Seton Hall 80, Mercer 77, OT: Seton Hall defeated Mercer in overtime on Sunday. Seton Hall led by as many as 13 in the first half, but the Bears cut into the lead and only trailed by two points at halftime. Mercer took a lead in the second half with 10:58 to play. The teams traded the lead at times down the stretch. Mercer's Justin Cecil led the Bears with 18 points. He hit a three-pointer with 24 seconds left to send the game to overtime. Herb Pope and Jordan Theodore led Seton Hall past the Bears in the extra period for the win. Pope, the Big East's scoring and rebounding leader had 24 points and 17 rebounds. Fuquan Edwin, who leads the Big East in steals, had eight for the game to go with his 15 points, 7 rebounds and an assist. Jordan Theodore, the Big East assist leader, had six along with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Mercer outshot Seton Hall 50.8% to 39.1%, but the Pirates were aided by a 33-8 advantage in free throw attempts.
There are four Big East games on the schedule today: Cleveland State at South Florida (7 p.m., ESPN3); Tennessee Tech at West Virginia (7 p.m., ESPN); Sacred Heart at Notre Dame (7:30 p.m.); No. 10 Marquette at LSU (9 p.m., ESPN3)