Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEWARK — By the time it was over, Seton Hall was reduced to five scholarship players, only four of whom were on the floor.
With three Pirates having fouled out of this thrilling run-and-gun affair, Providence outscored Seton Hall 14-9 in overtime and held on for a 98-93 victory at The Prudential Center.
Providence improved to 13-6, 5-2 in the Big East, while the Pirates (9-9, 0-6) lost their sixth straight and remain winless in the conference. Rutgers and DePaul are the other teams yet to win a Big East game.
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***Also, John Garcia says he plans to be back at Seton Hall next year even though he is set to graduate in May.
“Oh, of course. I should be at Seton Hall next year,” he said. Pirates head coach Bobby Gonzalez had previously said the program might opt to “move him along” after this year.
***Meantime, New Jersey native Da’Sean Butler poured in 27 points as West Virginia absolutely hammered Georgetown 75-58 in Washington.
****Much like George Goode last year at Louisville and Melvyn Oliver this year at Seton Hall, UConn big man Ater Majokwas declared a non-qualifier with a waiver. Thus he is now enrolled at UConn and will play second semester next year.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.