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Seton Hall Bounces Back With 89-68 Win Over Wagner

After a deflating loss to Rutgers, Seton Hall defeated Wagner to get back on the winning track.

After Saturday’s loss to in-state rival Rutgers on the road, some wondered how the Pirates would react against Wagner on Wednesday.

Any thought of a letdown game against the Seahawks was forgotten as the Pirates dominated from start to finish in an 89-68 win against Wagener at the Prudential Center on Wednesday.

The first half saw Seton Hall come out firing as they shot 6-for-9 from beyond the arc. It was a far cry from the 7-for-23 three-point shooting game against Rutgers. Leading the way was senior Khadeen Carrington, who finished the half with 14 points.

While Carrington was carrying the load, the Pirates at multiple stretches of the half seemed to revert to what haunted them against Rutgers. They went over four minutes without a field goal until a Myles Powell layup ended the drought with 24 seconds left. The Pirates’ defense had occasional lapses as Wagner (7-3) were left with open shots at various points of the half. The Seahawks were unable to convert those open looks while Angel Delgado, who grabbed seven first-half rebounds, was there to prevent second chances.

After an early three from Carrington, Wagner went on a 7-0 run to cut the Seton Hall lead to nine at the 17:30 mark of the second half. After a Desi Rodriguez basket, Wagner was able to cut the lead back to single digits once again. From that point on, Seton Hall’s defense tightened holding the Seahawks without a field goal for over four minutes.

A scary moment and possible disaster were adverted for The Hall in the second half. Desi Rodriguez came up limping after a hard drive to the basket in the second half. Rodriquez immediately ran to the locker room but was reinserted back into the game with five minutes remaining.

The latter stage of the game became slower as Seton Hall slowed the tempo down. At that point, Seton Hall had built a double-digit lead while Wagner was trying to make it competitive. In the end, the Pirates was too much for the Seahawks as Seton Hall moved to 10-2 on the season.

Carrington led the Pirates with a game-high 26 points on 9-of-12 shooting, including 6-for-6 shooting from beyond the arc. Angel Delgado picked his 58th career double-double after finishing with 15 points and ten rebounds. Seton Hall had five players score in double digits.

JoJo Cooper led Wagner with 15 points while Nigel Jackson contributed 12 points.

Up Next For Seton Hall

The Pirates take on the Manhattan Jaspers at The Rock on Saturday, Dec. 23rd in Seton Hall’s final non-conference game before Big East play begins. Game time is 12 p.m. and will be televised on the YES Network.

Kahlil Thomas

Kahlil Thomas

Kahlil is the College Sports Editor for DoubleGSports.com as well as a columnist, hosting the Bump 'N Run column once per week. He also co-hosts a weekly basketball podcast, The Box Out, every Thursday evening with fellow DoubleGSports.com writer Jason Cordner.
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