The Seton Hall Pirates will be looking to bounce back after their tough 81-75 loss to Butler snapped their four game winning streak. The loss put Seton Hall at fourth in the BIG EAST standings with a 7-5 conference record and a 17-7 overall record. They now sit 2.5 games behind second place Xavier, and half a game behind Creighton.With some tough games coming up, Seton Hall has to make sure they come up with some better performances. After this game against Georgetown, games against Butler, Xavier, and Providence await Seton Hall. Looks like it will be tough sledding for the Pirates.
Meanwhile the up-and-down season for the Georgetown Hoyas continues as they were beaten by Providence 75-72. After snapping their big losing streak with a win over St. John's, the Hoyas seemed to gain some momentum heading into their game against Providence. But all that momentum was snapped with the loss. The loss put Georgetown at a 14-12 overall record and sixth in the BIG EAST standings with a 7-6 overall record. With the loss against the Friars and the record they are at now, it seems like Georgetown's hopes of making the NCAA tournament rest on a miracle run in the BIG EAST Tournament.
How to watch, listen, or stream
Game time: 9 p.m. ET
TV: Fox Sports 1
Radio: WMCA 570 AM (Seton Hall) || WJFK 106.7 FM The Fan
Stream: Streaming is available via Fox Sports Go where available
Odds: Georgetown enters this game as a 2.5 point favorite (via OddsShark)
Record ATS: Seton Hall (16-7) || Georgetown (13-13)
O/U: The O/U opened at 142.5
Three things to watch
1. Bounce back for DSR?
It was a bad game for Georgetown guard D'Vauntes Smith Rivera, who leads Georgetown in scoring this season, last time out. The senior had a mere three points against Providence as he shot one of eight from the field in 33 minutes of action. His bad shooting hurt the team against Providence, and he can't afford to have another bad game for the Hoyas.
2. Better rebounding for both teams
Both Seton Hall and Georgetown were out-rebounded by their opponents in their last game, and both will look to have a better game on the glass. The key players to watch for in this battle will be Angel Delgado for Seton Hall (9.9 rebounds per game), while Georgetown's leading rebounder, Bradley Hayes (6.6 per game) is still out with a broken hand.
3. First test of many for Seton Hall
Seton Hall are one of the bubble teams as we head towards the season's end, and one loss could knock the Pirates out of an at-large spot for the NCAA tournament. Although Georgetown are in a slump, they are a streaky team and that is a good and bad thing for Seton Hall. They could pull a performance like they did against Providence in the first half or could have one like they did in the second half. They played like two opposite teams and Seton Hall should be ready for anything.