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Pitt drops second in a row

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NEWARK, N.J. – Cold-shooting Pitt dropped its second Big East game in a row, falling to host Seton Hall, 64-61, on Sunday afternoon at Prudential Center.

Pitt (15-4, 5-2 Big East) shot 35.3 percent from the field, including 4 for 17 from 3-point range.

Sophomore Ashton Gibbs scored a game-high 23 points, but went 4 of 15 from the field and 1 of 7 from behind the arc. He was 14 for 14 from the line. Jermaine Dixon was the only other Pitt scorer in double figures with 11 points.

Pitt turned the ball over 20 times, one shy of the season high.

Aliquippa native Herb Pope had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Seton Hall, which used a 9-0 run early in the second half to take the lead for good.

Jeff Robinson added 15 points and Jeremy Hazell, in foul trouble all game, finished with nine points, his second-lowest of the season, for the Pirates (12-6, 3-4).

Pitt, which lost to Georgetown on Wednesday to snap an eight-game winning streak, had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds after Robinson made two free throws to give the Pirates a 64-61 lead. But Gibbs missed a pair of long 3-pointers, one as the buzzer sounded.

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