Howard scores 39, Marquette falls in OT to Providence
A.J. Reeves made Providence’s first 3-pointer of the second half with four seconds left in regulation to tie it at 67, and he added another 3-pointer to make it 78-75, Brendan Bailey tied it at the other end with a 3-pointer and he was fouled behind the arc with four seconds left but made 2 of 3.
Markus Howard had 39 points for the Golden Eagles (11-4, 1-2). Bailey added 19 points and eight rebounds, and Jayce Johnson had nine rebounds and three assists. Howard, the nation’s leading scorer, was 14 of 33 from the field, including 6 of 14 from 3-point range, and he made all five of his free throws.
Providence matches up against Butler at home on Friday. Marquette takes on Seton Hall on the road on Saturday.