No. 21 Seton Hall rallies from 11 down to beat Butler 90-87
INDIANAPOLIS -- Khadeen Carrington scored 29 points, Angel Delgado had 28 points and 15 rebounds and No. 21 Seton Hall rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat Butler 90-87 on Saturday to win its fifth straight game.
With 1:08 left in the game, Carrington pushed the ball up the floor and drove the lane for the go-ahead basket to make it 84-82. Butler’s Kelan Martin missed a jumper with 13 seconds remaining and sent Seton Hall to the foul line after the Pirates grabbed the miss. Seton Hall (14-2, 3-0 Big East) sealed the win at the foul line during the final 10 seconds of the game.
Martin finished with 27 points for Butler (12-5, 2-2). Kamar Baldwin scored 14 points for the Bulldogs, including a 3-pointer with about 2 seconds left that pulled Butler back to 88-87. Henry Baddley also finished with 14 points.
The Pirates’ largest lead of the game was just four points during a first half in which they trailed Butler often. The Bulldogs led 40-36 at halftime and extended their lead at the start of the second half.
Seton Hall trailed 65-54 with just under 10 minutes to play when they used a 16-3 scoring run to take the lead. Butler and Seton Hall traded the lead several times during the final three minutes in what became a quick-paced, back-and-forth scoring frenzy.
Desi Rodriguez scored 19 points for Seton Hall.
The Pirates finished the game shooting 49 percent from the floor (27 of 55) with 18 of their 27 baskets coming off of an assist. Butler’s bench outscored Seton Hall’s, 32-14.
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The Pirates are 3-0 in the Big East for the first time since the 1998-99 season.
Seton Hall has three more games against unranked conference opponents before it hosts No. 5 Xavier on Jan. 20. The Pirates face the defending Big East champions when they travel to Villanova on Feb. 4. Seton Hall and Butler won’t meet again until the regular-season finale on March 3.
Seton Hall visits Marquette on Tuesday.
Butler travels to Creighton on Tuesday.