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Under weight of 26 turnovers, Seton Hall relinquishes 16-point second half lead

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Combine a mindboggling 26 Seton Hall turnovers with LSU’s 18 offensive rebounds and you have a Bobby Gonzalez proof formula for an apocalyptic calamity of Ma(a)yan calendar proportions.

Seton Hall literally threw away a 16-point second half lead.
Seton Hall literally threw away a 16-point second half lead.
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Despite Brandon Mobley’s impressive return to the Deep South, Seton Hall managed to turnover a 16-point second half lead to Louisiana State in mind numbing fashion.

Seton Hall turnover. LSU made basket. Seton Hall turnover.

After a pleasant yet unexpected 6-point jolt to the second half, Fuquan Edwin and Aaron Cosby fell into early foul trouble, LSU employed their Blitzkrieg of a full court press and Seton Hall unraveled. Chalk it up to the absence of a seasoned point guard, a lack of general offensive competency against a press, an LSU defense that resembled the ones they put on the gridiron or a combination of all three. Bottom line: Seton Hall caved under the pressure, like a snow-covered tree in the wind.

Seton Hall turnover. LSU made three point jumper. Seton Hall turnover. LSU made free throw.

I’m not making this up, check out the play-by-play. If turnovers were personal fouls, four of Seton Hall’s starting five players would have fouled out. Combine a mind-boggling 26 Seton Hall turnovers with LSU’s 18 offensive rebounds and you have a Bobby Gonzalez proof formula for an apocalyptic calamity of Ma(a)yan calendar proportions.

While Seton Hall’s collapse may have induced PTSD-like symptoms for Gary Cohen that stem from Mets' seasons past, it should not come as a complete sucker punch. As noted on opening night, turnovers looked to be a problem for the Pirates. Tonight, the volcanic disaster that is Seton Hall’s inability to retain possession of a basketball that had been biding its time beneath the Earth’s surface blew its top somewhere in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Seton Hall turnover. LSU made jumper.

End game.