Strong second half carries Butler past Seton Hall

Indianapolis, IN ( - Andrew Chrabascz scored 16 points to lead Butler in a 77-57 victory over No. 24 Seton Hall on Sunday.

Kellen Dunham had 15 points, Roosevelt Jones added 12 points and seven rebounds and Alex Barlow had 11 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Bulldogs (15-6, 5-3 Big East), who have won their past two games.

Brandon Mobley scored 15 points and Desi Rodriguez contributed 12 for the Pirates (13-6, 3-4), who have lost three straight.

Seton Hall fell to 4-4 without star freshman Isaiah Whitehead, who has been out since late December with a stress fracture in his foot.

The Bulldogs held a four-point lead at the start of the second half, and later used an 18-2 run to take a 52-39 lead when Kelan Martin hit a jumper with just under 11 minutes to play.

Seton Hall never got closer than 12 the rest of the way, and Butler led by as many as 25 points as it cruised to the finish line.

It was a close first half as neither team was able to build too large of a lead, but the Pirates used a 10-1 run to get within a point late. Barlow drained a late 3 to give the Bulldogs a 32-28 lead at the break.

Game Notes

Seton Hall plays at Marquette on Wednesday ... Butler plays at Marquette on Saturday ... The Bulldogs own a 4-1 mark all-time against the Pirates ... Butler shot 48 percent, and held Seton Hall to just 36.7 percent shooting.