The Seton Hall Pirates were upset/scraped by at home against the Providence Friars in a Big East battle 67-63. While a huge win for Providence and their efforts moving forward, this hurts for Seton Hall as they drop two straight in Big East play.
The Pirates were without their star and Big East Player of the Year Candidate Kadary Richmond. This did not seem to be the end of the injury bug for Seton Hall though, as Al-Amir Dawes was injured in the first half, and it was unclear how he would return. He ended up making his return and made a solid impact with one of his best games of the season. After a poor first half, he finished with 26 points to lead the team and kept them in it all the way through.
Seton Hall ended up starting out the second half strong with help from that rebound performance from Dawes, and The Hall even got out to a 10-point lead. But that lead was eventually squandered, and the game became back and forth until the very end. But this was just not the Seton Hall basketball team we had seen all season, and this was a desperate Providence team that did everything it took to win this game. The Pirates suffered a tough loss here at home, but what is there to take away as the Pirates drop to third in the conference?