Thursday, November 20, 2008
Hall of a Win
San Francisco, Ca. - People have many opinions about Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez (you can vote on the one you think is correct in the poll to your right) but there is one thing you cannot dispute, Gonzo does a good job of getting a lot out of a little. He did it at Manhattan. He's done it on occasion with the Pirates, and he did it again tonight. His Pirates upset No. 19 USC 63-61 powered by the team's ability to force turnovers. In fact, one look at the stats and that's about the only thing they did well. SHU shot only 41% from the field, 30% from beyond the arc, and a horrible 48% from the free throw line. But they did force 19 turnovers, including 14 steals. Gonzalez's seven man rotation was enough as Eugene Harvey went for 18 points, 5 rebounds and assists, and 3 steals. John Garcia had 11 points and 18 rebounds, and Jeremy Hazell contributed 15 points. It was enough to overcome a 15 point deficit at halftime, and a 19 point, 18 rebound performance from Taj Gibson for USC.