The Pirates did something last night that they had not done in 10 years, and that is sweep the Georgetown Hoyas. The Pirates defeated the Georgetown Hoyas by a score of 82-67 at the Prudential Center. The last sweep came in the 2002-2003 season back when Craig Escherick was the coach of the Hoyas, and Louis Orr was the coach of the Pirates. Seton Hall was led by senior Fuquan Edwin who had 21 points and 5 rebounds. It was Edwin who led the Pirates to their victory at the Verizon Center on January 18. In the two meetings with Georgetown this season, Edwin is averaging 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. Edwin was also 3-6 from beyond the arc and added 2 steals.
The Pirates got off to a fast start and never looked back. They led by 9 at the half, and added to their lead in the second half, ultimately winning by 15. In addition to Edwin, three other Pirates were double digit scorers. Sophomore Sterling Gibbs had 18 points to go with a team high 7 assists. Freshman Jaren Sina chipped in 10 points including a pair of 3’s. Seton Hall welcomed back Brian Oliver and Eugene Teague from their brief “attitude” suspensions. Teague had 12 points and a team high 7 rebounds. The Pirates shot 55% from the field, and 47% from beyond the arc.
Georgetown was led by D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Markel Starks who had 20 and 13 points respectively. Next up for the Pirates is a trip to Creighton on Sunday, and the Georgetown Hoyas will host Xavier at the Verizon Center on Saturday.
We will have a full wrap up of the Creighton game, but until then Hazard Zet Forward