WASHINGTON, D.C. – McDonough Arena
Seton Hall will return to action on Monday, February 8 when it travels to Washington, D.C. for a contest against BIG EAST rival Georgetown at McDonough Arena. Tip time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
The game will be streamed live by the BIG EAST Digital Network and shown on FloHoops.com with Jeremy Huber and Monika Moore on the call. As usual, the game will also be available over the airwaves at 89.5 FM WSOU and at wsou.net. Danny LeMoine and Christian Gardner will describe the action on the radio. Live stats will also be available.
Graduate Andra Espinoza-Hunter (Ossining, N.Y.) erupted for a game-high 28 points and the Pirates cruised to an 85-59 victory over Xavier on Jan. 23 for its fifth straight win.
The Pirates trailed for only 16 seconds in the very beginning of the game, routing the Musketeers in a “foul fest” to improve to 6-2 in the BIG EAST Conference for the first time since the 2014-15 season.
Espinoza-Hunter had a game-best 28 points on 10-for-20 shooting, including four made three-pointers. Senior Desiree Elmore (Hartford, Conn.) and sophomore Mya Jackson (Wilmington, Ohio) each added 13 points.
Seton Hall’s All-Time vs. the Hoyas: HALL leads, 39-29
Last Year’s Meetings:
HALL 61, Georgetown 47 (F) – January 31, 2020 (McDonough Arena)
HALL 79, Georgetown 60 (F) – January 5, 2020 (Walsh Gym)
LAST YEAR AGAINST GEORGETOWN
Seton Hall swept the season series from the Hoyas last season, winning big in Walsh Gym, 79-60, on Jan. 5, and upending them by 14 points, 61-47, on the road on Jan. 31.
Most recently, Alexis Lewis had a team-high 18 points, including 13 in the second half, as the Pirates defeated Georgetown, 61-47, at McDonough Arena last year. Seton Hall trailed by as many as eight points early, and was tied with Georgetown at the half, but outscored the Hoyas 21-9 in a game-changing third quarter.
Lewis finished with 18 points on the strength of four made three-pointers to go with 10 rebounds for her second straight double-double. Desiree Elmore also registered a double-double with 10 points and a team-best 11 rebounds.
Georgetown is coming off a very difficult 5-25 season overall, which included a 2-16 mark in BIG EAST play. The Hoyas finished the 2019-20 campaign with six straight losses.
This season, Georgetown isn’t expected to improve much, unanimously picked to finish last in the 11-team BIG EAST. Head Coach James Howard has a very young team this season and saw many of its leading scorers from a year ago graduate.
Georgetown enters Monday’s contest with a record of 1-8 having played only BIG EAST games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hoyas defeated Butler on New Year’s Eve to improve to 1-1, but has dropped seven straight games since. Most recently, Georgetown fell to Marquette, 55-48, on February 3. Graceann Bennett led the team with 12 points. Jillian Archer had nine points and nine rebounds.
Seton Hall has a quick turnaround and will return to action on Wednesday, February 10 when it travels to Storrs, Conn. for a game at third-ranked Connecticut in Gampel Pavilion. Tip-time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. The contest will be televised by SNY, and as usual, provided by 89.5 FM WSOU or wsou.net.