After struggling in their first true road game, the Pirates shot the lights out of the basketball in Tampa as they took care of USF 89-69 to improve to 9-1.
The Hall shot 53.8 percent from the field and were dynamite from behind the arc as they hit 55 percent of their 3-point looks.
Freshman Angel Delgado got the ball in the post early and often in the first half as he finished with a career high 16 points to go along with six rebounds, which was his lowest output on the glass this season. However, that is probably due to the fact that Seton Hall did not miss too many shots in the first half.
Isaiah Whitehead was not able to find his shot early, but once again showed his vision and great passing. He finished with 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. Whitehead was examined on the sidelines during the second half for a possible hand injury, but came right back into the game and looked fine.
In Wichita, Sterling Gibbs had a first half that he would like to forget, but tonight he was much better as he ended his evening with 14 points and six assists. It is nice to see Gibbs get some assists as he normally focuses on scoring.
Brandon Mobley had a good start to the game as he hit the first two three pointers that he shot and had a solid overall performance with 11 points and five rebounds.
Senior Haralds Karlis also made an impact in this game as he knocked down all three of his shots from behind the arc and finished with nine points.
Northwestern transfer Chier Ajou made his first appearance for the Hall after being ruled eligible today. The 7-foot-2 center could help provide some much needed frontcourt depth for the Pirates. Tonight, Ajou played in garbage time, but did pick up an assist.
Seton Hall improves to 9-0 when taking a lead into halftime as they led 45-33 at recess tonight. The Pirates had five players in double figures as the Hall were balanced offensively with almost the entire team getting involved.
The Pirates defense was not great, but they were able to keep Corey Allen Jr. in check as they held the Bulls' leading scorer to just eight points.
The Hall now travel to Athens to take on Georgia as they look to finish the nonconference schedule in strong fashion.