On Saturday afternoon, the Washington Capitals defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 at the Prudential Center.
By nightfall, however, it was time for a New Jersey team to dish out some revenge to a Washington, DC team, as the Seton Hall Pirates defeated the Georgetown Hoyas 69-61.
The Pirates, led by Angel Delgado's 19 point, 13 rebound night, (17-6, 7-4) moved into sole possession of third place in the BIG EAST with the victory.
The Hoyas, on the other hand, continue to damage their NCAA Tournament hopes, falling to 13-11 on the year, and 6-5 in BIG EAST play.
Here are three things we learned.
Angel Delgado was a man possessed
As noted above, Delgado had a huge night. He had a career-high 19 points to go along with 13 rebounds, which gave the Dominican Republic native his fifth double-double of BIG EAST play and 12th overall this season.
12 double-doubles is second in the BIG EAST behind Henry Ellenson. Delgado and Ellenson are the only two players in the conference averaging double digits in both scoring and rebounding this season, as Delgado has 10.1 points and 10 rebounds per game.
If Seton Hall wants to make a run in the postseason, continuous strong play from Delgado will be paramount. There is a shortage of big men in the nation who are skilled on both sides of the ball, but Delgado is one of them.
Georgetown needs to stay out of foul trouble
The window is closing on the Hoyas' postseason hopes this season, but if Georgetown wants to have any chance at playing in March, they need to get a handle on their fouling.
Georgetown committed 27 (update) fouls against Seton Hall. Bradley Hayes and Marcus Derrickson fouled out.
This has been an alarming trend all season for the Hoyas. Looking at Ken Pomeroy's FC/40, three Georgetown players (LJ Peak, Hayes, and Derrickson) are in the top 5 in the Big East.
Georgetown players have fouled out of the game on seventeen occasions this season. The Hoyas need to be more disciplined.
Odds and ends
Georgetown's LJ Peak and Isaac Copeland had strong games. Copeland finished the night with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Peak finished with 17 points and eight rebounds.
Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead struggled mightily on offensive. While he finished with 16 points, it came on a 3-15 performance from the field. He went 9-10 from the free throw line and had five rebounds and four assists, however.
The Pirates nearly held D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera for the final 15 minutes of the game. He had a pair of free throws in the final minute, and that was it.
Seton Hall will face Butler in Newark on Wednesday night, while Georgetown will face St. John's on Monday night.