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Posted on: Sunday, January 24, 2010

CBKB: Pope scores 19 as Seton Hall upset No. 9 Pitt


TOM CANAVAN
AP Sports Writer

NEWARK, N.J. Herb Pope had 19 points and nine rebounds and Seton Hall posted its biggest win in four years with a 64-61 victory over No. 9 Pittsburgh today.

Jeff Robinson tallied 15 points and hit two clutch free throws with 12 seconds to play as the Pirates (12-6, 3-4 Big East) won despite having leading scorer Jeremy Hazell limited to nine points by foul problems.

The last time Seton Hall beat a top-10 team was March 3, 2006, when they also beat then-No. 8 Pittsburgh, 65-61.

Ashton Gibbs had 23 points, including all 14 of his free throws, to lead Pittsburgh (15-4, 5-2), but he missed two tying 3-point attempts in the final 5 seconds.

Jermaine Dixon added 11 points for the Panthers, who lost their second straight for the first time since February 2008. No. 12 Georgetown knocked off Pittsburgh on Wednesday.