Seton Hall pulls away to beat Bethune-Cookman



NEWARK, N.J. — Jared Rhoden scored 18 points, Alexis Yetna had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 21 Seton Hall pulled away in the second half for an 84-70 win over Bethune-Cookman on Sunday.

Bethune-Cookman had a 34-33 lead at halftime, but Rhoden’s jumper a minute into the second half gave Seton Hall (5-1) the lead for good and started a 9-0 run. The Pirates stretched their advantage to as much as 23 points.

Joe French scored 28 points for the Wildcats (1-6), and Marcus Garrett and Tyrese Samuel each scored 11.

Seton Hall's Alexis Yetna, left, and Bethune-Cookman's Dylan Robertson, right, fight for the ball during a game, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Newark, N.J.
Seton Hall’s Alexis Yetna, left, and Bethune-Cookman’s Dylan Robertson, right, fight for the ball.

Bethune-Cookman went on a 9-0 run to end the first half, keeping it close thanks in part to Seton Hall’s poor outside shooting. The Pirates went 3-for-17 from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes but made 5 of 12 3s in the second half.

Seton Hall won the rebounding battle 42-24.


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