Scores

Final OT

Marquette 60

(19-9, 9-6 Big East)

Louisville 67

(18-10, 6-9 Big East)

    7:05 PM ET, March 1, 2006

    1 2 OT T
    MARQ 26 32 260
    LOU 31 27 967

    Top Performers

    Marquette: S. Novak 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast

    Louisville: T. Williams 11 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Louisville 67, Marquette 60 (OT)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Taquan Dean's final game at Freedom Hall made up in dramatics what it lacked in aesthetics.

    The senior scored 19 points -- including all seven of Louisville's points in overtime -- to lift the Cardinals to a 67-60 victory over Marquette on Wednesday night.

    Brandon Jenkins added 12 points and Juan Palacios and Terrence Williams scored 11 apiece as the Cardinals (18-10 overall, 6-9 Big East) kept their hopes for qualifying for the Big East tournament alive.

    Steve Novak scored 20 points and Dominic James added 16 for the Golden Eagles -- including a dramatic running 3-pointer as time expired in regulation -- but Marquette (19-9, 9-6) went scoreless over the game's final 4:15.

    Louisville led 56-47 on a 3-pointer by Jenkins with 7:07 to play, but Louisville made just one shot and missed six straight free throws down the stretch to keep the Golden Eagles close.

    James had missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with five seconds left and Marquette trailing 58-55. But Louisville's Chad Millard missed a pair of free throws and Jenkins couldn't handle the rebound, giving the Golden Eagles one last shot.

    James took the ball and let go a double-pump runner from the top of the key that fell through the rim as time expired.

    Undaunted, Dean hit two free throws and added a 3-pointer that gave the Cardinals the lead for good.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MARQ
    LOU
    Points 60 67
    FG Made-Attempted 23-68 (.338) 23-69 (.333)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-25 (.280) 11-39 (.282)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 10-16 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 12

    2005-06 Season

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