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Marquette 74, Seton Hall 53

(AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

By MATT SUGAM
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. - It was a very familiar feeling for Marquette coach Shaka Smart.

Kam Jones scored 22 points, Oso Ighodaro had 18 on 7-for-7 shooting and No. 20 Marquette beat Seton Hall 74-53.

"It reminds me of last year's game here in that that I felt like Seton Hall was ready to play, and they were ready to go out and beat us," Smart said. "But our guys responded and gave a good pushback that allowed us to do what we needed."

Marquette (16-5, 8-2 Big East) shot 54% (29 for 54) from the field in its second straight win since an 80-76 loss to Xavier last weekend.

The Golden Eagles used a 10-2 run to take a 37-29 halftime lead. Jones had 13 points on 5-for-7 shooting in the first half.

"The first half was a very good half for us ... and then offensively, we just had to figure out their switching," Smart said. "They have good aggressiveness and good versatility."

Ighodaro's jumper sparked a 13-3 spurt, giving Marquette a 53-36 lead with 15:15 remaining. Jones capped the run with a 3-pointer.

The Golden Eagles led by as many as 22 at 74-52 with 1:48 remaining.

Kadary Richmond led Seton Hall with 10 points and five assists. The Pirates committed a season-high 26 turnovers.

"You don't prepare well, you're not playing well. It's not rocket science," Seton Hall coach Shaheen Holloway said.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Following up on a win against No. 22 Providence, Marquette could move up in the AP poll. It is second in the Big East at the midpoint in conference play.

BIG PICTURE

Marquette: Winners of seven of their last eight, the Golden Eagles look like a team prepared to compete for a Big East title in its second year under Smart. They scored 34 points off Seton Hall's turnovers.

Seton Hall: After starting 0-3 in the Big East, the Pirates won four straight - including a win over No. 15 UConn - and five of the last six coming in. Despite the loss, the Pirates have been playing better under first-year coach Shaheen Holloway.

January 21, 2023


Marquette
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
O. Ighodaro F 38 7-7 4-6 0-0 2-6 2 2 3 2 1 18
O. Prosper F 19 2-4 2-2 2-3 0-1 0 0 2 4 4 8
T. Kolek G 33 3-7 0-0 1-4 0-1 6 0 2 1 3 7
K. Jones G 30 8-14 1-1 5-9 0-3 0 0 3 1 1 22
S. Mitchell G 19 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 2 1 4
C. Ross   24 4-8 0-0 0-3 1-2 3 0 2 0 3 8
D. Joplin   19 2-10 0-0 1-8 2-4 2 1 1 4 2 5
S. Jones   12 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 2 0 0 1 2 2
B. Gold   3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 1 0
K. Itejere   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals   198 29-54
(.537)
7-9
(.778)
9-27
(.333)
7-23 15 4 13 17 19 74


Seton Hall
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Ndefo F 29 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-5 3 2 1 3 1 4
T. Samuel F 18 2-2 4-6 0-0 1-3 1 0 1 2 3 8
A. Dawes G 31 3-10 0-0 1-6 0-3 2 0 2 2 2 7
F. Odukale G 30 2-5 1-2 0-0 0-5 1 1 1 3 1 5
K. Richmond G 23 3-5 3-3 1-1 0-1 5 0 1 3 3 10
D. Davis   23 2-5 0-1 2-2 2-3 1 0 2 3 0 6
J. Harris   18 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 2 0 3
T. Davis   15 2-3 4-4 0-0 3-4 1 0 2 2 0 8
T. Jackson   9 0-2 2-4 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 2 3 2
J. Sanders   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   198 17-37
(.459)
14-20
(.700)
5-12
(.417)
6-26 14 3 11 26 13 53
Officials: Pat Driscoll, Earl Walton, Evan Burroughs




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