ROSEMONT, Ill. – Davante Gardner scored seven of his 22 points in overtime, including a key three-point play, and Marquette held on for a 96-94 victory over DePaul on Saturday.
Gardner made a move inside and drew a foul with 1:44 left, then made the foul shot to give the Golden Eagles a 91-89 lead. Derrick Wilson added a layup and Gardner made two more free throws to make it a six-point game with 32 seconds left.
DePaul closed to 96-94 when Brandon Young made a layup with 6 seconds left and Gardner then threw the ball away. Durrell McDonald tried a 3-pointer for DePaul, but it was well short.
Todd Mayo scored 19 points and Jamil Wilson had 18 for Marquette (16-11, 8-6 Big East), which has won four of five.
Young had 29 for the Blue Demons (10-18, 2-13), who have lost 10 straight. Billy Garrett Jr. scored a career-high 26.