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 trailed by just a point with 2:47 to play in the first half before a shocking 22-1 run from No. 2 Villanova buried their hosts en route to an anti-climatic 92-70 loss.
Seton Hall must dig deep to avoid another embarrassment when they visit top-ranked Villanova at the Pavilion on Monday night.
If you agreed with my take last week that similarities existed between Seton Hall’s trip to Providence this season and their game at the Dunk last year, then we’re probably on the same page regarding some of the context of the Hall’s pending clash with No. 4 Villanova on Wednesday night.
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).