SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Now, maybe the Syracuse Orangemen can relax a little.
With the pressure of being the only unbeaten team in Division I squarely on their shoulders, the No. 4 Orangemen finally wilted Monday night against sharp-shooting, defensive-minded Seton Hall.
Darius Lane hit a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left off a pass from Shaheen Holloway, lifting the Pirates to a 69-67 win over the Orangemen, whose season-opening win streak ended at 19 games.
''We knew it was going to be very tough,'' Seton Hall coach Tommy Amaker said. ''Very rarely is a team going to go undefeated, as good as they are and as tough as they are at home. It's tough to do that. But we also told our guys, 'Why not us? Why not our team?'''
And the Pirates (16-4, 8-2 Big East) listened to Amaker, as they have before. The win was Seton Hall's third straight in the Carrier Dome under his guidance. Not bad considering the Pirates had lost 16 straight here since 1981.
''We fought, we battled, we knew Syracuse was a tough team,'' said Holloway, who had 12 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, outplaying his Syracuse counterpart, Jason Hart. ''We wanted to come in and try to make a statement, and I think we did that. It makes it that much sweeter because they were undefeated.''
Syracuse's impressive depth kept the Orangemen (19-1, 9-1) in the game. Starters Damone Brown, Ryan Blackwell and Tony Bland combined for only seven points, but reserves Preston Shumpert scored 12, and DeShaun Williams had 11.
In the only other Top 25 game Monday night, No. 14 Oklahoma State routed No. 20 Kansas 86-53.
Syracuse shot just 37.3 percent for the game, about what Seton Hall has been allowing all season. The Orangemen struggled for the second straight game from 3-point range, missing 11 of 13 3s. They are 4-for-24 in the last two games.
''When you play in a game like this, it comes down to you've got to make shots,'' Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. ''We got 13 looks with nobody on our guy and we only made two. That pretty much epitomized the whole game.''
After Syracuse closed to 66-65 on Hart's layup with 1:41 left, and as Blackwell was getting set to shoot two free throws, Amaker called a timeout to plot some strategy and deliver a message to his team.
''We wanted to tell our guys no matter what happened we were going to live and die with who we are,'' Amaker said. ''No matter what happens after these free throws, we're going to have a chance to win.''
With the home crowd threatening to break a few eardrums, Blackwell then scored his only points of the game, calmly hitting both foul shots with 1:07 left to put Syracuse ahead 67-66.
Holloway then penetrated inside and passed the ball far outside to Lane, who hit his sixth 3-pointer of the game for the win.
''This is a real big victory,'' said Lane, who finished with 20 points, the fifth straight game he's scored at least that many. ''We worked so hard to get to this point, and we wanted to prove to everybody in the conference and the nation that we're a good team. I think we did that.''
The frustration peaked for Syracuse in the final 10 seconds. The Pirates survived a 3-point try by Shumpert and close-in shots by Blackwell and Etan Thomas.
''The effort was there,'' said Thomas, who had 14 points and 13 rebounds, but took only eight shots. ''We kept fighting and we kept clawing and scratching. We just didn't come out on top this game.''
The game was rescheduled from Jan. 22 due to a dormitory fire that claimed the lives of three Seton Hall students. The Orangemen offered no excuses on this night.
''Our effort wasn't that good on defense,'' said Hart, who led Syracuse with 14 points, but had no assists. ''They just hit some tough shots. You can't allow a team to just sit out there and hit 3-point shots.''
But that's exactly what the Pirates did -- converting 12-of-28 to give them 26 in the last two games.
No. 14 Oklahoma St. 86, No. 20 Kansas 53 Desmond Mason scored 31 points as Oklahoma State routed visiting Kansas, the worst loss of coach Roy Williams' 400-game career.
The Cowboys (19-2, 8-1 Big 12) shut down the Big 12's highest-scoring team for their fifth straight victory and ninth in 10 games. They also ended an eight-game losing streak to Kansas.
Kirk Hinrich had 12 points for the Jayhawks (17-6, 6-3).
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