Seton Hall fell behind No. 4 Xavier by 20 at the half but were still able to mount a frantic comeback that fell short in the closing minutes, as the Hall dropped their fourth straight.
NEWARK — Last season, Seton Hall’s home win over Xavier put an official stamp on a team that was NCAA-bound.
Forget the 26 games in the rear-view and temporarily ignore the remaining three-plus games that will close out the season: Xavier presents a scenario that must only go one way for Seton Hall if they wish to keep their at-large NCAA hopes alive.
Myles Powell scored 26 and Khadeen Carrington missed a game-winning three at the buzzer after a rough night from the field as Seton Hall suffered heartbreak on the road at Xavier on Wednesday night.
Seton Hall will look to take advantage of an Edmond Sumner-less Xavier when they take on the Musketeers in a vital road test on Wednesday night in Cincinnati.