Newark, N.J. - Georgetown led by three with just over two minutes left, but Seton Hall scored the final six points of the game as the Hoyas lost, 62-59, on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
It was the fourth-straight loss for the Hoyas, who fall to 14-16 overall and 5-12 in the BIG EAST, while Seton Hall improves to 19-10 overall and 9-8 in league play.
Eight different players scored for the Hoyas, who received 29 points from the bench. Junior guard L.J. Peak (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) scored 15 points and had four rebounds, while graduate student guard Rodney Pryor (Evanston, Ill./Notre Dame Prep/Robert Morris) added 11 points and two steals. Sophomore forward Marcus Derrickson (Bowie, Md./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) added nine points and four rebounds off the bench, while senior forward Reggie Cameron (Hackensack, N.J./Hudson Catholic) added eight points and four rebounds. Freshman guard Jagan Mosely (Marlboro, N.J./St. Anthony) added two points, six rebounds and four assists and senior center Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) had eight points and two rebounds.
Tied at 56-all with 4:39 left, the Hoyas took a 57-56 lead on a free throw from Cameron with 4:21 left and extended the lead to 59-56 on a driving layup from Peak with 2:28 to play.
Seton Hall pulled to within 59-58 on free throws from Desi Rodriguez with 1;53 to play, then took a lead on an Angel Delgado layup with 1:12 left. After a Georgetown turnover, Seton Hall's Khadeem Carrington hit two of three free throws to take a 62-59 lead with 18 seconds left. An shot from Pryor to tie the game was off the mark at the buzzer.
The first half was closely contested over the opening 15-plus minutes before Seton Hall used a 12-3 run over a span of 3:44 and took a 36-26 lead on a jumper from Rodriguez. A layup from Hayes, who scored six points in the half, closed the gap to 38-30.
Tied 12-all, the Hoyas used a 5-1 break to take a 17-13 lead on a 3-pointer from Peak with 10:15 to play in the half. The Pirates took an 18-17 lead on a Rodriguez trey, but a layup from Peak and a jumper from Pryor gave GU a 21-18 lead. Hayes hit a jumper with 4:55 left to cut GU's deficit to 24-23 before Seton Hall went on its late run.
The Hoyas close out the BIG EAST regular season on Saturday, March 4, hosting No. 2 Villanova at Verizon Center for Senior Day. Tipoff is slate for noon at Verizon Center and the game will be shown on FOX, with Gus Johnson and Jim Johnson calling all of the action.