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Freshman leads Seton Hall past St. John’s

NEWARK, N.J. — Jeremy Hazell scored a season-high 31 points and Seton Hall, the worst 3-point shooting team in the Big East, made a season-best 12 from beyond the arc in an 84-70 victory over No. 15 St. John’s on Thursday night, snapping the Red Storm’s six-game winning streak.

Freshman Fuquan Edwin had a career-best 19 points for the Pirates (12-17, 6-11), who had lost three straight and five of six.

Dwight Hardy scored 23 points for St. John’s (19-10, 11-6), which was one of the hottest teams in the country, having won eight of nine. But the Red Storm fell apart in the final minutes, getting outscored 14-2 over the last 4 minutes that included coach Steve Lavin and senior forward Justin Burrell being ejected in two separate incidents.

The win gave Seton Hall a 2-8 record against ranked teams this season, the other win coming at Syracuse.

Lavin was given two technical fouls by official Joe Lindsey for arguing during a timeout with 1:55 to play and Seton Hall leading 77-68.

Burrell was called for a flagrant foul and was ejected by official John Cahill after he ran down Seton Hall reserve Anali Okoloji with 7.6 seconds left and the outcome definitely decided.

Seton Hall came into the game shooting 28.4 percent from 3-point range and the Pirates made 7 of 11 from long range in taking 34-30 halftime lead.

St. John’s, which had beaten six teams this season ranked 13th or higher, took its only lead of the second half at 53-49 on a four-point play by Justin Brownlee with 12:19 to play.

Wisconsin 77, Indiana 67

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Jordan Taylor scored a career-high 39 points and almost single-handedly stopped Indiana’s second-half charge, leading No. 10 Wisconsin to a victory.

With three of Wisconsin’s starters in foul trouble, Taylor accounted for all the Badgers’ points in a decisive 14-4 run midway through the second half. That spurt turned a 46-45 lead into a 60-49 advantage.

Arizona 70, Oregon State 59

TUCSON, Ariz. — Derrick Williams had 15 points and 12 rebounds, Lamont Jones added 17 points and No. 18 Arizona moved a step closer to its first Pac-10 title in six years with a win over Oregon State.

Coming off consecutive losses for the first time this season, Arizona (24-6, 13-4) pulled away in the second half to move within a game of its first undefeated home season in 12 years.

WOMEN Wisconsin-Green Bay 75, Wright State 54

FAIRBORN, Ohio — Julie Wojta scored 20 points and No. 15 Wisconsin-Green Bay beat Wright State for its 19th consecutive victory.

North Carolina 78, Clemson 64

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Italee Lucas scored 14 points and North Carolina snapped a four-game losing streak with the victory in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Fellow guard Cetera DeGraffenreid was a factor at both ends of the floor, finishing with 11 points, eight assists and six steals for the sixth-seeded Tar Heels (23-7).

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