Just when we thought Seton Hall had summed its season up in one game when they gritted their teeth to take down Georgetown, they did it again, in thrilling fashion.
Trailing 57-47 with 6:30 to play after a Kelan Martin three-pointer that appeared to take the wind out of Seton Hall’s sails, the Pirates looked dead in the water.
Angel Delgado was getting his left leg looked at on the bench.
Mike Nzei and Madison Jones were in severe foul trouble as Nzei was manning the five-spot.
And Seton Hall’s guards appeared invisible as Delgado and Desi Rodriguez did all the heavy-lifting.
Until that all changed.
The Hall went on a 12-2 run out of the under-eight to knot up the score via a Myles Powell three-ball.
Powell was 0-for-5 at that point, had missed his last 14 including the Georgetown game, and hadn’t hit a three in nine days.
Until he did.
Tied coming out of the under-four with Kevin Willard directing a suddenly hot Pirate offense like an air traffic controller, Carrington continued to come alive until Powell sank a wing three-ball to put the Hall up 4 with 30 ticks remaining to seal his first-ever trip to the Dance and the Pirates’ second consecutive trip for the first time since 1994.
Welcome to March.