Howard's 26 help No. 21 Marquette quit Seton Hall …

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Markus Howard scored 26 points, Sacar Anim had 14 and Nr. 21 Marquette defeated a second-half rally to beat Seton Hall 70-66 on Saturday.

The Pirates trailed 40-30 at the break, but took a 63-62 lead over Myles Powell's 3-pointer with 3:05 left, and a lay-in by freshman Joey Hauser puts Marquette 66-63 with 48 seconds remaining.

Quincy McKnight drew Seton Hall inside 68-66 by hitting the first of two free throws with a further three seconds to go, but Sam Hauser got a bad reaction to the rebound and converted both free throws on the other side to keep Marquette (14 -3, 3-1) Big East) undefeated in 12 home games at the new Fiserv Forum.

Powell had 21 points and McKnight and Sandro Mamukelashvili each had 13 for the Pirates (12-5, 3-2).

Howard scored 53 points in the 106-104 overtime victory of Marquette on Creighton on Wednesday. He followed with 18 points in the first half of Saturday, but only made 2 of the 9 shots after the break.

The Pirates took a 52-49 lead over the Taurean Thompson lay-in with 8:34 left. Howard missed his first four shots after the break but ended Marquette's 4:23 scoreless streak with a pull-up jersey from the right to make it 52-51.

Marquette guards Markus Howard, right, rides to the basket against Seton Hall guard Myles Cale, left, during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Marquette guards Markus Howard, right, rides to the basket against Seton Hall guard Myles Cale, left, during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Marquette guards Markus Howard, right, rides to the basket against Seton Hall guard Myles Cale, left, during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

GREAT PHOTO

Seton Hall: The Pirates close a challenging five-game stretch with two sets of back-to-back racing games to create one at home. Seton Hall defeated Xavier, then lost to DePaul and defeated Butler at home with 76-75. After Marquette the Pirates are at Providence. Last year the Pirates went up 3-2.

Marquette: The Golden Eagles are looking for more consistency on the road. Marquette was 0-2 in real road games and 1-1 in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament before the 106-104 overtime win over Creighton.

NEXT ONE

Seton Hall is Tuesday in Providence.

Marquette is Tuesday in Georgetown.

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Marquette forward Sam Hauser, right, goes up for a basket against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Marquette forward Sam Hauser, right, goes up for a basket against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Marquette forward Sam Hauser, right, goes up for a basket against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Seton Hall ahead Sandro Mamukelashvili, right, defends against Marquette & # 39; s Joey Hauser, left, during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Seton Hall ahead Sandro Mamukelashvili, right, defends against Marquette & # 39; s Joey Hauser, left, during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Seton Hall ahead Sandro Mamukelashvili, right, defends against Marquette & # 39; s Joey Hauser, left, during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Marquette forward Sacar Anim, right, goes for the loose ball against the defense of Seton Hall ahead Sandro Mamukelashvili, left, during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Marquette forward Sacar Anim, right, goes for the loose ball against the defense of Seton Hall ahead Sandro Mamukelashvili, left, during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Marquette forward Sacar Anim, right, goes for the loose ball against the defense of Seton Hall ahead Sandro Mamukelashvili, left, during the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Marquette forward Sacar Anim, right, jumps against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA basketball game on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Marquette forward Sacar Anim, right, jumps against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA basketball game on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Marquette forward Sacar Anim, right, jumps against Seton Hall during the first half of an NCAA basketball game on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Seton Hall guard Quincy McKnight, right, drives to the basket against Marquette guard Markus Howard, left, during the second half of an NCAA basketball game on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Seton Hall guard Quincy McKnight, right, drives to the basket against Marquette guard Markus Howard, left, during the second half of an NCAA basketball game on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Seton Hall guard Quincy McKnight, right, drives to the basket against Marquette guard Markus Howard, left, during the second half of an NCAA basketball game on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Seton Hall guard Myles Powell, left, gives the ball around Marquette forward Sam Hauser, right, during the second half of a NCAA basketball game on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Seton Hall guard Myles Powell, left, gives the ball around Marquette forward Sam Hauser, right, during the second half of a NCAA basketball game on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

Seton Hall guard Myles Powell, left, gives the ball around Marquette forward Sam Hauser, right, during the second half of a NCAA basketball game on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Darren Hauck)

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