How to watch, listen or stream
Game Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Radio: AM 970 The Answer (Seton Hall) || WFNI 107.5 FM (Butler)
Online Streaming: Streaming is available via FOX Sports GO, where available.
Spread: Butler opened as a 5-point favorite. The line dropped down to 4.5 points in most locations. Info via OddsShark.
Records ATS: Seton Hall (19-8) || Butler (14-13-1)
3 things to watch
1. Hall Hangover?: Seton Hall is on the ride of their lives. Winning seven of eight of their last nine, and four in a row including a win over No. 5-ranked Xavier, the Pirates are likely headed to their first NCAA Tournament in 10 years.
But riding that emotional high could have side effects. We've seen in the past that what happens after emotional victories isn't always pleasant.
So Seton Hall will have to combat a hangover on Wednesday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse if they want to move to 9-1 in their last 10 games.
2. Great Offense vs. Great Defense: Butler has one of the most efficient offenses in the country. Heading into Wednesday's contest, they're one of the most prolific teams in most metrics, and they are especially good at taking care of the ball as well. They boast a gaudy 38.0 percent mark from the 3-point line, tops in the conference, and post above average numbers from the free throw line and on 2-pointers.
Which is why it will be interesting to see how they fare against one of the top defenses in the BIG EAST. Seton Hall has kept the opposition at or less than 65 points in seven of their last nine games. What's more is that they've held opponents to under 65 points in six of those seven contests, the lowest output being just 52 scored against by the Friars last Thursday.
Xavier scored 81 points against Seton Hall on Sunday, but that matchup was never all that close and a majority of points were scored in garbage time.
Time will tell to see who wins this battle of wit, but if nothing else, it should be pretty entertaining.
3. Dunham from Downtown: Who's been the best 3-point shooter in conference play?
If you guessed Kellen Dunham, you'd be correct!
Through 16 games, nobody has been better than Dunham at shooting the 3-point shot. In fact, it's not remotely close. Kellen Dunham boasts a 3-point field goal percentage of 49.4 percent in conference play. The next closest is DePaul's Tommy Hamilton IV - you read that right - who boasts a 43.6 percent mark from downtown. That slump Kellen was in at one point? It seems like a distant memory.
Over his last 10 games, Dunham is shooting exactly 50 percent on 50 3-point shots. Over the last five games, Dunham's posted a mark of 13-for-29, good for 44.8 percent. THe last time around against Georgetown, Dunham shot 4-for-8, good for exactly 50 percent.
How Seton Hall is able to contain Dunham and his brilliant shooting from deep will be a major factor in this game. If he gets off to the start he did on Saturday against the Hoyas, it could spell doom for Kevin Willard and the Pirates in a hurry.