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.
For more on Seton Hall basketball, check out the SB Nation blog South Orange Juice, while Cardiac Hill is all about the Pitt Panthers.