Myles Powell scored 19 of his 24 points after halftime to help No. 13 Seton Hall beat Iowa State 84-76 in Friday night’s fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Sandro Mamukelashvili added 18 points for the Pirates, who finally took control with a 12-2 second-half run. Powell and Mamukelashvili each hit 3-pointers during the burst, which pushed Seton Hall (6-2) to a 76-65 lead with 4:34 left in a game.
Previously, neither team had led by more than six in the second half, and the Pirates didn’t let that margin slip below six again.
Seton Hall shot 61% for the second half and 54% for the game, which is the first of two in a row against Iowa State due to a quirk in the schedule.