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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Chris Otule had been through hell and back in his basketball career.
Marquette's starting center had played in 88 games over the course of five seasons and never posted a double-double.The redshirt senior picked an opportune time for his first.Boasting a gigantic size advantage over Davidson's talented but small frontcourt, Otule scored 11 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in Marquette's 59-58 comeback victory."I told him throughout the week, as I did Davante (Gardner), if it's a skill game, they win," Marquette coach Buzz Williams said. "I thought that Chris' physicality, Chris' length and his strength all were really important."I thought his offensive rebounds were absolutely critical. And there were two or three offensive rebounds that turned into scrums for loose balls. I'm so happy for him, considering all that he has been through."Also chipping in 11 rebounds was senior guard Trent Lockett, who ...
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These are the types of endings that make the NCAA Tournament special each year. The Marquette Golden Eagles trailed for much of the second half against 14-seed Davidson, and most college basketball fans were anticipating a monster upset.
But in the final 1:49, Marquette came alive draining threes and forcing enough turnovers to give itself a chance. Trailing 58-57 with just over...
It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish which was definitely the theme for Vander Blue and the Marquette Golden Eagles Thursday. After trailing the 14th seed Davidson basically the entire game, Marquette took the lead with one second remaining in the game after a Vander Blue layup. This was also the dagger in [...]
Vander Blue's layup with one second left capped Marquette's rally from a nine-point deficit and gave the third-seeded Golden Eagles a 59-58 victory over Davidson Thursday in the NCAA tournament.
Blue and Jamil Wilson made consecutive 3-pointers to bring Marquette within 58-57 with 11 seconds left. The Golden Eagles then caught a huge break when De'Mon Brooks' long...
So, we've got our first sort-of buzzer beater in this years NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Third Seeded Marquette topped off a furious finish beating 14th Seed Davidson 59-58 on a last second layup by guard Vander Blue (yes, that's his name)
The Golden Eagles trailed Davidson most of the game and were down by 6 with less than 6 minutes to go. Blue and Jamil Wilson got...
The third-seeded Marquette Golden Eagles survived a massive scare from 14-seed Davidson on the strength of late-game sharp-shooting and star Vander Blue.
Marquette busted out of a three-pointer slump just in time against Davidson, but the Golden Eagles didn’t dash the Wildcats’ upset hopes until a...
Marquette capped a furious rally on Vander Blue's last-second layup
to stun Davidson.
Marquette had what most would call a surprising season. After being a preseason coaches' pick to finish seventh in the powerful Big East, the Golden Eagles stunned the conference with a 14-4 league record and a share of the regular-season title.
Next up for No. 15 and third-seeded Marquette (23-8) is a matchup Thursday night against No. 14 seed Davidson (26-7) in the East regional...