The Seton Hall Pirates were coming off of their first loss of the season a night ago against Long Beach State. It was a quick turnaround for them as they faced off with Bradley in the Gildan Charleston Classic. The Pirates ended up coming up with a 67-59 win to improve to 3-1 on the season. Bradley dropped to 1-3 on the season.
The Pirates came out strong to start the game. Desi Rodriguez led the way in the 1st half with 13 points. Seton Hall pushed its lead to as much as 10 in the 1st half. Freshman Veer Singh added two 3 pointers to help the Pirates keep the Bradley Braves at bay. Despite a poor shooting half from Isaiah Whitead, Seton Hall entered the break with a 34-25 lead. The Braves were led by Callum Barker had contributed 8 points.
The second half started out with Bradley cutting the lead to 6 with a quick 3 pointer. However, the Pirates would never relinquish the lead. Although the Braves cut the lead to 4 with 6 minutes to go in the game, the Pirates would prevail in the end. The Pirates came away with a 67-59 win. The Pirates were led overall by Desi Rodriguez who had 18 points and 8 rebounds. Khadeen Carrington added 14 points, and Angel Delgado chipped in 9 rebounds. Bradley was paced by Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Callum Barker added 17 points and 7 rebounds.
The Pirates improve to 3-1 on the season and will take on Mississippi (3-1) on Sunday afternoon. Mississippi is coming off of a 76-60 win over Towson.
We here at Blue Beard Army are excited to introduce our newest feature. The Pirate Performance Index (PPI) is an indicator of how a player performed in a particular game. In addition to single games, we will update the season performance as well. Special thanks to Will Reddan for coming up with this equation to evaluate performance.
We will have a full recap and coverage of the Mississippi game on Sunday. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.