Macura sparks No. 6 Xavier's rally

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CINCINNATI (AP) J.P. Macura scored a career-high 20 points and hit a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch Saturday, rallying No. 6 Xavier to a 90-82 victory over Marquette.

The Musketeers (21-2, 9-2 Big East) have won five in a row and six of seven against the Golden Eagles (15-9, 4-7), who led throughout the second half before Macura led Xavier’s comeback. He had back-to-back 3s that put Xavier ahead to stay with 2:55 to go.

Trevon Bluiett had 23 points and a career-high eight assists. Edmond Sumner had 20 points, 15 in the first half.