Scores

Final

Kent State 76

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Seton Hall 78

(2-0, 2-0 home)

    Coverage: FS2

    7:00 PM ET, November 13, 2013

    Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    KENT 33 4376
    HALL 42 3678

    Top Performers

    Kent State: K. Brewer 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Seton Hall: S. Gibbs 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast

    Seton Hall holds off Kent State 78-76

    Associated Press

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Sterling Gibbs scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures as Seton Hall held off Kent State on Wednesday night, 78-76, in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

    Gibbs, who sank 12 of 13 foul shots, hit two free throws with 31 seconds to go, handing Seton Hall (2-0) a 76-71 lead. Kris Brewer, who scored a career-high 28 points to lead all scorers for Kent State (2-1) fouled out on the play that led to Gibbs' two free throws.

    Fuquan Edwin (19 points), Patrik Auda (15) and Brian Oliver (11) were the other Seton Hall players to score in double figures. Gibbs also had five rebounds and six assists.

    Seton Hall held a large advantage at the foul line, sinking 32-of-43 free throws compared to 14-of-18 for Kent State.

    Devareaux Manley's 3-pointer with 21.4 seconds showing had cut the Kent State deficit to 76-74 before Jaren Sina's foul shot made it 77-74 with 13.8 left for the Pirates. Manley then stepped out of bounds for a turnover with 9.2 to go before Oliver made one free throw for Seton Hall.

    Kent State made one last gasp as Kellon Thomas drove to the basket, scoring as he was fouled with 3.0 on the clock. But his free throw banged off the back of the rim and the battle for the ball went out of bounds off Kent State.

    After Brian Oliver hit a 3-pointer to give Seton Hall a 64-54 lead with 8:14 left, Brewer went to work for the Golden Flashes by scoring eight points to fuel a 13-2 run. Brewer's 3-pointer capped the burst and handed Kent State its first lead of the game, 67-66, with 5:01 to go.

    Seton Hall regained the lead when Gibbs fed Edwin for a basket and then followed with two free throws and a fast-break layup to make it 72-71 for the Pirates with 2:57 left.

    Seton Hall had three players hit for double figures in the first half to take a 42-33 lead into the break. Edwin drained 3-of-4 3-point attempts to lead the way with 13 points for the Pirates, followed by Gibbs and Auda with 12 and 10, respectively.

    Edwin's 3-pointer with 5:48 showing in the first half staked the Pirates to a 31-18 lead.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KENT
    HALL
    Points 76 78
    FG Made-Attempted 27-57 (.474) 19-39 (.487)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 32-43 (.744)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

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