Marquette holds on for 89-86 win over Seton Hall
MILWAUKEE (AP) Markus Howard had 22 points and Katin Reinhardt made four free throws in the final 29 seconds of overtime to help Marquette beat Seton Hall 89-86 on Wednesday night.
The Golden Eagles (11-5, 2-2 Big East) took the lead for good at 79-78 on Howard’s pair of free throws with 3:57 left in overtime. The Pirates (12-4, 2-2) hung close and could have forced another overtime on Myles Powell’s 3-point attempt that missed long at the buzzer.
Haanif Cheatham added 17 points for Marquette. Luke Fischer had 14 points and Jajuan Johnson 12.
Seton Hall trailed by 10 with 3:53 left in the second half and was still down 74-67 with 46 seconds left before using a 10-3 run to force overtime. Khadeen Carrington scored the final seven points of that burst, including a pull-up jumper that tied it with 2.7 seconds left.
Desi Rodriguez led Seton hall with a career-high 30 points and Carrington added 22. Angel Delgado had 14 points and tied a career-high with 19 rebounds for his 10th consecutive double-double.