The Seton Hall Pirates welcome in the Mercer Bears on Sunday afternoon to the Prudential Center in Newark in the opening weekend of Big East basketball. Seton Hall was picked to finish 6th in the Big East, but bring in 5-star recruit Isaiah Whitehead to run point for the Pirates.
The last time this Seton Hall team was in action, they lost to eventual Big East Tournament Champion Providence Friars 80-74, surprising everyone on their journey. This is a much younger team that is going to have to depend a lot on the incoming recruits and second-year players.
All-Time Series: 1-1
Last Matchup: The last time Seton Hall and Mercer squared off was almost one year ago, as the Bears topped SHU in double overtime 77-74 in Georgia. Jakob Gallon gave Mercer the lead with 1:07 left in the second overtime and the Pirates couldn't overcome the deficit. Fuquan Edwin scored 35 points for Seton Hall in the loss.
Game time: Noon ET
TV Schedule: Fox Sports Networks/YES Network
Live Radio Stream: 970 AM WNYM