Ranked teams meet as No. 10 Nova hosts No. 12 Seton Hall
No. 12 Seton Hall (17-5, 9-1) vs. No. 10 Villanova (17-5, 7-3)
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia; Saturday, 2:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two ranked teams match up as No. 12 Seton Hall visits No. 10 Villanova in a Big East showdown. Seton Hall has two wins and two losses against ranked opponents this season, while Villanova has won two of its five games against ranked teams.
SUPER SENIORS: Seton Hall’s Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight and Romaro Gill have collectively accounted for 52 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 60 percent of all Pirates points over the last five games.
OFFENSIVE THREAT: Collin Gillespie has either made or assisted on 49 percent of all Villanova field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 24 field goals and 14 assists in those games.
STREAK SCORING: Seton Hall has won its last five road games, scoring 79 points, while allowing 71.4 per game.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Pirates have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Wildcats. Villanova has an assist on 32 of 77 field goals (41.6 percent) over its previous three outings while Seton Hall has assists on 38 of 73 field goals (52.1 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The stout Seton Hall defense has held opposing offenses to a field goal percentage of 39 percent, the 29th-best mark in the country. Villanova has allowed opponents to shoot 44.3 percent from the field through 22 games (ranked 250th).