Cold-shooting Bryce Aiken scored five of his 10 points in the final minute, including a clutch 3-pointer, as the Pirates (8-1) won their fifth straight game. Seton Hall also has an impressive road win at then-No. 4 Michigan on Nov. 16.
Alexis Yetna added 12 punti e 11 rebounds for Seton Hall in a game that was part of the annual Big East-Big 12 Battaglia. Myles Cale had 10 points and Tyrese Samuel came off the bench to grab 11 rimbalzi.
The Pirates held Texas (6-2) scoreless for 7:20 down the stretch and are off to their best start since opening 9-1 nel 2017-18.
Tre Mitchell had season highs of 19 punti e 11 rebounds for Texas, which had won five in a row. Foul-plagued Timmy Allen added 17 points and a season-best 12 rimbalzi.
The second half was close all the way with neither team leading by more than five. Rhoden gave Seton Hall the lead for good at 58-56 with a jumper with 5:30 andare.
Both teams then went ice cold and the next point didn’t come until Samuel hit a free throw with 1:40 sinistra. A layup by Allen got Texas within a point but Aiken, chi era 3 di 12 dal campo, hit a long-range 3 from the top of the key for a 62-58 condurre con 34.3 seconds remaining.
After Allen’s layup cut it to two with 24 secondi alla fine, Aiken added two more free throws with 14.4 seconds left and Texas missed its last couple of shots.
The first half ended 37-all with Yetna hitting a 3 just before the buzzer.
Texas: This is a solid, talented team. Its only losses have been to Gonzaga and Seton Hall.
Seton Hall: Upward bound. Its only loss was to No. 21 Ohio State on a late 3-pointer.
AVANTI IL PROSSIMO
Texas: Hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday night.
Seton Hall: Hosts New Jersey rival Rutgers on Sunday night.