Carrington Scores 20 Again in Hall Loss to Stanford

Kissimmee, Fla. – Junior Khadeen Carrington (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored 20 points, but the Seton Hall men’s basketball team was stifled by Stanford’s defense as the Cardinal came away with a 66-52 win over the Pirates Sunday in the fifth-place game of the AdvoCare Invitational at HP Field House.

The Pirates (4-2) were held in check from the three-point line, going only 2-for-17 from downtown. Overall they shot just 38 percent from the field (19-for-50).

Turning Point
The Pirates got off to a terrific start, building a 24-14 lead that included eight points from Carrington as well as a dunk from sophomore Myles Carter (Chicago, Ill.) at 7:23 that made it a 10-point lead.

However, it was all Stanford from there as the Cardinal buckled down on defense and used a 12-2 run to tie the game at 26-26 at the half. The Hall briefly reclaimed the lead at the start of the second half on back-to-back buckets from Carrington, but went cold thereafter, only scoring one point over the next six minutes as the Cardinal was able to disrupt the Pirates while driving to the basket and create turnovers. Stanford went on a 15-1 run to take a 43-31 lead with 12:34 to go.

Seton Hall had one run left and got the deficit down to six with eight minutes to go thanks to back-to-back baskets from sophomore Michael Nzei (Makurdi, Nigeria) and Carrington. However, turnovers proved too costly as Stanford’s Marcus Allen responded with a layup, the Pirates turned it over and Reid Travis connected on a jumper late in the shot clock to again give the Cardinal a double-digit advantage.

Inside the Numbers

  • The Pirates were held to season lows in points and shooting as they were only 38 percent from the field overall and 11.8 percent (2-for-17) from behind the arc.
  • The Hall did out-rebound Stanford, 37-31, and though the team did get 16 offensive rebounds, it could only generate nine points off the second chances.
  • The Hall also committed a season-high 23 turnovers.
  • Carrington, the BIG EAST scoring leader coming into the day, scored 20 points on the night, the fourth time in six games this season he has reached the 20-point mark as he continues his torrid scoring.
  • Nzei continued to play well in his starting role, scoring nine points and grabbing eight boards.
  • Junior Angel Delgado (Bajos De Haina, Dominican Republic) was double teamed all night but still found a way to generate eight points and nine rebounds.
  • Dorian Pickens led Stanford with 21 points. Travis added 16.

News & Notes

  • This was the eighth all-time meeting between the two teams. Stanford now leads the series 5-3.
  • The Pirates are now 0-2 against Pac-12 teams under head coach Kevin Willard.
  • Seton Hall had a 10-point lead in this game, marking the first time the Pirates lost a contest in which they had at least a seven-point lead since March  4, 2015, a string of 29 straight victories.

Up Next
The Pirates will head home and face Columbia Thursday night at Prudential Center at 7 p.m. The game will be televised on FS1 and streamed on FOX Sports GO. Gary Cohen and Dave Popkin will have the radio call on AM970 The Answer, simulcast on the Pirate Sports Network through the SHU Pirates App. Fans can purchase tickets to the game online through Ticketmaster or by calling (973) 275-HALL during regular business hours.

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