Seton Hall 78, St. John’s 67: More Than Isaiah Whitehead

Seton Hall is the youngest team in the Big East, but for roughly two-thirds of today’s game against St. John’s, the Hall appeared to have morphed into their cross-river elders. Largely comprised of underclassmen and newcomers, the Pirates played as if this was their third or fourth conference opener, building a lead that stretched to 11 points with seven or so minutes remaining in the game. Continue reading “Seton Hall 78, St. John’s 67: More Than Isaiah Whitehead”

Big East Tempo-Free Metrics: Week Two

The Big East has become a bit clearer in the second week of conference play, but the conference’s gut — teams ranked fourth through sixth in the chart below — is still considerably murky. The efficiency margin separating Georgetown, Marquette, and Providence ranges up to .05, too small a margin to predict which team might pose a challenge to the conference’s top tier. Continue reading “Big East Tempo-Free Metrics: Week Two”