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Men’s Basketball: Seton Hall Tops Rival Rutgers

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Jordan Theodore scored 24 points as Seton Hall took a 59-54 win over Rutgers on Wednesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.

Herb Pope had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Pirates (16-8, 5-7 Big East), and hit a 3-pointer with 2:52 remaining to put Seton Hall up for good at 51-50. Brandon Mobley added 10 rebounds for the Pirates.

The Scarlet Knights (12-13, 4-8), who lost their third straight and fifth in their last six games, got 14 points from Mike Poole and 13 from Eli Carter.

In a game that had eight lead changes and four ties, Rutgers took a 50-48 lead on Dane Miller’s 3-pointer with 3:08 remaining.

Pope answered with his 3-pointer for the final lead change, starting Seton Hall on a 10-1 run that gave the Pirates their largest lead of the game at 58-51 with 19 seconds remaining.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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