Waters was inducted into Kent State's Hall of Fame on Saturday and couldn't get a return flight due to the massive snowstorm that hit New Jersey this weekend. Fred Hill Jr. coached Rutgers in Waters' absence and led the Scarlet Knights to their second win in the last eight games.
A three-point play by Bailey with 7:50 remaining gave Rutgers a 68-65 lead and ignited a 15-7 run.
Marquette (16-8, 6-5) rallied to within 81-77 before Douby drained a 3-pointer with 2:09 remaining. Douby, the Big East's leading scorer, went over 30 points for the third time this season.
Dominic James led three Marquette players in double figures with 20 points, while Steve Novak added 18, but the Golden Flashes couldn't overcome the Scarlet Knights' 57.7 percent shooting in the second half.
According to Rutgers, only 2,012 fans showed up to watch the game as a blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow across many areas of the state.