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Seton Hall upends No. 3 Villanova to win Big East tournament title

Seton Hall upends No. 3 Villanova to win Big East tournament title

Isaiah Whitehead scored 26 points, including the deciding three-point play with 18 seconds left, and Seton Hall won the Big East Conference tournament for the first time in 23 years, beating No. 3 Villanova, 69-67, on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Whitehead drove on the right side, flipped the ball in and was fouled. His free throw gave the Pirates a 68-67 lead. Villanova had two more chances sandwiched around a free throw by Angel Delgado, but the Pirates held on and beat the top-seeded defending champions.

It was Seton Hall's third tournament title, the others coming in 1991 and 1993.

The third-seeded Pirates (25-8) led for almost the entire game, leading...

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