MILWAUKEE, WI (WSAU) The Marquette men’s basketball team improved to 4-and-0 in the Big East with a 69-to-62 home win over injury-depleted Seton Hall last night. The Pirates only dressed eight players, and their two leading scorers fouled out in the final four minutes. Still, Seton Hall gave the 25th-ranked Golden Eagles all they could handle.
The Pirates never led, but they had an 8-0 run to get within one with 9:09 to play. Marquette scrambled to a five-point advantage, and then pulled away with a 7-0 run. Seton Hall only shot 23-and-a-half percent in the first half, as Marquette went to the locker room with a 26-16 lead. The Pirates were much better after the intermission, and shot just under 40-percent for the game to Marquette’s 43-and-a-half percent.
Marquette had a slight rebounding edge at 31-29, and the Eagles committed 10 turnovers to the Pirates’ 13. Aaron Cosby scored 15 for Seton Hall, which dropped its season-high fourth straight game and fell to 1-and-4 in the Big East and 12-and-6 overall.
Davante Gardner had 17 points and five rebounds off the bench for Marquette, which won its 19th straight home game. The Eagles are now 13-and-3 overall, and will play at Cincinnati on Saturday.