ELLENSON’S BIG GAME HELPS MARQUETTE UPSET PROVIDENCE
providence, r.i.» Freshman Henry Ellenson had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, swatting away Kris Dunn’s attempted buzzer-beater to lead Marquette to a 65-64 victory over No. 8 Providence on Tuesday night.
Duane Wilson scored on a layup with 31 seconds left to give Marquette (11-4, 1-2 Big East) the 65-64 lead. The Golden Eagles avoided opening the conference schedule with three straight losses for the first time since joining the Big East in 2005.
Tim Quarterman had 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, Craig Victor added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and LSU defeated No. 9 Kentucky 85-67. … Kellen Dunham snapped out of his shooting slump with 24 points, and No. 18 Butler edged DePaul 77-72. The Bulldogs put four players in double figures in their first Big East win after consecutive losses to No. 8 Providence and No. 10 Xavier. … Jarrod Uthoff had 25 points, eight rebounds and four blocks as No. 19 Iowa held off Nebraska 77-66 for its fifth straight win. … Sindarius Thornwell scored a season-high 22 points and No. 22 South Carolina fought off a secondhalf challenge to beat Auburn 81-69 in the Gamecocks’ Southeastern Conference opener. … Josh Brown hit a spinning jumper in the lane with 2.5 seconds left and Temple upset No. 23 UConn 55-53.