If you were to circle the biggest difference between last year’s Seton Hall Pirates squad and this year’s, it would almost certainly have to be the depth.
Last year, we saw Seton Hall go seven or eight deep more often than not. So far in two games this season, the Pirates have been 10-deep. That depth was a big reason they picked up a 75-65 victory over Monmouth on Sunday afternoon in Newark.
Four Pirates were in double figures. Myles Powell led the way with 18, Angel Delgado had 17, Khadeen Carrington had 14, and Michael Nzei had 10.
Delgado recorded his 52nd career double-double, as well, hauling in a game-high 10 rebounds.
Carrington continued to impress in the point guard role, with four assists and just one turnover.
Myles Cale made the most of his playing time, as well, with five points an two rebounds in 18 minutes of action.
The other big story from this one was Seton Hall’s ability to force turnovers. Monmouth turned the ball over 21 times, including 13 in the first half, and Seton Hall scored 22 points off of the turnovers.
Somewhat alarmingly (as alarmed as you can be with a 2-0 start), Seton Hall didn’t shoot the ball particularly well, as you’ll see in the four factors chart below. It’s likely just rust, and not something to be overly concerned about, but it’s definitely something that Kevin Willard’s bunch would undoubtedly like to fix.
As it stands, though, 2-0 is 2-0. The Pirates welcome Indiana to the Prudential Center Wednesday evening.