Recap: Seton Hall vs. Fair-Dickinson
Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Sidney Sanders Jr. led the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights with 23 points, nine rebounds and nine assists as they powered past the Seton Hall Pirates, 58-54, at the Prudential Center.
Sanders Jr. shot 6-of-15 from the field and 11-of-14 at the free-throw line for the Knights (3-6). Scooter Gillette tallied 15 points on 7-of-9 from the floor and brought down six rebounds.
Fuquan Edwin notched a team-high 16 points for the Pirates (4-3), shooting 7- of-13 from the field. Brian Oliver joined him in double figures with 12 points.
The Knights shot a mere 38.5 percent from the field in the first half, which included 3-of-9 from beyond the arc. The Pirates were a little more successful from the floor at 41.7 percent, but could only get 1-of-7 to fall from long range. The Knights claimed a slight advantage at halftime, 26-22.
The Seton Hall perimeter game picked up in the second half, where the Pirates hit 6-of-15, but still just 34.5 percent from the field. The Knights shot an even 50 percent from the field during the period and helped themselves at the charity stripe where they converted 10-of-16. Seton Hall took the lead by a point on multiple occasions in the second half, but could not distance itself from its opponent by any greater margin.
FDU outscored the Pirates 26-22 in the paint and 11-6 on fast break points. The Knights, who won for just the fourth time in 21 all-time meetings with Seton Hall. were also hungrier on the boards, grabbing 33 rebounds to the Pirates' 29.Game Notes