Honolulu, Hawai’i – Junior Khadeen Carrington (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored a game-high 19 points, junior Angel Delgado (Bajos De Haina, Dominican Republic) poured in 16 points and 14 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the year and the Seton Hall men’s basketball team limited Hawai’i to 32 percent shooting as the Pirates defeated the Rainbow Warriors, 68-57, Tuesday night at Bloch Arena on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as part of the FS1 Pearl Harbor Invitational.
The invitational is being played to help honor and memorialize the tragic attack on Pearl Harbor, which claimed the lives of over 2,400 Americans. Tomorrow, December 7, is the official 75th anniversary.
The Pirates forced 18 turnovers on the Rainbow Warriors, including 13 steals, and scored 25 points off the turnovers. The 57 points were the fewest The Hall has allowed so far this season.
Senior Madison Jones (Raleigh, N.C.) added 11 points. The Rainbow Warriors were led by Brocke Stepteau, who had 17 points.
The victory improved Seton Hall’s record to 6-2 on the season.
Despite a tight first half, the Pirates still went into halftime leading by eight, 33-25, and quickly expanded that lead to 11, 39-28 after two Carrington baskets and a Delgado jumper.
The Rainbow Warriors were a hard team to put away though, fighting back from double-digit deficits multiple times. It was 54-47, Pirates, with 5:40 to play after free throws from Hawai’i’s Larry Lewis Jr.
After that the Pirates went on an 8-1 run as Delgado made a strong move in the paint to get a jumper, then Jones picked Sheriff Drammeh for a steal and was fouled shooting the basket on the transition. A Rainbow Warrior interfered and was called for goaltending. He sank the free throw for the three-point play and a 12-point lead. On the ensuing Pirates possession, Carrington drove to the basket and drew defenders in making Jones open in the corner, and the senior buried the three to put the Pirates on top, 62-48, with 4:11 to go.
Carrington then sealed the deal with his dagger three at 2:18 to make it a 17-point game.
Inside the Numbers
- The Pirates outshot the Rainbow Warriors by a wide margin, 48.1 percent (25-for-52) to 32.1 percent (18-for-56). They were also better from three-point distance, making 6-of-13 shots (46.2 percent) as opposed to 8-for-25 (32 percent) from Hawai’i.
- The Pirates again proved to be dominant in the paint, outscoring Hawai’i there, 30-18, as well as out-rebounding their foes, 39-34. Incredibly, Seton Hall is outscoring opponents in the paint on the season, 324-192.
- Carrington continues to light up the scoreboard as he had a game-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting overall and 3-for-4 from downtown. He has scored at least 17 points in all eight games this season and has shot 50 percent or better in seven of eight games.
- Carrington now has 916 career points and is 47th all-time in Hall history in scoring.
- Delgado is a double-double machine, generating his fourth of the season and 27th of his career with 16 points and 14 rebounds. He shot 7-for-10 from the field. Seton Hall is now 23-4 when Delgado double dips.
- Jones had his second double-figure scoring effort of the season, going for 11 points on 3-of-5 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line. He had three steals.
- Junior Desi Rodriguez (Bronx, N.Y.) had a game-high four steals to go with 11 points and five rebounds. Rodriguez has a team-best 18 steals this season.
News & Notes
- This was the fifth all-time meeting between Seton Hall and Hawai’i on the hardwood, and the Pirates now lead the all-time series, 4-1, though this was the first meeting since 1994.
- According to the record book, this was the ninth time that Seton Hall has played a game in the state of Hawai’i. In 1985, the Pirates played three games in Honolulu as part of the Rainbow Classic. In 1994, they played two games in Honolulu as part of the United Airlines Tournament. In 2001, they participated in three games in the Maui Invitational in Lahaina.
- Seton Hall is 30-1 when it obtains at least a seven-point lead at any point in the game since the start of the 2015-16 season.
- Seton Hall is 62-19 in non-conference games under head coach Kevin Willard, and the Pirates have gone 77 consecutive non-conference regular season games without losing two in a row.
- This was Seton Hall’s third game this year against a team that went to the NCAA Tournament last season. The Pirates have one more such game on the non-conference docket.
- In honor to the servicemen and servicewomen in attendance and to memorialize all those lost in the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, Carrington and Jones recited the pledge of allegiance alongside two Hawai’i student-athletes prior to the start of the game.
Seton Hall will again play for the troops Wednesday as it takes on California at Bloch Arena at 7 p.m., Eastern, and 2 p.m., Hawai’i. Gus Johnson, Bill Raftery and Shannon Spake will have the call for FS1 and FOX Sports GO. Gary Cohen and Dave Popkin will call the game on the radio on AM970 The Answer, simulcast on Sirius 199, the Pirate Sports Network on SHUPirates.com and the SHU Pirates Mobile App.