Seton Hall rips Georgia to roar into NIT title game

INDIANAPOLIS — Al-Amir Dawes scored 20 points, Dre Davis had 19 points and nine rebounds in a hometown comeback, and No. 1 seed Seton Hall beat fourth-seeded Georgia , 84-67, Tuesday night to advance to the NIT championship game. for the first time since his victory in 1953.

Seton Hall (24-12) will face Indiana State (32-6) on Thursday in front of the Sycamores crowd.

Kadary Richmond added 15 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three steals for Seton Hall.

Al-Amir Dawes shoots a floater as Dylan James defends during Seton Hall’s 84-67 NIT semifinal victory over Georgia. Getty Images

Jaden Bediako had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Jaquan Sanders scored 11.

Silas Demary Jr. finished with 19 points, four assists and two blocks for the Bulldogs (20-17).

Noah Thomasson added 10 points and RJ Melendez had nine.

Seton Hall started the game on an 18-3 run and led by at least nine points the rest of the way.

Dre Davis shoots Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe in Seton Hall victory.
Dre Davis shoots Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe in Seton Hall victory. P.A.

Seton Hall’s largest lead reached 24, 62-38, with 13:22 left in the second half.

Seton Hall, which has won four straight games against SEC opponents, will play in April for the first time since its 1989 NCAA national championship game against Michigan.

New York Post

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