Scottie Reynolds led Villanova (17-10, 7-8) with 14 points. Villanova had a 7 point lead at halftime but Marquette was able to force 23 turnovers.
The Golden Eagles shot 10-for-23 from 3-points while Villanova tallied 2-for-15.
James might have played his best overall game for the Golden Eagles. He dogged Scotty Reynolds all over the court and he finished with a career high 6 steals. During a key Marquette run, James stole an inbounds pass and dribbled the to the top of the key area for a three. In a game of wild scoring runs, Acker followed with another three to push Marquette to a 6 point lead, 62-56, that they would not relinquish.
MU head coach Tom Crean said, "Reynolds coming off the screen is hard to guard. Dominic [James] was getting around the screens. He is the best I have been around at doing this. We did a good job on high pick and roll switches. We got burned a few times but overall a good job.
Crean was surprised to win on the road even though his team was outrebounded by 12. "We were +11 in turnover game. That is right where we needed to be."