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Halftime Notes: Seton Hall 30, Pittsburgh 37

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-Bobby Gonzalez's benching of Jeremy Hazell continued through the start of tonight's game.  Robert Mitchell started in his place and Eugene Harvey started in place of Keon Lawrence, who didn't make the trip due to personal reasons. Apparently, Hazell took his talk with Gonzo to heart as he responded by picking up a technical, as part of a double technical with Jermaine Dixon with 6:30 remaining in the first half.  He finished the half with just 2PTS on just 1-of-3 from the floor.  He also added 2AST (which both came before he took his first shot attempt) and 2TO.  

-Jamel Jackson is the leading scorer for the Pirates at the break, finishing with 8PTS on 3-of-5 shooting and 2-of-3 from long distance.  

-The Pirates are not playing with the same defensive intensity that they displayed two weeks ago at the Rock in taking on the Panthers.  Pittsburgh shot 53% from the floor in the first half and the Pirates had many defensive breakdowns throughout the first 20 minutes.  

-Herb Pope, the leading rebounder in the Big East has been limited to 2PTS/2REB on 0-of-5 shooting, while picking up 2PF with 7 minutes remaining in the first half.  Pope needs to get his emotions under control as he's unquestionably all fired up to play in his collegiate game in Pittsburgh.  He needs to be smarter around the basket and stop taking 18 foot bank shot attempts, that's not his game. 

-Melvyn Oliver made his Big East debut, playing limited minutes and not doing much of anything other than committing 2 PFS.  

 -The Panthers dominated the glass two weeks ago and they're off to a similiar start, out rebounding SHU, 17-12.  

-Ferrakohn Hall actually got into the game for a few minutes  and looked impressive on receiving an entry pass, spun and banked it off the glass.  

--Seton Hall finished the half on a 6-0 run, to make the halftime deficit a little more respectable.