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Mayo scores 19, Marquette holds off 2nd-half surge by Seton Hall for 67-66 win

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    Marquette's Jamil Wilson dunks during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (The Associated Press)

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    Marquette's Derrick Wilson (12) and Jake Thomas go after a loose ball with Seton Hall's Fuquan Edwin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (The Associated Press)

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    Marquette's Chris Otule (42) shoots past Seton Hall's Brian Oliver (22) and Fuquan Edwin (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (The Associated Press)

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    Marquette head coach Buzz Williams watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (The Associated Press)

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    Marquette's Jamil Wilson, left, is fouled as he tries to drive past Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs (4) and Fuquan Edwin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (The Associated Press)

Todd Mayo scored 19 points, Jamil Wilson added 16 and Marquette nearly let a double-digit lead slip away before holding off Seton Hall for a 67-66 victory on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles (10-7, 2-2 Big East) led by as much as 16 before familiar struggles on offense re-emerged in the second half. The Pirates (10-7, 1-3) took advantage and got within 65-63 with 23.3 seconds left off a 3 by Brian Oliver (15 points). He hit 3s on back-to-back possessions.

But Mayo hit two foul shots to get the lead back to four and Fuquan Edwin's layup rolled off the rim with 5 seconds left. Sterling Gibbs hit a desperation 3 from nearly midcourt as the game clock expired, though the Golden Eagles walked off in relief with a one-point victory.