Seton Hall's Whitehead out vs. DePaul

Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard has ruled out Isaiah Whitehead for his team's next game against DePaul.

Whitehead, the Preseason Big East Rookie of the Year, has missed the Pirates' past six games with a stress fracture in his foot and will miss at least one more -- even though it is still a week away, on Jan. 22.

"He had a great MRI a couple days ago, it showed that the bone is really healing," Willard said Thursday. "We probably won't take another [MRI] until after the DePaul game, and then see if it's still healing."

Whitehead will likely miss the game at Butler on Jan. 25 as well. "Maybe the Marquette game at Marquette [on Jan. 28], we're looking for," Willard said.

The Pirates are currently ranked No. 21 in the AP poll, but will probably drop out of the Top 25 after their 79-75 overtime loss at home to Butler on Tuesday.

The team has gone 4-2 thus far without Whitehead, who is the team's second-leading scorer, averaging 11.9 points per game.