This game was a microcosm of both these team's seasons.
For Marquette, it continues to get worse. The Golden Eagles have now lost six straight games, but unlike many of those losses, this game wasn't even close.
It was all Villanova most of the way after a rough start for the Wildcats. After being down 6-2, the Wildcats went on a 34-13 run to close out the first half.
Nova hit 11 three-pointers on the night and was a big reason for the blow out that ensued at the Wells Fargo Center.
A lot of that had to do with guard Ryan Arcidiacono. The junior had 18 points on the night including 4-7 from three-point range.
Neither team shot very well from the field, both teams in the mid-30's, but MU's 17 turnovers allowed for a lot of easy buckets for the Villanova.
Nova had five people score in double-figures versus Marquette who had just one player with at least 10 points, JuJuan Johnson.
MU's leading scorer, Matt Carlino, had nine points before he left the game with a head injury.
This was a precursor for what the Wildcats hope to do to Georgetown when the two teams face off on Saturday.
The Hoyas are back in the rankings and will battle for a spot atop the Big East standings.
As for Marquette, it'll look to get off the schneid Saturday at Seton Hall.