When that didn’t happen, Lewis gave up time, calling his teammate and winning the 4th Wisconsin 11-game.
Lewis, a newcomer, scored 18 points and replaced the buzzer with Gordon’s missed free throw as he dropped the Marquette Badgers 67-65 on Friday night.
“No one believes the DJ has obviously missed, but the vision that he should be ready to make a play if he misses is unbelievable to any player, but especially a newcomer,” said Marquette coach Steve Wozniacki.
The game was the most exciting of the 127 encounters between the two state rivals, 75 miles apart, but the absence of spectators at the Fischer forum due to infection gave the latest version of the match a different feel.
The lead changed hands six times in the final 70 seconds. Neither team is leading by more than six points.
Gordon Badgers lead Wisconsin (3-1) 65-64 when they take a foul on a guard D Mitric Tries There is a fraction of nine tenths per second within the 3-point curve. Trice, who led Wisconsin with 17 points, described it as “bone-in-my-head play”.
“I tried to take a charge,” said Trice, whose jumper had 5.8 seconds left in Wisconsin. “Obviously it’s a block. This is something I have to learn. If I happen to run that play again, I will slide my legs and be in front of him.”
Gordon made the first free throw, but his second attempt bounced off the edge.
Lewis climbed into the paint and hit the ball with his right hand. The newcomer’s shot hit the front of the edge and bounced off the back before falling through the basket to win the game, with his teammates piling him under the basket.
“Second shot, I didn’t even see it because I wanted him to send us home,” Lewis said. “Then, it was gone. I crushed it and went inside.”
Marquette (3-1) had his first win against the top five teams On January 24, 2017, No. 1 Villanova fell 74-72.
Lewis had eight restarts to go with his 18 points. Gordon scored 12 points Jamal Cain Added 10 for Marquette, who won despite making one of its last five free-throw attempts. Jonathan Davis 12 and Nate Rivers 11 added to Wisconsin.
With two minutes left, Marquette was slightly ahead for most of the second half before Tries made two free throws. The lead went back and forth from there until the end of the frantic final line with Lewis’ setback.
“He’s a great time player who makes a great time play,” Gordon said. “I’m so proud of him for getting my back. He knows I’ll do it for him.”
The big picture
Wisconsin: After dropping three clear opponents by an average of 28 points at the start of the year, the Badgers showed some impact in the first big test of the season. They initially got into bad trouble, allowing Marquette to try 28 free throws and not being able to stop the extensions.
“We talk a lot about protecting, restoring and taking care of the ball – I thought three areas weren’t where we should be tonight,” Wisconsin coach Greg Kart said.
Marquette: The Golden Eagles beat some dramatic free-throw shooting late and returned to Oklahoma State in a big way from a 70-62 home loss in which they made 24 turning points and lost the 17-4 lead. The game should give some hope to a team that will play without All-American guard Marcus Howard, who ended his college career as the all-time leading scorer of the Golden Eagles, who led the country with 27.8 points per game last season.
This loss would be below or outside the top 10 in Wisconsin. This is Wisconsin’s highest ranking since reaching No. 3 on March 16, 2015.
Wisconsin hosts Wednesday in Louisville.
Marquette hosts Green Bay on Tuesday.
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