No. 25 Marquette vs. Cincinnati final score: Kilpatrick hits game winner as Bearcats knock off Eagles, 71-69

USA TODAY Sports

Sean Kilpatrick had a career-high 36 points, including the game-winning drive in the final seconds of overtime, as Cincinnati beat Marquette, 71-69, on Saturday night.

Sean Kilpatrick put on a show Saturday night in Cincinnati as the Bearcats outlasted No. 25 Marquette 71-69 in overtime. The junior guard had a career-high 36 points, including two on a drive in the final seconds of the extra period, to hold off a Golden Eagles team that made a furious second-half comeback after struggling to score early on.

To say Marquette got off to a modest offensive start would be an understatement. The Golden Eagles managed just 13 points in the first half and had only three with under nine minutes to play in the period.

That changed in the second half, however, when Vander Blue caught fire. Blue hit three triples in less than two minutes to follow a Trent Lockett layup that opened the half. All six of the Golden Eagles' three-point field goals came in the final 20 minutes, and Blue finished with a team-high 19 points. Marquette scored 50 in the second half when the offense finally woke up.

The Golden Eagles came all the way back on a pair of free throws from Davante Gardner with three seconds left in regulation. Marquette then got a steal on the ensuing inbounds pass but missed what would have been a game-winning heave to send it into overtime, where Kilpatrick eventually won it for Cincinnati.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.