This was a much needed win for Seton Hall, coming on the heels of their inexplicable loss to Rutgers over the weekend.
Freshman guard Jordan Walker was in uniform for the game, however he saw no playing time. Walker has been in the news over the last 36 hours after a report that he was leaving the program surfaced, only for it to prove false on Wednesday.
As for the game, Khadeen Carrington followed up his disappointing effort on Saturday in which he shot 4-for-17 and turned the ball over five times. The senior guard poured in a season high 26 points on Wednesday, including shooting a perfect 6-for-6 from deep.
The other four starters for Seton Hall scored in double figures as well. Angel Delgado picked up his eighth double-double of the season and the 58th of his career with a 15 point 10 rebound performance.
Seton Hall’s defense was very disruptive, holding the Seahawks to just 36 percent shooting compared to the Pirates’ 50 percent. Blake Francis, Wagner’s leading scorer entering the night, was held to just seven points in 15 minutes of action.
The Pirates were also able to total eight blocks, four of which came from Desi Rodriguez.
The Pirates were able to successfully put their toughest loss in a while behind them. Now, they have one final tune up before Big East play kicks off. The Pirates host Manhattan on Saturday afternoon, before next week when Creighton comes to town for a high-caliber Big East opener.
For now, the Pirates have to focus on Saturday. They’ll look to get the win and enter conference play at 11-2.