NCAA East: Marquette's furious rally drops Davidson

Marquette guard Vander Blue (13) and head coach Buzz Williams celebrate after Blue hit the winning basket against Davidson with one second left in their second-round NCAA college basketball tournament game, Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. Marquette won 59-58. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Marquette guard Vander Blue (13) and head coach Buzz Williams celebrate after Blue hit the winning basket against Davidson with one second left in their second-round NCAA college basketball tournament game, Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. Marquette won 59-58. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (John Bazemore)
Posted: March 23, 2013

 Vander Blue's layup with one second left capped Marquette's rally from a nine-point deficit and gave the third-seeded Golden Eagles (24-8) a 59-58 victory over Davidson (26-8) on Thursday in the NCAA East Regional in Lexington, Ky.

Blue and Jamil Wilson made consecutive three-pointers to bring Marquette within 58-57 with 11 seconds left. The Golden Eagles then caught a huge break when De'Mon Brooks' long inbounds pass went out of bounds at midcourt with 5.5 seconds left, providing another opportunity.

California 64, UNLV 61 - Allen Crabbe had 19 points and nine rebounds, reserve Robert Thurman scored all 12 of his points on dunks, and 12th-seeded Cal (21-11) held off the fifth-seeded Runnin' Rebels (25-10) in San Jose.

Butler 68, Bucknell 56 - Andrew Smith had a double-double with a career-high 16 rebounds and 14 points, and the Bulldogs (27-8) made 18 of 20 free throws down the stretch to hold off the upset-minded Bison (28-6) at Rupp Arena.

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