Georgia vs. Seton Hall basketball: TV, preview and prediction

The Georgia Bulldogs (20-16, 6-12) basketball team plays Seton Hall in the semifinals of the National Invitational Tournament. Georgia faces a big test from a No. 1 seed, the Seton Hall Pirates (23-12, 13-7).

Seton Hall finished the regular season as the fourth-best team in the Big East. The Pirates are coming off a dominant 91-68 win at home over UNLV.

The NIT semifinal will be played on Tuesday, April 2 at 9:30 p.m. ET. The Georgia-Seton Hall game will be televised on ESPN2. The contest will be played at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, which is a neutral site. The Georgia-Seton Hall winner will face the Indiana State-Utah winner for the NIT championship.

Head coach Mike White and the Bulldogs won last week at Ohio State in their second straight NIT road victory. Georgia opened the NIT against one of Seton Hall’s Big East rivals in Xavier.

Georgia’s leading scorer is guard Noah Thomasson, who averages 13.1 points per game. Jabri Abdur-Rahim, one of Georgia’s top players, missed the Ohio State game with an ankle injury and is likely out against Seton Hall.

Guard Kadary Richmond is Seton Hall’s leading scorer at 15.6 points per game. ESPN gives Georgia a 44% chance to defeat Seton Hall.

Prediction: Georgia 76, Seton Hall 74

At this point, we are buying into Georgia’s NIT tournament run. The Bulldogs defeated two Power Five teams on the road in back-to-back games and should have what it takes to beat the Pirates.

Story originally appeared on UGA Wire