NCAAB Game Recap - Seton Hall at St. John's
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:00 PM EST

BYU
69
Gonz
92
F
Baylor
75
OkSt
68
F
Lou
79
Duke
73
F
Aub
47
Fla
69
F
Butl
66
DeP
79
F
Kansas
66
Tex
57
F
Nev
55
SDSU
68
F
Oreg
64
Wash
61
F(OT)
FlaSt
83
Mia-FL
79
F(OT)
KY
73
Ark
66
F
WVU
68
KansSt
84
F
UConn
55
Vill
61
F
Hou
65
WichSt
54
F
Purd
50
MD
57
F
Seton
82
StJon
79
F
Colora
54
Ariz
75
F
OhSt
76
PSU
90
F
IaSt
52
TxTch
72
F
NW
71
Ill
75
F
Prov
74
Crei
78
F
UMBC
60
UNH
65
F
IL-C
75
IUPUI
66
F
Syr
71
VaTec
69
F
UNC
52
Pitt
66
F
LaSal
63
URI
66
F
Detr
80
WIGB
83
F
SCar
81
TexAM
67
F
Oral
92
IPFW
68
F
Citad
79
VMI
88
F
MiaO
62
Ball
71
F
LoyMD
80
Army
81
F
Tuls
67
Tul
54
F
TCU
63
Okla
83
F
Clem
54
NCSU
60
F
Marq
84
GTown
80
F
MOSt
68
Evans
58
F
ChaSo
79
HiPt
60
F
Hartfo
57
Vermt
74
F
StBon
63
VACom
91
F
JMU
61
Tows
69
F
StJos
87
Penn
81
F
Hamp
88
UNCA
86
F
Dart
62
Harv
67
F
Ohio
60
E MI
58
F
W&M
57
Drex
84
F
Elon
78
Del
79
F
Boston
70
Colg
79
F
ArkSt
80
CoCar
75
F
Buff
86
CenMI
67
F
Longw
58
Campbl
68
F
Toled
99
Akr
89
F
Rich
97
GMas
87
F
Mercer
90
Samf
75
F
Sac
49
S UT
74
F
NebOm
76
Denv
91
F
GASt
65
Troy
75
F
Rice
68
SoMis
81
F
TexAr
78
ULMo
58
F
Mizzu
74
Alab
88
F
OrSt
76
WaSt
89
F
LoyMa
53
USF
61
F
StMar
78
Pepp
69
F
TexPA
70
UtVal
72
F
NoAZ
64
N CO
58
F
ColSt
78
AF
65
F
UTEP
70
TexSA
86
F
GaSo
68
SthAL
74
F
LongI
74
Bry
60
F
KennSt
48
NJIT
66
F
StFNY
69
Wagn
64
F
(N/A)
53
RobM
49
F
Lafy
66
Navy
68
F
CenCT
52
MtStM
79
F
UAB
68
FlAtl
65
F
Hof
67
Charl
69
F
NIU
64
BGSU
66
F
HolyC
69
Amer
81
F
NCAT
75
Copp
79
F
CenAR
72
Nich
79
F
How
58
Morg
68
F
NCC
86
BethC
59
F
TNTec
59
E IL
84
F
GrgWas
75
UMass
51
F
ArkLR
73
App
57
F
FlGlf
65
N AL
70
F
Lamar
58
TXAMC
64
F
JacSt
64
SIU-E
56
F
StPet
71
Quin
51
F
USC-Up
67
GWebb
83
F
Kent
63
W MI
67
F
Radf
75
Presb
64
F
FlaAM
65
SCSt
81
F
Charl
63
W Ky
80
F
N TX
51
LaTec
50
F
MorSt
59
Belm
77
F
InWor
56
SFA
80
F
Alc
105
MsVl
73
F
E KY
92
TNSt
88
F
APSU
92
TN-M
81
F
Murr
96
SEMO
91
F(OT)
SoFL
54
UCF
55
F
Stetsn
64
Jacksn
59
F
UCDav
66
CSNor
62
F
NM
78
UNLV
99
F
Fres
65
Wyo
50
F
E WA
71
MTSt
58
F
Tenn
66
Vand
45
F
NrthIA
86
Brad
71
F
PVAM
64
Gram
57
F
MD-ES
52
Norf
62
F
Stan
78
USC
82
F(OT)
AlSt
65
AlaAM
56
F
TXSo
77
JackSt
66
F
Oakl
68
WIMil
73
F
Ind
82
Nebras
74
F
Clev
49
NoKY
75
F
YSU
72
WriSt
79
F
ETSU
85
WCU
66
F
Albany
62
Stony
70
F
SacHr
65
StFPA
72
F
NE
74
UNCW
76
F(OT)
Chat
52
UNCG
72
F
OlDom
67
Marsh
68
F
Monm
65
Manh
58
F
Lipsco
60
Lib
67
F
MidTN
69
FlInt
83
F
Corn
61
Colum
75
F
Leh
56
Buck
72
F
McNee
65
NOrl
52
F
CS-Ful
66
LongB
62
F
Temp
52
SMU
68
F
UVA
63
GaTec
58
F
IndSt
77
Valpa
86
F
TxSt
68
ULLa
59
F
LSU
80
Miss
76
F
SamH
95
HBU
75
F
SeLA
55
AbCh
76
F
UGA
59
MisSt
91
F
South
75
ArkPB
56
F
Pacif
80
SCla
84
F
Ida
63
Mont
67
F
Utah
64
AzSt
83
F
NMSt
75
Seatt
67
F
USD
77
Portl
67
F
UtSt
83
Bois
88
F(OT)
IdaSt
76
PorSt
82
F
UCRiv
53
UCIrv
69
F
UCSB
63
HI
70
F
CSBak
ChiSt
PPD
GrCan
UMKC
PPD

Jan 18, 2020, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(18) Seton Hall (14-4)

30

52

82

St. John's (12-7)

43

36

79

No. 18 Seton Hall beats St. John's 82-79 for 8th straight
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Myles Powell wants the ball with the game on the line. This time, he wouldn't let go of it afterward, either.

The star guard scored 23 of his 29 points in the second half, surpassing 2,000 for his stellar career, and No. 18 Seton Hall rallied past St. John's 82-79 on Saturday to extend its winning streak to eight games.

When it was over, Powell clutched the game ball as he embraced several Red Storm players - even as a St. John's staffer tried in vain to retrieve it from him.

Powell wasn't giving it up.

"I just wanted my 2,000-point ball," he said.

Quincy McKnight added 20 points and 7-foot-2 Romaro Gill had 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks to help the Pirates (14-4, 6-0 Big East) overcome a 13-point deficit after halftime. Myles Cale scored 12.

Seton Hall, the only unbeaten team in Big East play, is 6-0 in conference games for the first time since the league's inception in 1979.

The Pirates' eight-game winning streak matches their longest in Kevin Willard's 10 seasons as coach.

Mustapha Heron scored 18 for the Red Storm (12-7, 1-5), who led for more than 30 minutes. Josh Roberts matched his career high with 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

LJ Figueroa had 16 points and a career-best seven steals before fouling out with 1:37 to go as Powell converted a three-point play that put the Pirates in front.

Down on his back after the ball fell through, Powell flexed his biceps.

"He always has that look in his eyes," Willard said.

With a fast-break layup early in the second half, Powell became the fifth Seton Hall player to reach 2,000 points, joining Terry Dehere, Nick Werkman, Jeremy Hazell and Greg Tynes.

"It means I got a lot of wins," Willard said, drawing laughs.

McKnight made the second of two free throws to give the Pirates a 76-75 lead with 1:10 left, and Rasheem Dunn was called for charging at the other end. Powell drove for a tough layup with 28.8 seconds remaining before Dunn's layup cut the margin to one again.

Cale and McKnight each sank two free throws in the final 20 seconds, and Seton Hall held on when Marcellus Earlington's long, hurried 3-point attempt was short of the rim at the buzzer.

Seton Hall entered averaging 13.5 turnovers per game. After committing 15 in the first half and trailing 43-30 at the break, the Pirates got an earful from Willard. Then they took a page out of the St. John's playbook and came out trapping with pressure defense in the second half.

"We adjusted; we pressed them right back and got them on their heels," Willard said. "It gave us a chance to turn them over. We made easy buckets and it loosened us up a little bit."

Seton Hall stormed back and took its first lead at 61-58 on a 3-pointer by Powell with 8:17 remaining. The rally was aided by two jumpers from Cale early in the second half that were subsequently changed to 3s following replay reviews during a timeout.

"I just think we went back to the locker room and regrouped," Gill said. "We know we made mistakes in the first half and came back with a different mindset."

Figueroa hit a 3 to tie it again with 7:42 left, and the Tri-State Area rivals traded blows the rest of the way in front of a Madison Square Garden crowd of 10,428 filled with fans of both schools.

"Anyone watching knows we saw a great ballgame. Two teams showed up, obviously neighboring teams," St. John's coach Mike Anderson said. "They made some big free throws going down the stretch, so you have to give them credit. But as I told our guys, I was proud of the effort."

INJURY UPDATE

Willard said 6-foot-11 junior Sandro Mamukelashvili could return Jan. 29 against DePaul. Mamukelashvili was averaging 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game before breaking his right wrist on Dec. 8 in a loss at Iowa State.

BIG PICTURE

Seton Hall: The veteran Pirates were picked first in the Big East preseason coaches' poll and are showing why. After opening at No. 12 and then falling out of the Top 25 when Mamukelashvili and Powell got hurt, they returned to the rankings this week and figure to climb following a pair of road wins. Seton Hall was coming off an impressive victory Wednesday night at No. 5 Butler, the second road win in program history over a top-five team. The other one came in February 2000 at No. 4 Syracuse.

St. John's: In their first season under Anderson, the Red Storm went 11-2 in nonconference games, but they've had trouble closing out opponents since Big East play began.

UP NEXT

Seton Hall: Three straight Big East home games, beginning with a visit from Providence on Wednesday night.

St. John's: After trying to contain Powell, the Red Storm face another preseason first-team All-American when they hit the road Tuesday night to take on Markus Howard and Marquette. Howard, who began the day leading the nation in scoring at 27.3 points per game, is the reigning conference player of the year.

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Leaders

Seton Hall PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Obiagu 0 0 0 0 0 2
S. Reynolds, Jr. 0 0 0 1 0 0
St. John's PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Caraher 0 0 1 0 0 0
M. Heron 18 0 2 2 0 1

Team Comparison

Seton StJon
Points For 82 79
Field Goals 27/61-44% 33/75-44%
Three Pointers 6/14-43% 4/14-29%
Free Throws 22/27-81% 9/15-60%
Offensive Rebounds 15 15
Defensive Rebounds 31 22
Rebounds 50 44
Blocks 10 6
Steals 4 13
Turnovers 19 12
Personal Fouls 18 22
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 18 Seton 82 @ StJon 79 T. Samuel 2 J. Champagnie 2

Game Information

Stadium: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Attendance: 10,428
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