- Associated Press - Saturday, March 4, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Desi Rodriguez scored 21 points, and Angel Delgado added 20 points and 16 rebounds Saturday, helping Seton Hall rally from a 10-point, second-half deficit to upset No. 13 Butler 70-64.

The Pirates (20-10, 10-8 Big East) scored the game’s final seven points, taking a 65-64 lead on Khadeen Carrington’s basket with 1:24 remaining. Myles Powell’s 3-pointer with 35.3 seconds left stretched the lead to 68-64.

Carrington, who finished with 17 points, iced it with two free throws with 12 seconds to go, extending the Pirates’ winning streak to four.

Butler (23-7, 12-6) got 19 points from Kelan Martin and 13 from Avery Woodson but had its four-game winning streak snapped.

Martin’s 3-pointer with 7:01 to play extended the Bulldogs’ lead to 57-47. But two free throws by Rodriguez with 4:36 remaining and a 3 by Powell at 3:52 tied it at 59. It was tied at 61 with 3:10 left when Butler called a timeout.

Getting 13 points from Woodson and nine from Martin, Butler scored the first half’s final seven points to lead 38-35.


Seton Hall: The Pirates came to Butler with a three-game winning streak and hoping to earn an NCAA Tournament bid.

Butler: Martin and Woodson continue to play well late in the season as the Bulldogs clinched second place in the Big East behind Villanova, a team beat Butler defeated twice in the regular season.


Seton Hall: Big East Tournament.

Butler: Big East Tournament.


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