting a pair of games against two ranked opponents last week, Marquette has jumped up in the Associated Press poll and held steady in the USA Today Coaches poll.

The Golden Eagles moved ahead one spot in the AP poll to No. 17 and stayed at No. 20 in the Coaches poll.

After falling 63-55 on the road against No. 15 Georgetown on Monday, Marquette bounced back with one of its best efforts of the season, a 79-69 victory over No. 16 Pittsburgh to sweep the season series from the Panthers and remain tied atop the Big East.

Marquette is one of six Big East teams in both polls, still the most of any conference. Syracuse leads the way at No.8 in both polls, followed by Louisville at No. 10, Georgetown moved up to No. 11, Pittsburgh fell to No. 20 in the AP and No. 22 in the Coaches poll and Notre Dame fell to No. 25.

Now 18-6 overall and 9-3 in Big East play, Marquette is tied with Syracuse and Georgetown for the league lead with six games to play. The Golden Eagles are on the road this week, taking on Seton Hall on Tuesday and traveling to Villanova on Saturday.

Marquette hung on for a 69-62 victory over Seton Hall on Jan. 16 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and has yet to face Villanova this season. 

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