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Troy vs. Seton Hall halftime notes

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The Hall has been challenged by the Trojans in the first 20.

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~ Seton Hall leads by six after the end of the first half. The Pirates manufactured a rally to pull ahead of the visiting Troy Trojans by the score of 36-30. An 10-0 run by the Pirates in the final 2:21 of the first half fueled them to push into the lead. In all, there were three lead changes in the first 20 minutes of the game.

~ Troy looked comfortable inside the Prudential Center, holding the lead for 11 minutes and 35 seconds. Freshman forward Jordon Varnado looked the sharpest of any Trojan, scoring 12 points whilst going 4-for-6 from the field and 2-for-3 from the perimeter. The Brownsville, Tennessee native added six rebounds and a block in 15 minutes of action.

~ One area of weakness for Troy though was their willingness to let Seton Hall carve them up in the paint. The Hall dominated in the area, scoring 24 points to Troy's 10.

~ Isaiah Whitehead led all Seton Hall scorers with 10 points while Michael Nzei and Desi Rodriguez chipped in a combined 17 points. Nzei looked sharp, shooting 3-for-4 and added four rebounds in 16 minutes of play.