Lexington, KY (Sporting Alert, Box Score) — Vander Blue scored the go-head layup with 0:01 left and Marquette beat Davidson 59-58 to avoid what looked like a certain upset in their NCAA tournament game on Thursday.
Blue finished with 16 points in the win for the Golden Eagles, with Jamil Wilson adding 14 points and five rebounds.
Chris Otule chipped in with 11 points, seven boards and four blocks and Trent Lockett contributed 11 rebounds in the victory for Marquette (24-8), which struggled early to hit their shots.
Jake Cohen paced the Davidson Wildcats with 20 points.
Nik Cochran and De’Mon Brooks both finished with 11 points with the latter also pulling down eight rebounds in the defeat.
The teams were evenly matched in their own ways throughout the contest, until Davidson took a 49-40 lead with 6:25 left.
The No. 3 Marquette found themselves in further trouble when De’Mon Brooks scored on a layup to give Davidson a five point lead with 0:41.5 left.
However, Blue and Jamil Wilson knocked down 3-pointers late to pull the scores closer before Blue sealed the win with the layup.
Marquette will next play Butler on Saturday.