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Carrington scores 23, Seaton Hall beats Providence 73-57

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Seton Hall seemingly is back on track after losing three of four games and dropping out of the Top 25.

Khadeen Carrington scored 23 points and hit consecutive 3-pointers early in a 19-0 first-half run in leading the Pirates to a 73-57 victory over Providence on Wednesday night.

Desi Rodriguez added 16 points and Angel Delgado had 13 points and 14 rebounds as Seton Hall (17-5, 6-3 Big East) prepped for a weekend showdown on the road with No. 1 Villanova. The Pirates hit nine 3-pointers and held the Friars to 2 of 17 from long range in winning their second game in four days.

''I think we have a greater sense of urgency,'' said Carrington, who hit 9 of 14 from the field and handed out seven assists. ''I think we hit a rough patch, which every team does. We just hit it early, but we would rather have it early than late.''

What the Hall did very well against Providence, especially during the game-deciding run, was to share the ball.

''We don't care who is doing our thing, it's about our team,'' said sophomore guard Myles Powell, who added 11 points. ''If it's one of the starting five or it's a guy coming off the bench, as long as it is getting done, no one cares. That's when we are playing our best, when we are not worrying about numbers or who is doing what.''

Alpha Diallo had a career-high 25 points to lead Providence (14-8, 5-4), which was playing its first game in eight days. Rodney Bullock was the only other Friar in double figures with 10 points.

Kyron Cartwright, who had averaged just under 17 points and eight assists in his last three games, did not score on nine shots. Fellow senior guard Jalen Lindsey also failed to score, missing his four shots.

''Their older guys played really, really, really well,'' Providence coach Ed Cooley said. ''We didn't. It's really that simple. It's one of the worst games we've played in probably three years. You have to credit Seton Hall's defense because we made a lot of mistakes.''

Providence led only twice in the game, with its last lead coming at 19-17 on a 3-pointer by Maliek White with 8:31 left in the half.

After that, the Pirates ran away with the game. Powell hit the first of four straight 3-pointers to give Seton Hall the lead for good. Carrington followed with two more 3s and Rodriguez closed out the long-range run with another bomb. Delgado scored his first two baskets on the next two possessions and Rodriguez closed out the run with a 3-point play for a 36-19 lead with 3:58 left in the half.

''I think that is what we have been focusing on, getting back to having fun,'' Carrington said of the run. ''We're trying to just play defense, get stops and easy baskets. That was the main focus.''

Seton Hall led by as many as 20 points in the second half. Providence only got as close as 12 the rest of the way.

''They got great guys down there rebounding the ball,'' Diallo said. ''Delgado is a big-time rebounder, Desi is a tough physical guy. We had to match their intensity and I don't think we did that tonight.''

BIG PICTURE:

Providence: With nine games to play, the Friars need to get over this two-game losing streak and win some games if they want to go to the NCAA Tournament for a fifth straight year. It's not going to be easy with games against Marquette, Villanova, Seton Hall, Butler and Xavier still to play.

Seton Hall: If the Pirates play the way it did against Providence, they are going to make a run in both the conference and NCAA tournaments. This is a senior-heavy team which knows what it takes to win. The only weakness is depth.

UP NEXT

Providence: at Marquette on Saturday.

Seton Hall: at Villanova on Sunday.

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Key Players
K. Cartwright
A. Delgado
29.8 Min. Per Game 29.8
13.2 Pts. Per Game 13.2
3.1 Ast. Per Game 3.1
12.0 Reb. Per Game 12.0
44.3 Field Goal % 47.9
42.6 Three Point % 0.0
83.3 Free Throw % 60.2
  Out of bounds turnover on Shavar Reynolds 27.0
  Defensive rebound by Eron Gordon 52.0
  Alpha Diallo missed driving layup 54.0
  Turnover on Ismael Sanogo 1:06
  Offensive foul on Ismael Sanogo 1:06
  Defensive rebound by Sandro Mamukelashvili 1:33
  Nate Watson missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:33
  Nate Watson missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:33
  Nate Watson missed 1st of 2 free throws 1:33
  Shooting foul on Angel Delgado 1:33
  Defensive rebound by Alpha Diallo 1:41
Team Stats
Points 57 73
Field Goals 22-57 (38.6%) 28-57 (49.1%)
3-Pointers 2-17 (11.8%) 9-21 (42.9%)
Free Throws 11-19 (57.9%) 8-11 (72.7%)
Total Rebounds 31 38
Offensive 5 7
Defensive 22 29
Team 4 2
Assists 10 19
Steals 8 7
Blocks 4 5
Turnovers 8 13
Fouls 17 16
Technicals 0 0
25 PTS, 10 REB, 2 AST
23 PTS, 3 REB, 7 AST
12T
away team logo Providence 14-8 263157
home team logo Seton Hall 17-5 413273
Team Stats
away team logo Providence 14-8 73.6 PPG 39.4 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo Seton Hall 17-5 79.4 PPG 40.9 RPG 15.5 APG
Key Players
11
A. Diallo G 13.2 PPG 6.6 RPG 2.3 APG 46.6 FG%
0
K. Carrington G 15.6 PPG 3.1 RPG 4.4 APG 41.8 FG%
Top Scorers
A. Diallo G 25 PTS 10 REB 2 AST
K. Carrington G 23 PTS 3 REB 7 AST
38.6 FG% 49.1
11.8 3PT FG% 42.9
57.9 FT% 72.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
A. Diallo 32 25 10 2 2 0 1 4 9/17 1/3 6/8 4 6
R. Bullock 28 10 3 0 0 1 2 0 4/7 0/1 2/3 0 3
K. Young 15 3 4 1 0 0 0 3 1/2 0/0 1/2 1 3
K. Cartwright 27 0 1 2 1 0 4 4 0/9 0/3 0/0 0 1
J. Lindsey 33 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0/4 0/4 0/0 0 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
A. Diallo 32 25 10 2 2 0 1 4 9/17 1/3 6/8 4 6
R. Bullock 28 10 3 0 0 1 2 0 4/7 0/1 2/3 0 3
K. Young 15 3 4 1 0 0 0 3 1/2 0/0 1/2 1 3
K. Cartwright 27 0 1 2 1 0 4 4 0/9 0/3 0/0 0 1
J. Lindsey 33 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0/4 0/4 0/0 0 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
I. Jackson 17 6 4 0 2 0 0 3 3/6 0/1 0/0 0 4
N. Watson 16 6 1 0 2 3 1 1 3/4 0/0 0/2 0 1
M. White 12 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 2/6 1/4 0/2 0 1
D. Edwards 10 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 1
T. Planek 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
M. Ashton-Langford 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0
A. Fonts 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
E. Holt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Dickens - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 57 27 10 8 4 8 17 22/57 2/17 11/19 5 22
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Carrington 36 23 3 7 3 1 1 1 9/14 3/7 2/2 1 2
D. Rodriguez 37 16 6 2 1 2 1 1 6/12 3/7 1/1 0 6
A. Delgado 37 13 14 1 1 1 5 3 5/15 0/0 3/4 4 10
M. Powell 23 11 3 4 1 0 2 3 4/8 2/5 1/2 0 3
I. Sanogo 23 8 3 2 1 0 1 4 3/5 1/2 1/2 1 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
K. Carrington 36 23 3 7 3 1 1 1 9/14 3/7 2/2 1 2
D. Rodriguez 37 16 6 2 1 2 1 1 6/12 3/7 1/1 0 6
A. Delgado 37 13 14 1 1 1 5 3 5/15 0/0 3/4 4 10
M. Powell 23 11 3 4 1 0 2 3 4/8 2/5 1/2 0 3
I. Sanogo 23 8 3 2 1 0 1 4 3/5 1/2 1/2 1 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Cale 17 2 2 1 0 1 2 2 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 2
M. Nzei 16 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 2
E. Gordon 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
S. Mamukelashvili 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
P. Flory 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
S. Reynolds 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
R. Gill - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Walker - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 73 36 19 7 5 13 16 28/57 9/21 8/11 7 29