Marquette's Henry Ellenson and teammate Luke Fischer hug after their 75-69 victory over Butler in a NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
Tom Lynn
January 30, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) Henry Ellenson scored a career-high 32 points, including a critical bucket in the final minute, and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Marquette over Butler 75-69 on Saturday.

The 6-foot-11, 245-pound freshman turned in his 13th double-double by hitting 8 of 14 shots and making both of his 3-point attempts. He made 14 of 16 free throws and blocked six shots.

His tip-in off his own miss gave the Golden Eagles (15-7, 4-5 Big East) a 72-69 lead with 28 seconds left. Marquette added four free throws while Butler (14-7, 3-6) missed a pair of 3-pointers.

Another freshman, Traci Carter, made five 3-pointers for a career-high 15 points and Jujuan Johnson added 11 for Marquette, which shot 52 percent.

Kelan Martin scored a career-high 27 points for the Bulldogs. Kellen Dunham and Roosevelt Jones 15 had each.

Marquette led the final nine minutes but not by more than six.

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