Marquette returned to its past Wednesday night and found its future.
Freshman Aaron Hutchins provided the heroics off the bench for the third consecutive game, scoring 18 points and making a clutch three-point shot in overtime as Marquette beat South Florida, 57-50, in the third round of the NIT.
Marquette (20-11) advanced to the semifinals at Madison Square Garden on the silver anniversary of its only title in the tournament. South Florida finished 18-12.
Virginia Tech 64, New Mexico State 61--Center Travis Jackson made a three-point shot from the corner with 1.9 seconds left to lift the Hokies (23-10) past the Aggies (25-10) in a quarterfinal game at Blacksburg, Va.
Virginia Tech squandered a 20-point lead in the second half before advancing to the semifinals against the winner of tonight's Washington State-Canisius game.
Shawn Good scored 16 points for Virginia Tech, Troy Brewer 20 for New Mexico State.