With win against DePaul, Orange would get double-bye

The Orange control its own fate.

Seton Hall upset No. 15 St. John’s 84-70 on Thursday to drop the Red Storm to 19-10 overall and 11-6 in the Big East. The Orange is 24-6 overall, and has the same 11-6 record in conference play.

The No. 1 through 4 seeds gain a double-bye in the Big East tournament while the No. 5 through 8 seeds will receive a single-bye.

Both teams are now tied for fourth in the Big East, but SU owns the tie-breaker against the Red Storm because the Orange won its only matchup with St. John’s with a 76-59 win on Jan. 12.

That means that with a win over DePaul on Saturday, Syracuse can clinch the No. 4 seed in the conference. DePaul, meanwhile, has clinched the No. 16 seed after going 1-16 in conference play. The Orange could also clinch the double-bye if St. John’s loses to South Florida on Saturday.

The No. 5 seed would play on Wednesday against the winner of the No. 9/16 game in the Big East Tournament. The winner of that game would then go on to play the No. 4 seed the following day.

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