Clutch! Reinhardt helps Marquette dissapoint No. 1 Villanova (Jan 25, 2017)

MILWAUKEE (AP) Three dribbles. One low breath.


Marquette’s Katin Reinhardt went by his standard slight before any of his dual essential giveaway throws with 11.6 seconds left of a tie diversion opposite No. 1 Villanova.

Reinhardt strike both. The Wildcats missed dual chances to tie on a layup and a putback during a buzzer.

The fun was only commencement for Marquette.

The Golden Eagles (14-6, 5-3 Big East) roared behind from a 17-point necessity for a season-defining, 74-72 feat over a Wildcats (19-2, 7-2).

It was a second time Marquette kick a No. 1-ranked team. The Golden Eagles kick Kentucky in a 2003 NCAA Tournament.

Their fans partied during a Bradley Center in a court-storming frenzy, celebrating as if manager Al McGuire was still pacing a Marquette sideline.

”I don’t even know what to say,” Reinhardt said. ”You dream of these forms of moments.”

The comparison ensure eliminated to Marquette following stints with NCAA Tournament squads during UNLV and Southern California. He’s been by these kinds of edge-of-your-seat moments.

Reinhardt finished with 19 points, going 4 of 7 from 3-point domain and 5 of 6 from a tainted line. But he was dissapoint about that one missed giveaway chuck when he stepped to a line with 11 seconds left.

”Every time we go to a giveaway chuck line, we have a same routine. One, two, 3 – 3 dribbles we have. Breathe in, breathe out and let it fly,” he recounted.

Marquette kick a second true Top 10 competition after carrying degraded then-No. 7 Creighton 102-94 final week.

Villanova, that had been ranked No. 1 for a sum of 7 weeks this season, had dual chances to tie on a final possession. Jalen Brunson missed a layup and Darryl Reynolds couldn’t modify on an descent rebound.

”You’ve got to put a whole 40 mins together. Sometimes we get on a highway and a group gets hot,” manager Jay Wright said. ”If we don’t finish a 40 minutes, they’ll get you.”

Reinhardt’s 3 from a right wing tied a diversion during 72 with 1:04 left.

Mikal Bridges had a season-high 20 points for Villanova.

BIG PICTURE

Villanova: Wright competence during slightest like a fasten from a initial half after his group built a 15-point lead in annoy of removing only 4 mins from heading scorer Josh Hart since of tainted trouble. Kris Jenkins had only dual points in a initial half. But in-your-face invulnerability helped fuel a 18-2 run – that enclosed a 14-0 emanate – to build a large lead that hold adult until late in a second half.

Marquette: For a while early in a initial half, Marquette looked like it would hang with Villanova all night with a approach Luke Fischer maneuvering skilfully by a line and Jajuan Johnson strike jumpers. When Andrew Rowsey pulled adult for a 3 on a mangle to get within 19-18, a fans during a Bradley Center let out a noisy roar. The loudest jubilee was saved for a end.

MARQUETTE’S MOVE

It was a fortifying inhabitant champion Wildcats who dry in a end. Marquette finished a diversion on a 19-4 run. Villanova finished a night on a 2-of-13 widen from a field.

”We won a diversion essentially since of a defense,” manager Steve Wojciechowski said. He cumulative a biggest win of his three-year reign during Marquette.

Hart’s acrobatic tip-in of a missed 3 from Brunson tied a diversion again with 35 seconds left, environment adult Reinhardt’s game-winning giveaway throws.

EARLY SPURT

For a while Tuesday night, Villanova looked like it was going to lift divided in another runaway. The Wildcats built a 15-point halftime lead in annoy of subpar nights from Hart and Jenkins, their dual heading scorers.

Jenkins had only dual points and missed all 7 of his shots from a field, including 6 from 3. Hart had 14 of his 16 points in a second half.

”We’ve got to only keep battling, no matter how most we get up, we’ve got to only keep going. We’ve got to have that heart,” Hart said.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The tip of a AP Top 25 check subsequent week should have a makeover after No. 2 Kansas also mislaid Tuesday, 85-69 to No. 18 West Virginia and No. 4 Kentucky mislaid to Tennessee 82-80.

UP NEXT

Villanova: Takes a brief mangle from Big East play by hosting No. 12 Virginia during a Wells Fargo Center on Sunday.

Marquette: Finishes a two-game homestand with a revisit from Providence on Saturday.

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