On Monday the 16th of Feb. 2015 we saw the No. 6 Villanova Wildcats 24-2 of Big East playing the unranked Seton Hall Pirates 15-11 also of the Big East Conference, with the game played at the Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania and tipoff time was 7 PM ET and was seen on Fox S1.
The Wildcats apparently did not have any worries in this game, as they led in the scoring in the 1st and 2nd half of the game. In the 1st half they outscored the Pirated of Seton Hall 36-20 and in the 2nd half they outscored the Pirates 44-30 therefore winning the game by 26 points as the final score was Seton Hall 54 and Villanova 80.
In this game the Villanova Wildcats leading offensive scorers were guard- Hillard II with 18 points, guard-Ennis-12 points, forward-Ochefy-11 points, forward-Pinkston-10 points, and guard-Arcicecano-10 points.
Leading the scoring for the Seton Hall Pirates was guard-Whitehead with 15 points, guard-Gibbs-12 points, forward-Delgado-10 points, forward-Wanda-7 points and off the bench guard-Carrington with 5 points.
A comparison of the Teams Statistics saw Seton Hall score 54 points and Villanova score 80 points in the game. In field goals the Pirates made 20 of 62 shots for a .323 completion rate while the Wildcats made 26 of 53 for a .491 field goal completion rate. In 3-Pointer the Pirates made 9 of 28 attempts for a .321 percent completions and the Wildcats made 12 of 27-3 pointers for a .444 completion percent. On Foul shots the Pirates made 5 of 9 for a .556 completion percent and the Wildcats made 126 of 19 for a .642 completion percent rate. The Pirates committed 13 fouls and the Wildcats committed some 10 fouls with neither team committing a Technical or any Flagrant fouls.
In this game it appeared that the Wildcats of Villanova crushed the Pirates of Seton Hall for their 7th consecutive win and aiming to have the best record ever for their University. The Wildcats in this game had just returned from a win over Butler, where they had to rally late and make a comeback to win, in this game they took the lead early and never gave up as they avenged an OT loss to 61-66 back on the 3rd of Jan. 2015.
The Pirated of Seton Hall struggled in the game, but their guard Whitehead led the team scoring 15 points as their team had not had 5 consecutive losses. Their second leading scorer Gibbs made 12 points, and then was ejected from the game for committing a flagrant foul in the 2nd half of the game as with his forearm he hit Wildcats guard Arcidacano on the nose, and the referees considered it to be a flagrant foul thus ejecting him.
For those that Bet on College basketball at an Offshore sportbook the Pirates of Seton Hall started the season at 7-0, then struggled only winning 3 of their next 9 regular season game after they upset Villanova back on the 3rd of January 2015 and that loss by Villanova kept them from making their best start for a season in the school history as they were 13-0. However Villanova now has five more games to play before the start of the tournament for the Big East and they are in the lead at 2 games over their nearest opponent Butler.
This coming Saturday the 21st of Feb. 2015, the Wildcats of Villanova travel to play at St. Johns, and also on that same Saturday the Pirates of Seton Hall travel to play at Marquette.