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.