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.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.