Thursday, March 21, 2013

Slipped Through Their Fingers

The Davidson Wildcats looked to have things in control against Marquette. But they didn't count on Vander Blue to upset their upset bid against the 3rd seed in the East.

                                                                Vander Blue

The Wildcats held a 6 point advantage with 1:10 remaining in the game. Then came the three pointers. Jamil Wilson and Vander Blue combined for three three pointers in 50 seconds of play and a costly turnover put the Golden Eagles in possession of the ball with 6 seconds left to play. Blue drove the ball down the lane and made a contested left handed layup with 1 second remaining. Then Blue stole the three quarter length pass by Davidson to end the game.

It was a heartbreaking loss by Davidson who had control of the game and the momentum, gaining a 10 point lead at one point. But the Wildcats left some points at the free throw line in the second half, which is uncharacteristic for one of the best foul shooting teams in the Country.

With the win, Marquette will face Butler on Saturday. The Bulldogs defeated Bucknell earlier in the Region.

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