On Saturday Nov. 12, Saint Peter’s men's basketball lost 80-44 to Seton Hall University at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

The game marked a special occasion for the peacocks and their fans since it was the first time former Coach Shaheen Holloway, and former Saint Peters star KC Ndefo, faced off against their former team who they led last season to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament. 

The first half started very evenly. The two teams went back and forth in the first half with 4 lead changes between them.

Jalen Murray led the team in scoring. He was hot early and scored 10 straight points for the peacocks in just two minutes, finishing the game with 13 points and 3 assists. He was one player who showed the most flare and skill with impressive handles and 3 pointers.

The season is still very young. Coach Bashir Mason made many subs throughout the game, giving every player an opportunity.

Seton Hall turned it on after the first 10 minutes. They went on a 19-3 run, beating the peacocks all over the stat sheet in field goals, rebounds and points in the paint throughout the game. 

They dominated the second half scoring 44 points to Saint Peter’s 21. The Pirates had plenty of dunks and "ones” to hype the team and the crowd up. The Peacocks struggled to find the basket, shooting 28% from the field, 21% from the 3 and 54% from the foul line. 

Third time MAAC defensive Player of the Tear KC Ndefo had a quiet game with just 6 points and 3 rebounds but was animated and passionate while playing against his former squad.

The atmosphere at the Prudential Center was loud and interactive with the game. Fans were cheering, chanting and booing at any chance they could. Any sign of the Saint Peter’s fandom was drowned out by the Seton Hall fans, cheerleaders and mascot.

Although bringing out Pete the Peacock and Saint Peter’s dance and cheer team may not have affected the outcome of the game, it was still shown to the Saint Peter’s basketball team that Peacock Nation was out there supporting them.

Saint Peter’s men's basketball will return to Jersey City to face Bucknell on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 pm at the Run Baby Run Arena.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.