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Michael Perez, Associated Press
Villanova's Maalik Wayns, right, and Marquette's Vander Blue battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA — Darius Johnson-Odom scored 26 points to help No. 17 Marquette storm back from an 18-point deficit and beat Villanova 82-78 on Saturday.

Jae Crowder had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Marquette (18-4, 7-2 Big East) and played just as big a role in the second half as Johnson-Odom in helping the Golden Eagles win their sixth straight game.

JayVaughn Pinkston led Villanova (10-12, 3-7) with 17 points. Dominic Cheek scored 13 points, and Maurice Sutton had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Pinkston hit a 3-pointer with 8.6 seconds left to pull Villanova within two but it wasn't enough for the Wildcats, who had 20 turnovers.

Villanova had the lead with 6:15 left when Maalik Wayns was whistled for a technical. Johnson-Odom hit two free throws and Crowder tied it on a driving layup. Johnson-Odum made it 71-69 and put Marquette ahead for good.