Marquette Stunned by DePaul, 57-56

Duane Wilson's 19 points are a season high.
Jan. 20, 2016

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MILWAUKEE - Billy Garrett's 3-point play with one second remaining led DePaul past Marquette, 57-56, on Wednesday evening at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The game's leading scorer, Duane Wilson, put the Golden Eagles (12-7, 2-5 BIG EAST) ahead 56-55 with eight seconds to play but was unable to get off a shot following Garrett's winning free throw. Wilson, who finished with 19 points and four rebounds, missed a shot prior to his go-ahead bucket but followed his miss for the put-back.

MU freshman Henry Ellenson added 11 points for Marquette, which shot 63.2 percent in the second half but also turned the ball over eight times during that span. 

Garrett scored all 14 of his points in the second half and DePaul (7-12, 1-6 BIG EAST) was led by 17 points from Illinois-transfer Myke Henry.

The Golden Eagles return to action at St. John's on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Central time.

Postgame Notes:

• This was the 117th meeting all-time between both teams. With the loss, Marquette’s lead in the all-time series was reduced to 71-46. The Blue Demons have claimed wins in two of the last three meetings.

• In program history, Marquette has only faced Wisconsin (122) and Notre Dame (118) more than DePaul.

• The Golden Eagles featured a new starting lineup for the first time in 15 contests. Jajuan Johnson and Wally Ellenson replaced Traci Carter and Sandy Cohen, III. For Ellenson, it marked the first of his collegiate career.

Luke Fischer committed his second personal foul with 16:39 remaining in the first half, forcing him to the bench for the remainder of the half with zero points, 1 rebound.

• The Blue Demons took a 26-22 lead into the half, led by Myke Henry who tallied 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting and he also grabbed six boards in the first 20 minutes. The Golden Eagles were led by Duane Wilson to netted eight points on 2-of-2 shooting from beyond the arc in the first half.

• DePaul outrebounded Marquette on both ends in the first half, most notably on the offensive end where they grabbed 11 boards to MU’s four. DePaul capitalized by scoring eight second-chance points in the first stanza.

• Marquette struggled to find the basket in the opening minutes of the second half, which featured a scoring drought of 3:27, allowing DePaul to reopen a four-point advantage.

• After playing in the bonus during the final 8:48 of the first half, MU played the final 13:15 of regulation in the bonus. 

• As MU attempted to battle back, Billy Garrett scored seven-straight points for the Blue Demons, which included a tie-breaking three-pointer moments after MU had tied the game at 40-40.

• MU took a 46-45 lead with 6:58 remaining in regulation on a Luke Fischer lay-in, which marked MU’s first lead since the 2:36 mark of the first half.

• After a Duane Wilson tip-in with 8.4 seconds remaining gave the Golden Eagles a two-point lead, Billy Garrett scored an old-fashioned three-point play, converting the free throw to put DePaul ahead for good with 1.1 seconds remaining.

• Ten Golden Eagles saw action tonight, the most to appear in a game for MU in BIG EAST play all season. Matt Heldt registered a career-high 13 mintues.

• The win for DePaul marked the first in Milwaukee since Feb. 16, 2000 when the Blue Demons claimed a 55-35 win inside the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Henry Ellenson tied a career-high with four blocks. He added 11 points and six rebounds.

• Myke Henry led DePaul with 17 points, 12 rebounds (ties career-high), while Billy Garrett chipped in 14, all of which came in the second half, including the game-winning sequence with 1.1 seconds remaining.




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