Anderson banked in a 3-pointer, Jajuan Johnson made a jumper, Luke Fischer's had a fast break dunk and Anderson capped the 9-0 run to give Marquette a 58-46 lead, its largest of the game, with 9:51 left.
LaDontae Henton stopped the run with a 3-pointer and added another to cut Providence's deficit to six points, but the Friars didn't get closer than four points the rest of the way.
Freshman Sandy Cohen III had a season-high 12 points, all in the first half, for Marquette (9-5, 1-1 Big East). Fischer had 11, Matt Carlino 10, and Derrick Wilson had eight points, six rebounds and five assists.
LaDontae Henton was 9 of 23 from the field, including 6 of 12 from 3-point range, for 28 points for Providence (11-4, 1-1).