After two easy sweeps of Utah Valley and Boise State in the Nike Invitational Friday, No. 16 Marquette faced a tougher test on Saturday, Brigham Young University.
But the Golden Eagles proved up to the challenge, toppling the No. 9 Cougars (22-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-12) in four sets on BYU’s home floor.
It was the third top-10 victory in MU history and the Cougars’ first loss in Smith Fieldhouse since October 2017.
Marquette had a rough start. There were seven lead changes in the first set before a late Cougars rally gave BYU a 25-22 set victory.