There's no denying Seton Hall has the single most explosive player in the Big East on its roster. Jeremy Hazell went off for 33 points, including 5-of-10 shooting from three-point range, to lead the Pirates their first Big East win this season by an 83-76 margin over Cincinnati (11-5, 2-2).
The only other Pirate to score in double figures was center Herb Pope, who had 14 points and seven rebounds. Deonta Vaughn led the Bearcats with 20 points and four assists, and freshman Lance Stephenson had 15 points, but the Lincoln High product also had six of Cincy's 18 turnovers.
Seton Hall (10-5, 1-3 Big East) jumped out to a 39-30 halftime lead and did a good job maintaining that cushion deep into the second half. A 15-5 Bearcat run cut the Hall's lead to 76-72 on a Vaughn three-pointer with 1:07 to play, but the Pirates made five of six foul shots in the final minute to preserve the win.