Recap: Marquette 69, Butler 62

By By The Sports Xchange
POSTED: 9:54 PM PST February 4, 2014    UPDATED: 9:54 PM PST February 4, 2014 

Marquette 69, Butler 62: Todd Mayo came off the bench to score 17 points - all in the second half - as the Golden Eagles rallied for a home win over the Bulldogs.

Jamil Wilson scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds for Marquette (13-10, 5-5 Big East), which avenged a loss earlier this season to Butler. Davante Gardner added 13 points, while Deonte Burton had 11, including nine in the second half, and four steals.

Kellen Dunham led Butler (12-10, 2-8) with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Khyle Marshall added 13 points. Elijah Brown chipped in 11 points off the bench, while Kameron Woods contributed five points, seven rebounds and five assists in a losing effort.

Points were hard to come by in the first half, with the Bulldogs missing their first 11 shots from the field and going more than five minutes before scoring their first points. But Marquette struggled as well, and a late 6-2 run gave Butler a 25-23 lead at the break.

The Bulldogs' advantage reached 10 with just over 13 minutes to go before Mayo got hot, scoring 15 of the Eagles' 22 points over a 9:27 span in which they took their first lead of the second half. The Bulldogs managed just five points over the final 5:55, allowing Marquette to pull away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Butler committed a season-high 20 turnovers. … Mayo is the half-brother of Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo. … Marquette G Derrick Wilson had only two points but dished out eight assists and made five steals.