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  • Seton Hall Khadeen Carrington (0) shoots in front of Butler's Kelan Martin (30) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big East men's tournament quarterfinals in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Friday, March 09, 2018 12:11 am

Wideman put back late leads Butler over Seton Hall, 75-74

TOM CANAVAN | Associated Press

NEW YORK – Tyler Wideman scored on a putback with :04 to play and sixth-seeded Butler stunned third-seeded Seton Hall 75-74 in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament on Thursday night.

Kamar Baldwin scored a career-high 32 points to lead the Bulldogs (20-12) to their first victory over Seton Hall (21-11) in three games this season and into a semifinal game against second-seeded Villanova on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

The Wildcats thrashed Marquette 94-70 in a blowout earlier in the evening.

This was Big East basketball at its best, and the end was as exciting as an NCAA Tournament game.

Khadeen Carrington had seemingly given the Pirates the game by converting a three-point play with 11 seconds to play for a 74-73 lead.

Baldwin, who was spectacular all night, drove the right side of the lane and seemingly had a layup. The ball rolled off the rim and Wideman, who battled second-half foul problems, put it back home.

Seton Hall, which had no time outs, rushed the ball upcourt and Miles Powell missed a 3-pointer with :02 to play.

Kelan Martin added 17 points for Butler and Wideman and Sean McDermott finished with 10 apiece.

Carrington led Seton Hall with 17 points. Angel Delgado had 13 points and nine rebounds and Ismael Sanogo had all 12 of his points in the first half.


Butler: Will face second-seeded Villanova in the second semifinal Friday night.

Seton Hall: Will wait for the NCAA selection show on Sunday.


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