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Marquette Beats Buzzer For Overtime Win


NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimmy Butler recovered a loose ball and hit a baseline jumper as time expired to give Marquette a 63-61 overtime victory against St. John's on Wednesday night.

Butler, who finished with 18 points, drove toward the basket with 5 seconds left and had the ball tapped away from him. He recovered it and was able to get off the 17-footer and beat the buzzer to give the Golden Eagles (18-9, 9-6 Big East) their seventh win in the last eight games.

Lazar Hayward had 22 points for Marquette, which has beaten St. John's 10 straight times, a streak that dates to 1967.

D.J. Kennedy had 20 points for the Red Storm (15-12, 5-10), who tied it at 54 on a 3-pointer by Malik Boothe with 19 seconds to play.

St. John's had won three of four following a five-game losing streak.

Hayward tied it at 61 with 50 seconds left when he converted Marquette's third offensive rebound of the possession.

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