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Halftime Notes: Seton Hall vs. Wichita State

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

The Pirates need to shoot better in the second half

Aside for Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall shot very poorly in the first half of the contest. Seton Hall shot a mere 35 percent from field goal range. The Hall shot 48 percent from the field against Rutgers in the Garden State Hardwood Classic and 65 percent from the same range against Mount St. Mary’s. But Wichita State’s defense is better than these two other prior opponents and the Pirates have to step up in order to have a chance at winning the game.

Seton Hall has to manage the ball better

Seton Hall got off to a five point lead over Wichita State early in the game, but the turnovers the team committed were very costly in giving Wichita State a comfortable lead in the game. The Hall committed 12 total turnovers total in the first half, and many of the Shockers points scored in the first half were off Seton Hall’s turnovers.

Isaiah Whitehead seems to have found his groove

Whitehead scored 18 points on 6-for-10 scoring from the field and 4-for-5 from the three. He had rough starts against Gardner–Webb and George Washington, when he shot under 33 percent from the field in both games, but he has played much better so far in this game. When Whitehead was taken out of the game versus Wichita State, the Shockers quickly took a big lead over Seton Hall and when he got back into the game.

Delgado and Mobley are playing very well inside

The glaring problem Seton Hall faced in the first half of the game was obviously not the inside play of Brandon Mobley and Angel Delgado. The two forwards garnered over 3 boards apiece in the game thus far, and their presence in the interior was known.