NCAAB Game Recap - Seton Hall at DePaul
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:30 PM EST

Detr
72
Gonz
93
F
JackSt
57
Baylor
83
F
Tul
73
Mem
84
F
Xav
62
Vill
68
F
NFla
59
Dayt
77
F
Canis
79
Pitt
87
F
(N/A)
57
UMBC
89
F
Hof
75
Tows
67
F
Dart
56
UNH
70
F
Wilbe
52
MiaO
119
F
(N/A)
53
E MI
88
F
Stetsn
63
SCar
56
F
HuTil
77
PVAM
92
F
(N/A)
78
DelSt
76
F
(N/A)
63
NCC
108
F
(N/A)
53
GASt
83
F
TexPA
72
Okla
91
F
SCSt
58
Jacksn
52
F
YSU
70
IL-C
64
F
WIGB
73
NoKY
59
F
Clev
82
IUPUI
80
F
WIMil
70
WriSt
82
F
(N/A)
49
Rut
94
F
Yale
67
UNC
70
F
NE
88
JMU
72
F
Penn
81
How
62
F
APSU
48
UGA
78
F
Copp
56
Ford
62
F
W&M
74
Elon
73
F
UNCW
66
Drex
71
F
Charl
75
Del
63
F
Albany
67
Colum
66
F
StBon
79
Buff
84
F
UMass
79
Akr
85
F
David
71
Vand
76
F
LoyIL
66
Valpa
63
F
TXSo
55
TexAM
58
F
HiPt
58
Tex
89
F
LaTec
80
SoMis
49
F
ChiSt
33
Mizzu
91
F
Kent
68
MisSt
96
F
SIU
56
IndSt
68
F
Seton
74
DeP
66
F
GMas
53
TCU
87
F
Harv
84
USF
81
F(OT)
Ida
68
Web
69
F
NoAZ
61
MTSt
63
F
Sac
50
Mont
52
F
E WA
69
IdaSt
75
F
S UT
83
PorSt
81
F

Dec 30, 2019, 8:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Seton Hall (9-4)

31

43

74

DePaul (12-2)

37

29

66

Powell helps Seton Hall beat DePaul 74-66
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:58 PM

CHICAGO (AP) Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard wanted to work Myles Powell back into the lineup.

Powell had another idea.

Powell scored 27 points in his return from a concussion, and Seton Hall beat DePaul 74-66 on Monday night in the Big East opener for each school.

"He is the toughest son of a gun there is out there," Willard said. "Nothing he does, nothing when he comes back, surprises me. I was hoping to get 20 minutes out of him, and he wouldn't let me take him out."

Powell missed two games after he got hurt during a 68-48 loss at Rutgers on Dec. 14. But the senior guard looked just fine against the Blue Demons, rallying the Pirates (9-4, 1-0) after a slow start.

Powell went 7 for 15 from the field and 11 for 15 at the line in 34-plus minutes. He had 18 points in the second half, repeatedly driving to the basket and showing no sign of any fear in the wake of what he said was his first concussion.

"Once I kind of got out there I wasn't really trying to think about that," he said. "I was just trying to go out there and make winning plays for my teammates."

Myles Cale had 16 points for Seton Hall, and Jared Rhoden finished with 10. The Pirates shot 52% (14 for 27) in the second half of their third straight victory.

Paul Reed had 17 points and nine rebounds for DePaul (12-2, 0-1), which won each of its meetings with Seton Hall last season by a combined five points. Charlie Moore had 13 points, but finished with eight turnovers.

"One of our critical areas of growth is how we execute on the offensive end and how we share the ball, how we move bodies and how we move the ball," DePaul coach Dave Leitao said. "Particularly when it was needed I thought Seton Hall did a little bit better job of doing that."

Moore's two free throws gave the Blue Demons a 66-65 lead with 2:36 left, but the Pirates closed the game with a 9-0 run. Powell sparked the winning sequence with three free throws after he was fouled by freshman Romeo Weems on a 3-point attempt.

"On that particular play he took Romeo's youthful energy and used it against (him)," Leitao said.

Seton Hall committed 11 turnovers in the first half and trailed by as many as 10 before Powell made two foul shots with 4 seconds left to trim DePaul's lead to 37-31 at the break.

The Pirates then carried the momentum into the second half. Cale had a 3-pointer and a rebound basket during a 10-3 run that gave Seton Hall its first lead since the opening minutes at 48-45 with 14:21 left.

BIG PICTURE

Seton Hall: Romaro Gill and Ike Obiagu, a pair of 7-foot-2 centers, made life difficult on the Blue Demons inside. Gill blocked four shots, and Obiagu had one.

DePaul: The Blue Demons took some bad shots down the stretch and struggled when the Pirates turned up their intensity.

UP NEXT

Seton Hall hosts Georgetown on Friday night.

DePaul hosts Providence on Saturday.

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Leaders

Seton Hall PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Nelson 0 0 4 0 1 0
M. Powell 27 0 1 5 5 0
DePaul PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
N. Ongenda 0 0 0 0 1 0
P. Reed 17 0 0 9 3 3

Team Comparison

Seton DeP
Points For 74 66
Field Goals 23/50-46% 22/64-34%
Three Pointers 7/20-35% 5/21-24%
Free Throws 21/30-70% 17/20-85%
Offensive Rebounds 8 15
Defensive Rebounds 30 26
Rebounds 45 45
Blocks 7 6
Steals 9 12
Turnovers 17 14
Personal Fouls 20 21
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Dec 30 Seton 74 @ DeP 66 I. Obiagu 2 D. Hall 4

Game Information

Stadium: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 6,364
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