GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Seton Hall 62, California 59

By MARK DIDTLER
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Jared Rhoden scored 21 points as No. 21 Seton Hall beat California 62-59 in the third-place game at the Fort Myers Tip-Off.

Kadary Richmond had 12 points, while Alexis Yetna and Tyrese Samuel each scored 10 for Seton Hall (4-1).

Seton Hall made its first appearance in the AP Top 25 this week since the end of the 2019-20 season after beating then-No. 4 Michigan 67-65 on Nov. 16. However, the Pirates lost their first game at the Fort Myers event, 79-76 to Ohio State.

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

Yetna hit one of two free throws to put Seton Hall up 60-59 with 1:05 to go.

After Cal's Jalen Celestine missed a 3, Richmond was called for a charge with 24 seconds left.

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

In a game that featured runs by both teams, Anticevich had 10 points, including two 3s, and Kelly hit two free throws in a 12-5 surge that gave Cal a 56-51 lead with four minutes remaining.

After Cal put together a 14-2 run midway through the second half, Rhoden connected on a jumper and a layup as Seton Hall scored eight points in a row for a 46-44 advantage.

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 another rejection by Thiemann.

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


Seton Hall
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Rhoden F 37 4-13 12-15 1-4 0-7 1 0 3 1 0 21
A. Yetna F 25 2-8 5-6 1-5 2-7 0 0 1 0 1 10
T. Samuel F 22 5-9 0-0 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 4 10
B. Aiken G 29 2-5 2-2 1-4 0-3 2 0 1 0 2 7
J. Long G 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Richmond   27 4-7 3-5 1-1 0-3 0 1 2 2 3 12
J. Harris   22 0-4 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0
T. Jackson   18 0-4 2-2 0-1 0-3 1 0 2 0 1 2
I. Obiagu   15 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 5 0
Totals   200 17-50
(.340)
24-30
(.800)
4-18
(.222)
5-30 5 2 9 6 16 62


California
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Kelly F 33 7-8 9-9 0-0 1-11 1 0 1 1 1 23
G. Anticevich F 30 6-12 1-2 2-4 0-7 0 0 0 2 3 15
K. Kuany F 14 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 4 2
J. Shepherd G 38 3-13 0-0 0-2 0-2 2 1 0 4 0 6
J. Brown G 37 3-5 0-2 0-0 0-4 2 0 0 2 3 6
J. Celestine   28 2-6 0-0 2-4 0-3 1 0 0 1 5 6
S. Alajiki   10 0-2 1-2 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 1 2 1
L. Thiemann   7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 0 0 0
J. Hyder   3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0
O. Anyanwu   0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Foreman   0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 22-49
(.449)
11-15
(.733)
4-12
(.333)
4-36 6 3 1 14 19 59
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