Second-Half Shooting pushes Seton Hall past MU, 80-70
Jan. 28, 2015
MILWAUKEE - Led by a scorching second half shooting performance from guard Sterling Gibbs, Seton Hall topped Marquette 80-70 on Wednesday evening at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
Marquette trailed by as many as 24 points in the second half after the Pirates used a 22-3 run, which spanned the half, to break things open. MU had a few opportunities to cut its deficit to single digits as the game wound down, but SHU held on for the win.
The Golden Eagles trailed just 32-28 at the break and were led by nine points from Carlino, while Taylor added eight. Both teams shot an identical 38.7 percent (12-of-31) from the field in the first stanza, though SHU hit six 3-pointers to MU’s four.
The Pirates scored 17 of the first 19 points of the second half to build a 49-30 lead as Steve Wojciechowski called a pair of timeouts prior to the under-16 media timeout.
Marquette returns to the BMO Harris Bradley Center in a 1 p.m. tip on Saturday, Jan. 31 against Butler.
•Seton Hall earned its first-ever win in Milwaukee and its third win all-time over Marquette. MU leads the all-time series 13-3.
•Marquette assisted on all 12 of its made field goals in the first half.
•Khadeen Carrington and Jaren Sina combined to knock down five of Seton Hall’s six first half 3-pointers. The Pirates shot 40 percent from deep in the first stanza.
•Matt Carlino hit three of four Marquette three pointers in the first half.
•Seton Hall began the second half on a 22-3 run behind 3-pointers from Carrington and Brandon Mobley. A Gibbs three, which he then followed up with his third assist during the run gave the Pirates a 47-30 lead. It was then extended to 54-31 at the 14:19 mark when Gibbs followed a Cohen free throw with a layup.
•After Juan Anderson connected on a layup at the 19:01 mark in the second half, the Golden Eagles were held without a field goal for the next 5:11 until Cohen hit a three.
•Seton Hall assumed its largest lead of the game, 60-36, at the 12:51 mark of the second half.
•Gibbs tallied 19 of his game-high 24 points after halftime, including six field goals within the first 7:09 of the second half. He also dished out five of his game-high 10 assists in the second half.
•Marquette outscored the Pirates 39-26 during the final 14:19 of the game.
•Carrington and Sina both hit three 3-pointers to aid the Pirates’ 50 percent shooting (13-of-26) from deep.
•SHU’s Angel Delgado posted his fourth double-double of BIG EAST play with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
•The Golden Eagles’ nine turnovers were their least in BIG EAST play this season and their fewest since vs. Morgan St. on Dec. 22.
•Carlino’s four 3-pointers were his fifth-straight game with at least three field goals from deep.
•Derrick Wilson totaled 11 points, his first double-digit performance in BIG EAST play. Wilson also set a new season-high with eight assists, surpassing his previous high of seven.
•The Golden Eagles featured more than two players with double-digit scoring outputs for the first time since Jan. 3 vs. Providence. Anderson, Derrick Wilson, Carlino, and Cohen each surpassed 10 points.
•Marquette’s bench outscored Seton Hall 19-0. SHU’s reserves totaled just 24 minutes of action.
•Marquette’s 10-point loss was its largest home defeat in BIG EAST play since Creighton topped MU 85-70 on Feb. 19, 2014.
•Marquette recruit Henry Ellenson was selected for the 2015 McDonald’s All-America Game on Wednesday evening, becoming the first MU signee to be included in the game since 1982. Ellenson, a senior from Rice Lake (Wis.) High School and younger brother of MU junior Wally Ellenson, will become the fourth player in program history to compete in the game when he suits up for the Boys East squad on Wednesday, April 1 at the United Center in Chicago. MU’s past Burger Boys include Glenn “Doc” Rivers (1980), Walter Downing (1981 – signed with DePaul and transferred to MU) and Kerry Trotter (1982).
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