Sterling Gibbs hit a step-back jumper at the buzzer and
Eugene Teague had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the eighth-seeded Pirates (17-16), who advanced to the Big East tournament semifinals for the first time in 13 years. They will play
Josh Hart came off the bench and scored 18 to lead the top-seeded Wildcats (28-4), beaten only twice in 18 regular-season conference games while winning their first outright Big East title since 1982. Both losses were blowouts by
McDermott had 35 points, 27 in the first half, in the Bluejays' 84-62 victory over
Patrik Auda scored all 13 of his points in the first half for Seton Hall, a 10 1/2 -point underdog. But the Pirates, accustomed to playing close games, built a 15-point lead and recovered after Villanova spurted past them with a 16-0 run in the second half.
Chris Jones scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half, and fifth-ranked
Xavier Thames scored 15 points and had seven assists to lead No. 8
LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points and