Louisville 67, Marquette 60 (OT)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Taquan Dean's final game at Freedom Hall

made up in dramatics what it lacked in aesthetics.

The senior scored 19 points -- including all seven of

Louisville's points in overtime -- to lift the Cardinals to a 67-60

victory over Marquette on Wednesday night.

Brandon Jenkins added 12 points and Juan Palacios and Terrence

Williams scored 11 apiece as the Cardinals (18-10 overall, 6-9 Big

East) kept their hopes for qualifying for the Big East tournament


Steve Novak scored 20 points and Dominic James added 16 for the

Golden Eagles -- including a dramatic running 3-pointer as time

expired in regulation -- but Marquette (19-9, 9-6) went scoreless

over the game's final 4:15.

Louisville led 56-47 on a 3-pointer by Jenkins with 7:07 to

play, but Louisville made just one shot and missed six straight

free throws down the stretch to keep the Golden Eagles close.

James had missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with five

seconds left and Marquette trailing 58-55. But Louisville's Chad

Millard missed a pair of free throws and Jenkins couldn't handle

the rebound, giving the Golden Eagles one last shot.

James took the ball and let go a double-pump runner from the top

of the key that fell through the rim as time expired.

Undaunted, Dean hit two free throws and added a 3-pointer that

gave the Cardinals the lead for good.