Head coach Kevin Willard, ​Myles Powell and Seton Hall have put together a nice squad. Even after losing players like Desi Rodriguez and Angel Delgado to the NBA, the Pirates should be one of the better teams in the ​Big East. Still, they had no business hanging with ​John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats and their stable of NBA talent. 


Not only did they hang with them, they ended coming up on top 84-83 at Madison Square Garden.

​​Powell once again led the Pirates with 28 points. Quincy McKnight added 17 while Taurean Thompson poured in 13 off the bench. Seton Hall shot 11-27 on three pointers, a much more efficient mark than the Wildcats' 5-20 showing.


For Kentucky, future first round pick PJ Washington was excellent on the day, with 29 points and 12 rebounds. ​Reid Travis added 13 in a solid effort. Wildcat studs Keldon Johnson and Nick Richards, also pro hopefuls, scored just 12 and two points, respectively. 


Even with Kentucky struggling, they remained tied with nine seconds left. Powell hit a a clutch shot from deep for Seton Hall, but it was quickly nullified by Johnson's half court heave.

​​In overtime, Pirates guard Myles Cale drained another big shot that finally put the Wildcats out of their misery.

Kentucky's early season ​struggles are not at all reflective ​​of the Kentucky team we were promised early in the season. 

​​Just weeks after getting demolished by Duke, the Wildcats are in complete free fall.