NCAAB Game Recap - Michigan State at Seton Hall
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:30 PM EST

MSU
76
Seton
73
F
Tows
60
Fla
66
F
LongB
63
StMar
81
F
SJSU
39
Ariz
87
F
Ida
64
UCDav
65
F
StFNY
77
Longw
86
F
PSU
81
GTown
66
F
MorSt
77
Presb
55
F
Winth
58
ETSU
61
F
SoMis
63
NFla
66
F
(N/A)
71
Evans
89
F
ULMo
45
MisSt
62
F
Vand
92
Rich
93
F(OT)
Sien
56
Harv
59
F
(N/A)
59
E MI
72
F
AlaAM
53
Cin
85
F
SWBap
59
ArkLR
77
F
(N/A)
54
Norf
113
F
VMI
56
ArkSt
71
F
USD
71
Web
56
F
South
63
NMSt
79
F
MTWes
48
IdaSt
80
F
(N/A)
48
Pacif
86
F
CenCT
49
AzSt
90
F

Nov 14, 2019, 8:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(3) Michigan State (2-1)

30

46

76

(12) Seton Hall (2-1)

27

46

73

Hall layup leads No. 3 Michigan State over No. 12 Seton Hall
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:33 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Freshman Malik Hall hit a layup with 26 seconds to play and scored all 17 of his points in the second half as No. 3 Michigan State overcame a late five-point deficit and beat No. 12 Seton Hall 76-73 Thursday night in a wildly exciting contest worthy of March Madness.

Cassius Winston added two free throws with 3.4 seconds to play to push the lead to three points, and the Spartans (2-1) played tough defense on drives in the lane by Sandro Mamukelashvili and Myles Powell in the waning seconds. The Pirates eventually saw a desperation half-court heave by Powell bounce off the top of the rim as the final buzzer sounded.

Winston scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half, playing his second game in less than a week after the death of his brother, Zachary.

Powell was remarkable, scoring 37 points in a game most felt he would miss because of an ankle injury. Myles Cale added 12 for the Pirates (2-1) in the Gavitt Tipoff game at the Prudential Center.

Trailing 66-62 after Winston hit a 3-pointer with 4:51 to play, Mamukelashvili hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 9-0 run that Powell ended with his fifth and sixth 3-pointers of the game to give Seton Hall a 71-66 lead with 2:41 to play.

Rocket Watts closed the gap to two points with a line-drive 3-pointer from the right wing with 1:44 to go and Winston, who picked up two early fouls, briefly put the Spartans back in front 72-71 with a 3-pointer with 1:02 left.

Powell, who played 34 minutes on what his coach described as a high ankle sprain he suffered last weekend, gave The Hall its last lead when he hit two free throws with 43 seconds to go.

Hall's layup put Michigan State ahead 74-73. Mamukelashvili drove the lane and missed a shot on which the officials ignored contact. After Winston missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 14 seconds to go, Powell drove the lane, drew contact and didn't get a call.

The game drew a crowd of 14,051, and the fans witnessed a contest with 14 lead changes, nine ties and neither team leading by more than seven points.

Hall, who didn't score in the Spartans' first two games, made all seven of his shots, including three 3-pointers. His only missed shots were two free throws with 3:39 to play.

For a game in early November, this had the feeling of a late-season showdown between rivals vying for a spot in the NCAA Tournament or even a tournament game. The crowd was electric from the moment Powell was introduced as a starter to every outstanding shot, block and lead change.

It was tough and physical, with officials for the most part letting them play, and the game was compelling from start to finish.

BIG PICTURE

Michigan State: The superb Spartans should move up in the AP Top 25 with No. 1 Kentucky's loss.

Seton Hall: The Pirates are a definite NCAA Tournament team for the fifth straight season.

UP NEXT

Michigan State: Hosts Charleston Southern Monday night in an on-campus game in the Maui Invitational.

Seton Hall: At St. Louis on Sunday to face the 3-0 Billikens.

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Leaders

Michigan State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Ahrens 0 0 0 2 0 0
J. Marble II 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seton Hall PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Obiagu 0 0 0 1 0 1
R. Gill 0 0 0 8 1 5

Team Comparison

MSU Seton
Points For 76 73
Field Goals 27/65-42% 26/60-43%
Three Pointers 12/27-44% 11/28-39%
Free Throws 10/17-59% 10/15-67%
Offensive Rebounds 14 9
Defensive Rebounds 26 28
Rebounds 43 41
Blocks 3 6
Steals 11 9
Turnovers 14 17
Personal Fouls 14 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - MSU Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Nov 14 MSU 76 @ Seton 73 X. Tillman 3 T. Samuel 3

Game Information

Stadium: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Attendance: 14,051
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