Scores

Final OT

Marquette 79

(17-9, 8-6 Big East)

Cincinnati 76

(15-11, 6-8 Big East)

2:00 PM ET, February 21, 2010

Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

1 2 OT T
MARQ 33 34 1279
CIN 39 28 976

Top Performers

Marquette: J. Butler 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Cincinnati: R. Bishop 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

Marquette 79, Cincinnati 76

Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Lazar Hayward emerged from a shooting slump at the end, hitting a 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime and adding five more points Sunday while rallying Marquette to a 79-76 victory over Cincinnati.

It was a significant game for two teams jostling to make the NCAA tournament. Marquette (17-9, 8-6 Big East) entered seventh in the conference standings, and Cincinnati (15-11, 6-8) was eighth. Marquette is one of the league's hottest teams, winning six of seven.

Hayward, fifth on Marquette's career scoring list, had a second straight subpar game, missing nine of 10 shots before hitting the tying 3 with 27.5 seconds left in regulation. Cincinnati's Rashad Bishop then missed a long jumper. Another 3 by Hayward put Marquette ahead to stay in overtime.

Darius Johnson-Odom and Jimmy Butler led Marquette with 20 points apiece. Bishop had 17 for Cincinnati.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MARQ
CIN
Points 79 76
FG Made-Attempted 26-57 (.456) 30-63 (.476)
3P Made-Attempted 11-27 (.407) 8-20 (.400)
FT Made-Attempted 16-17 (.941) 8-16 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 13 8

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