Ross’ Tuesday NIT Sparkling Gem
(NCAAB) Georgia vs. Seton Hall, 04/02/2024 9:30 PM, Score: 67 - 84
Point Spread: 4.50 | -104.00 Georgia (Away)
Result: Loss
Georgia vs. Seton Hall 9:30 PM ET
Game# 663-664
Play On: Georgia +4.5

These teams have taken different paths to get to this point. Seton Hall has won 3 consecutive home games in the NIT to reach the semifinals. All 3 of their opponents were ranked #78 or worse by Ken Pom and they barely escaped with an overtime win over St. Joseph’s in a 1st round game. Conversely, Georgia has won their last 2 on the road at Wake Forest and Ohio State. All 3 of their NIT wins have come over teams that Ken Pom has ranked #58 or better. So not only has Georgia faced the tougher competition to reach this point but they did so with a pair of road wins. Lastly, they say the great equalizer for a College Basketball underdog is their ability to make 3-point shots at a high percentage. Well, Georgia has done exactly that in the 3 NIT contests while making a red-hot 44.1% of their 3-point shot attempts while averaging 10 makes per contest. Give me Georgia plus points.