Marquette sank 12 threes en route to an 88-85 regular season sweep of Seton Hall as the Pirates dropped an important home game that puts more pressure on them down the stretch.
No. 13 Seton Hall cut a 13-point first half deficit to one early in the second half, but a crippling 18-2 run from Marquette and 31 points from Andrew Rowsey powered the Golden Eagles to a 84-64 win.
Marquette is up next for No. 13 Seton Hall as the Pirates look to close out a successful trip to the Midwest and improve to 4-0 in Big East play for the first time since 1992-93.
NEW YORK — Marquette wasn’t able to take advantage of early Seton Hall engine trouble as the Pirates used a 17-2 second half run to hand the Golden Eagles an 82-76 loss to start their Big East title defense.
Seton Hall must buckle down and try to get some Big East momentum going after a sobering loss at No. 10 Creighton when they host a tough Marquette (10-3, 1-1) group on New Year’s Day.