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Seton Hall Basketball: Halftime Notes - Seton Hall 29, St. Peter's 20, Open Game Thread Page II

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-A much better effort from the Pirates tonight has them leading the visiting SPC Peacocks by 9 points at intermission. 

-It starts and ends with defense.  The Pirates M/2/M and 2-3 zone has limited SPC to 29% shooting from the floor. 

-Jordan Theodore was benched with Eniel Polynice starting in his place.  The benching clearly inspired JT who provided the spark in the first half, finishing the first 20 minutes with 11PTS on 5-of-9 shooting.

-JRob has contributed 8PTS/7REB, while Pope added 3PTS/6REB, however Herb continues to struggle on offense hitting just 1-of-5 from the floor. 

-Seton Hall continues to struggle from deep on 3-of-14 from beyond the arc in the first half.  I fully expected Willard to limit their 3PT attempts coming off of a horrendous 2-for-21 outing against Clemson.  I guess he believes in his shooters.  

-Keon Lawrence again failed to score in the first half.  A couple positives though --  he didn't start and he didn't turn the ball over.  Addition by subtraction, I suppose.  

-I expected the Pirates to pound the ball inside tonight, it hasn't happened.  Their offensive sets are consisting of playing keep away around the perimeter, keeping the ball away from the post for three-or-four passes, until a shooter launches a jump shot.  Occasionally, we've seen an entry pass or slashing to the tin, but it still isn't happening often enough.  Offensive sets consisting of pass-pass-pass-shoot aren't going to take this team very far.  

-I never knew it was possible to sit on your hands while standing.  Yet that's what our student section has done all night.  What's the deal? What's the point of standing?  I've never seen so many fans with crossed arms.  Is this some kind of protest?  It's okay to make a little noise, guys.  

Yell.  Scream.  Clap.  I mean, isn't that the motto of college?