No. 6 Hoyas Fend Off Seton Hall

No. 17 Marquette beats Cincinnati, Connecticut upsets No. 18 Pitt
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 2, 2008 5:25 PM CST
Georgetown forward Patrick Ewing, Jr., smiles as he looks at the scoreboard during the second half of a college basketball game against Seton Hall on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 in Washington. Ewing scored...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – No. 6 Georgetown overcame 21 turnovers to win its fifth straight game today, 73-61, over Seton Hall, reports the Associated Press. Jessie Sapp had 17 points and Patrick Ewing Jr. had a career-high 16 as the Hoyas raised their home record to 11-0 and their Big East mark to 8-1. Brian Laing scored 24 points for the Pirates. In other top 25 action:

  • Lazar Hayward scored 19 points and No. 17 Marquette erased an 11-point, first-half deficit to beat Cincinnati 75-60 in a Big East Game.
  • Connecticut won its fifth straight with a 60-53 upset of No. 18 Pittsburgh in a Big East game. A.J. Price had 21 points as the Huskies finished on a 9-2 run.