Seton Hall was down by one after a Darrun Hilliard runner in the lane with 7 seconds left. After a timeout, the Pirates called up an iso, or Sterling Gibbs made it an iso, which led to this great moment.
Seton Hall hadn't broken past the semi-finals of the Big East tournament in a really long time. College Basketball Talk's Raphielle Johnson provides context.
Seton Hall will make its first Big East semifinal appearance since 2001 Friday night.
— Raphielle Johnson (@raphiellej) March 13, 2014
Gibbs added this after the game:
Sterling Gibbs: "It was big time. You beat the No. 3 team in the country. It's always a good feeling."
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 13, 2014
Seton Hall back.
This loss probably guarantees a 2 seed for Villanova. They were a #1 seed on the bracket matrix going into today. There is a chance they could still end up as a 1 seed, but that looks harder to achieve now. Especially since other teams get chances to win and they are at home. There are some games to figure all of this out. For now, let's enjoy the madness of conference tournaments.