Howard moves up Big East scoring list, Marquette drops St. John’s 82-68

MILWAUKEE — Markus Howard scored 32 points with six rebounds and four assists and Marquette beat St. John’s 82-68 on Tuesday.

Howard, who made 12 of 13 from the foul line, moved into sixth place on the Big East’s all-time scoring list with 1,292 points. He surpassed Chris Mullin (1,290, St. John’s) and Kerry Kittles (1,288, Villanova).

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Sacar Anim scored 21 points and Koby McEwen 10 with nine rebounds for the Golden Eagles (13-5, 3-3) who earned a pair of votes in this week’s AP Top 25 poll.

Marquette led 37-31 at halftime, and 18 seconds into the second half, Howard sank five straight free throws following a foul call on Nick Rutherford. He then tacked on more foul shots after Rutherford was whistled for a technical foul.

The Red Storm (12-7, 1-5) reduced their deficit to 42-38 after Rasheem Dunn’s layup with 18:12 left. But Marquette went on a 17-7 run in the next 51/2 minutes for a 14-point lead. St. John’s managed to get within 62-60 with 8:08 left but never got closer.

Mustapha Herron led St. John’s with 18 points, LJ Figueroa 13 and Dunn 12.