Herb Pope leads Seton Hall past Auburn 81-59

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Herb Pope had 23 points and 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and Seton Hall cruised to an 81-59 victory over Auburn on Friday night in the Big East/SEC Challenge.

The Pirates (6-1) matched their season high with 10 3-pointers and controlled the boards, finishing with a 40-26 advantage overall and 14-6 on the offensive end.

Patrik Auda had a career-high 17 points for Seton Hall, while Fuquan Edwin added 14 points and nine rebounds and freshman Aaron Cosby had 13 points, all but one on 3-pointers. Jordan Theodore had three points, 10 assists, five rebounds and two turnovers for the Pirates.

Rob Chubb had 12 points for Auburn (4-1), which was playing its first road game of the season. Josh Wallace and Kenny Gabriel added 11 each.