Seton Hall (16-16) won despite shooting 39.6 percent from the
field and 5-of-20 from 3-point range. The eighth-seeded Pirates, who
received 10 points apiece from Brian Oliver and Fuquan Edwin, will
face top-seeded Villanova in Thursday's quarterfinals.
Khyle Marshall kept Butler (14-17) close with 22 points on 10-of-15
shooting to go along with seven rebounds. Kameron Woods contributed
seven points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in a losing effort.
After a layup by Teague created a 51-46 advantage for Seton Hall
with just over two minutes left, Marshall and Kellen Dunham each
converted a dunk to make it a one-point game with 47 seconds to go.
The Pirates' Brandon Mobley missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with
five seconds left, but Alex Barlow's 3-pointer missed the mark in
the final seconds to seal the Bulldogs' fate.
Both teams shot about 35 percent in a first half that ended with
Seton Hall ahead 23-22. The Pirates held the Bulldogs without a
field goal for the first 7 1/2 minutes of the second half and surged
ahead 38-26 before Butler clawed within 45-41 on Dunham's layup with
just over six minutes to play.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Neither team received a huge boost from its bench, as
Mobley scored all eight of the points for the Seton Hall reserves,
while Butler's bench players combined for seven points. ... Oliver
added nine rebounds as the Pirates held a 36-33 edge on the glass.
Seton Hall entered as the 296th-ranked rebounding team in the
nation. ... The Bulldogs' starting backcourt of Dunham and Barlow
combined for seven points on 3-of-21 shooting.
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