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Seton Hall beats Villanova at Buzzer in Big East

New York NY: On Thursday March 13 from Madison Square Garden in New York City, conference tournament basketball took center stage as the Villanova Wildcats took on Seton Hall Pirates in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament. Villanova comes into the Big East with record of 28-3 (16-2) and the number 1 seed since they won the Big East regular season and off a win over Georgetown on March 8 while Seton Hall comes into game with record of 16-16 (6-12) and the number 8 seed in the Big East tournament and they just came off a win over Butler in the 1st round of the Big East on March 12. Villanova won both regular season matchups from Seton Hall. The Game was broadcasted nationally on Fox Sports 1 with Justin Kutcher, Tarik Turner calling the action & locally on CBS Sports Radio 610 with Ryan Fannon & Whitey Rigsby calling the action.

Villanova won the opening tip to start the game and the games first points came from Seton Hall Eugene Teague for 2 point jump shot. Villanova got on the board by 2 foul shots made by James Bell. Seton Hall would control of the entire 1st half as they would increase their lead to 15 points at 30-15 with 7:19 left in 1st half, Villanova could slowly try to get back into the game but it would not work as Seton Hall would take full control and just take it to Villanova as Seton Hall would take a 34-26 lead into halftime. Josh Hart with 11 points in 1st half or Villanova while Patrick Auda has 13 Points in 1st Half for Seton Hall.

Seton Hall starts the 2nd half with the ball and Villanova would finally wake up and make this an exciting game as Villanova would go on a 16-0 run with the last 5 points from Darrun Hilliard to take their 1st lead of the game at 47-44 with 8:03 left in the 2nd half. Both teams would trade baskets the rest of the way, Villanova would take a 63-62 lead with 11 seconds, Seton would get the final say as Sterling Gibbs hit a step-back jumper as time expired as Seton Hall knocks out Villanova by the score 64-63. Win the win, Seton Hall now plays the 4th seed Providence in the semifinals on Friday night. This loss Villanova Falls to 28-4 (16-2) & it may have cost Villanova a number 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Final Stats:

Villanova Wildcats:
Josh Hart: 18 Points, 8 Rebounds
JayVaughn Pinkston & Darrun Hilliard each Finished with 11 points

Seton Hall Pirates:
Gene Teague: 19 points, 12 Rebounds
Patrick Auda: 13 points, 4 rebounds
Sterling Gibbs: 10 points, 6 assists

TV/Radio call of Villanova Darrun Hilliard Basket Gives Villanova a 63-62 lead with 11 seconds left

Fox Sports 1 Justin Kutcher: “Hilliard spin move, Hilliard puts it up and gets it to roll”

Villanova radio announcer Ryan Fannon on CBS Sports Radio 610: “Here comes Arcidiacono, 3 quarter court down to 15 seconds cross the timeline 13 seconds Hilliard now spinning hanging in the lane 12 footer rattles in drops in cats take the lead 7.8 seconds to go”