Jae Crowder scored 18 points and reserve Jamil Wilson had a career-best 16 to lead No. 21 Marquette to a 79-72 win over Providence on Saturday night.
Wilson and Davante Gardner combined for all the points in a 14-3 run that carried the Golden Eagles (16-4, 5-2 Big East) to their fourth straight league win. Darius Johnson-Odom added 16 points and Gardner finished with seven.
Bryce Cotten led the Friars (12-8, 1-6) with 28 points and LaDonte Henton had 14.
It was Marquette's first conference road victory and Golden Eagles' coach Buzz Williams got the 99th win of his career.
Wilson gave Marquette a 62-57 edge with 10:45 to play when he hit a jumper from the top and followed that with a 3 from the left corner.
After Gerard Coleman had a basket for Providence, Wilson had consecutive baskets in the lane, pushing the Golden Eagles' lead to 66-59 with 8:02 left.
Gardner then took over the scoring. He scored in the lane, hit one free throw and a putback made it an 11-point lead with 3:...