The Seton Hall Pirates absolutely dominated the St. John's Red Storm in an 80-65 victory at home to pick up their sixth Big East win of the season. This was a game that was over by the end of the first half, and without Rick Pitino on the Red Storm bench due to COVID, this did not look like the St. John's team we have seen all season long.
But this did in fact look like the Seton Hall team we have been watching so far, with dominant defense and playing to their identity offensively. The Red Storm struggled to score at all against this Pirate defense, and this Red Storm team just looked lost without their general Pitino watching over them. However, the large margin of victory for The Hall was not expected at all, this was supposed to be a major Big East matchup with huge implications in a classic game.
Instead, the Pirates packed up the Red Storm and sent them home before we could all process what was truly going on. Seton Hall got a full team performance on both ends of the floor and this one was never close once the Pirates got going. A big-time standout was Elijah Hutchins-Everett who has taken some time to get going, but this was his time to burst onto the scene with 14 points, and seven rebounds in an impressive resurgence game. This was just one of the many great performances, but what are the main takeaways from this huge victory?