With just a few games played, this might set the tone for the conference campaign for both teams. In addition, Louisville is one of the better teams in the country and Seton Hall has a chance to improve upon its 0-1 record against nationally-ranked teams. Overall, the Pirates have a record of 12-3 as well as 1-1 in the Big East. The Cardinals have a 13-1 record, including 1-0 in the conference. The Cardinals advantage is evident in the RPI, where they're ranked No. 9 and the Pirates are ranked No. 50. Louisville has also won eight games straight. It will be interesting to see if they can slow that down. Last season, the Pirates went 0-2 against the Cardinals, losing by an average margin of seven. Over the last four seasons, Seton Hall is 1-4 against Louisville, and 1-1 at home.
- Fuquan Edwin is ranked 38th nationally in points, 4th in the Big East in three-pointers, and 16th nationally in steals.
- The Seton Hall rebounding leader (Gene Teague) has more rebounds than the Louisville rebounding leader (Chane Behanan).
- Seton Hall is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Seton Hall is 77.9 inches compared to 76.5 inches for Louisville.
- The Seton Hall blocks leader (Brandon Mobley) has more blocks than the Louisville blocks leader (Montrezl Harrell).
- The Seton Hall three-point leader (Fuquan Edwin) has more three-pointers than the Louisville three-point leader (Russ Smith).
- East Rutherford isn't as congested as Louisville (population is significantly lower).
- Tom Maayan is ranked 39th nationally in steals.
- The Seton Hall basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Louisville (69% vs 50%).
- Seton Hall players are more experienced than Louisville players (12,823 minutes played vs 11,459 minutes played).