Seton Hall Upsets Villanova in OT
Freshman Khadeen Carrington hit a go-ahead layup with 1:38 to play in overtime and Seton Hall knocked off its second ranked foe this week, defeating No. 6 Villanova 66-61 on Saturday.
The Pirates ended the Wildcats' school-record-tying 13-game winning streak to start the season.
The Pirates (12-2, 2-0 Big East) upset No. 15 St. John's on Wednesday and came back to deny Villanova coach Jay Wright his 300th win with the Wildcats (13-1, 1-10).
Carrington finished with a career-high 17 points. Sterling Gibbs added 20 for the Pirates.
Daniel Ocheful had a career day for Villanova with 19 points and 24 rebounds, personal bests. Darrun Hilliard added 14 points before fouling out.
Carrington's drive gave Seton Hall a 62-61 lead. After Ryan Arcidiacono missed a drive at the other end, he added two free throws with 22.5 seconds to go after the Pirates got an offensive rebound following Sterling Gibbs' 3-point attempt.
Arcidiacono then turned over the ball with the Wildcats' looking for a tying 3-pointer with 14 seconds left, and Jaren Sina iced the game with two free throws.
There were four ties in the final six minutes, with neither team leading by more than two points after Gibbs tied the game with an off-balance 3-pointer.
Seton Hall, which opened the game with a 17-3 spurt, took a 58-56 lead with 1:01 to play when Carrington drove the lane for a layup.
Kris Jenkins tied the game for Villanova, hitting two free throws with 37 seconds to play.
Both teams had a chance to win in the final seconds. Gibbs had a drive roll around the rim in the final 10 seconds, and Hilliard had a good look from 3-point range bound off the front rim at the buzzer.
The foul-marred game had an ugly incident early in the second half. Villanova's Josh Hart kicked Seton Hall's Angel Delgado in the shin as the big man went to retrieve a loose ball, leaving him writhing in pain.
Hart, who had fallen to the court when he kicked out his leg, was booed every time he touched the ball after that.
The officials reviewed the videotape about 15 seconds after the incident and assessed a flagrant foul against Hart. Gibbs took the first free throws and made them, but the officials then ruled Delgado had to take the shots and he missed both.
Delgado, who had been averaging a double-double in recent games, scored four points while being limited to 15 minutes by fouls.
Villanova: The Wildcats' longest winning streak is 15 games, but it came over two seasons: 1949-50 and `50-51. The other Wildcats team to start 13-0 was in 1937-38.
Seton Hall: The last time the Pirates beat ranked teams in consecutive games was in 2005-06, when they knocked off No. 15 North Carolina State and No. 25 Syracuse.
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