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Villanova 72: :79 Marquette

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Updated with video highlight at the bottom...

Villanova opened 2009 Big East play with a loss in Milwaukee today against Marquette.

Down by 4 at the half, the Wildcats (12-2, 0-1) pulled ahead 47-46 half way through the second half and kept the game within 3 with 5 minutes remaining.

'Nova was led by Corey Fisher for the second consecutive game as he scored 21 off the bench. The Cats only hit 6 of 20 3-Point attempts (30%). Dante Cunningham added 16 points down low and Scottie Reynolds was good for an additional 15.

Stats-wise... asssists, rebounds, and turnovers were within 2 for each squad. However, Villanova was whistled for 10 more fouls which clearly frustrated Jay Wright.

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