by Josh Adams
Newark- When you cover Myles Powell over a full season as a member of the press, you can run out of superlatives really quick to describe the greatness you see on a game to game basis. The junior all-Big East guard’s heroics all season would be enough to fill a four year starter’s career highlight reel and yet there was no one in the New York/New Jersey area that could stop him down the stretch in the Pirates 63-58 win over Creighton on Saturday night in front of 9,681 at the Prudential Center.
Powell had 22 points and 7 rebounds for the Pirates (14-9, 5-6 BE) but he saved his best for down the stretch as the game was very much in doubt. With the season very much at stake with his team down five with 3:43 left in the game, Powell scored 13 out of the last 15 points for the Pirates to overcome the Creighton lead and give the Pirates a win to keep pace in a six way tie for third place in the Big East.
Martin Krampelij had 25 points and 11 rebounds in the loss for Creighton (13-11, 4-7 BE).
Powell went 10-10 from the free throw line in the win. After the game, he was visibly upset about his low field goal percentage from the floor but vowed to get back into the gym and practice before Wednesday’s game against Georgetown.
Quincy McKnight had 14 points to help Powell’s effort in the Seton Hall win. The Pirates host Georgetown on Wednesday at the Prudential Center.