N Carolina A&T 66

(4-7, 0-1 MEAC)

Seton Hall 77

(8-2, 5-0 home)

    1:00 PM ET, December 16, 2012

    Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    NCAT 29 3766
    HALL 39 3877

    Top Performers

    North Carolina A&T: J. Louisme 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    Seton Hall: F. Edwin 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Seton Hall 77, NC A&,T 66

    Associated Press

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Fuquan Edwin scored 15 of his game-high 26 points in the first half, leading Seton Hall to a 77-66 victory over North Carolina A&T Sunday.

    Only four players scored for the Pirates (8-2), who won their third straight.

    Edwin scored more than 20 points for his third straight game and is averaging 19.7 per game this season.

    Besides Edwin, Seton Hall received a career-high 23 points and 13 rebounds from Brandon Mobley, who had his second straight solid performance. Mobley had 11 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Wake Forest on Dec. 8. Aaron Cosby also set a career high with 22 points, and Eugene Teague rounded out the scoring with six points.

    The Aggies (4-7) were led by Jean Louisme, who scored 14 points, and Adrian Powell, who added 11.

    Seton Hall trailed by four, 27-23, with 6:25 left in the first half after Khalid King hit two free throws, but then the Pirates went on a 13-0 run to take command of the game.

    Cosby hit two 3-pointers during that run and Mobley scored six points, four via free throws. Mobley hit two free throws with 3:06 left in the first half to cap the run, giving Seton Hall a 36-27 lead.

    The Pirates led 39-29 at the break.

    Seton Hall kept the pressure on during the opening two minutes of the second half, scoring the first six points after halftime to increase the lead to 45-29 with 18:09 remaining. Edwin hit two short range jumpers, both off the glass, to give the Pirates a comfortable cushion.

    Soon after that, Edwin picked up his fourth foul and headed to the bench. The Aggies then made a mini-run and cut the lead to 52-44 with 12:14 left when Louisme converted on a four-point play, then nailed three free throws.

    Cosby then hit two free throws and had a layup to give the Pirates a 59-46 lead with 9 minutes left.

    Bruce Beckford banked in a shot from 14 feet to bring the Aggies to within 64-57 with 4:30 left, but Edwin responded with a long 3-pointer from the right corner, giving Seton Hall a 67-57 lead.

    North Carolina A&T cut the lead to 69-63 with 2:13 left on two free throws from Louisme but got no closer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 66 77
    FG Made-Attempted 22-57 (.386) 22-48 (.458)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 11-25 (.440)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 22-30 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 16

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