Who: Georgetown (13-10, 6-4 Big East) at Seton Hall (16-6, 6-4)
When: 9 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.
Bad things come in threes: Even amid those early struggles, the Hoyas have not lost three straight games this season. That changes if they don't leave Seton Hall with a win. Georgetown fell to Providence and at Butler since beating Creighton. That means the Hoyas are a miraculous comeback win over Creighton from being on a four-game slide. But by snapping defeat the Pirates, winners of three in a row, Georgetown moves firmly back into NCAA Tournament bubble talk. Slowing down guard Isaiah Whitehead would be a good place to start. The talented sophomore is fifth in the conference with 16.2 points per game, but he's at 21.5 over Seton Hall's last two games and tallied at least 17 in five straight while shooting 15 of 37 (40.5%) from beyond the 3-point arc.
DSR doing work: When it comes to making the Big East weekly honor roll, its rinse and repeat for senior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera. Georgetown's leading scorer has earned that honor five straight times. He's already off to a good for a sixth after going for 21 points and seven assists in Tuesday's loss at Butler. Smith-Rivera needs 14 points to pass David Wingate (1,767) for sixth place on the programs all-time scoring list. He scored 23 points in his lone meeting against Seton Hall last season.
Battle of the boards or...: Despite the presence of 7-footer Bradley Hayes (6.7), the Hoyas are ninth in rebounding in the Big East while the Pirates are second.