Marquette defeats Georgetown 80-72 in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) - Davante Gardner scored 20 points, Steve Taylor scored 10 of his 14 points after halftime, and preseason Big East favorite Marquette needed overtime to win its first road conference game of the season Monday night, dominating the extra period to beat slumping Georgetown 80-72.

Todd Mayo's 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds remaining in regulation completed a comeback from a seven-point deficit in the final three minutes to tie the score, and the Golden Eagles (11-8, 3-3 Big East) scored the first seven points of overtime. Marquette then went 8 for 8 from the free-throw line to hold the lead.

Markel Starks scored a career-high 28 points, and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 24 for the Hoyas (11-7, 3-4), who have lost four of five and suffered a second-half collapse for the third straight game.


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