The Hall Suffers First Conference Loss On The Road At MarquetteDate: January 10, 2018
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By: Erin Kelly
After receiving their highest ranking since January of 2001, the No. 13 Pirates (14-3, 3-1), lost their first in-conference game to the Marquette Golden Eagles (12-5, 3-2) 84-64 on Tuesday night.
The Pirates struggled to put the ball in the bucket in the first 10 minutes, going on a nearly five minute scoring drought. Despite this, the Hall got quality shots, going 15-31 (48.4 percent) from the field in the first half, while leading in points in the paint with 24 compared to the Golden Eagles, 16. The Pirates also had a trio of dunks with two from Desi Rodriguez and one coming from Ismael Sanogo.
The Pirates problem was containing the Golden Eagles offense.
Reigning Big East Player of the Week, Markus Howard only had four points in the first but the Pirates couldn’t contain Andrew Rowsey. Rowsey had all 11 of the Golden Eagles points early in the half, ending with 14 in the first. Rowsey shot 6-11 (54.5 percent) from field goal range while hitting 2-5 (40 percent) from the three.
The Golden Eagles out-rebounded the Pirates in the first bringing down 21 rebounds with 8 of those being on the offensive side. The Golden Eagles were able to shut down Angel Delgado, keeping the big man to only six points in the first half.
The Pirates brought it to a one-point game early In the second half, but that’s as close as they would get.
Seton Hall couldn’t shut down the Marquette offense throughout the half. Rowsey led the way for Golden Eagles with 31 points going 7-7 from the line. As a team, the Golden Eagles were perfect from the charity stripe going 13-13. They hit 14-31 (45.2 percent) from the field and 11-27 (40.7 percent) from three-point range throughout the night. During a nearly five-minute scoring drought for the Pirates, the Golden Eagles went on a 15-0 run.
The Golden Eagles won the battle on the glass 38 to 33. Marquette also dominated in fast break points with 25 compared to the Pirates 6.
The Pirates won the battle in the paint with 32 points. The bench also outscored the Golden Eagles bench 21 to 15. Seton Hall shot 26-59 (44 percent) from field goal range but only hit 4-13 (31 percent) from the three, with two of those coming from Ismael Sanogo. Sanogo led the Pirates with 14 points along with six rebounds on the night. The only other Pirates to be in double digits were Desi Rodriguez with 11 and Angel Delgado with 12. Khadeen Carrington only had six points on the night but had a season-high seven assists.
Delgado also had 10 rebounds on the night recording his 63rd career double-double. Delgado now has 665 career rebounds in conference play, which surpasses Luke Harangody from Notre Dame in all-time rebounds in conference play.
The Pirates will come home to a sold-out Prudential Center on Saturday, January 13th against Georgetown. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m. You can catch all the action on 89.5 FM WSOU, wsou.net or on the iHeartRadio app.
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