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Hoyas return home looking to end 4 game slide

NCAA Basketball: Georgetown at Providence Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Game 24: Seton Hall Pirates (17-7, 6-5) at Georgetown Hoyas (13-10, 3-9)

When & Where: Saturday 4pm, Capital One Arena

Series: Georgetown leads 57-47

Last Meeting: Jan 13, 2018 - No. 13 Seton Hall 74, Georgetown 61

TV: CBS Sports Network (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl)

KenPom: Seton Hall 78, Georgetown 74 (63 percent)

Line: Seton Hall - 5, o/u 151.5

The ever-so-close-but-just-not-there-yet Hoyas return home from a winless three game roadtrip to finish their season series with Seton Hall on Saturday afternoon.

Georgetown has now lost four straight and six out of seven to equal their worst ever BIG EAST mark after 12 games at 3-9. The 1998-99 Hoyas were also 3-9 at this point but did recover to finish 6-12 and get invited to the NIT.

In the first meeting Georgetown led by as many ten points in the first half and held a 31-30 advantage late in the first half before the Pirates went on a 14-0 run to take a 44-41 lead into the break. Only once in the second half was Georgetown able to get their deficit under 10 points but that lasted just one possession. The Hoyas shot just 36 percent from the field but Marcus Derrickson finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Jessie Govan struggled from the field, going 5 for 16 and finished with 11 points.

Scouting the Pirates: Unless something crazy happens, this will be the last game for Seton Hall’s four seniors against Georgetown. After being swept by the Hoyas as freshmen, the Pirates have reeled off five straight wins, including a double digit victory last month in Newark.

For as well as Seton Hall has played against Georgetown as late, the Pirates have struggled against the rest of the league. Since Beating Georgetown a little less than a month ago, Seton Hall has lost four of six and dropped out of the Top 25.

Desi Rodriguez continues to lead Seton Hall with 17.6 points per game while Angel Delgado is a double double machine averaging 13.3 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. Sophomore Myles Powell chips in with 14.7 points per game while shooting 42 percent from deep and Khadeen Carrington is the fourth Pirate in double figures at 14 points per game and leads the team with 4.4 assists per contest.

Class Superlatives: As mentioned in the Providence Preview, Jahvon Blair and Jamorko Pickett have combined to hit the most 3-pointers by any freshmen duo in Georgetown history. After Tuesday’s loss to the Friars the freshman class has now hit more 3-pointers than any other class in Hoyas history. Blair (41), Pickett (41), and Antwan Walker (1) have knocked down a combined 83 3-pointers on the season.

Here’s a look at the rest of the top 5 classes for freshmen 3-pointers:

82 3-pointers by Paul White, Isaac Copeland, Tre Campbell, and LJ Peak (2015)

79 3-pointers by Irvin Church, Lonnie Harrell, John Jacques, Kevin Millen (1992)

78 3-pointers by Jonathan Wallace, Jeff Green, and Tyler Crawford (2005)

76 3-pointers by Tony Bethel, Drew Hall, and Harvey Thomas (2002)

Both Blair and Pickett have a chance to pass Irvin Church (52) for the most 3-pointers made by a Hoya freshman.

Prediction: Seton Hall 81, Georgetown 75