Seton Hall's Fuquan Edwin missed a wide-open finger roll with four seconds remaining in the game, and Marquette (10-7, 2-2 Big East) held on for a 67-66 victory of the Pirates (10-7, 1-3 BE).
Todd Mayo led all scorers with 19 points and made all nine of his free throw attempts. Jamil Wilson had his first double-double of the season and the second of his career, with 16 points on 5-for-11 shooting and 11 rebounds. Brian Oliver led the Pirates with 15 points, including three shots from long range. Sterling Gibbs had 13 points and five assists.
Marquette started hot and shot 56 percent in the first half. However, the Golden Eagles cooled off in the games final 20 minutes, making just nine field goals and shooting 37.5 percent. Marquette excelled from the foul line all game long, making 18 of their 23 attempts.
Seton Hall came out firing in the second half, quickly cutting Marquette's lead to single digits. With 11 minutes remaining, a three-point play cut the lead all the way down to five points.
The Pirates hung around for most of the half, with the Marquette lead fluctuating from six to 10 points. Seton Hall turned up the press after the under four media timeout, and combined three-pointers with Marquette turnovers to cut the lead to 63-60 with just under two minutes remaining.
After free throws from Jamil Wilson, another Oliver triple cut the Golden Eagles' lead to two with 23.3 seconds to play. Todd Mayo made two more free throws, and Fuquan Edwin's miss sealed the deal. Gibbs made a running 40-footer at the buzzer, but it was too little, too late.
Marquette led 40-26 at halftime. Wilson had one of his best 20 minute stretches in Big East play, scoring 12 points, and Mayo added 10. Stephane Manga led the Pirates, who shot just 34.8 percent in the half, with nine.