NEWARK – (Staff Report from Official News Release) – Seton Hall showed no lingering effects from Thursday’s close loss to Michigan State and posted a 17-point win at Saint Louis. Georgetown also bounced back from a defeat to knock off Georgia State. Marquette lost on the road to rival Wisconsin.
Seton Hall took most of the drama out of its game at Saint Louis by jumping out to a 17-3 lead. The Pirates, who never trailed, led 46-31 by intermission. Myles Powell was the game’s high scorer with 26 points. Sandro Mamukelashvili added 17 points, seven rebounds and a pair of blocked shots. The Hall (3-1) held the Billikens to 35.8 percent shooting from the field. The Pirates are off until Saturday when they host Florida A&M.
Georgetown found itself down 39-33 at halftime to visiting Georgia State before exploding for 58 points in the second half and recording a 91-83 victory. Mac McClung scored 18 of his game-high 25 points after halftime. He shot 11-of-11 from the foul line. Center Omer Yurtseven has had a double-double in all four games this season. He finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds. The Hoyas (3-1) come to Madison Square Garden later this week for the 2K Empire Classic. They play Texas on Thursday.
Marquette trailed 34-29 at halftime in Madison and then shot only 34.6 percent from the floor in the second half in a 77-61 defeat. Koby McEwen scored a game-high 19 points. Markus Howard scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half. The Golden Eagles (2-1) return to action on Saturday with a home game against Robert Morris.
There are no BIG EAST games are scheduled tonight. On Tuesday, only Providence takes the floor. The Friars (3-1) host Merrimack at 7 p.m. ET on FSN.