For 35 minutes, last night's Big East Tournament opener between Seton Hall and Marquette was close. Marquette led 57-54. Then the Golden Eagles went on a 10-0 run to close out the game and win 67-54 to advance to tonight's Big East quarterfinal against Notre Dame.
Jerel McNeal scored a game-high 21 points to lead Marquette to its 23rd win of the season.
Sophomore Lazar Hayward added 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help Marquette overcome a 34% shooting night, 17% from beyond 3-point range. Seton Hall wasn't any better, hitting just 33.9% from the field.