No. 23 Seton Hall took care of business against Wagner and reached several statistical plateaus along the way. That plus a photo gallery from the game.
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Redemption: After his third-worst offensive showing over the past 2.5 years against Rutgers, Khadeen Carrington (26p, 6-6 3pt, 3a) bounced back and then some against Wagner. The senior’s offensive rating of 154 was his third-best over the past year and a half and his best since scoring 41 against Creighton in February; ‘Deeno’ set a Seton Hall record for most threes made in a game without missing.
Four Pirates registered three or more assists in a game for the fourth time this season. Point guard by committee. On a similar note, at least five Pirates reached double figures for the second time this year.
Seton Hall out-rebounded an opponent for the ninth time this season (9-2-1). Only Vanderbilt and Louisville have edged them while they were matched by Rutgers, one of the better teams on the boards nationally.
Angel Delgado displayed an all-around game, resulting in 15 points, 10 boards, and five assists. It was Angel’s 8th double-double of the season and the third game of his career with double-digit points and boards plus at least five assists; the last time he did so was his near triple-double game against Marquette (12p, 16r, 9a) in last season’s Big East Tournament.
Seton Hall had 80 possessions against Wagner, which was way above their average and the most since taking on Xavier in the second round of the 2015-16 Big East Tournament … Seton Hall is now 7-1 over the past 2.5 seasons when Mike Nzei scores at least 10 points.
If you can’t tell, SHUHoops.com had a new photographer working the baselines last night after he made his debut for Saint Peter’s at Walsh Gym. Sean Fitzpatrick — a recent Hall grad — filled in for Wendell and will be doing so for Creighton and perhaps one more game over the rest of the season. Sean is less experienced than Wendell, but showed a lot of progress since Walsh — take a look at his work below.