The Big East was fairly active in basketball action today. Georgetown played a secret scrimmage and Butler and Seton Hall each had exhibition games. Here's
Georgetown played Pitt pretty well apparently. Pitt only lost one piece from a young team that went 19-15 last year, so I'd suspect they're going to have a solid tournament resume this year. Unsurprisingly, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera was the big cog in the Georgetown machine.
Little birdie told me G’Town & Pittsburgh’s secret scrimmage fairly even. DSR the standout for Hoyas, James Robinson, Sheldon Jeter for Pitt— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) October 31, 2015
Seton Hall played a DIII school called Baruch College... and narrowly escaped with the win.
Seton Hall would be lost without Isaiah Whitehead today. Pirates lead 75-74 with 3:00 to play. Whitehead had 35 pts. #shbb— Chris McManus (@CerasolisGhost) October 31, 2015
Being that it's Halloween, Isaiah Whitehead was a treat to watch . The rest of the Hall was a bit shaky. In the end, SHU escapes with a win.— Gary Phillips (@GPhillips2727) October 31, 2015
Seton Hall survives against D-III Baruch College 84-79 in exhibition at Walsh Gym. Isaiah Whitehead drops 40. #shbb #collegehoopstoday— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 31, 2015
It's not a shock that Isaiah Whitehead has been assigned - likely by himself - the role of scoring half the team's points. It's more surprising and less encouraging that the Pirates needed every bit of it to escape a lower division school. Baruch show 12-18 from deep and Seton Hall outrebounded them 37-33. Khadeen Carrington had 15/3/6 but turned it over 5 times.
Butler did what you're supposed to do in situations like this one and opened up a can on Taylor University.
Final from Hinkle. Butler 79, Taylor 44. More to come at https://t.co/wVxbVQwqMB— Butler Basketball (@ButlerMBB) October 31, 2015
Tyler Wideman had 11 boards, Kellen Dunham and Roosevelt Jones each had 14 points, and new PG Tyler Lewis posted 11/5/1. Butler ran away with the game despite shooting just 5-19 from behind the arc.