MBB Minute: Seton Hall Thwarts Xavier

Eugene Teague scored 17 points in Seton Hall's win over Xavier at the Prudential Center Tuesday night.

Eugene Teague scored 17 points in Seton Hall's win over Xavier at the Prudential Center Tuesday night.

March 4, 2014

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The Seton Hall seniors came up big on Senior Night at the Prudential Center to help the Pirates defeat Xavier 71-62.

Senior Brian Oliver hit five 3-pointers and finished with 20 points. Fellow seniors Fuquan Edwin and Eugene Teague added 17 points apiece.

Xavier's Semaj Christon scored 24 of his game-high 28 points in the second half, but a Musketeer rally fell short.

The regular-season stretch drive continues Tuesday with a pair of important contests. Creighton will try to bounce back from Saturday's loss at Xavier when it travels to Georgetown. The Bluejays are 13-3 in the BIG EAST, one game behind first-place Villanova. The Hoyas are 7-9 in league play and have games with Creighton and Villanova remaining.

Marquette plays at Providence in a battle of two teams trying to nail down NCAA invitations. Both teams are 9-7 in BIG EAST play. The Friars are looking for their 20th win overall.

BIG EAST teams have played very competitive schedules this season and a return to the round-robin scheduling format with a 10-team league has accentuated that. In this week's RPIRatings, every BIG EAST team has a strength of schedule rating in the top 100.