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Seton Hall 94 St. John's: A few tempo-free words

NEWARK, NJ – What do you want to call this? Brick City’s version of ‘St. Valentine’s Day Massacre’? Whatever you choose the point is Seton Hall defeated St. John’s in every way possible. Numbers follow the jump.

Given this game, not a whole lot to analyze but…The pace was quick. Following a 31 possession opening half the tempo quickened and the final possessions showed St. John’s at 71, Seton Hall 70. The final offensive efficiency:

ST. John’s 90

Seton Hall 134

That is not a misprint for the Pirates. The Hall came in with a low nineties offensive efficiency in Big East play. For the second straight game surpassed 110. Once again, field goal shooting, especially from beyond the arc was a key part of their arsenal. The Four Factors:

eFG

FT Rate

OREB %

TO Rate

St. John’s

42

12

30

17

Seton Hall

76

25

41

24

The Hall was 13 of 18 from three, an incredible 62.5%. Six Pirates hit a trey or more and none shot under 50% from that range. St. John’s, at times, did not close out well. There were other possessions where the three point shooter was guarded but made it. Shooters get ‘in a zone’. On this night, the Seton Hall team appeared to be in a zone. As St. John's assistant Mike Dunlap said, “I think their team manager could have come out and hit a three.”

Turnovers were the only category favoring St. John’s. They cared for the ball very well. On the other hand Kevin Willard’s pirates had a high TO rate but when you have an eFG mark of 76, well, good shooting covers a multiple of sins.

Red Storm did have five players in double digits led by Moe Harkless’ 15 points. Seton Hall had six in doubles led by Jordan Theodore’s game high 16 points. The senior guard added 10 assists against 4 turnovers and had 3 steals. Herb Pope added 10 and 10 boards. Brandon Mobley impressed. The 6-9 Seton Hall Freshman scored 14 points, had 9 rebounds and hit both his attempts from three.

St. John’s did do some damage inside. Hall had only a 36-34 edge on points in the paint. St. John’s had no mid range game to speak of and shot 30.8% (4 for 13) from three.

Next up, UCLA at MSG on Saturday. For Mike Dunlap and staff, an opportunity to clean the slate. Learn from this one and look ahead to the visit from the Bruins.

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