The Butler Bulldogs used a 8-0 run to end regulation to push the game to overtime before knocking off the Marquette Golden Eagles 72-68 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon.
Andrew Chrabascz led the way for the Bulldogs with 30 points on 11-for-17 shooting from the floor and 7-for from the free-throw line to go along with eight rebounds. Kellen Dunham and Alex Barlow also put up solid numbers in the win. Dunham totaled 17 points while Barlow had 15 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-5 from beyond the arc. He added a game high seven assists and four rebounds. Butler also got great work on the glass from Kameron Woods who registered 18 rebounds as well as four points and two blocked shots.
Four Golden Eagles scored in double figures led by Matt Carlino and Duane Wilson with 18 points apiece. Juan Anderson added 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field with seven rebounds while Luke Fischer chipped in with 12 points of his own as well as six rebounds and three blocks.
Although Carlino tied for the team lead in scoring, he had a rough go of it against Butler. He made just 5-of-16 shootings from the floor, including 3-of-12 from beyond the arc and had five turnovers. On the bright side, he went 5-for-5 from the free-throw line and had a team-leading six assists and a game-high three steals in 37 minutes of play.
After having just three points in the first half, Carlino got the offense going in the second. He scored 14 points in the second stanza, including a 3-pointer with 2:20 to go that gave the Golden Eagles a 58-50 lead. The defense folded down the stretch and he hit just one free-throw through the rest of regulation and overtime as Marquette fell to 10-11 (2-7 Big East) on the season.
Up next for Carlino and the Golden Eagles is a matchup with 19-2 Villanova on Wednesday night.