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Marquette holds on for 89-86 win over Seton Hall

January 12, 2017
Marquette's Markus Howard puts up a lay-up against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)
Marquette's Markus Howard puts up a lay-up against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

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.

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