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March Madness - Marquette vs Davidson Final: 59-58 - Recap

Marquette grabbed a 59-58 win over Davidson on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Vander Blue at Rupp Arena.

Bettors who backed Marquette were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 3.5.

Jamil Wilson had 14 points for Marquette and Chris Otule chipped in with 11 points. Vander Blue had 2 assists for them, while Chris Otule was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Davidson got 20 points from Jake Cohen in a losing cause and another 11 points from De'Mon Brooks. JP Kuhlman contributed 4 assists for them, while De'Mon Brooks had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Davidson were victorious, as the score was 25-23 at the break.

Marquette won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-29.