MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012 - SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - SENIOR NIGHT
WALSH GYMNASIUM - 7:00 PM
SETON HALL (8-21, 1-14) VS. #16 LOUISVILLE (20-8, 9-6)
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Seton Hall snapped a 16-game losing streak and a 19-game BIG EAST regular season losing streak with a 63-39 thumping of Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Pirates built a 12-point lead at the half and broke the game open by holding the Panthers without a field goal for 10:40 to open the second frame. SHU dominated on the glass, holding a 45-30 edge, while forcing Pittsburgh to shoot 29.8 percent and turn the ball over 19 times. Senior Jasmine Crew netted a game-high 17 points.
Louisville won a back-and-forth affair against No. 21 DePaul on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals broke away late in the first half and took a 35-29 advantage into the intermission. After leading by as many as 12 in the second half, the Blue Demons rallied to pull within 58-54. Louisville responded with a five-point play at the other end and turned the momentum back their way. Becky Burke scored 20 points, playing in her final home game at the Yum! Center.
HONORING THE SENIORS
Monday night's game will mark the final home game for seniors Tajay Ashmeade and Jasmine Crew at Walsh Gymnasium. Prior to the game, the two seniors along with managers Mercedes Cunningham and Sam Mazur will be honored for all of their contributions to the program.
A STATEMENT WIN
The Pirates 63-39 victory at Pittsburgh was SHU's largest margin of victory in a BIG EAST game since a 66-41 win at St. John's on Jan. 11, 2003.
With SHU's win at Pittsburgh on Feb. 25, the Pirates stopped a 16-game losing streak and a 19-game BIG EAST regular season losing streak dating back to last season.
A YEAR TO REMEMBER
Senior Jasmine Crew has had one of the greatest offensive year's in program history. She has already racked up 536 points, which is the fourth highest single-season mark. Crew is 73 away from tying Geraldine Saintilus' record of 609 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 159 makes on the year, which is the most in the BIG EAST.
PIRATES EXCELLING FROM DEEP
For the second straight season, SHU is having a banner-year in regards to three-pointers made in a season. The Pirates had 144 makes in 2010-11 and are at 134 with at least two 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 11 times and has logged over 35 minutes in all but three games.