Marquette comes back to earn OT win at Georgetown

Jan 20, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles guard Derrick Wilson (12) dribbles the ball in the first half against the Georgetown Hoyas at Verizon Center. Image by Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Marquette comes back to earn OT win at Georgetown

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jan 20, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan 20, 2014

Buzz Williams' men's basketball squad has to dig out of a major hole, and quickly, if they want an at-large NCAA tournament berth.

It did in one way, with an 80-72 comeback win in overtime against Georgetown Monday night, a rather unexpected win.

MU was down three possessions late in the contest, but produced an improbable comeback including clutch free-throw shooting from Davante Gardner and an unexpected three-pointer from Todd Mayo in the final six seconds of regulation.

It went overtime, and nearly into Tuesday morning on the east coast.

Then, freshman John Dawson produced a three-pointer that became the dagger for Marquette in the improbable comeback win.

MU extends it's record to 11-8.

Marquette's schedule doesn't get any easier.  On Saturday, MU faces an angry 4th-ranked Villanova squad that lost in a blowout to Creighton on its own home floor.