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Howard leads Marquette past Louisville in NIT Season Tip-Off

NEW YORK (AP) Markus Howard had the go-ahead basket in overtime to cap a 21-point night and lead Marquette past Louisville 77-74 in the third-place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday night.

''I thought that this was one of the best four games that Markus has had since he's been at Marquette,'' Golden Eagles coach Steve Wojciechowski said. ''Markus has a lot of pressure to deliver and he delivered in a big way.''

The Golden Eagles (4-2) were once again led by Sam Hauser, who followed up his strong semifinal performance with 22 points. His brother Joey hit the two free throws to put Marquette up by three with 18 seconds left in OT.

Joey Hauser had a put-back off Howard's miss to tie it at 68 with 20 seconds left in regulation. Darius Perry then missed a 3-pointer from the wing, and Louisville couldn't get a couple of put-back attempts to drop before the buzzer.

Christie Cunningham scored 16 points for Louisville (4-2). Jordan Nwora had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Steven Enoch hit his first three shots and finished with 10 points.

Louisville led by as many as eight before Marquette took its first lead, 55-53, on a dunk by Theo John with 6:42 remaining. From there, it was back and forth.

''Our guys didn't quit in overtime. In the last three or four minutes, to have a couple point-blank offensive rebounds to win it and then to come to the huddle - that can be a defeating feeling. Our guys did not let it defeat them,'' Louisville coach Chris Mack said. ''It came down to a one-possession game after they scored first in overtime. We're a resilient team and we're going through some hard lessons.''

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Key Players
D. Sutton
24 F
M. Howard
0 G
33.2 Min. Per Game 33.2
19.6 Pts. Per Game 19.6
5.6 Ast. Per Game 5.6
5.2 Reb. Per Game 5.2
40.9 Field Goal % 41.3
46.2 Three Point % 36.7
72.7 Free Throw % 89.3
  Defensive rebound by Marquette 0.0
  Christen Cunningham missed 3-pt. jump shot 2.0
  Offensive rebound by Christen Cunningham 2.0
  Christen Cunningham missed 3-pt. jump shot 4.0
+ 1 Joey Hauser made 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
+ 1 Joey Hauser made 1st of 2 free throws 17.0
  Personal foul on Dwayne Sutton 17.0
  Defensive rebound by Ed Morrow 30.0
  V.J. King missed layup, blocked by Sam Hauser 32.0
  Offensive rebound by V.J. King 32.0
  Christen Cunningham missed layup 32.0
Team Stats
Points 74 77
Field Goals 26-69 (37.7%) 25-63 (39.7%)
3-Pointers 6-20 (30.0%) 7-18 (38.9%)
Free Throws 16-21 (76.2%) 20-23 (87.0%)
Total Rebounds 41 40
Offensive 12 9
Defensive 23 28
Team 6 3
Assists 10 11
Steals 6 6
Blocks 5 4
Turnovers 10 9
Fouls 21 20
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST
22 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST
12OTT
away team logo Louisville 3-2 3533674
home team logo Marquette 4-2 3038977
Team Stats
away team logo Louisville 3-2 74.6 PPG 40.5 RPG 13.5 APG
home team logo Marquette 4-2 77.3 PPG 41 RPG 13.4 APG
Key Players
1
C. Cunningham G 10.1 PPG 2.2 RPG 4.8 APG 46.6 FG%
10
S. Hauser G 14.9 PPG 7.2 RPG 2.4 APG 45.9 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Cunningham G 16 PTS 2 REB 3 AST
S. Hauser G 22 PTS 7 REB 1 AST
37.7 FG% 39.7
30.0 3PT FG% 38.9
76.2 FT% 87.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Cunningham 16 2 3 5/12 2/4 4/6 0 35 0 0 0 1 1
S. Enoch 10 5 0 3/8 1/2 3/4 0 22 0 2 1 1 4
R. McMahon 6 1 0 3/6 0/2 0/0 2 16 0 0 2 0 1
D. Sutton 5 6 0 2/5 1/2 0/0 5 32 2 1 4 3 3
V. King 5 7 0 2/10 1/3 0/0 3 28 2 0 0 3 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Cunningham 16 2 3 5/12 2/4 4/6 0 35 0 0 0 1 1
S. Enoch 10 5 0 3/8 1/2 3/4 0 22 0 2 1 1 4
R. McMahon 6 1 0 3/6 0/2 0/0 2 16 0 0 2 0 1
D. Sutton 5 6 0 2/5 1/2 0/0 5 32 2 1 4 3 3
V. King 5 7 0 2/10 1/3 0/0 3 28 2 0 0 3 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Nwora 15 7 2 5/12 0/3 5/5 3 30 1 0 0 0 7
A. Agau 6 2 0 2/4 0/0 2/3 1 9 0 1 1 2 0
K. Fore 5 0 3 2/3 1/1 0/0 1 25 1 0 1 0 0
D. Perry 4 1 1 2/5 0/2 0/0 3 15 0 0 1 1 0
M. Williams 2 4 1 0/4 0/1 2/3 3 13 0 1 0 1 3
J. Griffin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Redding - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Rainey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Battaile - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 74 35 10 26/69 6/20 16/21 21 225 6 5 10 12 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Hauser 22 7 1 7/13 4/7 4/4 2 40 0 1 0 2 5
M. Howard 21 3 5 7/16 2/6 5/5 4 44 2 0 1 0 3
J. Hauser 11 5 2 2/7 0/2 7/8 3 33 1 1 1 2 3
T. John 10 6 0 5/13 0/0 0/0 5 25 2 2 1 3 3
J. Cain 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 9 0 0 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Hauser 22 7 1 7/13 4/7 4/4 2 40 0 1 0 2 5
M. Howard 21 3 5 7/16 2/6 5/5 4 44 2 0 1 0 3
J. Hauser 11 5 2 2/7 0/2 7/8 3 33 1 1 1 2 3
T. John 10 6 0 5/13 0/0 0/0 5 25 2 2 1 3 3
J. Cain 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 9 0 0 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Morrow 8 3 0 3/5 0/0 2/2 2 13 0 0 1 0 3
B. Bailey 3 0 0 1/3 1/2 0/0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
S. Anim 2 7 1 0/3 0/1 2/4 0 27 1 0 2 2 5
J. Chartouny 0 4 1 0/3 0/0 0/0 3 22 0 0 1 0 4
M. Heldt 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
C. Marotta - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. McEwen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Eke - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Elliott - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Lelito - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Jaffee - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Gardiner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 37 11 25/63 7/18 20/23 20 225 6 4 9 9 28