The Seton Hall Pirates were poised to upset the No. 15 Marquette Golden Eagles, taking a 32-26 lead into halftime Tuesday. Ultimately, though, Jae Crowder proved too much to handle, leading Marquette on a 16-2 run to start the second half on the way to a 66-59 victory in Big East Conference basketball action. This was Seton Hall's fifth consecutive loss.
Crowder finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds, shooting 6-for-11 from the field and 8-for-9 from the free-throw line. The Eagles (19-4 overall, 8-2 Big East) held a massive advantage from the charity stripe on the night, going 20-for-28 compared to 4-for-6 for the Pirates.
Herb Pope did his best to keep Seton Hall (15-7 overall, 4-6 Big East) in the game, pacing the Pirates with 16 points. He could not make up for a poor night shooting from Jordan Theodore, who was the team's leading scorer heading into the night. Theodore went just 3-for-14 from the field for seven points.
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