Post Classifieds

Work to do in the city

Pirates head to Manhattan for Big East Tournament needing wins for NCAA bid

By Brian Wisowaty
On March 7, 2010

Seeking some déjà vu, it's the Friars on deck for the men's basketball team for the second straight game.

In need of wins to bolster a questionable NCAA Tournament resume, Seton Hall will cross the river and head to the 2010 Big East Tournament starting on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York.

After the conference's regular season concluded on Saturday, the Pirates drew the No. 10 seed and will meet Providence at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Seton Hall defeated the Friars on the road on Saturday, 92-80.

The winner will meet the No. 7 seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the same time on Wednesday.

With much of the buzz about Seton Hall and March Madness requiring the Pirates to play at least into the tournament's semifinals, the draw is somewhat favorable. If the team can defeat its first two opponents, it would compete against the No. 2 seeded Pitt Panthers on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Pitt has had great success in recent years at the tournament, but did fall in one of its two meeting to the Pirates in the regular season.

Seton Hall stunned the then-No. 11 Panthers, 64-61, on Jan. 24 at Prudential Center.

But in the rematch at the Petersen Events Center, then-No. 21 Pitt blew out Seton Hall, 83-58, on Feb. 6.

The Setonian will have complete coverage of the Pirates in the 2010 Big East Tournament.


(Confirmed) Tuesday vs. No. 15 seeded Providence, 7 p.m. (round one)
Wednesday vs. No. 7 seeded Notre Dame, 7 p.m. (round two)
Thursday vs. No. 2 seeded Pitt, 7 p.m. (quarterfinals)
Friday vs. Cincinnati/Rutgers/Louisville/West Virginia, 9 p.m. (semifinals)
Championship game, Saturday at 9 p.m.
* 9 p.m. game may be delayed based upon end of prior game

Brian Wisowaty can be reached at

Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly

From Around the Web

More thesetonian News Articles

Recent thesetonian News Articles

Discuss This Article



Will you make the trip to Storrs, CT to see the women play Rutgers in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday?



Log In

or Create an account

Employers & Housing Providers

Employers can list job opportunities for students

Post a Job

Housing Providers can list available housing

Post Housing

Log In

Forgot your password?

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format