Powell scores 24, No. 10 Seton Hall wins 10th straight game

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Myles Powell scored 24 points despite a woeful shooting effort and No. 10 Seton Hall won its 10th straight game night with a 64-57 victory over DePaul on Wednesday night.

Jared Rhoden added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Pirates (16-4, 8-0 Big East) rallied from a nine-point, second-half deficit to beat the Blue Demons (13-8, 1-7) for the second time this season.

Charlie Moore had 14 points and Jalen Coleman-Lands added 10 for DePaul, which turned an early 17-6 first-half deficit into a 41-32 lead in the opening minutes of the second half.

Powell, who was 7 of 21 from the field, and Rhoden were the difference, combining for 27 points. Powell was excellent with the game on the line, scoring 11 straight points to help Seton Hall take a 60-53 lead.

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DePaul never got closer than five points the rest of the way. The Blue Demons shot 33 percent from the field for the game.

Seton Hall was its own worst enemy at times, hitting 14 of 29 free throws.

The winning streak is the longest for Seton Hall since taking 12 straight late in the 1992-93 season. The 8-0 start in the league is the best for the Pirates.

DePaul rallied from an 11-point deficit to take a 29-28 lead at the half. The Pirates were outscored 14-5 in the final eight minutes, including a last-second basket by Anthony Nelson.

BIG PICTURE

DePaul: The Blue Demons have lost seven of eight since the start of league play. The one win was over then-No. 5 Butler. They also took No. 8 Villanova to overtime in another setback.

Seton Hall: This was a bad game for the Pirates. They were out of sorts all game and needed a big defensive end and Powell in the second half. Once the NCAA Tournament starts, they can ill afford a game like this. Powell is money, though, when the game is on the line. Seton Hall also welcomed back power forward Sandro Mamukelashvili, who was out since Nov. 29 with a broken wrist.

UP NEXT:

DePaul: At Marquette on Saturday.

Seton Hall: Plays host to Xavier on Saturday.

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