NCAAB Game Recap - Seton Hall at Rutgers
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:00 PM EST

E KY
67
Lou
99
F
UMKC
57
Kansas
98
F
Oreg
71
Mich
70
F(OT)
Gonz
84
Ariz
80
F
GaTec
53
KY
67
F
StLou
61
Aub
67
F
Mem
51
Tenn
47
F
Drake
47
Dayt
78
F
MSU
72
Oakl
49
F
South
41
Butl
66
F
Del
70
Vill
78
F
Seton
48
Rut
68
F
Xav
78
Wake
80
F
KansSt
61
MisSt
67
F
IPFW
65
IUPUI
74
F
App
81
How
59
F
Syr
79
GTown
89
F
Princ
80
FaDi
65
F
Dart
76
Boston
78
F
(N/A)
60
Elon
91
F
Tuls
79
Ark
98
F
Nich
57
WVU
83
F
NJIT
71
StFNY
73
F
TN-M
72
UNCA
91
F
(N/A)
79
Jacksn
93
F
IL-C
65
DeP
86
F
HolyC
72
Canis
80
F
CenMI
76
Tex
87
F
LongI
74
Rider
89
F
Duques
71
Radf
49
F
Alab
71
PSU
73
F
AlaAM
74
Mia-FL
88
F
Morg
68
LaSal
85
F
Wagn
63
Hartfo
71
F
NCC
71
CoCar
91
F
Army
89
Buff
76
F
UCLA
61
ND
75
F
Lamar
50
TCU
79
F
AF
79
Denv
75
F
NFla
72
SoMis
69
F
MidTN
64
Miss
82
F
Toled
80
Detr
72
F
Web
49
Utah
60
F
UCSB
61
S UT
62
F
(N/A)
50
StBon
75
F
HiPt
64
FlAtl
81
F
Campbl
67
ECU
79
F
Mayv
60
SDak
96
F
Sac
58
SCla
60
F
USF
91
CS-Ful
69
F
ULLa
59
LaTec
77
F
Charl
71
Rich
78
F
Winth
73
Furm
80
F
ArkPB
46
OrSt
80
F
AlSt
57
Bois
100
F
Okla
75
WichSt
80
F
OlDom
55
Ill
69
F
Stan
78
SJSU
58
F
CSBak
70
Ida
76
F(OT)
NMSt
62
NM
69
F
Evans
72
WIGB
62
F
Niag
80
Albany
84
F
W MI
59
Manh
58
F
Colg
67
Cin
66
F
WilBa
59
NOrl
103
F
(N/A)
54
Gram
82
F
CenAR
79
Pepp
92
F
BYU
68
UtSt
64
F
UGA
59
AzSt
79
F
E IL
75
WIMil
68
F
Lib
61
Vand
56
F
HBU
84
Rice
96
F
(N/A)
57
Oral
69
F
Stony
78
Prov
82
F
(N/A)
63
UAB
75
F
N CO
74
Wyo
53
F
ULMo
59
SFA
66
F
NoAZ
79
UtVal
73
F
Fres
62
CAPoly
37
F
BethC
68
CBap
87
F
UCDav
54
USD
58
F
(N/A)
63
UCIrv
120
F
StMar
89
Cal
77
F

Dec 14, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(22) Seton Hall (6-4)

23

25

48

Rutgers (8-3)

36

32

68

Rutgers beats No. 22 Seton Hall, Pirates star Powell injured
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:49 PM

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Seton Hall star Myles Powell sat out the second half with a concussion, and Rutgers’ Ron Harper Jr. had 18 points and six rebounds to help the Scarlet Knights beat the No. 22 Pirates 68-48 on Saturday in the Garden State Hardwood Classic.

Powell did not return to the Seton Hall bench in the second half. Sixth in the country at 22.9 points per game, Powell didn’t score his first points until nearly 10 minutes into the game after six misses and a couple missed free throws.

The struggles could be explained by the concussion, as Powell smacked his head on the hardwood after taking a charge 2:24 into the game. He ran into big man Tyrese Samuel later in the half. Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard appeared concerned over the seriousness of his star’s concussion.

“He asked me during the game, he goes, ‘Why are we practicing at Rutgers?” Willard said, adding, “We sat down in the timeout and his eyes kind of rolled in the back of his head and it kind of just hit him like a wave. He got wacked pretty good, and luckily he’s starting to come through it just a little bit right now and we’ll watch him overnight and put him in concussion protocol. With concussions, you just really have to be careful.”

Willard declined to disclose if Powell would have to go to the hospital. He finished with six points on 3-of-9 shooting, missing four 3-pointers.

The loss came on the heels of Sandro Mamukelashvili’s fractured wrist at Iowa State.

Harper won the Joe Calabrese Award - named in honor of the late journalist who covered the rivalry for 38 years - as the most valuable player. He had two early alley-oops dunks. Akwasi Yeboah added 14 points and seven rebounds for Rutgers (8-3).

Rutgers led 14-0 before Seton Hall’s Anthony Nelson banked in a 3-pointer.

“It was unexpected, to be honest to you.” Geo Baker said of jumping out to the big lead early. “This game is always a dogfight.”

The last time Rutgers won by this large of a margin was when it defeated Seton Hall by 32 points at the RAC on Jan. 7, 1998.

Rutgers pushed the advantage to 21 in the half and led 36-23 at the break. Rutgers led by 22 in the second half.

Quincy McKnight led Seton Hall (6-4) with 11 points. The Pirates have lost two in a row.

“They came out and threw the first punch and had us on our heels the whole game,” McKnight said.

Rutgers received a balanced attack behind Harper Jr. Baker had eight points and five assists, Myles Johnson had eight points and 13 rebounds and Caleb McConnell had nine points for Rutgers in the drubbing.

“We’re growing a lot and still have a lot of room to improve and that why I think with this team the sky is the limit. But after this win, we’re just going to try and carry it on,” Harper Jr. said. “This wasn’t our Super Bowl. This wasn’t our NCAA Championship. This was the Seton Hall game. We still have a lot of season left ahead of us.”

BIG PICTURE

Seton Hall: The Pirates struggled in their first full game without big man Mamukelashvili and will likely fall out of the Top 25 after coming in the season ranked No. 12.

Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights finished a gauntlet four-game stretch 2-2. After coming into the season with the highest expectations in over a decade, they look like a team that can make the postseason for the first time since 2006, when they made the NIT. Rutgers holds the longest active streak for a Power Five team not making the NCAA Tournament, with the last appearance in 1991.

SELLOUT

With the game selling out within hours of the tickets being released, the 8,329 packed inside the RAC made for the largest crowd at the Louis Brown Athletic Center since Feb. 23, 2002, when Rutgers beat Seton Hall 66-60 in front of 8,729.

RETURN HOME

Seton Hall will return home to the Prudential Center after nearly a month on the road.

"I'm just looking forward to being home," Willard said. "Coaching a home game."

Seton Hall went 2-3 on the road trip.

UP NEXT

Seton Hall: Hosts No. 4 Maryland on Thursday.

Rutgers: Hosts Lafayette on Dec. 22.

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Leaders

Seton Hall PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Q. McKnight 11 0 1 3 1 0
A. Nelson 8 0 2 2 0 0
Rutgers PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Brooks 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Nathan 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Seton Rut
Points For 48 68
Field Goals 19/59-32% 27/58-47%
Three Pointers 8/27-30% 8/19-42%
Free Throws 2/8-25% 6/9-67%
Offensive Rebounds 7 11
Defensive Rebounds 22 35
Rebounds 30 48
Blocks 7 8
Steals 10 9
Turnovers 14 19
Personal Fouls 17 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 14 Seton 48 @ Rut 68 I. Obiagu 2 J. Young 2

Game Information

Stadium: Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
Attendance: 8,329
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