King, Marquette upset No. 3 Texas in Battle 4 Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Marquette’s players jostled each other on midcourt after the horn sounded in a big win for their program. Then they went behind their bench and into the stands, marching up the rows of green seats to embrace fans, friends and family in an extended celebration.

Beating a top 3 team for the first time in program history deserved a little extra.

Jordan King scored 17 of their 25 points after halftime while Marquette held third-place Texas with 31% shooting and defeated the Longhorns 68-61 in the first round of Saturday’s Battle 4 Atlantis.

It was the highest-ranking opponent the Golden Eagles have beaten in program history and also tipped the second women’s tournament here at the Atlantis Resort, Bahamas off the expected course.

“I thought we played smart, hard and united for 40 minutes,” said coach Megan Duffy. “Despite some ups and downs, they stuck together and were just an incredible asset to our program.”