How to Watch, Listen and Stream
Game Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
TV: FS1 (Brian Custer, Vin Parise)
Radio: Seton Hall AM970 The Answer, Providence 103.7 WEEI FM
Live Stream: Fox Sports GO (Where Available)
Seton Hall is a 6-point home favorite. The Over/Under is 133. All odds are via OddsShark.com.
Providence leads the all-time series, 52-48. Seton Hall won both matchups last season against the Friars. The Pirates are 27-21 all-time when facing the Friars at home. Providence beat Seton Hall, 65-61, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center back on January 14th.
What’s at Stake
Both teams are fighting to get to the top half of the Big East with the Big East Tournament looming one month from today. Seton Hall at 4-6 and Providence at 4-7 are separated by a half game for the 7th place spot but right now they are both in a position where they’d have to play on opening night of the Big East Tournament. Seton Hall still has legitimate NCAA Tournament hopes, while Providence is more likely headed for the NIT, but neither team wants to be in the 7-10 range of the Big East standings a month from now.
Inside the Numbers
Seton Hall’s offense is last in Big East play in Turnover %, 3P%, FT% and Steal%. They are also 9th in Offensive Efficiency, Effective FG% and 2P5. They do lead the league in Offensive Rebound % and their defense is 2nd in league play in Defensive Efficiency, 2P% and FT%. Providence’s offensive is 9th in Big East play in Offensive Rebound %, FT% and Steal%. The Friars offense is 8th in Offensive Efficiency and 2P%. Expect this game to be a little ugly on the offensive side of the ball.
*Stats courtesy of Kenpom.com.