Georgetown faces tough test vs No. 12 Seton Hall
No. 12 Seton Hall (16-5, 8-1) vs. Georgetown (13-9, 3-6)
Capital One Arena, Washington; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Seton Hall presents a tough challenge for Georgetown. Georgetown has won two of its five games against ranked opponents this season. Seton Hall came up short in a 74-62 game at home to Xavier on Saturday.
SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. Omer Yurtseven, Jagan Mosely and Terrell Allen have combined to score 40 percent of Georgetown’s points this season and 48 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Seton Hall, Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight and Romaro Gill have collectively accounted for 52 percent of the team’s total scoring, including 63 percent of all Pirates points over their last five.
FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: McKnight has made or assisted on 46 percent of all Seton Hall field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 21 field goals and 35 assists in those games.
SIGNIFICANCE OF 66: Georgetown is 0-7 when its offense scores 66 points or fewer. Seton Hall is a perfect 11-0 when it holds opponents to 66 or fewer points and has allowed 65 points per game over its last three.
STREAK STATS: Seton Hall has won its last four road games, scoring 79.3 points, while allowing 71.5 per game.
DID YOU KNOW: Georgetown is ranked second among Big East teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 33.7 percent. The Hoyas have averaged 12.3 offensive boards per game.