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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 five seconds left to play (after an unbelievable Davidson turnover), Marquette’s Vander Blue drove hard to the hoop and put his team up one with just a second remaining. Davidson had one final chance to go for the win, but turned it over trying to inbound the ball on the last play.
Here’s a video of Davidson’s critical mistake and Vander Blue’s game-winner:
It’s underselling Vander Blue’s to just call it a ‘layup.’ Full speed, off-hand finish… that is not easy, esp w/ defender right there
— Jonathan Reed (@bigskybball) March 21, 2013
Vander Blue needs to quit wasting everybody’s time & just make his n...
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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 [...]
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...
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...
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...
Vander Blue helped lead Marquette to a thrilling 59-58 comeback win in its first-round NCAA Tournament game against 14-seed Davidson Thursday, giving us our first true March Madness moment of the tourney.
The three-seed Golden Eagles trailed for much of the game. They were down from the 10:44 mark until the last second of the game when they finally re-claimed the lead on a layup...
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.
LEXINGTON, Ky. A lot of people in Rupp Arena especially the Davidson Wildcats -- were asking the same question Thursday after Marquette's improbable NCAA tournament win.
What just happened here?Davidson -- the best free-throw-shooting team in the nation -- missed a critical one with 1:10 left that opened the door. Down six points, Marquette -- the worst 3-point-shooting team...
Leave it to Bob McKillop's 14th-seeded Davidson team to inject the initial dose of madness into the NCAA tournament, as his Wildcats were the best team on the floor for 39 minutes Thursday before falling to the higher-seeded Marquette.
Sometimes March is cruel to Cinderella.
In the one-point loss to the Eaglesa 59-58 heartbreaker on a driving layup by Vander Blue with one...
I have to feel for Davidson a little bit. These guys deserved too win against Marquette Thursday, but it just wasn't meant to be.
With a minute and a half left the Wildcats were up by seven 53-46 when it all went wrong. It wasn' t like Davidson threw up a lot of bricks; they just didn't get any shots and Marquette did. Vander Blue had seven of his 16 points in the...
Davidson tried to do everything it could to close out an upset of No. 3 seed Marquette in the NCAA tournament.
What the Wildcats failed to do was close in defensively on Vander Blue, whose driving layup with a second remaining capped the Golden Eagles' 59-58 comeback victory Thursday in a game that Davidson had in its grasp.
The 14th-seeded Wildcats squandered a nine-point...
Marquette capped a furious rally on Vander Blue's last-second layup
to stun Davidson.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are the worst three-point shooting team in the tournament as they came in at 30.1% on the season. Getting out played by Davidson and trailing the Wildcats throughout the second half Thursday afternoon, a bleakness pervaded the Marquette sideline as they tailed DC by six before Jamil Wilson nailed two triples and Vander Blue made another to cut the Wildcats’...
With two minutes to go in the game it looked like things were all but over for Marquette. Then they hit three consecutive three-pointers and climbed back in it to only be down one. With less than 10 seconds left in the game, Davidson threw the ball away and Nik Cochran stepped out of bounds trying to keep the ball in play (GIF below). Marquette with 6.7 seconds left put the...
In a day of upsets and near epic upsets, Harvard’s was the best as the #14 Crimson knocked off #3 New Mexico, 68-62.
What a day for Tommy Amaker’s bunch. Harvard has had three visits to the NCAAs, all-time, and this is their first win.
Davidson nearly matched the feat, as the SoCon champs took Marquette to the absolute wire. Marquette made a tremendous rally but Davidson coughed...