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March 7, 2009
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CINCINNATI (AP) - Robert Mitchell made both free throws with 6.2 seconds left in overtime Saturday, completing Seton Hall's comeback from an early 14-point deficit to a 67-63 victory over Cincinnati in a matchup of two fading teams.
Jeremy Hazell scored 22 points for Seton Hall (15-15, 7-11 Big East), which lost five of its last seven games. The Pirates wasted a chance to win it in regulation before pulling out their first overtime victory in three chances this season.
The Pirates went 10-of-12 on free throws in overtime, pulling away as Cincinnati (18-13, 8-10) missed open shots and was forced to foul. After getting into consideration for an NCAA tournament bid, the Bearcats finished the regular season by losing five of six.
Deonta Vaughn led Cincinnati with 18 points, but turned the ball over in the closing seconds of regulation, setting the game on course for overtime tied at 55.