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Lockdown defense, timely shooting help Butler end 5-game skid with 69-57 OT win over Marquette

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    Butler forward Kameron Woods, right, shoots in front of Marquette forward Davante Gardner in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (The Associated Press)

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    Marquette head coach Buzz Williams calls a play for his team as they played Butler in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (The Associated Press)

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    Butler forward Andrew Chrabascz, left, shoots under Davante Gardner in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (The Associated Press)

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    Marquette guard Jake Thomas, left, draws the charge from Butler forward Khyle Marshall in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (The Associated Press)

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    Butler guard Alex Barlow, right, and Marquette guard Derrick Wilson fight for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (The Associated Press)

Khyle Marshall and Kellen Dunham each scored 18 and Butler allowed just 17 points over the final 21 minutes Saturday to rally for a 69-57 overtime win against Marquette.

The Bulldogs (11-7, 1-5 Big East) snapped a five-game losing streak and earned their first win in their new league. Three of the previous five losses came on their home court — all in overtime.

It was a dramatic turnaround. Butler trailed 40-28 with 16:13 to play, but used a late 15-3 run to take a 49-45 lead with 90 seconds left. Marquette tied the score with 4.6 seconds left when Jake Thomas made two free throws.

But the Bulldogs opened the overtime on a 12-2 run to pull away.

The Golden Eagles (10-8, 2-3) were led by Davante Gardner who had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jamil Wilson and Derrick Wilson both had 13 points.