Villanova vs. Seton Hall: Full Game Preview

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Villanova vs. Seton Hall: Full Game Preview
Villanova
(18-10, 7-6 away)
Seton Hall
(13-15, 9-6 home)
Venue: Prudential Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 25, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Villanova J Pinkston 12.6 M Yarou 7.3 R Arcidiacono 3.4
Seton Hall F Edwin 16.9 G Teague 7.4 T Maayan 3.3

On Monday, Villanova visits Prudential Center to take on Seton Hall. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Wildcats are 4-0 against the Pirates over the last four years. The last time they met (Jan. 18, 2012) they won 84-76.

Villanova is in seventh place in the conference, Seton Hall is in 14th place.

The 22 points by Darrun Hilliard helped the Wildcats to a 60-56 victory over Marquette on Feb. 23. In addition to a team-leading 1.5 steals per game, he chips in 11.6 points per game. For the Pirates, Gene Teague finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds in the 79-61 loss to Louisville on Feb. 23. He is averaging 11.2 points per game in addition to a team-best 7.4 rebounds per game.

Seton Hall StatSmack

  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Villanova currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (978 to 951) than Seton Hall, per the NCAA.
  • Villanova is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Villanova is 220 lbs compared to 208 lbs for Seton Hall.
  • The Villanova assist leader (Ryan Arcidiacono, 92 assists) has more assists than the Seton Hall assist leader (Tom Maayan, 91 assists).
  • A for effort, but Villanova has emerged victorious against Seton Hall the last 10 times they've played.
  • Villanova has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Seton Hall (one vs. zero).
  • Over the past 10 years, Villanova has had more players drafted by the NBA than Seton Hall (three vs. zero).
  • Villanova has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Seton Hall (seven vs. two).
  • Villanova has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Seton Hall (12 vs. one).
  • The Villanova basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Seton Hall (100 percent vs. 69 percent).
  • Villanova has an average margin of victory of 10 over Seton Hall in 35 wins since 1980.
  • Villanova beat Seton Hall by 8 points the last time they played (Jan 18, 2012).
Nova Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B R. Arcidiacono 34 12 2 3 1 0 3
B J. Pinkston 25 13 5 2 1 0 2
B Mouphtaou Yarou 27 9 7 1 0 1 2
B Darrun Hilliard 30 12 3 2 2 0 2
B- James Bell 28 9 4 1 1 0 2
C Daniel Ochefu 18 4 4 1 1 1 1
C- Maurice Sutton 11 4 3 0 0 1 1
C- Tony Chennault 18 4 2 2 1 0 1
C- Achraf Yacoubou 13 3 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Patrick Farrell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Henry Lowe 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ Nick McMahon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Mislav Brzoja 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
SHU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Fuquan Edwin 32 17 6 2 3 0 2
B Gene Teague 28 11 7 2 0 0 3
B- Aaron Cosby 30 12 2 3 0 0 3
C+ Brandon Mobley 21 9 6 1 0 1 2
C Brian Oliver 22 8 4 1 1 0 2
C Kyle Smyth 25 5 2 2 1 0 1
C Patrik Auda 25 8 3 1 1 0 1
C- Haralds Karlis 18 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Tom Maayan 23 2 2 3 1 0 3
D+ Kevin Johnson 8 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Freddie Wilson 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
D A. Geramipoor 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Connor Laverty 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
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