The Seton Hall Pirates opened the Advocare Invitational on Thanksgiving night by taking a hard-fought loss to a very good Florida Gators team, 71-66.
The Pirates don’t have time to sit and dwell on the loss, though. They’re right back in action Friday against the Quinnipiac Bobcats of the MAAC.
How to watch or stream
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN2 (Roy Philpott, Tim Welsh)
Live Stream: WatchESPN (Where Available)
Seton Hall is favored by 22 points, per OddsShark. The O/U is set at 154.5.
The Pirates are 1-2 ATS this year while the Bobcats are 1-1.
This is just the second all-time meeting between Seton Hall and Quinnipiac. The Pirates opened their 1999-2000 season with a 91-55 victory over the Bobcats to hold a 1-0 all-time edge.
Players to Watch
Reggie Oliver - Quinnipiac
Oliver, a JuCo transfer, has been the Bobcats’ leading scorer on the young campaign with 13.5 points per game. He’s also grabbed 5.3 rebounds per game from the guard position, which is solid.
The Bobcats don’t have too many high-caliber players on their roster, which faced a lot of postseason departures, but Oliver provides a punch from the guard position.
However, he struggled against Gonzaga, with just nine points on 4-14 shooting.
Chaise Daniels - Quinnipiac
Unlike Oliver, forward Chaise Daniels had a good game against Gonzaga on Thursday, finishing one point shy of a double-double (nine points, 10 rebounds).
Daniels finished third on the Bobcats in points per game last season with 9.8 and led the team with 6.5 rebounds per game.
It will be interesting to see how Daniels matches up with the Seton Hall bigs, and likewise.
Khadeen Carrington - Seton Hall
Carrington had a career-high 28 points in Thursday’s loss to Florida. Look for him to continue his hot play against the Bobcats. Carrington has been one of the best players in the country this season from beyond the arc, shooting 63.2%.
Angel Delgado - Seton Hall
Delgado had just three rebounds in the loss to Florida, his first single-digit rebounding performance of the season. Quinnipiac had a rough time keeping Gonzaga off the glass Thursday, losing the rebounding battle by a 48-31 margin. Look for Delgado and the rest of the Seton Hall big men to replicate that.