DePaul 71

(10-16, 5-9 Big East)

Seton Hall 73

(16-11, 6-8 Big East)

    8:00 PM ET, February 23, 2008

    Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    DEP 29 4271
    HALL 36 3773

    Top Performers

    DePaul: K. Clarke 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

    Seton Hall: B. Laing 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Seton Hall 73, DePaul 71

    Associated Press

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Brian Laing's turnaround basket with 16.2 remaining broke a 71-71 tie and Seton Hall held off DePaul 73-71 Saturday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.

    Laing finished with a game-high 22 points, including a career high-tying five three-pointers, and Jamar Nutter scored all of his 15 points on threes for the Pirates (16-11, 6-8), who never trailed but withstood a furious rally by a similarly desperate Blue Demons (10-16, 6-8).

    DePaul missed twice late to tie or win the game. A long inbounds pass with around two seconds left was defended well by the Pirates and a shot was never attempted.

    Draelon Burns, the fifth-leading scorer in the Big East, badly missed at an attempt to tie with about 10 seconds remaining for DePaul (10-16, 5-9), which has lost seven of eight. Burns finished 3-of-10 with nine points, his lowest total since a loss to Georgetown on Jan. 8.

    The two teams combined for 20 three-pointers.

    Will Walker made all five of his three-pointers as he single-handily kept the Blue Demons in the game from outside. The sophomore was 7-of-12 from the floor and scored 20 points, one shy of a career-high.

    Seton Hall's John Garcia posted 10 points and six rebounds (four offensive boards), including two made free throws and a bank shot over Mac Koshwal to make it 71-66.

    Seton Hall shot 50 percent (15-of-30) and led by as many as 10 points twice. Jeremy Hazell scored nine points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 71 73
    FG Made-Attempted 26-51 (.510) 27-52 (.519)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 11-21 (.524)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 8-11 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 9

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