Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew Chrabascz had 30 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 25 Butler to a 72-68 overtime victory over Marquette on Saturday.
Kellen Dunham posted 17 points, Alex Barlow scored 15 with four rebounds and seven assists, and Kameron Woods had 18 rebounds for the Bulldogs (16-6, 6-3 Big East), who have won three straight.
"We expected the game to be physical and hard-fought and it was all of that," Butler head coach Chris Holtmann said. "Our guys stayed tough, fought through some adversity and came up with big plays when we needed them."
Matt Carlino and Duane Wilson each scored 18 points, Luke Fischer added 12 points and six rebounds and Juan Anderson had 12 and seven for the Golden Eagles (10-11, 2-7), who have lost their past five.
Wilson opened overtime with a layup, but Chrabascz and Dunham followed with buckets, and Chrabascz hit a pair of free throws with two minutes to play for a 64-60 lead.
Marquette cut the deficit to one before Dunham made a pair of free throws for a 70-67 lead with seven seconds left. Butler then immediately fouled Carlino, and after he made one, Dunham followed with two more from the line to seal the victory.
The Bulldogs opened the game with the first seven points and continued to lead for much of the first half, but Marquette was able to keep the game close and trailed, 29-26, heading into the break.
Opening the second half with a 10-3 run, the Golden Eagles took a 36-32 lead on an Anderson 3-ball 3 1/2 minutes in.
An 8-0 run by Marquette gave the team the largest lead of the game at 55-45 with just 4 1/2 minutes to play, but Butler scored the next five points, and a Barlow 3-pointer and Dunham jumper sent the game into overtime tied at 58-58.
Butler hosts St. Johns on Tuesday ... Marquette plays at Villanova on Wednesday ... The Golden Eagles still hold the edge in the series, 16-14 ... Butler dominated on the boards, 47-33.