If Coach Francis Carr has his way, March will be an exciting month of basketball for the Georgetown University women's team.

The Hoyas, looking for a bid to the AIAW playoffs, strengthened their position last night with a 56-54 victory over Seton Hall (20-2), which upset Maryland earlier in the week.

K. C. Comerford of Georgetown was the game's high scorer with 20 points.

The Hoyas led, 38-30, at halftime and held off a strong rally by the Pirates.

Seton Hall came out quickly in the second half and drew within two, 38-36, after holding Georgetown scoreless for the first six minutes of the half. Seton Hall's Ozelina Gorhma (16 points) scored twice in that rally.

Seton Hall freshman Marcia Foster (12 points) tied the score at 46 with 12 minutes left, but four points by Georgetown's Abbie Dillon (14 points) put the Hoyas ahead to stay.

Seton Hall made another run with 1:15 left but couldn't match Comerford.

Although the Hoyas won their eighth in a row, they are not assured a tournament spot. "Maryland and we didn't," said Carr. "If we win three of our next six, we'll be in good shape."

Georgetown's final opponents include Pittsburgh, Villanova, and LaSalle, all contenders for postseason bids.