PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Jordan Theodore had 19 points and five other Seton Hall players scored in double figures in a 92-80 win over Providence in the season finale Saturday night.
Seton Hall (18-11, 9-9 Big East) will make its case for an NCAA berth in a rematch Tuesday, when the 10th-seeded Pirates face the 15th-seeded Friars in the opening round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden.
Providence squandered a 28-13 first-half rebounding advantage, shooting only 33 percent from the field as Seton Hall knocked down 53 percent of its shots to take a 43-35 lead into halftime.
Seton Hall pulled away in the final minutes, making uncontested layups against Providence's woeful defense, which gives up 85.3 points allowed per game.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.