Sam Hauser added 18 points for the Golden Eagles, who scored 64 points in the second half to pull away for the statement win. They are now 10-2 on the season, as Howard led the second half charge after a slow first half. He missed his first six shots, and was just 1-for-7 for five points at halftime. He ended up finishing 12-of-25 from the floor, including 9-of-13 from three-point range, and 12-for-12 from the free throw line.
The Bulls' 11-0 start was their best start to a season since the 1930-1931 campaign. Jeremy Harris had 22 points to lead the way, while Dontay Caruthers scored 20 in the loss. They were previously 4-0 away from home, and led by as many as 10 in the first half, looking as if they would continue to roll this season. Although, the Golden Eagles would use a 16-3 run in the second half to pull away from the Bulls right after the break. Howard would then take over from there, scoring 24 straight points to give his team a 20-point lead in the final minutes of regulation.
The Bulls will be off for the Christmas holiday week, and will return to action next Saturday, once again on the road, to go against Canisius. Meanwhile, Marquette will expect to move up in the rankings on Christmas Eve, before they play host to Southern University on Friday night.