Loss May Cost Seton Hall Tourney Bid
The goal (Jordan) Theodore has been working towards all year, the fate of his final collegiate season, is now out of his hands. Four days from now, he’ll have to sit and watch television, helpless, to find out if his dream will come true.
And there’s a very real chance it will not.
“It’s really tough,” said Theodore. “For me and Herb [Pope] at the end of our Seton Hall careers, especially just leaving it up to the selection committee on Sunday — we wanted to go out there and just prove a point, and we came up short tonight.”
Seton Hall — with a record of 20-12, 8-10 in the Big East — is most definitely on the NCAA tournament bubble, and precariously positioned upon it. The Pirates appeared well on their way to the Big Dance, their first since 2006, after pounding No. 8-ranked Georgetown 73-55 two weeks ago. But back-to-back losses to Rutgers and last-place DePaul (by 28 points!) to end the regular season put them back in harm’s way.
They took care of business in the opening round of the Big East tourney on Tuesday, blowing away 15th-seeded Providence. But many thought they needed one more quality win over Louisville to punch their NCAA ticket.