basketball-men-d1 flag

Spencer Parlier | NCAA.com | November 15, 2021

Marquette storms back from 12 down to stun No. 10 Illinois, 67-66

College basketball rankings: UCLA tops first Power 36 of the season

It only took three games for Marquette head coach Shaka Smart to land his first big-time win as the Golden Eagles' head coach. Marquette was down 12 points with just over 10 minutes on the clock before storming back to beat No. 10 Illinois, 67-66. 

The rally was sparked by Marquette's defense, as Golden Eagles were able to score 28 points off of Illinois' 26 total turnovers — seven of which came from the Illini's star guard Andre Curbello. 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS: UCLA and Gonzaga lead Andy Katz's first in-season Power 36 rankings after notable wins

Marquette's 21-8 run to finish the game with the victory was capped off by a late-game steal by Tyler Kolek, which resulted in a layup giving the Golden Eagles the 67-66 lead. 

Shaka Smart's squad was led by Darryl Morsell and Justin Lewis, who scored 21 and 17 points respectively. Although Illinois was without its star big man Kofi Cockburn due to a three-game suspension, the Illini found help from four players who scored in double-digits, led by Trent Frazier who scored 23 points behind 6-10 shooting from three-point land. 

Frazier and company will try and bounce back from the early-season loss when they face Cincinnati on Monday, November 22. Marquette will play Ole Miss next on Thursday, November 18. 

Men's college basketball: March Madness correspondent Andy Katz ranks his top five comebacks

lllinois' epic comeback over Arizona in the 2005 NCAA tournament tops Katz's list.
READ MORE

Men's basketball scores: The good, the bad and the ugly from this weekend in college basketball

So how was your weekend? In college basketball, they came in all flavors — good, bad and ugly. But with February near, many of them set a tone for the future.
READ MORE

Men's college basketeball: Zach Edey, Purdue win 2OT thriller over Illinois

Here's our rapid reaction to one of the best men's basketball games to date this season. Purdue defeated Illinois on the road, 96-88, giving the Illini their first Big Ten loss of the year.
READ MORE
Presented by
Presented by
Presented by

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners