Halftime Report

Seton Hall fell flat on their face against the Wildcats last Sunday, but memory of that harsh loss doesn't seem to have tripped them up today. Seton Hall has a bit of a cushion as they currently lead the Musketeers 47-25.

Seton Hall came into the matchup with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Xavier Musketeers @ Seton Hall Pirates

Current Records: Xavier 13-11, Seton Hall 15-9

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Prudential Center -- Newark, New Jersey
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
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  • Ticket Cost: $12.49

What to Know

Seton Hall and the Musketeers are an even 5-5 against one another since January of 2019, but not for long. Both teams will face off in a Big East battle at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Prudential Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W'.

Last Sunday, the Pirates took a serious blow against the Wildcats, falling 80-54. Seton Hall has struggled against the Wildcats recently, as their match on Sunday was their eighth consecutive lost matchup.

Perhaps unsurprisingly given the score, Seton Hall struggled to get the ball back on offense and finished the game with only four offensive rebounds. That's the fewest offensive rebounds they've managed all season.

Meanwhile, Xavier unfortunately witnessed the end of their three-game winning streak on Saturday. They took a 78-71 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Bluejays.

Despite their loss, Xavier saw several players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. Quincy Olivari, who scored 18 points along with seven rebounds and five assists, was perhaps the best of all. Olivari didn't help Xavier's cause all that much against the Wildcats on Wednesday but the same can't be said for this matchup. Another player making a difference was Dayvion McKnight, who scored 21 points along with eight rebounds and five assists.

The Pirates' loss dropped their record down to 15-9. As for the Musketeers, their defeat ended a four-game streak of wins at home and dropped them to 13-11.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Seton Hall have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 38.5 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Xavier struggles in that department as they've been averaging 39.5 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Going forward, Seton Hall is expected to win a tight contest, barring any buzzer beaters. Bettors picking them against the spread have some confidence (to put it mildly), as the team is sitting on a five-game streak of failing to cover when playing as the favorites at home.


Seton Hall is a slight 2.5-point favorite against Xavier, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Pirates, as the game opened with the Pirates as a 1-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 145 points.

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Series History

Seton Hall and Xavier both have 5 wins in their last 10 games.

  • Dec 23, 2023 - Xavier 74 vs. Seton Hall 54
  • Feb 24, 2023 - Xavier 82 vs. Seton Hall 60
  • Dec 20, 2022 - Xavier 73 vs. Seton Hall 70
  • Feb 26, 2022 - Seton Hall 82 vs. Xavier 66
  • Feb 09, 2022 - Seton Hall 73 vs. Xavier 71
  • Dec 30, 2020 - Seton Hall 85 vs. Xavier 68
  • Feb 01, 2020 - Xavier 74 vs. Seton Hall 62
  • Jan 08, 2020 - Seton Hall 83 vs. Xavier 71
  • Feb 20, 2019 - Xavier 70 vs. Seton Hall 69
  • Jan 02, 2019 - Seton Hall 80 vs. Xavier 70