MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Steve Novak's fall-away jumper with 1.1 seconds
left gave Marquette a 67-65 victory over Notre Dame Friday night.
Novak had 28 points to lead the Golden Eagles in front of 18,874
at the Bradley Center -- the largest crowd ever to witness a college
basketball game in the state of Wisconsin, according to Marquette's
It was the first meeting between the two schools as Big East
foes, but the 105th overall meeting in a long-standing rivalry.
A driving layup by Marquette's Dominic James tied the game,
65-65, with 45.9 seconds remaining.
Marquette (14-5, 4-2 Big East) grabbed a 44-43 lead -- its first
of the game -- on Jerel McNeal's layup with 13:39 left.
The Golden Eagles extended their lead to 54-48 on Dan
Fitzgerald's layup and foul shot.
But the Fighting Irish rallied to tie the game, 54-54, when
Fitzgerald fouled Colin Falls on a missed 3-point attempt and Falls
hit all three free throws.
The Irish grabbed a 57-54 lead on their next possession on a
3-pointer by Quinn.
Falls had 21 points to lead the Fighting Irish (10-6, 1-4 Big
Notre Dame led 33-30 at the half, led by Quinn's 8 points, but
Novak's 16 first-half points kept Marquette in the game.
Marquette had eight blocks in the first half.
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