Jared Rhoden, Seton Hall top Cal at Fort Myers Tip-Off

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jared Rhoden scored 21 factors as No. 21 Seton Hall beat California 62-59 within the third-place sport at the Fort Myers Tip-Off.

Kadary Richmond had 12 factors, whereas Alexis Yetna and Tyrese Samuel every scored 10 for Seton Hall (4-1).

Seton Hall made its first look within the AP Top 25 this week for the reason that finish of the 2019-20 season after beating then-No. 4 Michigan 67-65 on Nov. 16. However, the Pirates lost their first sport at the Fort Myers occasion, 79-76 to Ohio State.

Andre Kelly had 23 factors and 11 rebounds, and Grant Anticevich scored 15 factors for California (2-4). Kelly went 7 for 8 from the ground and made all 9 three throws.

Yetna hit one in all two free throws to place Seton Hall up 60-59 with 1:05 to go.

After Cal’s Jalen Celestine missed a 3, Richmond was known as for a cost with 24 seconds left.

Anticevich missed a long-range jumper earlier than Rhoden made it 62-59 on two free throws with 6 seconds left. Seton Hall fouled Joel Brown, who missed each free throws, on the following possession.

Jared Rhoden drives to the basket.
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In a sport that featured runs by each groups, Anticevich had 10 factors, together with two 3s, and Kelly hit two free throws in a 12-5 surge that gave Cal a 56-51 lead with 4 minutes remaining.

After Cal put collectively a 14-2 run halfway by the second half, Rhoden related on a jumper and a layup as Seton Hall scored eight factors in a row for a 46-44 benefit.

Cal went up 39-38 with 12:30 remaining when Lars Thiemann blocked a shot and Jordan Shepherd made a layup. Shepherd then hit a jumper to make it 41-38 after one other rejection by Thiemann.

Seton Hall led 27-25, going 12 of 15 from the free-throw line within the first 20 minutes. For Cal, Kelly was excellent from the sector (6 for six) and on the road (3 for 3) in his 15-point first half.

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