SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Seton Hall has dismissed seniors Keon Lawrence and Jamel Jackson from its basketball team.

Coach Kevin Willard announced the moves on Saturday, hours before the Pirates were to play at Big East rival Rutgers. He said the decision was made “due to a violation of team rules and an ongoing pattern of conduct unbecoming of a representative of Seton Hall athletics.”

Lawrence, of Newark, played in all 24 games, averaging 4.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists. He transferred from Missouri in 2008.

Jackson, of Brooklyn, played in 19 of 24 games, averaging 4.6 points and 1.2 rebounds.

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