Ellenson’s 32 lead Marquette past Butler

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PROVIDENCE, RI - JANUARY 19: Head coach Chris Holtmann of the Butler Bulldogs reacts against the Providence Friars in the first half on January 19, 2016, at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE (January 30, 2016) — 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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