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MBB: Seton Hall routed, drops second straight BIG EAST matchup

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Coming off a loss at Villanova on Wednesday the Seton Hall University men’s basketball team was defeated by the Creighton Blue Jays 82-67 on Saturday afternoon at the Prudential Center in Newark.

The Pirates were flat defensively leaving the three-point line wide open which resulted in 20 points from Creighton’s Geoffrey Groselle and a double-double from Maurice Watson Jr. (13 points, 14 assists).

For Seton Hall, sophomore Khadeen Carrington had 17 points, and senior Derrick Gordon matched a season-high 14 points. Freshman Veer Singh also played a career-high 18 minutes and chipped in seven points.

A fastbreak layup from Gordon gave Seton Hall its largest lead of the day at 22-17 with 8:32 to play in the first half but Creighton responded with 14 of the next 16 points and went on to take a 41-33 advantage into the break.

Carrington connected on a jumper to cut the deficit to 14 at 71-57 with 6:55 remaining but The Hall would pull no closer as Creighton won for the fifth time in the last six games.

With flashbacks of the 2014-15 season on everyones mind, the big question for the Pirates and head coach Kevin Willard was why Isaiah Whitehead, Desi Rodriguez and Angel Delgado did not see the floor for the last 15 minutes of the second half.

Willard seemed to insist it was because they did not play well, but to sit three of his best players in the second half in a conference game is odd and everyone watching in the arena or on TV knew it.

Seton Hall will be back in action next weekend when the Pirates travel to Providence to visit the nationally-ranked Friars on Saturday, January 16. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

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