Seton Hall suffered their first loss of the season on Thanksgiving night, falling to Florida 81-76.
KeVaugh Allen led the way for the Gators with 21 points, and senior Canyon Barry added 20 coming off of the bench.
Seton Hall took a 40-39 lead into halftime, with neither team being able to separate themselves. That trend would continue in the second half, with the game going back and forth for most of the night. Florida built an eight point lead, but the Pirates quickly cut it back down to four.
The game was plagued by questionable officiating on both sides, as Florida saw three players foul out, while the Pirates saw Khadeen Carrington foul out as well.
Carrington led the Pirates with 28 points in the loss, while Myles Powell chipped in 16 points on four threes off of the bench.
-Seton Hall is going to need Madison Jones to more offensively moving forward. Jones, who did not score on the night, does a good job setting up his teammates. However, tonight was not his night, as he had a costly turnover down the stretch with the Pirates down 73-71.
-Free Throw shooting continues to be a problem for Seton Hall just as it was last season. With 20 seconds left, Powell was fouled shooting a three which would have cut it to a one possession game. Powell could not come through at the line, making two of three. On the night, the Pirates shot 17-25 (68%) from the line and will need to improve in that area.
-At times, the offense was extremely stagnant. Powell and Desi Rodriguez were the main culprits of this due to their lack of off-ball movement.
-One bright spot tonight for Seton Hall was the play of Khadeen Carrington. He continued his hot start to the season with a game-high 28 points and will continue to lead the way for this team on Offense.