MBB Minute: Marquette, Xavier Prevail on the Road

Xavier head coach Chris Mack watched his team's stifling defense contribute to a 22-2 run that helped the Musketeers take down Butler on Tuesday night.

Xavier head coach Chris Mack watched his team's stifling defense contribute to a 22-2 run that helped the Musketeers take down Butler on Tuesday night.

Feb. 12, 2014

The two BIG EAST road teams picked up double-digit victories on Tuesday.

Marquette improved to 6-5 in BIG EAST play by taking a 77-66 decision at Seton Hall. Forward Jamil Wilson had his most productive game of the season with a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds. He led all players in both categories.

The Pirates placed four players in double figures led by Brian Oliver, who had 15 points, all on 3-pointers.

Xavier stayed a game ahead of Marquette in the league standings at 7-4 after an outstanding defensive effort in a 64-50 victory at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse.

The Musketeers held Butler to 34 percent shooting from the field and limited BU’s leading scorer Kellen Dunham to two points. The Bulldogs were led by freshman guard Elijah Brown’s 14 points.

Xavier plays at Marquette on Saturday.

Wednesday’s schedule includes only one game, Villanova at DePaul on FOX Sports 1. The Wildcats, ranked sixth in both national polls this week, will be putting their five-game winning streak on the line. They are 7-1 on away courts this season.

DePaul is coming off a 78-66 loss at Creighton last Friday. The last time the Blue Demons beat a ranked opponent was an 84-76 win over No. 17/16 Villanova on Jan. 3, 2008.

DePaul’s Billy Garrett, Jr. is the BIG EAST’s top freshman scorer, sporting an 11.7 average.