The Oregon Ducks overwhelmed the Seton Hall Pirates on Friday night.
The Pirates battled and put up a hearty fight for 40 minutes. But unfortunately, that effort was simply not enough to net them a win. The Ducks flew to an 83-70 victory over the Pirates to send them down to a 1-3 record on year.
Seton Hall was unable to corral the Ducks and their skillful shooting ways. Oregon shot 59.5 percent on 2-point attempts and 42.9 percent on 3-point attempts. While the Pirates shot a gaudy 58.3 percent on 3-pointers, their lack of interior presence wound up being their downfall. Oregon kept them at bay, as Seton Hall posted a mark of just 35.7 percent on 2-point tries.
The Ducks were powered by the efforts of seniors Eugene Omoruyi and Chris Duarte, as well as junior Eric Williams. The trio got into double figures, scoring 22, 14 and 15 points respectivey. Omoruyi went 10-for-17 from the floor, an impressive showing to say the very least. Duarte shot 5-for-9 meanwhile and while Williams went 3-for-8, he shot 8-for-10 from the free throw line to compensate for that.
Seton Hall got double figure performances from five different players. Shavar Reynolds led with 17 points, while Myles Cale and Tyrese Samuel each had 11. Sandro Mamukelashvili and Jared Rhoden each put up 10, but obviously this quartet of scorers was just not enough for them to net the victory. It’s a troublesome start for Seton Hall, and perhaps not one that was unexpected. But nevertheless, the Pirates will have right their ship promptly, lest they risk a spinout.
Seton Hall is currently scheduled to play Penn State on Sunday.