Watch out for Seton Hall this season. The Pirates are 12-2, winning games without star guard Isaiah Whitehead, and just handed Big East favorite No. 6 Villanova its first loss. With a three point lead and 14 seconds remaining in overtime, the aggressive Seton Hall defense baited Nova’s Ryan Arcidiacono into a very bad turnover, leading to a pile-up at midcourt, and eventually two free throws for Jaren Sina, sealing the victory.
The Pirates are now 12-2, while the Wildcats have fallen to 13-1. The Big East could be very interesting this season, with teams like the Pirates and St. John’s looking better than the last few years.