December 10, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Isaiah Whitehead had 20 points and Desi Rodriguez added 18 points and 11 boards to help Seton Hall beat Troy 78-69 on Thursday night.

Khadeen Carrington gave the Pirates (7-2) a 39-30 lead on a 3-pointer to open the second half and their largest lead at 70-55 on another 3 with 4:30 left.

Jordon Varnado hit a pair of 3s and Wesley Person and Jaro Moravek each added another in the final minutes for Troy (4-5), but Seton Hall held on.

Angel Delgado added 12 points and 11 boards, Carrington 11 and Michael Nzei 10 for Seton Hall.

Varnado had 25 points and 11 rebounds with 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range for the Trojans. Wesley Person added 14 points and Jeremy Hollimon scored 12.

Troy fell behind early but answered with a 13-0 run and led 27-19 in the first half before Seton Hall closed with 10 straight points.

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