TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 - PISCATAWAY, N.J.
THE RAC - 7:30 PM
SETON HALL (7-20, 0-13) VS. #24 RUTGERS (18-8, 7-6)
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A furious second half comeback came up just short as Seton Hall fell to Cincinnati, 54-48, on Saturday. Slow starts in both halves plagued the Pirates and a 6-2 run to start the second frame, gave the Bearcats a 34-18 lead. A 14-3 spurt by SHU cut the deficit to 45-42 with 2:24, but Cincinnati knocked down a dagger three as the shot clock was winding down to regain control. Senior Jasmine Crew scored a game-high 19 points and was a perfect 7-for-7 fromt the free-throw line.
SCARLET KNIGHTS' STATUS
Rutgers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 61-52 victory at Villanova on Saturday. The Scarlet Knights spotted the Wildcats the first seven points of the game, but later tied the score at 16-16 and took a five-point lead into the lockerroom. Rutgers extended the lead to 12 with 14:10 left in regulation, but Villanova pulled within five with just over five minutes to go. The Scarlet Knights responded with three straight buckets to put the Wildcats away. Senior April Sykes scored 20 points to lead RU.
A YEAR TO REMEMBER
Senior Jasmine Crew has had one of the greatest offensive year's in program history. She has already racked up 497 points, which is the fourth highest single-season marks. If Crew averages 28 points in her final games, she can tie Geraldine Saintilus' mark of 608 set in 1988-89.
CREW SETS FREE-THROW RECORD
With her 131st made free-throw at Georgetown on Feb. 8, Jasmine Crew set the program's single-season record. Kandice Green set the previous mark of of 130 in the 2009-10 season. Crew is now up to 149 makes on the year.
PIRATES EXCELLING FROM DEEP
For the second straight season, SHU is poised to break the program record for three-pointers made in a season. The Pirates had 144 makes in 2010-11 and are at 128 with at least four more games this year.
For the first time all season, every player that saw action scored for the Pirates in their game at Villanova on Jan. 31. It was the first time SHU had eight players on the scoresheet since a Dec. 17 game against Stony Brook.
EASY BEING GREEN
Junior Terry Green tied the school record for three-pointers made in a game after going 7-for-7 from downtown against DePaul on Jan. 28. Her exploits tied Debbie Hartnett who drilled seven three's against Hofstra on December 17, 1988. In addition, she is just the second player to all seven triples in a BIG EAST game, joining Notre Dame's Alicia Ratay who accomplished the feat against Rutgers in 2000.
FINDING THE RANGE
For the first time since Dec. 30 at Memphis, the Pirates shot above 40-percent from the floor against Syracuse on Jan. 22. It also marked just the second time SHU has outshot its opponents in its last eight contests.
GOING THE DISTANCE
Senior Jasmine Crew played a stretch of 153 straight minutes before getting a brief breather at Providence on Feb. 11. For the season, she has played the entire way 10 times and has logged over 35 minutes in all but three games.
Junior Brittany Morris poured in a career-high 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting at Marquette on Jan. 7. It's the fourth time this season she's set a personal best in scoring this season. She followed that up with a 24 point performance at West Virginia on Jan. 10.
A CHANGE OF PACE
Head coach Anne Donovan has shuffled her starting lineup in 10 of the Pirates last 13 games after using the same starting five for the first 13 games of the year.
CREW IN ELITE COMPANY
Senior Jasmine Crew nearly single-handedly brought SHU back from a halftime deficit at Memphis on Dec. 30 after scoring the first 12 points of the second frame on her way to a game-high 33 points. It marks her second 30-plus point game of the year. She is just the second player in program history to have a pair of 30-point games in a season, joining Geraldine Saintilus who accomplished the feat in the 1988-89 season.