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Seton Hall's second-half surge upsets No. 22 Texas Tech

NEW YORK (AP) Kevin Willard's words could be construed as both his belief and a warning to those teams who will come across Seton Hall's path.

The Pirates are not a one-man team.

''(Angel Delgado) understands that he has so many weapons around him,'' Willard said after Seton Hall's 89-79 victory over No. 22 Texas Tech on Thursday night. ''Eventually teams are going to have to stop double-teaming him. ... I just think the guys around him are working with him to make it easier (for him).''

Look no further than what transpired on the Madison Square Garden court. Myles Powell scored seven of his 19 points in a span of 45 seconds late in the second half to salt away Seton Hall's sixth win in seven games.

Powell was one of four Pirates (6-1) to finish in double figures. Desi Rodriguez finished with 24 points while Khadeen Carrington had 16 and Delgado, who led the nation in rebounding last season, added 12.

''We never stay down,'' Carrington said. ''We did a great job.''

Whereas Seton Hall left on a high, Texas Tech viewed their first loss as a mixed bag.

''There (were) some positives,'' Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said.

Keenan Evans led the Red Raiders (6-1) with 21 points while Jarrett Culver added 17, Zach Smith 12, Zhaire Smith 11, and Niem Stevenson 10.

''Wish we would have played better,'' Beard said.

The Red Raiders entered the game fourth in the nation allowing 55 points per game.

''Without watching the film Seton Hall was more aggressive than Texas Tech,'' he said.

Trailing by three at halftime, Seton Hall outscored Texas Tech 31-22 in the first 12:42 of the second half to take a 70-64 lead.

For a team possessing an interior presence in Delgado, Seton Hall was able to take a lead not by dumping the ball into the post but with its perimeter attack. The Pirates made four 3-pointers and knocked down seven jump shots in all during that stretch.

''We talk a lot about getting inside-out 3s. I have the best shooter in the country on my team. Anytime he shoots it looks like it's going in,'' Willard said. ''Angel gets us a lot of easy looks. That's one of the reasons we have open 3s. You have to put four guys in the lane against him.''

Following a missed free throw by Norense Odiase, Powell drilled a 3 to extend Seton Hall's lead to nine, then drew a player control foul on Stevenson.

''I stayed level-headed,'' Powell said.

One minute and thirty-two seconds later, Carrington's running leaner in the lane gave put the Pirates ahead 75-65. Before Carrington's basket, Seton Hall grabbed four offensive rebounds sandwiched around a missed free throw.

Texas Tech twice cut the deficit to six, first on Evans' two free throws with 3:05 left, then on his layup 53 seconds later. That was as close as the Red Raiders would get, as Powell made a 3 and converted two layups in a 45-second span to put Seton Hall ahead 86-73.

''They shoot the ball like that with their talent and their coach, they're going to play in the second weekend of the (NCAA) Tournament,'' Beard said of Seton Hall. ''They played great.''

The Pirates outrebounded Texas Tech 37-33. Seton Hall shot 50.8 percent from the field (30 for 59), including 55 percent from 3 (11 for 22).

''We're still a work in progress,'' Willard said.

BIG PICTURE:

SETON HALL: During his news conference immediately following the 75-74 loss to Rhode Island in the NIT Season Tip-off on Nov. 23 at Barclays Center, Willard was at a loss to remember the last time his team allowed a team to score 54 points and shoot 60.7 percent in an opening half. Seven days later, Seton Hall yielded 42 points and 56.3 percent shooting to Texas Tech in the first half.

TEXAS TECH: The Red Raiders entered the game ranked in the top five nationally in scoring defense (4th overall with an average of 55.3 points) and field goal percentage defense (2nd overall at 33.5 percent). They may drop because Seton Hall finished with 89 points on 50.8 percent shooting from the field.

NOTABLE:

SETON HALL: The Pirates improved to 1-1 all-time against Texas Tech. Seton Hall dropped an 87-69 decision to the Red Raiders on March 16, 2010, in a first-round NIT game held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

TEXAS TECH: The most points the Red Raiders had allowed in a half this season was 31 to Boston College on Nov. 18. That was until Thursday night when the Pirates scored 39.

UP NEXT:

SETON HALL: Travels to No. 17 Louisville on Sunday.

TEXAS TECH: Hosts Nevada on Tuesday.

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Key Players
Za. Smith
A. Delgado
26.5 Min. Per Game 26.5
14.0 Pts. Per Game 14.0
2.5 Ast. Per Game 2.5
9.3 Reb. Per Game 9.3
53.6 Field Goal % 51.4
0.0 Three Point % 0.0
61.5 Free Throw % 61.5
+ 3 Jarrett Culver made 3-pt. jump shot 19.0
  Defensive rebound by Jarrett Culver 25.0
  Myles Powell missed 2nd of 2 free throws 25.0
+ 1 Myles Powell made 1st of 2 free throws 25.0
  Personal foul on Zhaire Smith 25.0
+ 3 Jarrett Culver made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Keenan Evans 27.0
  Lost ball turnover on Desi Rodriguez, stolen by Keenan Evans 32.0
  Bad pass turnover on Keenan Evans 43.0
+ 1 Khadeen Carrington made 2nd of 2 free throws 52.0
+ 1 Khadeen Carrington made 1st of 2 free throws 52.0
  Personal foul on Niem Stevenson 52.0
Team Stats
Points 79 89
Field Goals 30-63 (47.6%) 30-59 (50.8%)
3-Pointers 6-18 (33.3%) 11-20 (55.0%)
Free Throws 13-16 (81.3%) 18-26 (69.2%)
Total Rebounds 33 37
Offensive 10 12
Defensive 21 18
Team 2 7
Assists 15 18
Steals 6 7
Blocks 4 4
Turnovers 14 13
Fouls 22 18
Technicals 0 0
21 PTS, 3 REB, 6 AST
24 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo 22 Texas Tech 6-1 423779
home team logo Seton Hall 6-1 395089
Team Stats
away team logo 22 Texas Tech 6-1 72.8 PPG 36.3 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo Seton Hall 6-1 73.8 PPG 38.8 RPG 13.5 APG
Key Players
00
K. Evans G PPG RPG APG FG%
00
D. Rodriguez G/F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
K. Evans G 21 PTS 3 REB 6 AST
D. Rodriguez G/F 24 PTS 7 REB 4 AST
47.6 FG% 50.8
33.3 3PT FG% 55.0
81.3 FT% 69.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Evans 21 3 6 9/16 1/5 2/2 3 32 2 0 3 1 2
Za. Smith 12 1 2 5/12 0/1 2/2 4 25 1 2 1 0 1
N. Stevenson 10 3 4 3/9 0/2 4/6 2 26 1 0 2 2 1
J. Gray 2 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 16 0 0 0 0 1
T. Hamilton IV 0 4 1 0/3 0/1 0/0 2 10 1 0 1 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Evans 21 3 6 9/16 1/5 2/2 3 32 2 0 3 1 2
Za. Smith 12 1 2 5/12 0/1 2/2 4 25 1 2 1 0 1
N. Stevenson 10 3 4 3/9 0/2 4/6 2 26 1 0 2 2 1
J. Gray 2 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 16 0 0 0 0 1
T. Hamilton IV 0 4 1 0/3 0/1 0/0 2 10 1 0 1 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Culver 17 3 1 6/8 5/7 0/0 1 27 0 0 2 1 2
Zh. Smith 11 2 1 3/5 0/1 5/5 2 31 1 2 2 0 2
N. Odiase 6 12 0 3/5 0/0 0/1 3 16 0 0 0 4 8
B. Francis 0 2 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 2 11 0 0 3 1 1
D. Moretti 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
J. Webster - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Sorrells - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Benson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Edwards - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Ondigo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Vilarino - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 31 15 30/63 6/18 13/16 22 200 6 4 14 10 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Rodriguez 24 7 4 7/16 3/6 7/7 4 37 0 0 5 2 5
M. Powell 19 4 4 7/13 4/8 1/3 2 36 2 0 4 1 3
K. Carrington 16 3 3 4/9 2/4 6/8 3 33 0 0 3 1 2
A. Delgado 12 5 3 5/8 0/0 2/2 4 31 3 3 0 2 3
I. Sanogo 3 6 1 1/3 0/0 1/3 2 28 1 0 0 3 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Rodriguez 24 7 4 7/16 3/6 7/7 4 37 0 0 5 2 5
M. Powell 19 4 4 7/13 4/8 1/3 2 36 2 0 4 1 3
K. Carrington 16 3 3 4/9 2/4 6/8 3 33 0 0 3 1 2
A. Delgado 12 5 3 5/8 0/0 2/2 4 31 3 3 0 2 3
I. Sanogo 3 6 1 1/3 0/0 1/3 2 28 1 0 0 3 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Nzei 7 4 1 3/3 0/0 1/3 1 16 1 1 0 3 1
E. Gordon 6 0 1 2/3 2/2 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
M. Cale 2 0 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 0 1 0 0
S. Mamukelashvili 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1
R. Gill - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Walker - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Flory - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Reynolds - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 89 30 18 30/59 11/20 18/26 18 200 7 4 13 12 18