The Pirates travel to Philly to face Villanova

The Pirates travel to Philly to face Villanova

Game 24: Villanova Wildcats (12-11, 5-7 BIG EAST) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (15-8, 8-4 BIG EAST)
Sunday, February 11 • Philadelphia, Pa. • Wells Fargo Center (20,478) • 12 p.m
TV: CBSSN • Tom McCarthy & Pete Gillen
Web: cbssports.com/watch/cbs-sports-network
Radio: SHU Pirates Mobile App / Pirate Sports Network / SiriusXM 380 / SXM App 970 / Gary Cohen & Dave Popkin
Game Notes: Seton Hall | Villanova
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NOTES YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Winners of back-to-back games after a three-game skid, the Seton Hall men’s basketball team will hit the road this weekend to take on Villanova at the Wells Fargo Center for a 12:00 p.m.
  • Picked to finish ninth out of 11 teams in the BIG EAST preseason poll, the Pirates own the third spot in the BIG EAST standings with an 8-4 record.
  • Seton Hall is one of only 20 teams in Division I with at least four Quad 1 wins.
  • Seton Hall is one of 14 teams in the nation with multiple wins over the top 10 teams.
  • Of the Pirates’ eight wins in BIG EAST play, three have come against ranked opponents (No. 5 UConn, No. 23 Providence, No. 7 Marquette).
  • Dre Davis continued his hot play on Wednesday as he posted two straight double-doubles with a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds in Seton Hall’s 76-70 win over Georgetown.
  • Those performances were preceded by Davis’ 16-point, career-best 12-rebound performance in the Pirates’ 33-point win at DePaul.
  • Davis’ performance earned him a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, his first conference honor as a Pirate.
  • Davis has scored in double figures in his last 13 games and in 20 of Seton Hall’s 23 games this season.
  • Davis is averaging 16.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg and shooting 50 percent over his last four games
  • After posting the best season by a first-year coach in program history, Shaheen Holloway is once again raising the bar for Seton Hall head coaches as he approaches two milestones for second-year coaches at South Orange.
  • The 76-70 win over Georgetown on Feb. 7 gave Holloway 18 BIG EAST wins as a coach at Seton Hall, the most in program history by a coach in his first two seasons:

Most Wins Most Wins BIG EAST

1. Kevin Willard (2010-12) – 34 1. Shaheen Holloway – 18
2. Shaheen Holloway (2022-24) – 32 2. Tommy Amaker – 17
3. Tommy Amaker (1997-99) – 30 3. Louis Orr – 15
Richie Regan (1960-62) – 30 Kevin Willard – 15

  • In his second game back after missing two games, Kadary Richmond had 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in the win over the Hoyas.
  • The performance was Richmond’s sixth game of the season with 20+ points, 5+ rebounds and 5+ assists, second most among Div. I am players this season.
  • Jaden Bedia leads the BIG EAST and ranks fifth in Division I with an average of 4.1 offensive rebounds per game.
  • Seton Hall will face Villanova for the 127th time on Sunday, making the Wildcats the Pirates’ most frequent opponent.
  • Shaheen Holloway and coach Kyle Neptune have had similar career paths; both are from New York City (Neptune, Brooklyn; Holloway, Queens), both started as video coordinators at their current institutions, both served their first full-time assistant jobs at MAAC schools​​​​ (Neptune, Niagara; Holloway, Iona) and both went head-to-head as assistants on the court and on the recruiting trail from 2013-2018 at their current schools.
  • Both teams are among the top free throw shooting teams in the BIG EAST and in the country with Villanova leading the conference and Div. I shoot at an 82 percent clip from the stripe and Seton Hall ranks 13th nationally and third in the BIG EAST at 78 percent.
  • The Pirates are 13-3 this season when Al-Amir Dawes scores in double figures and is 6-1 when he is the team’s leading scorer.
  • Seton Hall is 14-1 this season when leading at halftime.

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