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.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.