The Seton Hall Pirates took on Ole Miss on Sunday in the 5th place game of the Gildan Charleston Classic. The Pirates finished the tournament strong with a 75-63 win over the Ole Miss Rebels. The Pirates improved to 4-1 on the season while Ole Miss fell to 3-2.
The game was very tight in the first half. The largest lead in the first half was 4 points, which was held by each team at one point. In the first half, the Pirates were led by Isaiah Whitehead, Khadeen Carrington, and Desi Rodriguez who each had 5 points. For the Rebels, Sam Finley and Tomasz Gielo each had 7 points in the 1st half. At the end of the first half the score was Ole Miss 31, Seton Hall 30.
The second half started off slowly for both squads. Neither one started to pull away until Isaiah Whitehead hit a 3 pointer to give Seton Hall an 8 point lead with 9:49 remaining in the game. Another Isaiah Whitehead 3 with 8:18 to go put the Hall up 10 and they would never look back. Ultimately, the Pirates would secure a 75-63 win and 5th place in the Gildan Charleston Classic.
The Pirates were led by Isaiah Whitehead who posted 17 points and 5 assists. Of Whitehead’s 17 points, 12 came in the second half. Desi Rodriguez chipped in 12 points and Angel Delgado added 11 rebounds and 3 blocks. For the Rebels, Tomasz Gielo posted 15 points and 5 rebounds. Stefan Moody added 13 points and Marcanvis Hymon grabbed 9 rebounds. Stefan Moody was coming off of a 30 point game and Seton Hall did a great job at minimizing his opportunities.
With the win, the Pirates improved to 4-1. They will return home on Saturday, November 28 to take on the University of Georgia at the Prudential Center. Ole Miss falls to 3-2 and will take on Georgia State in Oxford on Wednesday.
We will have full coverage of the game, as well as a recap after the game. Check out the PPI of each Pirate player below. Until next time, Hazard Zet Forward.