By not taking care of business in New York, Seton Hall let their destiny be controlled. And controlled it was, with the Hall receiving a brutal Selection Sunday draw.
The Pirates will ship out to Wichita and play North Carolina State on Thursday in the same pod as Kansas.
Shockingly, the Pirates were handed an 8-seed by the selection committee after most projected brackets had the Hall as a 7-seed coming into the day.
Fans must now feel hard done by again after the team was sent to Denver in 2016, as this draw feels like a similar slight.
That said, it seems clear that Seton Hall now missed out on a massive opportunity against Butler at the Big East Tournament.
Seton Hall is making their third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance for the first time since 1991-94 under P.J. Carlesimo. The Pirates haven’t won since a 2004 upset of Arizona while also playing as an 8-seed.
Kevin Willard will speak to media at approximately 7:30 tonight.