Senior forward Herb Pope netted a game-best 16 points and 14 rebounds Saturday to help the Seton Hall University men's basketball program down St. Peter's College, 63-54, in a non-conference game at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Senior guard Jordan Theodore added 13 points and tallied a collegiate-best 10 assists for the Pirates, who improved to 5-1 overall. The Peacocks, of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, dropped to 1-4.
Seton Hall has five days off before its hosts the Auburn Tigers, Friday at 9 p.m.
Northeastern 78, St. John's 64
Behind a game-best 29 points from junior guard Joel Smith, the Huskies downed the Red Storm, 78-64, at Carnesecca Arena in Queens, NY.
After tailing by two points, 33-31, at the half, St. John's (4-3) took a 43-42 lead with 13:41 to play. However, a 8-0 run helped Northeastern (3-1), of the Colonial Athletic Association, regain its advantage and never look back.
The Huskies 50.0-perecent (9-of-18) from behind the 3-point arc, while St. John's made just 2-of-16.
Other Big East scores:
- No. 4 UConn 78, No. 20 Florida State 76 (OT)
- South Florida 68, Florida Atlantic 55