The Seton Hall Pirates (12-2) rebounded from being stomped by Syracuse by pounding the West Virginia Mountaineers (10-4), 67-48, on Friday night. The win broke a seven-game losing streak to West Virginia by Seton Hall.
Seton Hall opened the first half on a 18-9 run en route to a 38-22 halftime lead. Fuquan Edwin scored 11 of his team-high 19 points in the first half for the Pirates. West Virginia made their run in the second half and cut the lead to 54-48 with 6:52 to play. However, the Mountaineers had run out of gas and didn't score another point while Seton Hall closed on a 13-0 run. Seton Hall outrebounded West Virginia, forced 17 turnovers and held the Mountaineers to just 32.1% shooting from the floor.
Herb Pope had a bounce-back performance for Seton Hall with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocks. Jordan Theodore had 18 points, 8 assists, 2 steals and a rebound for the Pirates. Kevin Jones, who has been battling Pope for the conference lead in scoring and rebounding, had 15 points and 10 boards. Darryl Bryant was the only other Mountaineer in double figures despite shooting 3-16 (2-10 from behind the arc) on the night.
There are three games today featuring Big East teams: No. 4 Louisville at No. 3 Kentucky (12 p.m., TV: CBS); St. John's at UConn (12 p.m., TV: ESPN3); Providence at Georgetown (2 p.m., TV: ESPN2).