Friday, January 31, 2003

Seton Hall admits to 6 men on floor



Enquirer wire services

Seton Hall used a couple of extras to beat Georgetown in a Big East basketball game - overtime and a sixth man on the court.

The Big East acknowledged Thursday that Seton Hall had six players on the floor for the final seconds of regulation in the Pirates' 93-82 in overtime victory over the Hoyas.

"We're dealing with it internally," the league's associate commissioner, John Paquette, said. "We have spoken with both coaches."

Paquette said the result of Wednesday night's game cannot be changed.

Georgetown coach Craig Esherick refused to comment. He went on a tirade earlier this season about the way the officials treated his star forward, Mike Sweetney, in a game against West Virginia.

One official, Mike Kitts, worked both the West Virginia and Seton Hall games.

"Oh, no, you're not talking to me today. ... No comment," Esherick said to reporters.

The mistake was made after Georgetown called a timeout to set up its defense with 12 seconds left in regulation and the score tied at 72. When the Pirates walked on the court, no one noticed six players came out.

Esherick didn't see six. Seton Hall coach Louis Orr didn't notice the error, and neither did the officials - Kitts, Les Jones and Fran Connolly.

"We were not aware of it until after the game," Orr said Thursday in the league weekly conference call. "Beyond that, there is nothing else we can say."




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