After sitting the entire 2011-12 season per NCAA transfer rules, Eugene Teague warmly introduced himself in his Pirate debut on Friday.
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Teague, the starting center for Seton Hall, used his physical advantage against the UMKC Roos en route to tallying 14 points and seven boards as the Hall cruised to a 75-36 victory. Perhaps the only area where Teague misfired was at the line, where he converted on just six of 14 attempts. Overall, however, it was a successful return to D-1 action for the redshirt junior who transferred east after two productive seasons at Southern Illinois.
“He’s built like a Mack Truck,” said Seton Hall Asst. Dan McHale.
That much is clear. At 6-9, 290 pounds, Teague is a specimen and should be able to bang with the most physical frontcourts the Hall will face in the Big East. A Missouri Valley Conference All-Rookie Team selection three years ago, Teague followed that up by averaging 8.6 points and 5.3 boards per game...