Junior Angel Delgado scored 16 points, none bigger than his hook shot jumper with 49 seconds remaining to lift Seton Hall to a 60-57 victory over California at the Pearl Harbor Invitational in Bloch Arena. Delgado finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for his third consecutive double-double.
The Pirates improved to 7-2 on the young season and earned a big neutral site win over a fellow Kenpom top-50 team in the Golden Bears, who fell to 7-2. The invitational is being played to help honor and memorialize the tragic attack on Pearl Harbor, which claimed the lives of over 2,400 Americans.
“It was a great honor to play at Pearl Harbor and play on the 75th anniversary,” Pirates coach Kevin Willard said by text. “It’s always special when you get to play in front of the men and women who provide the freedom to play this great sport. It’s an experience that will last a lifetime.”