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COL BKB: Marquette 59, Davidson 58

March 21, 2013 at 6:06 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 21 (UPI) -- Vander Blue drove the left side for a final basket Thursday that allowed third-seeded Marquette to beat Davidson 59-58 in the NCAA Tournament.

Blue also had one of two vital 3-point shots that helped the Golden Eagles overcome a late deficit. But it was his drive down the left side of the lane for a layup for the game's final points with 1 second left that completed the comeback.

Marquette (24-8) moves into an East Region third-round game against sixth-seeded Butler Saturday. Butler defeated Bucknell 68-56 in its second-round game earlier Thursday.

Davidson, which entered the game with the nation's longest winning streak at 17 games, completes its season 26-8.

The Wildcats led much of the game and were up by nine 49-40 when Jake Cohen made a jump shot with 6:27 to play. That, however, would be the last field goal Davidson made for nearly 6 minutes.

Blue drilled a 3-pointer that pulled the Golden Eagles to 56-54. After two Nik Cochran free throws for Davidson, Jamil Wilson popped in a 3-point, making it a 1-point game with 10 seconds to go. Davidson muffed the inbounds play and Marquette found Blue, who charged down the left side for the game-winner.

Blue scored 16 points to lead Marquette while Wilson ended up with 14.

Cohen had 20 points for Davidson.

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