The Seton Hall Pirates were back in action on Wednesday in their final game of the Pearl Harbor Invitational against the California Golden Bears. The Pirates came in with a record of 6-2 while Cal came in with a record of 7-1. The Pirates wound up getting a much needed 60-57 victory.
This game was tight throughout its entirety. The Pirates and Golden Bears were very evenly matched especially early on. The largest lead of the half came after a Desi Rodriguez jumper gave Seton Hall a five point edge. The big match up in this game was Ivan Rabb vs Angel Delgado. The two did battle on a few occasions. The Pirates would head into halftime trailing 34-31.
The Golden Bears were led by Jabari Bird in the first half. He had 12 points and 8 rebounds. Charlie Moore also scored in double figures with 10 points. Ivan Rabb was quiet in the first half with 4 points and 4 rebounds. Cal shot 52% from the field and 37.5% from beyond the arc in the first half.
Seton Hall was led by Khadeen Carrington who had 8 points and 2 assists in the first half. Desi Rodriguez also scored 8 points in the first half. Angel Delgado led the way on the boards with 6 rebounds and also had 6 points in the first half. The Pirates shot 48.3% from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc in the first half.
Cal got out to a quick start in the second half as they took a 6 point lead. Seton Hall would score the next 6 points to tie the score at 40. The two teams went back and forth for the majority of the second half. The Pirates would build a 6 point lead though. One of the highlights was a sequence where a Desi Rodriguez dunk was answered by a Jabari Bird dunk. Despite a late charge from Cal, the Pirates would hold on for a 60-57 victory.
Cal was led by Jabari Bird who had 22 points and 9 rebounds. Charlie Moore was second on the team with 12 points. Ivan Rabb had a relatively quiet night with 8 points and 8 rebounds. The Golden Bears shot 43.4% from the field and 18.8% from beyond the arc.
Seton Hall was led by Angel Delgado who had another double double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Desi Rodriguez had 15 points on the night. Khadeen Carrington had a solid night with 14 points, 4 assists, and 2 steals. The Pirates shot 46.2% from the field and 27.3% from beyond the arc.
With the loss the Golden Bears fall to 7-2 on the season. They will head home to take on UC Davis on Saturday. The Pirates improve to 7-2 on the season with the victory. They will now travel to Madison Square Garden on Monday to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks.
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