No. 25 Butler Outlasts Marquette, 72-68, in OT

Luke Fischer posted 12 points, six rebounds and three blocks.
Jan. 31, 2015

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MILWAUKEE (AP) - Andrew Chrabascz scored 30 points and No. 25 Butler overcame a 10-point deficit in the final 4:21 of regulation to beat Marquette 72-68 in overtime over Marquette in a BIG EAST Conference game on Saturday.

The Bulldogs opened a 66-61 lead on a layin by Chrabascz with 1:09 left in overtime, but Marquette rallied within 66-65 on baskets by Duane Wilson and Juan Anderson.

Butler took advantage of being in the double bonus and converted all six free-throw attempts in the final 24.5.

Kellen Dunham added 17 points and Alex Barlow 15 for Butler (16-6, 6-3 Big East). Wilson and Matt Carlino had 18 points apiece for Marquette (10-11, 2-7), which lost its fifth straight.

Kameron Woods had 18 rebounds to help the Bulldogs to a 47-33 advantage on the boards, including 19 offensive rebounds for a 14-6 edge in second-chance points.

Marquette, which trailed 29-26 at the half, turned a technical foul on Butler coach Chris Holtmann into two free throws and a basket on the following possession to open a 55-45 lead with 4:20 remaining.

Butler pulled within 55-50 on a three-point play by Chrabascz, but Carlino answered with a deep 3-pointer from the top right to make it 58-50.

Chrabascz hit two free throws and Alex Barlow followed with a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 58-56 with 1:21 remaining.

On the ensuing possession, Marquette's Derrick Wilson missed a jumper from the left side. Butler pushed the ball upcourt and Dunham tied it with a lean-in jumper from the free-throw line with 27 seconds left.

Marquette turned the ball over on an inbounds play with 4.3 seconds left, but Roosevelt Jones' driving floater bounced off the rim at the buzzer.


Butler: It was the first time Butler has won three consecutive games since moving into the Big East Conference.

Marquette: Since a four-game winning streak in late December, the Golden Eagles have lost seven of their last nine.


Butler hosts St. John's on Tuesday

Marquette is at Villanova on Wednesday

Postgame Notes-

•The Bulldogs evened up the all-time series at 16 wins a piece. 

•Butler outrebounded the Golden Eagles 23-15 in the first half. Kameron Woods grabbed eight total, including four offensive. The Bulldogs only managed six second chance points on eight offensive rebounds. Marquette tallied just three offensive rebounds in the half.  

•Butler led 29-26 at the break. Marquette produced its second lowest halftime total in BIG EAST play, while Butler tallied its third lowest halftime score in conference play.

•Butler's Andrew Chrabascz totaled a game and career high with 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting. He also was a perfect 7-for-7 from the charity stripe. It is also the first time an MU opponent as scored 30 or more points since 1/25/14 when Villanova's James Bell notched 30.

•Chrabascz, who averages 10 points per game, scored 13 first half points on 6-of-8 shooting to lead Butler into the locker room. 

•Marquette took its first lead (33-32) of the afternoon at the 17:51 mark in the second half after it began the second stanza on a 10-3 run to lead 36-32. 

•Butler took a brief 37-36 lead at the 15:43 mark, but a Luke Fisher layup allowed MU to regain the lead. From this point the Golden Eagles led until the final 27 seconds of regulation in which the game was tied.

•After Kelan Martin made a layup at the 8:31 mark, the Bulldogs were held without a field goal for 4:47 until Chrabascz broke the drought with 3:44 left to play. During this stretch, Marquette went on a 10-0 run and led 55-45, its largest lead of the game.  

•An Alex Barlow three with 1:20 to play cut the Bulldogs' deficit to 58-56, the closest margin since the 8:36 mark (45-43). On Butler's next possession Kellen Dunham's floater tied the game at 58-58 with 27 seconds to play.

•Butler took its first lead (62-60) in OT since the 15:43 mark of the second half. The Bulldogs then lead through the finale of the overtime period.

•Kellan Dunham and Chrabascz combined to score 12 of BU's 14 overtime points. 

•Carlino and Duane Wilson were the only Golden Eagles to score from the 14:04 mark of the second half, until a Juan Anderson layup with 26 seconds to play in overtime broke the streak. During this stretch the duo totaled the final 17 points in regulation and seven of MU's nine points scored in OT.

•Carlino scored 16 of his team-high 18 points in the second half. He shot 5-of-16 for the game and 3-of-12 from deep. It is his sixth consecutive game in which he hit three 3-pointers. Carlino also finished with a team-high six assists. 

•Duane Wilson scored 13 of his 18 points after the first stanza. Five of his total came in overtime. 

•Fischer finished with 12 points, his second most in BIG EAST play. He also swatted three shots for the fourth time this season.

•BU's Kameron Woods finished with a career-high 18 rebounds, seven of which were offensive. It is the most rebounds an opponent has totaled against Marquette since Providence's LaDontae Henton grabbed 16 on March 4, 2014.




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