N.J.I.T. 55

(6-5, 3-3 away)

Seton Hall 71

(7-3, 6-2 home)

    Coverage: FOXS1

    9:00 PM ET, December 10, 2013

    Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    NJIT 28 2755
    HALL 31 4071

    Top Performers

    N.J.I.T.: D. Lynn 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

    Seton Hall: B. Mobley 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk

    Seton Hall wins third straight, defeats NJIT 71-55

    Associated Press

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Eugene Teague, a 6-9 senior center, registered his third straight double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds, pacing Seton Hall to its third straight victory, 71-55, over New Jersey Institute of Technology on Tuesday night.

    Seton Hall (7-3) had four players in double figures. Brandon Mobley scored 18 points, Jaren Sina 17, and Sterling Gibbs added 16.

    Down 12 points in the second half, NJIT (6-4) got back in it with a six-point spurt. Terrence Smith hit a turnaround jumper in the lane before Tim Coleman sank four free throws to slice the Highlanders' deficit to 53-48 with 5:14 showing.

    After Teague threw down a dunk, Gibbs drove to the basket, and Montana Mayfield of NJIT was called for a flagrant foul. Gibbs made one foul shot. Because possession was awarded due to the flagrant foul, Mobley hit a jumper from the side to give the Pirates a 58-48 advantage. Sina continued the run with a layup, and Mobley drained a 3-pointer to stretch Seton Hall's lead to 63-48.

    Sina led Seton Hall with a 12-0 run early in the second half. The freshman guard started the burst with a 3-pointer, Teague scored inside, and Mobley tapped in a missed shot before Gibbs completed a dash for a fast-break layup.

    Sina capped the surge with a 3-pointer that handed the Pirates a 43-30 lead with 13:12 left. NJIT was held scoreless for 5:51 during the run before Damon Lynn nailed a 3-pointer to end the drought.

    Lynn had 16 points for NJIT, which now stands 0-5 against Seton Hall and 0-16 against Big East Conference teams. The Highlanders do not have a single senior on the team and started three freshmen and two sophomores.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 55 71
    FG Made-Attempted 19-48 (.396) 24-50 (.480)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 7-24 (.292)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-9 (.889) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 12 (0/0)

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