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Marquette falls short at #12 Villanova 75-70

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Mouphtaou Yarou scored 18 points, Corey Fisher had 17 and No. 12 Villanova snapped a two-game losing streak with a 75-70 win over Marquette on Wednesday night.

Antonio Pena had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats, who had lost three of four and fell out of the Top 10.

That kind of slump is bound to happen in the rugged Big East and even a return to their on-campus home didn't make the game any easier for the Wildcats (18-4, 6-3).

The Wildcats won their 46th straight game at the Pavilion after losses at UConn, Providence and at the 76ers' arena to Georgetown. Their win during that four-game stretch came at Syracuse.

They were never comfortable in this one against a Golden Eagles team (14-9, 5-5) going for the upset.

Jimmy Butler and Darius Johnson-Odom each scored 15 points for Marquette.

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