SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jeremy Hazell led a ferocious Seton Hall assault with 28 points and the suddenly hot-shooting Pirates stunned No. 9 Syracuse 90-68 on Tuesday night, the Orange's third straight loss.
Syracuse (18-3, 5-3 Big East) had lost two straight to top 10 conference foes, on the road at Pittsburgh a week ago and on Saturday at home to Villanova before a crowd of 33,736. In both games the Orange fell behind early - Pittsburgh scored the first 19 points of the game and Villanova hit eight 3-pointers in the first half.
That trend continued against Seton Hall (9-12, 3-6), which had lost three straight. The Pirates torched Syracuse's zone defense for seven 3s in the first half, four by Hazell, and built a 13-point halftime lead.
Seton Hall, the worst shooting team in the Big East, finished 10 of 17 from beyond the arc and shot 54.1 percent for the game.