Sterling Gibbs added 18 points and seven assists as Seton
Hall (14-12, 5-8 Big East) shot 55.1 percent to snap a
three-game losing streak. Eugene Teague and Jaren Sina scored 12
and 10 points, respectively, as the Pirates received 41 points
from their bench.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 20 points to lead three players in
double figures for Georgetown (15-11, 6-8), which dropped its
second straight following a four-game win streak. Markel Starks
scored 13 and Jabril Trawick added 11.
The Hoyas opened the second half with a 6-0 run to get within
three points, but Gibbs and Edwin each scored six points in a
14-2 burst as the Pirates stretched to lead to 51-36 with just
under 13 1/2 minutes to go. Smith-Rivera and Reggie Cameron
nailed back-to-back 3-pointers as Georgetown cut the deficit to
10, but Brian Oliver connected from behind the arc to ignite a
7-0 spurt to push the lead to 63-46 with just over 8 1/2 minutes
Edwin hit his first five shots and scored 12 points to spark the
Pirates to a 25-15 lead with just under 8 1/2 minutes left in
the half. The Hoyas closed within five points before Teague
scored five straight and Edwin knocked down a 3-pointer as Seton
Hall took a 37-28 lead into the half.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Gibbs, replaced in the starting lineup by Sina
after scoring eight points on 2-for-13 shooting in last week's
one-point loss to St. John's, posted his best offensive output
in seven games. ... Hoyas second-leading scorer Starks picked up
his third foul with 5:15 left in the opening half but still
finished in double figures for the ninth game in a row. ...
Teague and Oliver returned from a one-game suspension for
unspecified disciplinary reasons but neither was in the starting
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