Again taking on Butler following four consecutive victories, Seton Hall will try once more to win five straight in Big East play for the first time since 2009.
In search of a win that should leap-frog them over Providence in most projected brackets and supply the first 20-win season since 2011-12, Seton Hall (19-7, 9-5) will host a slumping Friar team on Thursday night at Prudential Center.
Thinking back a week and a half ago, Seton Hall’s prime time Saturday night clash with Georgetown at Prudential Center carried plenty of post-season importance. Their return game in the nation’s capital on Wednesday will hold equal weight as the Hall looks to make an NCAA push following a week off.
NEWARK – I wouldn’t chalk it up to a self-fulfilling prophecy, but Kevin Willard warned us post-Georgetown that he didn’t think his team was where they should be defensively, and boy did it show in an 81-75 loss to a fun-to-watch Butler team on Wednesday at Prudential Center.
Winners of four straight, sitting third in the Big East and in the hunt for a ranking, Seton Hall (17-6, 7-4) hosts a Butler (16-7, 5-6) team that was once ranked before getting off to a slow start in league play.