Seton Hall men’s basketball fans had some time before the final buzzer rang on Saturday to digest that the four-year run for a transformative group of players, and men, was over.
Khadeen Carrington, Angel Delgado, Desi Rodriguez and Ismael Sanogo all stepped off the court as Pirates for the final time after the team’s 83-79 loss to Kansas in Wichita, Kan.
With their collegiate careers now over, fans and media members took to Twitter to show their appreciation for the four student-athletes who will graduate in May.
Thank you Seniors.
Seton Hall Forever.
— SOrangeJuice (@SOrangeJuice) March 18, 2018
Seton Hall will never be the same after these four. Thank you for all of the memories and the huge impact you had on the program. Through thick and thin, these guys are family. #HALLin @desirodriguez6 @angelluis45 @_17ish @kcarrington11 pic.twitter.com/ezbwsqFmdj
— Vince DeBartolomeis (@Vdebart) March 18, 2018
— Ryan P. Kelly ™ (@Ryyuhhn) March 18, 2018
Covering @SetonHallMBB up close from 2013-17, another thought — When this group entered the South Orange campus in 2014, it was a breath of fresh air. Their talent was special on the court, but the guys they were off of it made it the feel-good story that this is. Special legacy
— John Fanta (@John_Fanta) March 18, 2018
Impressive performance by Seton Hall. Congrats to that senior class that brought the program back to national prominence.
— Casual Hoya (@CasualHoya) March 18, 2018
Best wishes to Angel Delgado, Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez, and Ismael Sanogo in their future endeavors. Great guys on and off the court. Brought a program back to relevance.
— Big East Coast Bias (@becb_sbn) March 18, 2018
@angelluis45 @kcarrington11 @desirodriguez6 @_17ish Thank You gentlemen for a great 4 years. Not the ending we all wanted but all PIRATES fans are proud of what you all have accomplished. Once a PIRATE always a PIRATE. #HALLin
— Bob Daly (@bdaly24) March 18, 2018
— MoGregor (@thesamemo) March 18, 2018
Seton Hall’s great season comes to an end and this great run does too. Angel Delgado and Khadeen Carrington go out with incredible performances. It is a tough loss to a team that could win it all in their home state. What a team, what a group. Proud to be a Pirate. #HALLin #shbb
— Sean Saint Jacques (@SSaintj7) March 18, 2018
Now for the fan/alum thread: the last four years have been incredible to watch. This senior class (and really, all the players the last four years) brought Seton Hall back to prominence, somewhere it hadn't truly been in a generation. #shbb #HALLin (1/5)
— Jason Guerette (@JPGuerette) March 18, 2018
One player who may not be with the team on the court, but whose presence is still felt, is Isaiah Whitehead. He took to Twitter following the game to state what he thinks of the four who stepped off the college court for the final time on Saturday
Carrington left it all on the court in his final game wearing the blue and white, registering a 26-point second half and coming up with timely shots. Afterward, he voiced on Twitter how proud he was to be a Seton Hall Pirate, with fans responding with their appreciation for his effort.
You had an amazing 2nd half, young man. Good luck as you complete your degree and succeed in the next phase in your life.
— Mike Koehler (@MK_uselessinfo) March 18, 2018
Thank you for everything boys. You left your heart on the floor and we all love you. God bless you always!
— Chris Albano (@chris628722) March 18, 2018
— Jargon Jr (@JargonJr) March 18, 2018
While disappointment and heartbreak may be felt in the aftermath of the loss, the main feeling from Seton Hall fans is an immense pride and gratitude for what these Seton Hall seniors accomplished while on campus.
As coach Kevin Willard said after the game, their legacy will live on.
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