The Seton Hall Pirates will leave the Battle 4 Atlantis as winners.
After trailing by nine in the early goings of the first half, the Pirates stormed ahead and defeated the Iowa State Cyclones 84-76 on Friday night. The Pirates would lead by as many as 12 with less than four minutes remaining, capping off a 2-1 showing in the loaded Feast Week tournament.
Myles Powell and Sandro Mamukelashvili powered the Pirates to victory with 42 combined points. Powell scored 24 while Sandro scored 18 on a 7-for-10 mark from the field. Quincy McKnight joined them in double figures with 12 points, while Myles Cale scored eight and had a 12-rebound performance.
Here’s a few things we learned.
THE PIRATES WON AT THE 3-POINT LINE
Seton Hall went 8-for-20 from the 3-point line on Friday, besting Iowa State’s 9-for-27 mark from long range. The Pirates were primarily led by the efforts of Powell and Mamukelashvili, who connected on seven of those eight 3-pointers. Shavar Reynolds was the only other player to sink a 3-ball, but the 40 percent mark was good enough to help get the W. The Cyclones simply couldn’t hang, and it showed up in the result.
SETON HALL ALSO DOMINATED ON THE GLASS
Rebounding margin is probably a bit overstated, but the Pirates definitely won the battle Friday night. They picked up 40 rebounds to Iowa State’s 29 and really had a sound effort on the offensive glass. They had 12 offensive boards to the Cyclones’ nine, which continues a good trend for them. They had 13 in the win over the Southern Miss Golden Eagles Thursday night, and while they fell to the Oregon Ducks on Wednesday, they still had an OR% of 27.3 percent that night after getting nine boards. Suffice it to say, they’re really strutting their stuff right now.
GET USED TO SEEING IOWA STATE!
Yeah, funny thing about this? Seton Hall’s next game... is in Ames against Iowa State. What a scheduling quirk.