Howard helps Marquette beat DePaul in his return

Markus Howard returned to action and scored 31 points and Marquette beat DePaul 76-72 on in game the Blue Demons led most of the way.

He scored eight of Marquette's last 10. Howard gave Marquette its only lead of the first half at 21-20. He left Wednesday night's double-overtime win against Xavier with 11:15 remaining in regulation when a hit to the face resulted in a bloody nose.

Charlie Moore led four Blue Demons in double digits with 21 points.

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