Ralston Turner's clutch long-range shooting and LSU's hustling defense put an end to No. 10 Marquette's unbeaten run.
Turner scored 22 points and LSU extended its winning streak to five games while handing visiting Marquette its first loss of the season, 67-59, last night.
Turner hit two clutch three-pointers in the final 4 minutes to give the Tigers the lead and added two free throws to make it 60-54 with 1:19 to go. Justin Hamilton then closed out a 13-point performance by making seven free throws in the last 53 seconds to ensure the Tigers (8-3) held off a comeback attempt by the Golden Eagles (10-1).
Jae Crowder scored 22 points for Marquette, which raced to a 13-0 lead in the first 3:30 before LSU settled down and stormed back to take the lead with 7:50 to go in the first half.
Marquette, which came in shooting nearly 50 percent on the season, was trying to improve to 11-0 for the first time since 1972-73.
In other games *
At Kansas City, Nik Cochran scored 21 points and Davidson (7-3) shocked No. 12 Kansas, 80-74. JP Kuhlman added 15 points for the Wildcats (7-3). Thomas Robinson had 21 points and 18 rebounds for the Jayhawks (7-3).
* At North Carolina, Dexter Strickland and James Michael McAdoo scored 14 points each to help the No. 5 Tar Heels (10-2) beat Nicholls State, 99-49.
* At Baylor, Quincy Acy had 24 points and seven of the Bears' 17 dunks as sixth-ranked Baylor (10-0) defeated Paul Quinn College, 95-54, for its 10th consecutive victory.
* At Duke, Mason Plumlee had 15 points and 13 rebounds, freshman Quinn Cook scored all of his season-high 14 points in the second half, and Austin Rivers also scored 14 as the No. 7 Blue Devils (10-1) routed UNC Greensboro, 90-63.
* At Florida, Erving Walker scored 19 points, one of five starters in double figures, and the No. 11 Gators (9-2) overwhelmed Mississippi Valley State, 82-54.
* At Indiana, Jordan Hulls scored 16 points and the 17th-ranked Hoosiers (11-0) shot 67.3 percent from the field, hit 11 three-pointers and forced 19 turnovers in a 107-50 rout of Howard.
* At Michigan State, Branden Dawson got off to a great start in the first few minutes and scored a career-high 16 points to lead the No. 19 Spartans (10-2) past Missouri-Kansas City, 89-54.
* At UNLV, Chace Stanback's 29 points led the No. 21 Runnin' Rebels (12-2) over Louisiana-Monroe, 81-63.
* At Tulsa, sophomore Doug McDermott scored 35 points and No. 23 Creighton (9-1) routed the Golden Hurricane, 83-64.
* At Illinois, Meyers Leonard had 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead the No. 25 Illini (11-1), 64-60, over Cornell.
Syracuse is atop the Associated Press' poll for a second week. The Orange (11-0) received 53 first-place votes from the 64-member national media panel. Baylor remained the unanimous choice as the No. 1 team in the women's poll, receiving all 40 votes after winning its showdown with No. 2 Connecticut, 66-61, Sunday night.