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Marquette cruises past Seton Hall 78-56 in Big East

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Carlino had all but two of his 26 points on 3-pointers and ninth-seeded Marquette had its best game of the season from beyond the arc in a 78-56 victory over eighth-seeded Seton Hall on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big East tournament.

Carlino was 8 for 12 from 3-point range as the Golden Eagles (13-18) finished 13 for 22, just the second time this season they shot better than 50 percent from long range.

Marquette faces top-seeded and fourth-ranked Villanova in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Luke Fischer had 14 points and Duane Wilson added 13 for Marquette. Derrick Wilson had seven points and a career-high 14 assists for the Golden Eagles, who led 35-22 at halftime and went up by as many as 27 points in the second half.

Isaiah Whitehead had 12 points for Seton Hall (16-15), which has lost nine of 10.

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