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Marquette edges UConn in overtime

MILWAUKEE — Junior Cadougan scored 18, hitting a buzzer-beating, tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation, to lead Marquette to a 82-76 overtime win over Connecticut on Tuesday night in the Big East Conference opener for both teams.

The Golden Eagles (10-3) have won 17 in a row at home.

Shabazz Napier tied his career high with 29 points for Connecticut (10-3, 0-1).

Cadougan's 3-pointer was the Golden Eagles' first of the night after missing their first 14.

Marquette was without coach Buzz Williams, serving a one-game suspension for NCAA recruiting rules violations announced in August. Assistant Brad Autry filled in.

maryland 81, iupui 63: Freshman guard Seth Allen scored 13 and the host Terrapins (12-1) completed their nonconference schedule on a 12-game winning streak. Maryland has its best record entering ACC play since 13-1 in 1998-1999. The Terrapins host Virginia Tech on Saturday.

CLEMSON 92, citadel 51: Freshman Adonis Filer scored a career high 21, shooting 7-for-7, and fueled a 27-4 first-half run that carried the host Tigers (8-4).

fau 61, hofstra 57: Greg Gantt posted his fifth straight 20-point game for the host Owls (7-8).

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No. 24 Texas A&M 80, rice 57: Kelsey Bone had 24 points and 14 rebounds for the host Aggies (10-4). Bone has scored at least 15 in seven straight games.

no. 12 tennessee: Forward Cierra Burdick is out indefinitely after breaking a bone in her right (shooting) hand while working out on her own.

Marquette edges UConn in overtime 01/01/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 11:20pm]
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