The Marquette Golden Eagles took down the No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers 57-55 on Friday night in buzzer-beating fashion. Marquette freshman Justin Lewis scored a game-high 18 points, and his final bucket was an incredible one for the win.
The Golden Eagles trailed 65-64 when D.J. Carton was fouled with 00.9 seconds remaining. Carton made his first attempt from the charity stripe to tie the game, but his second free throw bounced off the rim. That’s when Lewis overcame a box-out from Wisconsin, and beat the buzzer with a tip-in from several feet away.
MARQUETTE TIP-IN AT THE BUZZER TO KNOCK OFF NO. 4 WISCONSIN! WOW! pic.twitter.com/VJf5osz4bi
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) December 5, 2020
Sure, Marquette would’ve likely been victorious by just making the free throw, but that buzzer-beating tip-in is a much more thrilling way to win.
And it’s a huge, résumé-boosting victory for Steve Wojciechowski’s squad over the highly-ranked in-state rival. Both teams are now 3-1.