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Seton Hall, ranked 20 in the world, has lost for the second time in a row, including a stuttering loss to Marquette

Seton Hall, ranked 20 in the world, has lost for the second time in a row, including a stuttering loss to Marquette

In the final seconds, the two-game road swing ended with a second straight loss in a tight game.

The former Seton Hall star and current Milwaukee Bucks rookie sitting courtside have lost a heart-breaking 73-72 victory at Fiserv Forum. It was a heavyweight Big East match between two teams.

Bryce Aiken finished with a season-high 28 points, Alexis Yetna had a double-double of 15 points and 16 assists, and Jared Rhoden had 12 assists for the Pirates (11-5, 2-4 Big East). Aiken now has five games of 20+ points in his last eight.

With 31.2 seconds left, Seton Hall was fouled and made both to tie it at 72.

Marquette called for a timeout as Greg Elliott dribbled at the top of the key, but the officials denied Aiken a foul, even though he had his hands straight up. Elliott seemed to elbow Aiken in the nose on the play, and Aiken was shaken up after the play.

After reviewing the play, the officials decided it was a 2-point shot.

With 1.8 seconds left, Elliott clinched a 1-of-2 lead in the 73-72 Marquette series.

Mamu tweeted that the terrible call ruined the game.

Asked if he was upset at the end of the match, Willard asked, Next question, please.

With 1.7 seconds left, the Pirates announced a timeout.

On the second attempt, Cale turned his head on for a turnover.

Seton Hall have a 51-50 lead in the second half after Rhoden completed a 10-0 run.

Aiken, who scored 19.5 points in his last four games, pulled his fifth 3-pointer from the top of the arc to reach 65-61 with 5:13 remaining.

Marquette made a 6-0 run to go up 67-65.

To push the Pirates up 68-67, Aiken drained a jumper to tie it at 67.

After a Marquette miss, Yetna restructured a layup to make it 70-67.

Elliott drained a 3-pointer, who tied it at 70.

Justin Lewis pushed the paint off the rim for a 72-70 Marquette lead.

Ike Obiagu finished the day with 13 points and seven blocks for his 25th straight game. It came after he had six and five blocks in his last two games.

Marquette's partnership with Darryl Morsell has been successful for four years.

Seton Hall finished the day in within 44-41 in the first half, trailing Aiken to 17 points in a 4-of-4 loss from deep.

The Pirates have a full week off before a back-to-back clash with St. John's on January 22 at Madison Square Garden and Jan. 24 at Walsh Gym.

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Adam Zagoria is a freelance reporter who has written for NJ Advance Media about Seton Hall and NJ college basketball.

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