Marquette’s defense overwhelms No. 6 Baylor in 96-70 win

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Marquette's Chase Ross dunks during the first half of an NCAA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Olivier-Maxence Prosper scored 24 points and Marquette capitalized on a dominant start from its defense to roll past No. 6 Baylor 96-70 in the Big 12-Big East Battle.

Marquette raced to a 51-25 halftime lead thanks to a 24-0 edge in points off turnovers.

Baylor had 16 turnovers by halftime

Baylor already had a season-high 16 turnovers by halftime and finished with 20. The margin never dropped below 22 points in the second half. This was the highest-ranked team Marquette has beaten under second-year coach Shaka Smart.

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Marquette owns a 7-6 record against Top 25 teams under Smart.