Photo Credit: Vinnie Lucia

Blue Jays sink Pirates 75-62 in Newark

The Creighton Blue Jays defeated the Seton Hall Pirates 75-62 at the Prudential Center Wednesday evening. However, the double figure loss does not tell the story of the game. Seton Hall trailed 40-39 at halftime and led by as many as six points in the second half. Creighton went on an 8-0 run at the under eight media timeout in the second half to take a 61-55 lead and never looked back.

The Blue Jays had 4 starters finish with double figure scoring. Baylor Scheierman knocked down five of the Blue Jays' 12 three-point field goals to lead Creighton with 19 points and nine rebounds. Creighton as a team shot 60 percent from behind the three-point line and significantly out rebounded the Pirates, 35-16.

Seton Hall was led by Newark native Al-Amir Dawes, who finished with 19 points on 5-8 shooting from behind the three-point line. Seton Hall blitzed Creighton defensively turning the Blue Jays over 19 times. The Pirates defensively were led by Kadary Richmond, who had five of the team's 12 steals.

In the press conference after the game, the common theme was discipline.

Seton Hall head coach Shaheen Holloway said, “We played well for 34 minutes; I thought the last 6 minutes we just lost our minds, not playing disciplined.”

Seton Hall center Tyrese Samuel echoed the sentiments of his head coach by saying, “We got undisciplined with mental lapses down the stretch at the end of the game.”

The Pirates return to action on Saturday evening, when they head down the turnpike to Philadelphia for a matchup with the Villanova Wildcats.