5 thoughts, 5 quotes on Seton Hall's loss to Villanova

  • 5 thoughts, 5 quotes on Seton Hall's loss to Villanova

5 thoughts, 5 quotes on Seton Hall's loss to Villanova

Murray, as he normally does while partaking in normal human activities, attracted TV cameras and social media attention Friday night as Xavier ultimately fell to Creighton 75-72 in the Big East Tournament.

Filipino cager Kobe Paras watched from the sidelines as the Bluejays exacted payback on the Friars to advance in the Big East tournament.

We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game.

For the best mobile experience, use the mobile web version. Most experts feel the Golden Eagles will have a spot in the field, despite their 82-76 Quarterfinal loss in the Big East Tournament on Thursday. The Seton Hall Pirates came inches away from dethroning the reigning national champion Villanova Wildcats in the Big East.

Villanova beat Seton Hall 55-53 in the Big East tournament semifinals on Friday, and Josh Hart was the hero of the game. However, game two saw Patton only take 3 shots and finish with 4 points and 6 turnovers.

There was nearly a third as Seton Hall's Angel Delgado, the nation's leading rebounder, missed a shot from in close with 1 second left.

Villanova has had good results against Creighton and the Wildcats have covered in four straight against the Bluejays, dating back to last season.

It was a team effort as Justin Patton and Marcus Foster both scored 21 points, Cole Huff had 11 points and Khyri Thomas had 10 points with eight assists.

On the upper level, a display case memorializes the Big East's greatest game, and perhaps one of the best in college history, holding a jersey and other artifacts from Syracuse's six-overtime victory over CT in the 2009 tournament. Seton Hall did everything they could in order to keep the Wildcats from taking control of this game and keeping the Villanova-dominant crowd quiet.

Dan Brennan and Joe Terebetzki, both Villanova graduates who live on Long Island, stood around a television in one of Madison Square Garden's lounges, watching the first few minutes of the Wildcats' 108-67 victory over St. John's. "We had some incredible coaching jobs this year, and I think it is hard to pinpoint one particular season".

PC had beaten Creighton in seven of the last nine meetings in Big East play before Thursday night's matchup.

If Villanova wins the conference tournament, the Wildcats' KenPom.com RPI of 2 and 10-2 record against top-50 teams should lock up the No. 1 overall seed heading into Selection Sunday. "A terrific win for us", Creighton head coach Greg McDermott said.

"He said, 'Let's just play, ' " Foster said. "He can do whatever any team needs of him". So I really expect this coming into the game.

"We ran plays, and they defended them", Wright said of trying to get his No.2-ranked team in the country untracked at the offensive end of the floor.

Ever since P.J. Carlesimo put together a group of mostly New York-area kids much like this one, and took them to the NCAA championship game. We knew we weren't going to go out and just blow them out by 20 in the second half. "Coach challenged us to play Villanova basketball for 20 minutes".

Villanova reached the century mark for the first time in two years on Dylan Painter's layup with 3:33 left in the game.