The Seton Hall Pirates fell the the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday and have officially been eliminated from the 2012 NIT Tournament.
Saturday's contest came in the second round of the NIT, in which Seton Hall was a one seed and UMass was a five seed. The Pirates narrowly defeated Stony Brook in the first round, while UMass edged Mississippi State. Massachusetts will now face the winner of Drexel-Northern Iowa in the quarterfinals.
The Pirates enjoyed solid performances from Herb Pope (9 points, 15 rebounds and 3 blocks), Fuquan Edwin (21 points and 7 rebounds) and Jordan Theodore (14 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds), but it wasn't enough to knock off the Minutemen.
Chaz Williams had 20 points, 7 boards and 6 assists for UMass.
For more on the Pirates, check out South Orange Juice. For more coverage of Long Island in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, visit SB Nation New York's StoryStream. Click here for a link to our NCAA bracket 2012.