Marquette 81, Xavier 72: Jake Thomas scored 18 points on a career-best six 3-pointers to lift the host Golden Eagles in Big East play and prevent a season sweep by the Musketeers.Jamil Wilson finished with 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting and Davante Gardner added 16 off the bench for Marquette (15-10, 7-5 Big East), which extended its winning streak to a season-high three games. Todd Mayo chipped in 13 points off the bench and had six of the team's 17 assists.Justin Martin led Xavier (17-8, 7-5) with 20 points and seven rebounds while Matt Stainbrook finished with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Semaj Christon contributed 10 points and six assists while Myles Davis scored 12 points off the bench.Xavier fell behind early in the first half as the Golden Eagles went on a 17-4 run to make it 21-10 midway through the period. The Musketeers trimmed the deficit to six after a 3-pointer by Davis with just under five minutes remaining, but turnovers allowed Marquette to regain a 39-29 advantage at the break.Marquette led by as many as 12 points in the second half, but the Musketeers came within 75-71 in the final two minutes. Isaiah Philmore missed a put-back with 1:22 remaining and Christon missed two free throws as the Golden Eagles hit six from the line to put away the game.GAME NOTEBOOK: Christon, who leads the Musketeers in scoring, didn't make his first field goal until the 1:15 mark of the first half. ... Xavier committed 12 turnovers on Jan. 9 against Marquette and had 11 in the first half alone on Saturday before finishing with 19. ... Marquette G Derrick Wilson had nine points and a career-high six steals, five of which came in the first half.