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Seton Hall and Georgetown meet in Big East Tournament semifinals

Can the Hoyas pull off another upset, or will Seton Hall be back in the finals again?

NCAA Basketball: Georgetown at Seton Hall Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

We’re down to just four teams in the Big East Tournament!

Following a big upset of the #1 Villanova Wildcats, the #8 Georgetown Hoyas return to the semifinals for the first time since 2015, when they fell to Xavier. Georgetown taking down Villanova largely came out of nowhere on Thursday. While the Wildcats are without Collin Gillespie and have Justin Moore limited with injuries, the prevailing thought was that Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Jermaine Samuels would still be enough for ‘Nova to prevail. Those two players scored 46 of Nova’s 71 points, but in the end, it simply wasn’t enough.

Georgetown’s effort on Thursday was truly remarkable. The Hoyas faced a double digit deficit with 10 minutes to play, but continued to battle all the way back to the victory. Georgetown went an incredible 23-23 from the free throw line in the upset, as well.

Interestingly, Georgetown has become one of the Big East’s hottest teams over the past few weeks, going 6-2 with the only losses coming to UConn.

Seton Hall won a nail-biter of of a game against St. John’s on Thursday, in the second Big East tOurnament game to go to overtime this season. Jared Rhoden picked a great time for his career-best game, netting 19 points and hauling in 16 rebounds to supplement Sandro Mamukelashvili’s 20 and 11. Seton Hall were playing to extend their NCAA Tournament hopes and they likely need another win on Friday to put them on the right side of the bubble.

The teams split their two meetings this year, with the Pirates picking up a 78-67 win on December 23, and Georgetown returning the favor with an 81-75 win on February 20.


How to Watch

Time: 6 p.m. ET

TV: FS1

Online Stream: Fox Sports Go

Odds

Spread: Seton Hall -3.5

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