Newark, NJ—After winning two games in row beating Rutgers by two and blowing Drexel out of the gym, many thought that the Pirates was finally turning things around. Not so quick folks, if Seton Hall wants to salvage their season they have to find more participating parts besides Kadary Richmond.
The Friars ramped up the defensive pressure in the second half and made the Pirates speed up and ran them off the baseline in that half as well.
Richmond led the way for the Hall with 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and two swipes. KC Ndefo chipped in 11 points and three blocks for Seton Hall. In addition, Al-Amir Dawes had eight points
Providence (9-3) down Seton Hall (7-5) 71-67 loss on Saturday in front of 10,147 at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. SHU, just let this game slip away from them.
The Friars now leads the all-time series with Pirates, 57-54.
Since the start of last season, this is only the second time that the Pirates has lost a game when leading at the break, joining the 73-67 loss at Villanova last season February 12, 2022.
Providence rallied from a 36-27 halftime deficit as Bryce Hopkins scored 16 points in the second half and put the Friars on his back.
Seton Hall turned the ball over 14 times which led to 21 points going the other way.
Providence shot 5-of-13 from deep and the Pirates went 5-of-22 from beyond the arc.
Hopkins added 10 rebounds for the Friars. Croswell scored 21 points while going 8 of 12 and 5 of 9 from the charity stripe line, and added nine boards and three blocks. Noah Locke chipped in 10 points.
Seton Hall will head back on the road to face Xavier on Tuesday, Dec. 20 for an 8:30 p.m. showdown on FS1