Marquette stops Butler, 69-62
Mayo's big second half paces Golden Eagles
MILWAUKEE — Todd Mayo scored 17 points off the bench and led a second-half charge from a 10-point deficit to help Marquette beat Butler 69-62 on Tuesday night.
Mayo hit seven field goals after halftime and the Golden Eagles (13-10, 5-5 Big East) avoided a regular-season sweep to the Bulldogs (12-10, 2-8).
The junior guard riled up the crowd after tipping away a rebound for a steal, then going the length of the court for a three-point play off a layup and a 62-57 lead with 3:02 left.
Marquette pulled away from there after shutting down the paint against Butler, who got 16 points from Kellen Durham.
Freshman forward Andrew Chrabascz drove the paint for most of his 10 points, all in the second half.
Elijah Brown’s jumper with 13:03 left gave Butler a 43-33 lead before Marquette started chipping away.