Pope double-double helps Seton Hall beat VCU 69-54

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Herb Pope had 20 points and 13 rebounds while Jordan Theodore added 20 points in Seton Hall's 69-54 victory over VCU at the Charleston Classic on Thursday night.

The Pirates (2-0) used their defense to take control in the first half, holding the Rams (1-1) to six field goals and 18.8 percent shooting. Seton Hall got its offense going after the break to pull away with a 16-3 run midway through the period.

Fuquan Edwin began the surge with a 3-pointer before Theodore hit three straight baskets, Edwin added another long-range shot and two foul shots. When Pope made two free throws, Seton Hall was ahead 57-38 with 6:33 to play. The lead didn't dip below double-digits after that.

Bradford Burgess led the Rams with 11 points.