Delgado Powers Pirates Past Marquette

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NEW YORK– Throughout the year Angel Delgado has been praised for his ability to finish around the rim and rebound the basketball and rightfully so. The Dominican product led the nation in rebounding with 13.1 and also chipped in 15.7 points to go along with it. However, against the Marquette Golden Eagles, it was Delgado’s passing that did damage to the Golden Eagles defense. The big man had 9 assists to go along with 12 points and 16 rebounds in an 82- 76 Seton Hall win. Delgado missed a triple-double by one assist, which would have been only the second in Big EAST Tournament History.

Three Takeaways:

  1. Powell Produces: Myles Powell delivered when he was called upon today for Seton Hall. Scoring 17 points off the bench including 3 threes and a perfect six for six from the charity stripe. The freshman produced when the lights shined the brightest, a major key for the Pirates future games.
  2. Marquette Soared early but Fizzled Late – Marquette was a different team in each of the halves. In the first half, they were able to apply pressure to Delgado, forcing 5 turnovers on him alone, and were hitting their open threes. Once the second half started, they looked like a different team only forcing 3 turnovers and had a tough time keeping Seton Hall off the glass. The Golden Eagles will need more consistency from players like Markus Howard (0 points in the first half, 16 in the second) if they are to make any noise in the Big Dance.
  3. Two Scrums, Two Days: What more is to be said, the Big East Tournament has a whole other level of intensity. In two days we have seen 2 scrums break out, today with Andrew Rowsey and Powell getting into it. The passion that the BET is played with is remarkable, simply nothing like it.

Seton Hall will take on the number one seeded Villanova Wildcats tomorrow in the first game of the semifinals. Angel Delgado is eager to get out on the court tomorrow, “I’m happy to play anybody. I’m always happy… We could play an NBA team, I don’t care.”

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