Fort Myers, Fla. – California outscores No. 62-59 in third-place match at Fort Myers Tip-Off 21 Seton Hall defeated and scored 21 points.
Kadari Richmond had 12 points while Alexis Yetna and Tyrese Samuel each had 10 Seton Hall (4-1).
Seton Hall first appeared AP Top 25 After beating the after-numbers from the end of the 2019-20 season this week. Michigan on Nov. 16, 67-65. However, the Pirates lost their first game to Ohio State in the Fort Myers event, 79-76.
Andre Kelly had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Grant Antisevich scored 15 points for California (2-4). Kelly went 8-for-7 from the floor and made all three of his nine deliveries.
Yetna hit one of two free throws and put Seton Hall up 60-59 at 1:05.
After escaping Cal’s Jalen Celestine 3, Richmond was called to the charge with 24 seconds left.
Antisevich missed a long-range jumper before Roden scored 62-59 on two free throws with 6 seconds remaining. Seton Hall was fouled in the ensuing possession by Joel Brown, who missed both free throws.
In a game that included runs from both teams, Antisevich 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 left.
After Cole put together a 14-2 run in the middle of the second half, Seton Hall scored eight consecutive points for a 46-44 advantage when Roden connected on a jumper and layup.
Cal jumped to 39-38 with 12:30 remaining when Lars Thieman blocked a shot and Jordan Shepherd layup. Shepard then hit the jumper and made it 41-38 after another refusal by Thieman.
Seton Hall led 27-25 in 12 of 15 free-throws in the first 20 minutes. For Cal, Kelly was perfect on the field (6-for-6) and on the line (3-for-3) in his 15-point first half.