Feb 21, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; Seton Hall Pirates guard Jordan Theodore (1) during the second half against the Georgetown Hoyas at the Prudential Center. Seton Hall Pirates defeat the Georgetown Hoyas 73-55. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Seton Hall upset Georgetown on Tuesday night on the back of a spectacular performance by Jordan Theodore.
A combination of some solid defense and absolutely lights-out shooting gave the Seton Hall Pirates an upset victory on Tuesday night, as they took down the Georgetown Hoyas 73-55 at home. The win takes Seton Hall to 8-8 in conference play, and gives the bubble team an absolutely crucial signature win for their NCAA tournament resume.
The Georgetown bench did its part, but the entire starting lineup struggled to score. There wasn't a single member of the Hoyas who scored in double figures and Hollis Thompson, in particular, struggled from the floor. Jason Clark, the team's leading scorer, only attempted four shots.
It was a massive night for Seton Hall guard Jordan Theodore, who scored a career-high 29 points. He shot a perfect 5-5 from behind the arc and 8-8 from the free throw line in an absolutely spectacular performance, and his scoring helped keep the Pirates in the lead wire to wire in the second half.