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Marquette stays unbeaten in Big East with 74-67 overtime victory over Pittsburgh

  • Marquette's Chris Otule (42) scores after getting past Pittsburgh's James Robinson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Marquette's Chris Otule (42) scores after getting past Pittsburgh's James Robinson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh's Cameron Wright, right, looks to shoot as Marquette's Davante Gardner defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game,  Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Pittsburgh's Cameron Wright, right, looks to shoot as Marquette's Davante Gardner defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)  (The Associated Press)

  • Marquette's Todd Mayo (4) blocks a shot by Pittsburgh's Trey Zeigler (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game,  Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Marquette's Todd Mayo (4) blocks a shot by Pittsburgh's Trey Zeigler (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)  (The Associated Press)

Vander Blue scored 22 points and Marquette stayed hot, beating Pittsburgh 74-67 in overtime on Saturday for its fifth straight victory.

Davante Gardner made all six of his shots from the floor while adding 13 points and grabbing eight rebounds for the Golden Eagles (12-3, 3-0 Big East), who are unbeaten through three conference games for the first time in four years.

Lamar Patterson led Pitt with 22 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer from the top of the key as the horn sounded at the end of regulation. The Panthers (13-4, 1-3), however, couldn't keep the momentum going.

Marquette, which never trailed over the game's final 28 minutes, opened overtime with a quick 8-2 burst to pull away. The Golden Eagles won it at the free throw line, making 13 of 16 during the 5-minute extra period.