Hepburn Accelerates Wisconsin to 80-77 OT Victory over Marquette

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chucky Hepburn scored 19 points and shot 7 for 10, Tyler Wahl added 15 points and Wisconsin defeated Marquette 80-77 in overtime on Saturday.

Matt Klesmit scored 13 points and his lay-in over two Marquette defenders with three seconds left gave the Badgers a 79-77 lead. The Golden Eagles had to go the length of the floor after both teams used timeouts and Wisconsin intercepted long entry passes in back-to-back possessions to seal it. After the first turnover, Wahl made one of two foul shots.

Reserve Connor Essegian contributed 12 points for the Badgers (8-2).

Hepburn hit a deep 3 with 51 seconds left to put Wisconsin at 70-68. From a time out, Oso Ighodaro threw a one-handed dunk off a pick and roll to tie it. Hepburn missed a deep 3-pointer with three seconds remaining to force overtime at 70.

The Badgers (6-2) led 41-30 at halftime and scored the first five points 45 seconds into the second half before the Golden Eagles rallied. It wasn’t until Stevie Mitchell’s layup was left with a 1:52 rule that Marquette took his first lead of the second half, 68-67.

Kam Jones scored a career-high 26 points for Marquette (6-3), shot 9 for 12 and Prosper scored 14.

Entering Saturday’s competition, the two teams had split their last 20 games.

Wisconsin hosts No. 22 Maryland on Tuesday and the Golden Eagles meet North Carolina Central on Tuesday.

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