MILWAUKEE -- Chris Otule's putback slam dunk gave Marquette a 1-point lead with 1:23 left, and the Golden Eagles held on for a 79-74 victory over struggling West Virginia on Saturday morning.
Jae Crowder had a season-high 29 points for Marquette (10-4, 1-0 Big East), which was coming off a tough 1-point loss at Vanderbilt. Darius Johnson-Odom added 21 for the Golden Eagles, hitting several key shots in a second-half surge.
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Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Badgers for his senior season.
Recruiting reporter Jeff Borzello has gotten grilled for his selections of underachieving and overachieving college basketball programs. He joins Phil Murphy to explain his rankings.