Feb. 11, 1998
Providence Sneaks Past Seton Hall
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Justin Farley scored a career-high 25 points and Kendrick Moore hit two clutch baskets in the final 1:15 as Providence defeated Seton Hall 74-73 Wednesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.
Jamel Thomas added 14 points before fouling out with 6:30 to play in helping Providence (9-13, 4-9 Big East) end its longest skid since January 1992.
Levell Sanders had 23 points and Duane Jordan had 16 points and 14 rebounds (both career highs) for Seton Hall (12-11, 6-7). Shaheen Holloway and Rimas Kaukenas added 14 points apiece for the Pirates, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.
The game had a scary ending as Providence guard Erron Maxey hit his hand on the court breaking up a length-of-the-court pass by Seton Hall. He stayed on the floor for a couple of minutes but was able to walk off.
Farley, a transfer from Evansville who did not become eligible to play until mid December, hit 10 of 17 shots, including three of four 3-pointers.
Providence led by as many as 10 points in the second half but Seton Hall came back and tied the game five times, the last time at 68-68 on a 3-pointer by Sanders with 1:44 to play.
Moore, who had made only two of nine shots to that point, then put the Friars ahead for good by hitting a 3-pointer from the right wing.
Llewellyn Cole blocked a layup by Holloway at the other end and Moore stretched the lead to 73-68 by hitting an off-balance jumper with 21 seconds to go. Moore finished with 10 points.
Seton Hall nearly staged an incredible comeback.
After Holloway hit two free throws with 15 seconds to go, Farley made 1 of 2 from the line to make it 74-70 with 13.5 seconds left.
Holloway then drove the length of the court converted a three-point play with 6.9 seconds left to make it 74-73.
Farley was fouled with 6.1 seconds left and missed two free throws, but Maxey kept the ball alive by tipping the rebound. Providence lost the ball on an inbounds play with 1.8 seconds left, but Maxey broke up the length of the court pass with less than a second to go.
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