MILWAUKEE (AP) — Myles Powell scored 28 points and Sandro Mamukelashvili added 26 as No. 13 Seton Hall built a big second-half lead and then held off Marquette 88-79 on Saturday. Seton Hall (21-7, 13-3 Big East) led 44-35 at the half and extended the margin to 24 points midway through the second half before Marquette rallied within 84-79 on a 3-pointer by Sacar Anim with 34 seconds left.The Pirates took their biggest lead at 74-50 on a 3-pointer by Powell with 11:02 remaining, before Marquette (18-10, 8-8) climbed back with 10 consecutive points. Howard, the Big East’s leading scorer and second in the nation at 27.2 points per game, had 37 points for the Golden Eagles, who have lost three of their last four. Anim added 13 points.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The big men at the NFL scouting combine came up big under the Friday night lights at Lucas Oil Field. Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor ran the fastest 40-yard dash among the running backs at 4.39 seconds even though he is the third-heaviest running back in this year’s class. Also turning heads was Louisville offensive lineman Mekhi Becton. He ran the 40-yard dash if 5.1 seconds despite weighing in at a whopping 357 pounds. Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs also made a huge impression. He led the offensive linemen with a 4.85 time in the 40 and impressed teams in other drills.
PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee pitcher Freddy Peralta chose financial security over the potential for far more money down the road, finalizing a $15.5 million, five-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. The deal for the 23-year-old right-hander covers two years of club salary control and his three years of arbitration eligibility. There are a pair of team options that if exercised would raise the value to $30 million over seven seasons. If he turns into a star, the Brewers will have him at far under market value. But for now, he is guaranteed nearly 30 times the $533,258 he earned last year.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Darius Quisenberry had 24 points as Youngstown State narrowly defeated Milwaukee 73-69. DeAndre Abram led the Pantherswith 18 points and 12 rebounds.