No. 5 seed Seton Hall (20-11, 10-8 Big East) takes on the fourth-seeded Marquette Golden Eagles (19-11, 10-8 Big East) in their 2017 BIG EAST Tournament presented by Jeep opening match at 2017 2:30 PM EST on Thursday, March 9 in Madison Square Garden, New York.
Fox Sports 1 will feature the national television broadcast, with Justin Kutcher (play-by-play), Jim Jackson (analyst) and Steve Lavin (analyst) as announcers on the call. Thursday’s winner will advance to the event’s semifinals on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. CT.
The winner will advance to the tournament’s semifinals on Friday night at 5:30 p.m.
In the two games played this season between the two, the Pirates took a 69-66 win at home on Jan. 1 and the Golden Eagles snatched an 89-86 overtime victory at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Jan. 11.
Date and Time: March 9th, 2017 2:30 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
TV: Fox Sports 1 (US)
The Pirates posted their fourth straight victory with their closing regular season game against Butler Bulldogs 70-64 Saturday, Mar 4.
Three of the players are making more than 15 points per game- Khadeen Carrington (17), Desi Rodriguez (16.1), and Angel Delgado (15.7).
The Golden Eagles have won 16 of the 22 all-time encounters with Seton Hall
The Golden Eagles have won four of their last five games with the regular season finale victory of 91-83 over Creighton Bluejays Saturday, Mar 4.
Five players are producing in double figures, led by freshman guard Markus Howard, who is averaging13.1 points, 2.3 rebounds , and 2.2 assists.