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.
The last time we saw Marquette, the Golden Eagles were in peak form after scoring 90 in a loss at Villanova and dismantling Seton Hall by 20 in Milwaukee.
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.
Safely in the NCAA field, Seton Hall (20-10, 10-8) meets Marquette (19-11, 10-8) in the Big East quarterfinals on Thursday with tournament seeding and the defense of their 2016 crown on the line.
Fresh off of their most dominant win of the season, Seton Hall first heads to the midwest to embark on a three-game road trip filled with tests.
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.