Marquette gets double OT win over Xavier despite Markus Howard injury
Sacar Anim and Koby McEwen came up huge down the stretch for the Golden Eagles in double OT, putting up 28 and 18 points respectively to help Marquette outlast Xavier, 84-82.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski calls the Duke Blue Devils' win over the North Carolina Tar Heels an absolutely incredible game. He also feels point guard Tre Jones came up huge in the victory, intentionally missing two free throws. With another 30-point night, Markus Howard passed Steph Curry on the all-time scoring list. All his points came off three-pointers and keyed Marquette to a 93-72 victory over Georgetown. No. 15 Villanova held off No. 18 Marquette in a tight Big East battle, 72-71. Despite his Golden Eagles' defeat, Markus Howard hit a late three to move him past former Syracuse guard Lawrence Moten for the all-time leader in Big East scoring with 1,408 points, 24 of which came tonight. LeBron James says even with the NBA All-Star break looming, the Los Angeles Lakers wanted to make sure they handled their business as they beat the Denver Nuggets in overtime 120-116. LeBron credits Dwight Howard for bringing great energy off the bench. LeBron says this game vs. the Nuggets was a playoff atmosphere and it was important to get the win. He finishes by saying the All-Star break gives him a chance to mentally decompress and comeback fresh to finish the regular season.