No. 25 Seton Hall bench helps roll past DII Nyack 113-67
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — No. 25 Seton Hall had a trio come off the bench and combine for 66 points, leading the Pirates to a 113-67 victory over Division II Nyack on Saturday.
Tyrese Samuel had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Jamir Harris scored 23 points and Tray Jackson had 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists for Seton Hall (7-1).
“It really shows our depth,” Pirates forward Jared Rhoden said. “We didn’t even have Bryce Aiken tonight, another bench player that comes in and really contributes. So it’s just a testament to how deep we are.”
Nyack led by as many as six in the first half before the Pirates took a 23-17 lead thanks to a 14-2 run. They entered halftime ahead 48-33.
Joel Bailey had 15 points, six rebounds and three assists to lead Nyack (2-5).
Jared Rhoden added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Seton Hall. Kadary Richmond dished out eight assists for the Pirates.
Myles Cale started after missing three games due to a lower body injury against Ohio State. He finished with 12 points.
“It felt really good to be back, it felt like a normal game,” Cale said. “My teammates supported me during the game, it felt really good. I wasn’t really thinking about the injury.”
Jahari Long (lower body injury) and Aiken (non-COVID-19 illness) missed the game.
Nyack: Under the direction of fourth-year coach and alumni Valiant Jones, the Warriors hope to turn things around in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Seton Hall: The Pirates are midway through a five-game homestand after spending their first two weeks on the road. The real tests begin with a visit from No. 7 Texas and a rivalry game against Rutgers. The Pirates will cap nonconference play when they face Iona in the Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Nyack: Hosts Caldwell College on Tuesday.
Seton Hall: Hosts No. 7 Texas on Thursday.
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