INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Myles Powell scored 19 of his 29 points in the second half and Romaro Gill matched his career high with 17 points to lead No. 18 Seton Hall back from a 10-point halftime deficit for a 78-70 victory at No. 5 Butler on Wednesday night.
The Pirates (13-4, 5-0 Big East) closed the game on a 13-4 run to win their seventh in a row. They are the only conference team still unbeaten in league play.
Quincy McKnight had 11 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds.
Kamar Baldwin had 19 points and six assists to lead the Bulldogs (15-2, 3-1). Jordan Tucker had 14 points and 10 rebounds as Butler's six-game winning streak ended.
Powell and Gill dominated the second half.
They helped to quickly cut a 40-30 deficit to five, and when when the 7-foot-2 Gill asserted himself in the post the Bulldogs couldn't match up. He scored nine points in a 15-6 run that ended with Powell's 3 to give Seton Hall a 58-57 lead with 8:14 to play.
It looked like the Bulldogs might rally when Sean McDermott completed a three-point play to give Butler a 66-65 lead with 3:48 remaining - after Gill picked up his fifth foul.
Instead, the Powell and Jared Rhoden knocked down 3s during the final spurt to help the Pirates pull away late. >> Read More
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