Seton Hall used a 17-2 second half run to take down Marquette, 82-76, in a season rubber match that sets the Hall up with Villanova Friday night in the Big East semifinals.
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.
Seton Hall’s bubble burst in thrilling fashion on Saturday afternoon, as they downed No. 13 Butler in a game which will be remembered similarly to Pittsburgh in 2006, though hopefully with a better outcome.
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.
NEWARK — In what has been a constant theme for Seton Hall (11-3, 1-1) over the past month, the Pirates pulled victory from the jaws of defeat in a 69-66 grind-it-out win over Marquette on New Year’s Day.
NEWARK — Seton Hall trailed by four with 2:50 to play but would overcome a late flurry of turnovers with pure will and a little luck to nip Marquette 69-66 at Prudential Center.
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.