12/04 21:19 CST Marquette stuns No. 4 Wisconsin 67-65 on buzzer beater
Marquette stuns No. 4 Wisconsin 67-65 on buzzer beater
MILWAUKEE (AP) --- Justin Lewis scored 18 points and converted a putback off a
missed free throw at the buzzer as Marquette knocked off No. 4 Wisconsin 67-65
on Friday night.
Marquette's D.J. Carton was just inside the 3-point arc when he drew a foul
from Wisconsin's D'Mitrik Trice with nine-tenths of a second left. Carton made
the first free throw and his second attempt bounced off the rim.
Lewis got into the paint and tapped the ball with his right hand. The
freshman's shot hit the front of the rim and went off the backboard before
following through the basket to win the game as his teammates mobbed him under
The game marked the most thrilling of the 127 meetings between the two in-state
foes whose campuses are about 75 miles apart, though the absence of spectators
at Fiserv Forum due to the pandemic gave the latest edition of the rivalry a
Marquette (3-1) earned its first victory over a top-five team since beating No.
1 Villanova 74-72 on Jan. 24, 2017. The Golden Eagles also snapped Wisconsin's
11-game winning streak, which began late last season.
The lead changed hands six times in the final 70 seconds, and neither team led
by more than six points.
Marquette was narrowly ahead for most of the second half before Trice made two
free throws with two minutes left. The lead went back and forth from there
before the frantic final sequence.
Trice led Wisconsin (3-1) with 17 points, while Jonathan Davis scored 12 and
Nate Reuvers added 11.
Lewis had eight rebounds to go along with his 18 points. Carton scored 12 and
Jamal Cain added 10.
Wisconsin: After beating three clearly inferior opponents by an average margin
of 28 points to start the year, the Badgers faced their biggest challenge of
the young season and couldn't pass the test. A potential home game against
Louisville on Wednesday, assuming it goes on as scheduled, could reveal how
much the Badgers learned from this defeat.
Marquette: The Golden Eagles bounced back in a big way from a 70-62 home loss
to Oklahoma State in which they committed 24 turnovers and squandered an early
17-4 lead. This game should provide some confidence for a team learning to play
without All-America guard Markus Howard, who led the nation with 27.8 points
per game last season and ended his college career as the Golden Eagles'
all-time leading scorer.
This loss likely will drop Wisconsin to the bottom of the top 10 or just
outside it. This is Wisconsin's highest ranking since reaching the No. 3 spot
on March 16, 2015.
Wisconsin hosts Louisville on Wednesday.
Marquette hosts Green Bay on Tuesday.
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