Scores

Final

Seton Hall 88

(13-6, 3-3 Big East)

Providence 75

(12-6, 3-3 Big East)

7:00 PM ET, January 24, 2008

Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island

1 2 T
HALL 37 5188
PROV 38 3775

Top Performers

Seton Hall: B. Laing 22 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Providence: W. Efejuku 23 Pts, 4 Reb

Seton Hall 88, Providence 75

Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Brian Laing had 22 points and Jamar Nutter had 19 as Seton Hall won its third straight game and first Big East road game in two years, 88-75 over Providence.

Weyinmi Efejuku had a game-high 23 points and Jeff Xavier had 16 for Providence (12-6, 3-3) which lost for the time at home this season after eight wins. The Friars also had their three-game league win streak snapped.

Larry Davis (13) and Eugene Harvey (10) were also in double figures for Seton Hall

The Pirates (13-6, 3-3) didn't look as if they would come close to matching their league-best 82 points. They trailed 26-11 in the first half after making just 3 of 11 shots, then almost matched the Friars' rapid start with a 26-12 closing run in the final nine minutes of the half. Nutter contributed 12 points.

Providence clung to a 38-37 halftime lead.

Seton Hall took a 70-54 lead in the second half on a 21-6 run over six minutes. They made four 3-pointers, including two by Jeremy Hazell. The Pirates maintained at least a dougle-digit lead the rest of the way.

Seton Hall had a big edge in several categories, shooting 28 of 56 (50 percent) to just 38 percent for the Friars (23 of 60). Seton Hall also made 8 of 16 3-point attempts while Providence was just 6 of 23. Providence made only 23 of 35 attempted free throws, while Seton Hall made 24 of 27.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HALL
PROV
Points 88 75
FG Made-Attempted 28-56 (.500) 23-60 (.383)
3P Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 6-23 (.261)
FT Made-Attempted 24-27 (.889) 23-35 (.657)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 17 15

2007-08 Season

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