FORT WORTH, Texas (Ticker) -- No. 12 Marquette tries to hold on to first place in Conference USA when it visits Daniel-Meyer Coliseum to face league rival Texas Christian.
The Golden Eagles have won 11 of their last 12 games to move one-half game ahead of second-place Louisville in the conference. The Cardinals visit Cincinnati on Saturday while Marquette visits Texas Christian, which has the league's worst record.
The Golden Eagles avoided their first losing streak of the season with a 75-67 victory over Charlotte on Thursday.
Dwyane Wade scored 21 points and Robert Jackson added 14 for Marquette (19-4, 10-2 C-USA), which shot 51 percent from the floor and made 6-of-11 3-pointers.
The Golden Eagles have won their last five road games after losing in overtime at Dayton on January 4.
Texas Christian (8-16, 2-10) has dropped seven of its last eight games, including an 88-85 overtime loss against Alabama-Birmingham on Tuesday.
Chudi Chinweze collected a career-high 28 points and 13 rebounds and Junior Blount scored 20 points to become the 26th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau.
The Horned Frogs have lost four of their last five home games and are 5-6 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum this season.
Marquette won its only meeting against Texas Christian, posting an 83-72 victory in Milwaukee on January 23, 2002.