Jimmy Butler made two free throws with 7.5 seconds left and the Marquette Golden Eagles knocked off 12th ranked Georgetown 62-59 at the Bradley Center. It’s the first Big East win (1-2 Big East – 10-5 overall) for the Golden Eagles.
Golden Eagles coach Buzz Williams said he doesn’t want to be known as a three point shooting team, but he probably doesn’t mind this morning that senior guard David Cubillan was a perfect 6 for 6 from 3-point range to finish with a team high 18 points.
Lazar Hayward added 12 points and 11 rebounds as Marquette avoided its first 0-3 start in Big East play and its first 0-3 start to a conference season since 1998-’99.
Georgetown fell to 11-2 overall and 2-1 in Big East play. Marquette next travels to Villanova on Saturday.