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USF loses Big East Opener to Seton Hall
USF loses Big East Opener to Seton Hall

Newark, NJ (Sports Network) - Jeff Robinson scored 15 points to lead the Seton Hall Pirates to a 64-55 win over the South Florida Bulls in Big East Conference play at the Prudential Center.

Herb Pope also added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Pirates (7-6, 1-0 Big East), while Jordan Theodore and Fuquan Edwin chipped in with 11 points apiece. Keon Lawrence also got involved, netting 10 points.

The Bulls were led by Hugh Robertson who scored 14 points in a losing effort. Augustus Gilchrist added 12 points for South Florida (6-8, 0-1), while Jarrid Famous and Jawanza Poland checked in with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Despite shooting just 39.3 percent from the floor in the first half, the Pirates still managed to take a 26-24 lead at the break.

SHU pulled away in the second stanza, knocking down 11 free throws en route to a nine-point victory.

The Pirates were stingy defensively, limiting the Bulls to just 21-of-52 shooting from the floor, including a dismal 1-of-10 from three-point range.

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