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No. 21 Seton Hall Pulls Away To Beat Bethune-Cookman 84-70

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Last Updated: November 29, 2021, 01:00 IST

No. 21 Seton Hall Pulls Away To Beat Bethune-Cookman 84-70

Jared Rhoden scored 18 points, Alexis Yetna had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 21 Seton Hall pulled away in the second half for an 8470 win over BethuneCookman on Sunday.

NEWARK, N.J.: Jared Rhoden scored 18 points, Alexis Yetna had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 21 Seton Hall pulled away in the second half for an 84-70 win over Bethune-Cookman on Sunday.

Bethune-Cookman had a 34-33 lead at halftime, but Rhoden’s jumper a minute into the second half gave Seton Hall (5-1) the lead for good and started a 9-0 run. The Pirates stretched their advantage to as much as 23 points.

Joe French scored 28 points for the Wildcats (1-6), and Marcus Garrett and Tyrese Samuel each scored 11.

Bethune-Cookman went on a 9-0 run to end the first half, keeping it close thanks in part to Seton Hall’s poor outside shooting. The Pirates went 3-for-17 from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes but made 5 of 12 3s in the second half.

Seton Hall won the rebounding battle 42-24.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Seton Hall entered the AP Top 25 last week, its first appearance in the poll since the end of the 2019-20 season, thanks largely to a win over then-No. 4 Michigan on Nov. 16. The Pirates lost their first game at the Fort Myers Tip-Off, 79-76 to Ohio State, before defeating California 62-59 on Wednesday night. They are likely to remain ranked.

BIG PICTURE

Bethune-Cookman: The Wildcats’ out-of-conference schedule is full of superior opponents. They have another month to figure things out before Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play begins.

Seton Hall: After a productive two weeks on the road, Sunday’s game began a five-game homestand that concludes with a visit from No. 8 Texas and a rivalry game against Rutgers. The Pirates will cap off nonconference play when they face Iona in the Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.

UP NEXT

Bethune-Cookman: At UCF next Sunday.

Seton Hall: Hosts Wagner on Wednesday.

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first published:November 29, 2021, 00:50 IST
last updated:November 29, 2021, 01:00 IST
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