7:00 PM ET, December 29, 2009
WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Butler's jumper caps Marquette's collapse from 5 point lead with :52 to play
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A buzzer-beater over Marquette wasn't what West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had in mind with a showdown looming at No. 4 Purdue.Da'Sean Butler's 20-foot jumper with 2 seconds left lifted the sixth-ranked Mountaineers to a 63-62 victory over Marquette on Tuesday night.
West Virginia needed to rally against Marquette to remain undefeated, but they wouldn't have had a chance without Kevin Jones, Da'Sean Butler and Devin Ebanks.
|Jones, Butler, Ebanks||Rest of team|
• West Virginia trailed by 5 with 42 seconds left, but rallied for the victory. That improved the Mountaineers to 11-0 this season.
• Marquette lost its fifth straight conference game.
• Marquette's Lazar Hayward led all scorers with 24 points, and also matched a season high with four 3-pointers.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-50 (.440)||28-55 (.509)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-16 (.625)||4-8 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-12 (.667)||3-4 (.750)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||11 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|
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