Seton Hall’s great season continued Tuesday night when the un-ranked Pirates defeated the No. 8 Connecticut Huskies 75-63 at the Prudential Center in downtown Newark, N.J. This marks the Huskies’ second loss of the season as well as their first loss in Big East Conference play.
The Pirates put on a one-sided performance with Jordan Theodore and Herb Pope leading the way. Theodore led the Pirate with 19 points and even showed his skills dishing the ball by recording 11 assists for the Pirates. Pope had 15 points and contributed with eight rebounds in the game.
Pope and Theodore vowed to not let Big East teams take advantage of them like Syracuse did a week ago. They soundly defeated West Virginia in their last game and upset Connecticut in this one.
The Huskies poor play was attributed to their low shooting percentage from the field. Connecticut shot only 35 percent and shot 31 percent from beyond the arc. This was against Seton Hall’s 43 percent from the field and 50 percent from three.
With this win, the Pirates improve to 12-2 on the year and hope to be ranked in next week’s AP Poll. They still have a game on the road against Providence Saturday to prove that they are poll worthy. Connecticut faces Rutgurs Saturday to continue their New Jersey tour.