Despite already clinching a share of the Big East regular season championship, the Seton Hall Pirates (21-8, 13-4) will look to capture the title outright Saturday afternoon in Omaha against the Creighton Bluejays (23-7, 12-5).
If Creighton wins, however, they will have a share of the regular season title along with the Pirates and Villanova, should ‘Nova defeat Georgetown.
Perhaps the most interesting storyline of the game, aside from the championship implications, will be seeing if Myles Powell is bottled up by Ty-Shon Alexander again. Powell, the Big East’s second-leading scorer, had just 12 points on 3-16 shooting in Seton Hall’s 87-82 loss to Creighton on February 12. Alexander has been one of the conference’s best defensive players, if not the best, and if he’s able to slow down Powell, the Bluejays will win the game.
The key to victory last time Creighton played Seton Hall was the same as is often the case for Creighton: scoring depth and versatility. Five Bluejays had at least 10 points in the win, with four of the five scoring exactly 18 points. Marcus Zegarowski also flirted with a triple-double, with 18 points, six rebounds, and eight assists.
All in all, it should be an exciting contest Saturday in Omaha.