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Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: WMCA 570 AM
Lines are currently -5 or -6, favoring Seton Hall, O/U 154
Take: Seton Hall should cover, they will definitely win, Under by a mile
The Seton Hall Pirates have started to right their path. A win over a depleted Creighton Bluejays squad after losing four of the previous five should help get them back on track. Although they have plenty of home games, they have to head back on the road to St. John’s, Creighton and the Georgetown Hoyas, who they’ll play on Wednesday. They also host the Villanova Wildcats and Marquette Golden Eagles. So, this game against is a must win.
Georgetown meanwhile has some leeway. Two games with DePaul, and a three-game homestand to cap the season off is not a bad end. However, this is their first chance to play Seton Hall this season. Boasting a solid road record this game, they will put up more than a fight for 3rd place in the Big East.
Quick Note: This game is the Pirates vs Cancer game. They will be wearing custom sneakers and warm-up gear dedicated to fans who have battled cancer. Why is this important? Anthony Nelson will be representing two people he is close with for the game with blue ribbons on his sneakers. Although this may seem trivial to some fans, that extra boost of emotion from Nelson could bring out something magical
First thing to talk about, Georgetown boasts a winning record on the road. It will take a rockin’ crowd to really shake Patrick Ewing’s gameplan. Jessie Govan (I swear he’s been here since I was a freshman in High School) is one of the best in the Big East when it comes to cleaning the glass. He can also step out and take threes. Thier young guards like Mac McClung can push the pace as well, making transition defense for Seton Hall a focal point. If Georgetown pushes the pace, Seton Hall will struggle early.
If there was ever a time for Quincy McKnight to step up, now’s the time. He will either be tasked with McClung or James Akinjo. He needs to stay out of foul trouble. Earlier in the season, he was able to lock up Kentucky’s Ashton Hagans, I expect him to provide a great defensive effort. Myles Powell again is the key playmaker for Seton Hall. Powell rallied, scoring 13 in the final 3:42 to beat the Jays. He needs to start hot and always be a threat on offense. Finally, the bigs are going to have to figure out how to handle Govan. They need to be a factor to help space the floor, and chances are they will be out on the arc defending the pick and roll.
Seton Hall certainly has a shot against a very young and hungry Georgetown team. I think Seton Hall, assuming the first three falls, will be victorious. However, if Georgetown dominates the offensive glass like they have during conference play, it will be an easy road win for the Hoyas.