MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- With Salim Stoudamire watching from the sidelines, Chris Rodgers and Hassan Adams came through with big shots down the stretch while Marquette went cold.
Rodgers, playing for Stoudamire, scored 18 points, including a key bucket late in the game, and Adams hit four free throws in the final two minutes to spark No. 16 Arizona to a hard-fought 48-43 victory over No. 25 Marquette.
Stoudamire was suspended by coach Lute Olson on Monday for one week for conduct detrimental to the team. The guard took just one shot against Utah last week, and he angered Olson with his attitude. Stoudamire is expected to play Tuesday against Manhattan.
The Golden Eagles (9-1) took a 43-42 lead on a 3-pointer by Steve Novak with 4:20 to play but never scored again.
"I don't know if they did anything in particular in the last minute, we just did a bad job executing," Marquette guard Travis Diener said. "Give them credit, they took us out of what we wanted to do and they played well."
Adams sank a pair of free throws for Arizona (7-2) to give the Wildcats a one-point lead with 2:06 remaining. Rodgers, who led Arizona with 16 points, drove for a layup with a minute left to extend the advantage to 46-43.
Rodgers added eight rebounds and Adams finished with 14 points, including two more free throws with four seconds left that capped the scoring. Channing Frye added eight points and 11 rebounds for Arizona, which outrebounded Marquette, 38-28. The Golden Eagles entered the game with a plus-12 per game advantage on the boards.
The game was tightly contested but not pretty. Neither team shot better than 35 percent and the teams combined for 28 turnovers to just 23 assists.
"We didn't play our best game," Marquette coach Tom Crean said. "We didn't get to the free-throw line as much as we need to. Going 6-for-11 from the line isn't going to win you the game."
Diener scored 14 points for the Golden Eagles but made only 5-of-17 shots, including 4-of-10 from the arc. Novak scored 11 points and Dameon Mason added 10 for Marquette.
"The shots weren't going in and they were the same shots I was hitting last week," Diener said.
With his four 3-pointers, Diener, who entered the game averaging a team-leading 21.1 points per game, broke Robb Logterman's school record of 244. Diener has 245 for his career.
The Golden Eagles attacked from long range while the Wildcats exploited their advantage in the post. Marquette hoisted 24 3-pointers, making seven, while Arizona scored 22 points in the paint to eight for Marquette.