Seton Hall sinks No. 15 St. John’s
Top 25: Wisconsin’s Taylor scores career-high 39 points in win
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 against 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 in a row 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.
No. 10 Wisconsin 77, Indiana 67 -- Box Score
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 77-67 victory on Thursday night.
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.
The Badgers (23-6, 13-4 Big Ten) have won eight in a row in the series, which Indiana once dominated, and will carry a four-game winning streak into Sunday’s rematch at No. 1 Ohio State.
Verdell Jones led the Hoosiers (12-18, 3-14) with 18 points. Jordan Hulls scored 15 but Indiana now has lost seven consecutive overall, four in a row at home.
No. 18 Arizona 70, Oregon State 59 -- Box Score
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 70-59 win against Oregon State on Thursday night.
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.
The Wildcats had an efficient night offensively with 17 assists and eight turnovers, setting up a chance to earn at least a share of their first Pac-10 title since 2004-05 against Oregon on Saturday.
Oregon State (10-18, 5-12) shot well (50 percent), but had 22 turnovers and was worn down by Arizona’s depth while losing its 10th consecutive on the road. Devon Collier led the Beavers with 12 points.