Midwest college hoops roundup: Marquette knocks off No. 15 Georgetown
MILWAUKEE – Davante Gardner made two free throws with 8.3 seconds left and Marquette had to hang on while No. 15 Georgetown missed a deciding free throw in 49-48 victory for the Golden Eagles on Saturday.
With Marquette leading 49-46, Greg Whittington of the Hoyas was fouled by Trent Lockett on a baseline 3-point shot with 2.3 seconds left. He made the first two free throws and after Marquette coach Buzz Williams called a timeout, hit the front of the rim on the final attempt.
Lockett grabbed the rebound, but missed two free throws and the game ended without the Hoyas attempting a final shot.
Marquette (11-3, 2-0 Big East) has won four consecutive games. Georgetown (10-2, 0-1) had its seven-game winning streak snapped in its first road game of the season.
No. 21 Notre Dame 93, Seton Hall 74: At South Bend, Ind., Scott Martin had a season-high 22 points on a career-high six 3-pointers and Jack Cooley added 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Notre Dame to its 11th straight win.
The winning streak is the second-longest for the Irish (13-1, 1-0 Big East) in 13 seasons under coach Mike Brey.
The loss ended a seven-game winning streak for Seton Hall (12-3, 1-1).
No. 16 Creighton 79, Indiana State 66: At Omaha, Neb., Doug McDermott had 25 points and nine rebounds, and Creighton used a 19-4 run to break open a close game in the second half.
The Bluejays (14-1, 3-0) are off to their best start in Missouri Valley Conference play since 2003-04.
The Sycamores (9-5, 2-1) lost for the 14th straight time in Omaha since 1999.
No. 17 Butler 57, New Orleans 44: At Indianapolis, Kellen Dunham scored 15 points and Khyle Marshall added 13 to lead Butler.
The Bulldogs (12-2) are 7-0 at home this season and will take a nine-game winning streak into their Atlantic 10 debut Wednesday night at Saint Joseph’s.
The Privateers (3-10) were led by Lovell Cook with 11 points.
No. 18 Michigan State 84, Purdue 61: At East Lansing, Mich., freshman Gary Harris scored a season-high 22 points and Michigan State used a 28-7 run in the second half to pull away.
The Spartans (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten) missed their first 10 shots from the field after halftime, but it didn’t much matter in what quickly became a free throw contest. Michigan State finished 18 of 22 from the line.
Branden Dawson had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans.
A.J. Hammons scored 20 points for the Boilermakers (7-7, 1-1).
DePaul 83, Providence 73: At Providence, R.I., Cleveland Melvin scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead DePaul to a win over cold-shooting Providence.
Brandon Young and Jamee Crockett each had 15 points for DePaul (10-5, 1-1 Big East).
Bryce Cotton had 20 points for the Friars (8-6, 0-2).
Western Illinois 57, IUPUI 53 OT: At Macomb, Ceola Clark scored 16 points as Western Illinois rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat IUPUI, giving the Leathernecks their best 15-game start in 54 years.
Clark made four 3-pointers, including one with 3:31 left in regulation that tied the game at 43.
Adam Link then put the Leathernecks (12-3, 5-0 Summit League) ahead on a layup with 28 seconds to play, but Lyonell Gaines’ layup with 5 seconds left got the Jaguars (6-13, 1-5) back even.
Youngstown State 68, Loyola 66: At Chicago, Kendrick Perry hit a jump shot with 5 seconds left in the game to give Youngstown State a victory over Loyola.
Youngstown State (9-6, 1-1 Horizon) trailed 50-36 with 14:10 left in the game before beginning its rally.
Averkamp led Loyola Chicago (10-4, 1-1) with 18 points.
Northern Iowa 70, Illinois State 60: At Normal, Seth Tuttle and James Anthony scored 19 points each as Northern Iowa defeated Illinois State.
Marc Sonnen added 16 points for the Panthers (8-7, 1-2 Missouri Valley).
Jackie Carmichael had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Tyler Brown added 12 points for the Redbirds (9-6, 0-3).
Evansville 85, Southern Illinois 68: At Evansville, Ind., Evansville got 26 points from Colt Ryan and had an overall strong shooting effort, earning an victory over Southern Illinois.
Evansville (9-6, 2-1 Missouri Valley) shot 57.7 from the floor.
Jeff Early scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace Southern Illinois (7-7, 0-3).
Morehead State 65, Eastern Illinois 50: At Morehead, Ky., Morehead State had three players score in double figures and the Eagles used their rebounding advantage to beat Eastern Illinois in Ohio Valley Conference play.
Morehead State (8-8, 2-0) got 11 points apiece from starters Drew Kelly and Angelo Warner.
Eastern Illinois remained winless in conference play (3-13, 0-3).
Eastern Kentucky 78, Southern Illinois Edwardsville 72: At Richmond, Ky., Mike DiNunno finished with 17 points as Eastern Kentucky held on to beat Southern-Illinois Edwardsville in an Ohio Valley Conference showdown.
Corey Walden added 16 points for Eastern Kentucky (12-3, 2-0).
Jerome James led the Cougars (4-12, 0-2) with 15 points.