NCAAB Game Recap - Georgetown at Seton Hall
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

Prov
62
Vill
73
F
Akr
46
Buff
82
F
NCSU
56
UVA
76
F
Sac
73
Mont
79
F
TCU
61
KansSt
70
F
Bois
69
Nev
77
F
USC
75
Wash
78
F
ChiSt
49
NMSt
86
F
LaTec
56
OlDom
57
F
UCRiv
44
UCIrv
63
F
CSNor
68
UCSB
71
F
NIU
80
Toled
76
F
Lou
70
UNC
83
F
StJon
54
Marq
86
F
WVU
79
TxTch
74
F
S UT
83
N CO
64
F
NM
83
UtSt
91
F
UCLA
72
AzSt
83
F
UMKC
64
UtVal
71
F
N TX
51
W Ky
67
F
UCDav
71
CS-Ful
75
F(OT)
DelSt
57
NCC
75
F
CenAR
65
SeLA
79
F
Ball
86
BGSU
99
F
Syr
72
Duke
84
F
GTown
57
Seton
73
F
Tex
57
Kansas
65
F
MTSt
84
E WA
90
F
Marsh
73
SoMis
82
F
Seatt
75
GrCan
84
F
Oreg
66
Utah
54
F
AF
50
Fres
76
F
IaSt
83
Baylor
66
F
CenMI
89
Kent
81
F
Crei
61
Xav
63
F
VaTec
63
FlaSt
65
F(OT)
PorSt
71
Web
81
F
Colora
73
OrSt
58
F
CSBak
70
TexPA
85
F
SDSU
63
UNLV
55
F
Lamar
72
NOrl
76
F
BethC
71
How
80
F
UAB
85
TexSA
76
F
LongB
68
HI
66
F
GrgWas
57
GMas
61
F
Nebras
69
MD
61
F
Mizzu
71
Aub
81
F
Tul
68
Mem
83
F
SthAL
70
ULLa
69
F
Rich
68
StLou
71
F
ULMo
80
CoCar
50
F
TexAM
54
MisSt
80
F
Ill
62
Iowa
83
F
ECU
57
WichSt
73
F
StJos
92
Duques
86
F
PSU
72
Minn
77
F(OT)
Alab
62
Miss
57
F
SMU
74
Tuls
65
F
LaSal
57
URI
76
F
Ind
75
OhSt
79
F
UConn
80
SoFL
73
F
Ark
50
Fla
66
F

Mar 14, 2019, 9:39 PM EDT

Final

1

2

T

(6) Georgetown (19-13)

28

29

57

(3) Seton Hall (19-12)

53

20

73

Powell goes off in 1st half, Seton Hall beats G'Town 73-57
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:59 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Myles Powell was working the crowd and working over Georgetown in a rousing first half at Madison Square Garden.

Powell scored 29 points in the first half to set a Big East Tournament record and lead Seton Hall to a 73-57 victory against Georgetown in the quarterfinals Thursday night.

The Pirates brought plenty of fans from New Jersey with them to Manhattan, and Powell had them partying.

"Yeah, I had fun," Powell said, flashing a big smile. "I'm loving it."

The third-seeded Pirates (19-12) will face No. 2 seed Marquette in the second game of the semifinal doubleheader Friday night. Seton Hall ended the regular season with consecutive victories against Marquette and Villanova and now seems safely in the NCAA Tournament field no matter what else happens this weekend.

James Akinjo, the Big East freshman of the year, scored 15 to lead the sixth-seeded Hoyas (19-13), who likely slipped off the bubble and out of contention for an NCAA bid.

Powell was hitting from everywhere in the first half, driving hard to the basket and launching from long range. He scored 13 straight points for the Pirates to close the half, dropping three 3s and mixing in an end-to-end drive for a layup.

"I know my guys feed off my energy and my coach looked at me and said, `I need you to pick it up,"' Powell said.

Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing said the Hoyas tried to come up with different ways to slow down the stocky, 6-foot-2 guard.

"It didn't work," Ewing said. "He got hot in the first half, and everything he shot, he made."

The last 3 Powell made was a heat-check from about 24-feet in transition that had the junior from Trenton, New Jersey, mugging for the crowd.

"This is going to sound crazy. That's what we see every day," Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard said. "Anytime he steps on the floor I expect to see that. It was just Myles being Myles."

Powell broke the conference tournament record of 27 points in the first half by Doug McDermott of Creighton against DePaul in 2014, and recorded his eighth 30-plus game of the season. Powell has been especially good lately, averaging 29 with three 30-plus games in his last five.

"It just fires us up," Sandro Mamukelashvili said. "Every time I see Myles playing like that I want to play like that, too. Because he's balling out, we get confidence."

The Pirates turned 10 Georgetown turnovers into 20 first-half points and led 53-28 at the break.

"Unforced turnovers hurt us," Ewing said. "It's hard to overcome."

Powell scored Seton Hall's first bucket of the second half, but that was that. He and the Pirates cooled off from there. After going 10 for 14 from the field and 4 for 7 from long range in the first half, Powell finished 11 for 21 from the floor. He was three points shy of the Seton Hall record for a Big East Tournament game of 34 points by John Leahy in 1995 against Boston College.

The Hoyas never got closer than 14 in a lackluster second half.

BIG PICTURE

Georgetown: Mac McLung, Akinjo's fellow freshman guard, finished with nine points on 3-of-8 shooting. He had three turnovers and looked out of sorts like most of the Hoyas.

"Akinjo is so talented, McClung, and they play with so much emotion when they're making shots," Willard said. "The biggest thing for us is to get them to try to stop and think, be aggressive with them, and just keep them off balance."

Seton Hall: While Powell was dominating on the perimeter, Mamukelashvili and Michael Nzei were doing a good job in the paint for the Pirates. The 6-foot-10 Mamukelashvili had 12 points and 10 rebounds and the 6-8 Nzei added seven and eight.

UP NEXT

Georgetown: The NIT awaits the Hoyas.

Seton Hall: The Pirates split with the Marquette during the regular season.

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Leaders

Georgetown PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Malinowski 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Akinjo 15 0 3 4 1 0
Seton Hall PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Gill 0 0 0 1 0 0
A. Nelson 0 0 3 1 1 0

Team Comparison

GTown Seton
Points For 57 73
Field Goals 21/49-43% 25/61-41%
Three Pointers 2/12-17% 8/23-35%
Free Throws 13/22-59% 15/21-71%
Offensive Rebounds 6 12
Defensive Rebounds 28 25
Rebounds 41 43
Blocks 6 0
Steals 5 10
Turnovers 14 10
Personal Fouls 17 22
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2018-2019 Regular Season - Seton Leads Series 2-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Feb 13 GTown 75 @ Seton 90 J. Blair 2 J. Rhoden 1
Sat Mar 2 Seton 71 @ GTown 77 M. Cale 2 T. Mourning 5
Thu Mar 14 GTown 57 @ Seton 73 J. LeBlanc 3 J. Rhoden 2

Game Information

Stadium: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Attendance: 19,812
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