DEFENSE LEADS PIRATES PAST CREIGHTON, 63-58


NEWARK, N.J. – Senior Myles Powell (Trenton, N.J.)scored a team-high 22 points, including his team's last nine, as the Seton Hall men's basketball team defeated Creighton, 63-58, in a defensive battle at the Prudential Center on Saturday. The Pirates defense ultimately won out as they kept Creighton without a field goal over the final 4:35 of the contest. For the game, The Hall held the Bluejays to just 30.3 percent (20-for-66) shooting from the floor, a season-low for a Seton Hall opponent. Powell scored 22 points, including a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line, and grabbed seven rebounds. Junior Quincy McKnight (Bridgeport, Conn.) was the lone other Pirate to reach double-figures in scoring. He finished with 14 points to go with three assists, despite picking up his fourth foul with 16:23 still to play. In the wild and crazy 2019 version of the BIG EAST, the Pirates now find themselves in a five-way tie for third place at 5-6 alongside Butler, DePaul, Georgetown and St. John's.