The Seton Hall Pirates are looking to string together consecutive victories for the first time in a month Sunday, as they host the Pittsburgh Panthers in a Big East Conference men's basketball game at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (noon on SNY). The Pirates (16-8, 5-7) have defeated Pitt just once in its last six meetings, while the Panthers (15-10, 4-8) are winners of four of their last five games.
On Tuesday, Seton Hall ended a six-game losing streak as it downed New Jersey-state rivals, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 59-54. Senior point guard Jordan Theodore netted a game-best 24 points in the win, while senior forward Herb Pope added 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Meanwhile, Pitt began conference play with a 0-7 record until they rallied off four straight victories to get back into NCAA Tournament race.
The Panthers have been a completely different team since the return of senior guard Travon Woodall, who missed a large-portion of Big East play because of an injury. On Monday, Woodall collected Big East Player of the Week honors.
Last season, Pitt defeated Seton Hall, 74-53, at the Petersen Events Center. The teams have split its last eight meetings.