MILWAUKEE (AP) — Myles Powell scored 28 points and Sandro Mamukelashvili added 26 as No. 13 Seton Hall built a big second-half lead and then held off Marquette 88-79 on Saturday.
Seton Hall (21-7, 13-3 Big East) led 44-35 at the half and extended the margin to 24 points midway through the second half before Marquette rallied within 84-79 on a 3-pointer by Sacar Anim with 34 seconds left.
The Pirates took their biggest lead at 74-50 on a 3-pointer by Powell with 11:02 remaining, before Marquette (18-10, 8-8) climbed back with 10 consecutive points. Howard, the Big East’s leading scorer and second in the nation at 27.2 points per game, had 37 points for the Golden Eagles, who have lost three of their last four. Anim added 13 points.