Prudential Center— Romaro Gill with a career-high 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, eight rebounds, and four blocks helped Seton Hall destroy Georgetown 78-62 at the Prudential Center in front of a sold-out house of 10,481 screaming fans.
The Hoyas are 58-50 all-time against the Pirates. The two teams have split the last four meetings after Seton Hall defeated the Hoyas in five straight contests between Feb 6, 2016, and Jan 12, 2018.
The Pirates and Hoyas started slowly in the early part of the game. Georgetown got out to an early 7-2 start after Mac McClun, Terrell Allen, and Omer Yurtseven knocked down the team’s first few buckets. Seton Hall tightened up on the perimeter would go on a 13-2 run to take a 15-9 lead. The run was spearheaded by Myles Cale, Jared Rhoden, and Quincy McKnight with Cale chipping in six points and Rhoden with five.
Georgetown turned the ball over 22 times which led to 12 points in transition for the Pirates. Also scored 32 points in the paint which the Hoyas had a difficult time guarding Gil on the blocks. It was the Hall defense and their ability to hit the long threes in the second half that separated them from the Hoyas in the game.
“Those two games without Myles definitely boosted our confidence a lot,” said senior guard Quincy McKnight.
Mac McClung had a team-high 20 points in the loss, which dropped the Hoyas to 0-2 in league play — their second 0-2 start in Big East action since Patrick Ewing took over the program three years ago.
Quincy McKnight had 14 points and finished as one of four Pirates players to reach double figures, Myles Cale 16, Myles Powell 15, and Gill finished with 17 and 8 boards.
Even Hall of Famer Patrice Ewing took notice on well Gill’s performance on the night.
“He’s playing great. He does everything he needs to do — he protects the rim, he fights for everything, he does a great job defending the in post, blocking shots. The pick and roll, when they roll it to him, he catches it and finishes real well.” Hoyas head coach Patrick Ewing said after the game.
Seton Hall will continue Big East play on Wednesday against Xavier, while Georgetown returns home after its two-game road trip to play St. John’s on Wednesday.