The realm of college basketball has seen multiple cancellations and postponements after the rise in COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks. This is no different for the Seton Hall women’s basketball team, as they have not stepped foot onto the hardwood in the new year.
After their nail-biting loss against Villanova on New Years Eve, it was announced that Towson would travel to Walsh Gymnasium for an additional non-conference game to replace the once cancelled matchup against Iona. However, the Pirates would have their sights set on their return to Big East play as this game fell under COVID-19 implications.
Their next two Big East matchups would be cancelled as well, as Butler and Xavier did not make the trip to Walsh Gymnasium this past weekend due to COVID-19 issues within each of the three programs. As per Big East policy, it is expected that these games will be rescheduled.
The long-awaited return is finally here, though, as Seton Hall travels to Omaha to face Creighton at home on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Creighton is 10-4 this season and 5-1 in Big East play, solidifying them at #2 in the conference.
Andra Espinoza-Hunter leads the Pirates with 17.6 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game, followed by Lauren Park-Lane’s 17.3 points per game and 7.3 assists per game. Sidney Cooks’ team-high 7.3 rebounds per game and 14.4 points per game has provided an inside presence that is vital to The Hall’s success this season. Mya Jackson also averages double figures with 10.7 points per game.