Collapse, controversial call boots Seton Hall from NCAA Tournament

Seton Hall Temple 2000

They foul to get back the ball. "I knew it was going to be a bucket". "That's as simple as that", Anderson said. "But he was in the right place at the right time".

Seton Hall had the ball again, down a point with plenty of time, and failed to get off a shot again.

"I thought our defense got dialed in right there at the end", Anderson said. "I never thought I'd be here".

Three Pirates played 36 minutes - Carrington, Rodriguez and Madison Jones - and combined for nine turnovers.

Even with Arkansas dominating offensively in the first half, Seton Hall used its advantage on the boards to keep itself in the game.

The No. 6 seed Mustangs were unable to ride Ojeleye's performance to the next round, however, as No. 11 seed USC won 66-65, posting one of the first upsets of the tournament as a First Four team moving on to the weekend. Macon finished with seven points, but added two free throws with 9.7 seconds left to seal it. Dustin Thomas had 13 points.

As for the Pirates, junior guard Khadeen Carrington led in scoring with 22 points, and junior Angel Delgado recorded his 27th double-double of the season, with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Crowds of Seton Hall fans watched the riveting game, which was down-to-the-wire, from local bars and restaurants. Give credit to Rodriguez-he sat there and answered all the media's questions honestly despite being in obvious emotional pain.

Self, in his senior season, has played under 100 total minutes in his career. They trailed by 12 or more points in road victories at Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, LSU and SC.

Fisher-Davis said afterward he saw Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew pointing toward McIntosh and forgot that the Commodores had just pulled ahead. "He knows we don't lose our head". But I'm still proud of our team and what we accomplished this year.

"Once we started getting stops and pushing the tempo up, the game was going in our favor", Hannahs said.

Madison Jones: "It's definitely hard for me especially being the last game I'll play". If there's no trip and Barford stays upright, I don't think they rule it a flagrant, but the trip made the play look more dramatic. "Your dream is to win comfortably, but when it's a grinding, two-point game, I think that's when we're at our best".

Seton Hall: The Pirates had a 17-5 run to take a 64-56 lead with 8:41 left, but their mistakes down the stretch hurt.

Macon came into the game averaging 13.4 points and shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 87.6 percent from the free-throw line.

"It was a physical, athletic game", Willard said. The first half was tight throughout, but Arkansas clawed back and took the lead on a Kingsley basket with 2:43 to go.

But there is another viewpoint entirely after this devastating 77-71 loss ended the Pirates' season.



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