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Georgetown hosts Seton Hall Wednesday night

The Hoyas could pick up a huge victory, but it won’t be easy.

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Following their big comeback victory over the St. John’s Red Storm on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, the Georgetown Hoyas return to Capital One Arena Wednesday evening to take on the Big East leading Seton Hall Pirates.

Georgetown trailed St. John’s by 17 points in the second half Sunday and were without leading scorer Mac McClung, but that wasn’t an issue, as Jagan Mosely, Jahvon Blair, and Omer Yurtseven combined for 35 of Georgetown’s 44 second half points, and 52 of Georgetown’s 73 points in the game. McClung is not expected to be back on Wednesday against Seton Hall, per Ava Wallace of the Washington Post, so look for those three to do the heavy lifting for Georgetown yet again.

Seton Hall took its first loss in nearly two months on Saturday, dropping a home game to Xavier where the Pirates looked out of sorts. Myles Powell had just nine points on 3-14 shooting, and the Pirates had no answer for Tyrique Jones, who finished with 19 points and 18 rebounds. Part of the luxury of being 9-0 in conference play is that you can afford to drop a game, but Seton Hall’s lead over Villanova is suddenly down to one game instead of two, so the margin for error shrinks a bit for the path to a regular season title for Kevin Willard’s group. The good news for The Hall is that Powell likely won’t replicate such a poor shooting performance again, and Sandro Mamukelashvili looked good against Xavier in his second game back from injury, recording 10 points in 16 minutes. While a road game in the Big East is tough for anyone in the conference, the PIrates seem ready to avenge their loss and get back on track.

The first meeting between these teams this year saw Seton Hall take home a 78-62 victory, behind 14 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds from Quincy McKnight. McClung led Georgetown with 20 points.

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Time: 8:30 p.m. ET


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