In a season that has made little sense from the jump, Alpha Diallo caught fire from deep and played what head coach Ed Cooley called the best game of his career in Saturday’s 74-71 win over #10 Seton Hall.
The numbers say it all. Diallo finished with 35 points and 10 rebounds, making 11-15 shots from the field, 5-5 from 3-point range, and 8-9 at the free throw line before fouling out late. He scored 19 first half points, making all four of the 3-point attempts he put up.
With his big game against the Hall, Diallo became the first Friar to score 35 points and grab ten boards in a game since Ben Bentil’s 42 point explosion at Marquette in a double overtime loss in 2016.