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Seton Hall gets back on track with win over Georgetown

The Pirates took care of business on the road to improve to 9-1 in Big East play.

NCAA Basketball: Seton Hall at Georgetown Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Led by Myles Powell’s 34 points, the Seton Hall Pirates (17-5, 9-1) picked up a 78-71 victory over the Georgetown Hoyas (13-10, 3-7) Wednesday night in Washington DC.

The game was never in doubt, as the Pirates led the entire way. Seton Hall scored the first 16 points of the game, aided by Powell and Jared Rhoden each hit a pair of threes over the first three minutes of the contest,

While Georgetown did manage to get within five points in the second half, it really never felt like the Hoyas would threaten to get back in the game like they were able to do in Sunday’s win over St. John’s. Perhaps having Mac McClung back would have helped a comeback effort, but he missed his second straight game with a foot injury.

Powell and Rhoden did most of the lifting on offense, accounting for 46 of Seton Hall’s 78 points, while Quincy McKnight finished just shy of a double-double with 10 assists and eight points. Sandro Mamukelashvili had another strong game after his return from injury, with eight points and 12 rebounds, and Romaro Gill had six points, six rebounds, and eight blocks, which tied his career-high.

For Georgetown, having just six players seemed to really hinder the team, as the five starters had to play 34+ minutes each. Omer Yurtseven led the way with 19 points and 15 rebounds.

The Pirates return to action Saturday as they travel to Villanova, while Georgetown hosts DePaul on Saturday.