October 23, 2014

Marquette wins Big East opener in OT

Playing without their head coach on Tuesday, the Marquette Golden Eagles won their Big East Conference opener, 82-76 over U-Conn in overtime at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Buzz Williams wasn’t around last night, instead serving a 1-game suspension for an off-season recruiting violation.

Junior Cadougan was the hero, hitting a buzzer beating 3-point basketball in regulation to force the overtime.

AUDIO: Junior Cadougan on his buzzer beating three :12

Overtime belonged to the Golden Eagles, who made all three shots and went 8 for 8 at the free throw line.

Cadougan’s three-point basketball was the first for Marquette on the game.  The Golden Eagles missed the first 14 attempts from beyond the arc.

AUDIO: Interim coach Brad Autry on getting the opportunity :20

Marquette returns to action Saturday, hosting Georgetown.