Upset Likely Puts Seton Hall in Tourney?
In its biggest game of the season Tuesday night, Seton Hall stepped up to the plate and smashed a home run.
In search of a signature win to place at the top of their NCAA tournament résumé, the Pirates pounded No. 8 Georgetown, 73-55, and all but punched their ticket to the Big Dance — their first since 2006.
“I just wanna dance so bad,” said point guard Jordan Theodore. “I still can’t taste it yet, but I know we’re so close.”
Theodore is the primary reason. The 6-foot senior from Englewood, N.J., Seton Hall’s leading scorer (15.7 ppg), played the game of his life against the Hoyas. Theodore drained eight of his 11 shots from the field, all five 3-point attempts, and all eight free throws, en route to a career-high 29 points, plus five assists and four rebounds.
And he did it against one of the best defensive teams in the country.
“I let the first one go, and ever since I made the first one, there was no turning back,” said Theodore. “The hoop was just so wide tonight. It was like I was throwing the ball in the crowd. Every shot I put up just felt like it was going in.”