Seton Hall hangs on to upset Kentucky
Myles Cale hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.5 seconds left in overtime, and Seton Hall overcame Keldon Johnson’s half-court heave that tied the score at the regulation buzzer, stunning No. 9 Kentucky 84-83 on Saturday in a thriller at Madison Square Garden in New York.
In one of the most exciting finishes of the season, Johnson had a chance to win it for the Wildcats (7-2), but his 3-point try with a second remaining was blocked by Quincy McKnight. The ball went out of bounds as time expired, and Pirates players rushed off the bench to celebrate.
Myles Powell scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime for Seton Hall (6-3), including a tiebreaking 3 in the final seconds of the second half.
The clock showed 1.1 seconds after Powell’s stepback, double-clutch jumper from the left side went through, but officials made it 1.5 seconds after a replay review. That made all the difference for Kentucky when PJ Washington inbounded from the baseline and threw a long pass to an open Johnson.
He caught it near center court, turned and hurled a right-handed shot that went in as the horn sounded, tying it at 70.
“I knew if I got the shot off that I had a pretty good chance to make it,” Johnson said. “It was a big shot. I mean, it was pretty big. I guess it just hurt because we lost.”
Markus Howard scored 27 points, freshman Joey Hauser added 15 and hit big, late-game shots as Marquette grinded out a 74-69 win in overtime over No. 12 Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Sam Hauser had 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (8-2). But it was his little brother, Joey, who came up clutch playing in his first game in the heated in-state rivalry.
He scored four in the opening two minutes of overtime, including both free throws after Wisconsin’s Brad Davison was called for a flagrant foul with 3:35 left.
Ethan Happ had 34 points and 11 rebounds for the Badgers (8-2).