CINCINNATI -- Lazar Hayward emerged from a shooting slump at the end, hitting a 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime and adding five more points Sunday while rallying Marquette to a 79-76 victory over Cincinnati.
It was a significant game for two teams jostling to make the NCAA tournament. Marquette (17-9, 8-6 Big East) entered seventh in the conference standings, and Cincinnati (15-11, 6-8) was eighth. Marquette is one of the league's hottest teams, winning six of seven.
Hayward, fifth on Marquette's career scoring list, had a second straight subpar game, missing nine of 10 shots before hitting the tying 3 with 27.5 seconds left in regulation. Cincinnati's Rashad Bishop then missed a long jumper. Another 3 by Hayward put Marquette ahead to stay in overtime.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.