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Seton Hall takes down No. 8 Connecticut

Jan 4, 2012 - 3:16 AM Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Jordan Theodore totaled 19 points with 11 assists, as Seton Hall claimed its first victory over Connecticut in more than 10 years, a 75-63 decision over the eighth-ranked Huskies at Prudential Center.

Herb Pope contributed 15 points and Fuquan Edwin added 12 with 11 rebounds for the Pirates (13-2, 2-1 Big East), who have won two straight since losing at Syracuse last week.

Seton Hall hadn't toppled UConn since March 3, 2001, a 65-63 home triumph.

Jeremy Lamb poured in 19 points and Niels Giffey had 11 with four rebounds for the Huskies (12-2, 2-1), whose seven-game win streak came to an end.

Seton Hall moved ahead for good with a 12-4 run in the late stages of the first half.

Down 16-14, Pope got the burst started with a trey, Theodore followed with a bucket and a shot from long distance, then Aaron Geramipoor ended the surge on a tip-in with 4:15 to go which gave the Pirates a 26-20 lead.

Edwin connected from beyond the arc to break double digits, and the hosts led 35-22 at the break after Pope followed up his own blocked shot with a layup at the buzzer.

Theodore's layup inside the first two minutes of the second half provided a 15-point margin, 39-24, for Seton Hall. Connecticut couldn't reduce its deficit below 10 points for the remainder of the contest.

After closing the gap to 51-39 with 10:42 to play, a quick 8-3 burst from the Pirates, ending on a Pope tip-in, put the game out of reach.

UConn needed less than four minutes after the opening tip-off to jump out to an 11-2 lead, helped along by triples from Shabazz Napier, DeAndre Daniels and Lamb.

Game Notes

Seton Hall moved to 9-0 at home this season...Despite the loss, UConn has won 42 of the 61 meetings...This was just the second win for the Pirates over the Huskies since the turn of the millennium...Napier finished just 2-for-12 from the floor in a six-point performance.