NEW YORK — In many ways, Friday night’s 55-53 Big East semifinal thriller between Seton Hall and No. 2 Villanova was a replica of last year’s title game.
NEWARK — Seton Hall ran out of steam and was then steamrolled by No. 2 Villanova in front of a record crowd at Prudential Center that wanted a repeat of last year’s Big East Tournament final.
Seton Hall fell behind early again and was thoroughly outmatched as they dropped their third-straight in a 76-46 blowout at No. 1 Villanova
Seton Hall must dig deep to avoid another embarrassment when they visit top-ranked Villanova at the Pavilion on Monday night.
The Big East released its annual basketball marathon schedule on Monday to the excitement of Seton Hall being paired with defending national champions Villanova in a Big East Tournament final rematch.
Villanova’s national title run combined with the performance of the four other Big East schools that donned their Dancing shoes netted the conference $3.18 million this season and around $20 million over a six-year span.
In the midst of a seven-game winning streak and now sniffing around the Associated Press Top 25 poll, Seton Hall (12-2, 2-0) travels to the hallowed on-campus halls of the Pavilion on Wednesday night for a grueling litmus test against No. 11 Villanova (12-2, 2-0).