Seton Hall survives late Butler rally to advance to Championship Sunday
May26

Seton Hall survives late Butler rally to advance to Championship Sunday

Despite a late surge from a Butler offense that was dormant through the first six innings against Seton Hall starting pitcher Billy Layne Jr., the Pirates survived thanks to a clutch outing from closer Matt Leon to defeat the Bulldogs by a final score of 4-3 and advance to Championship Sunday for the first time since 2011. Layne Jr. turned in six gritty innings in which the redshirt sophomore right-handed starter worked in and out of...

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Westbrook in the right following run-in with unruly fans
May02

Westbrook in the right following run-in with unruly fans

Raucous crowds come with every professional sporting event. When it comes to maintaining home court advantage, a rowdy fan base that gets into the heads of opposing players is invaluable. But in some instances, fans take it too far. That was the case on April 28, when the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Utah Jazz in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. With a chance to send the series back to Oklahoma City for a Game...

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Seton Hall guard Eron Gordon announces decision to transfer
Apr30

Seton Hall guard Eron Gordon announces decision to transfer

Seton Hall sophomore guard Eron Gordon announced on his Twitter account Monday afternoon that he has decided to “explore other options” in terms of his college search. He did not specify if he has received offers from other colleges. Thank you, Seton Hall ! pic.twitter.com/JgK4zSNKkn — Eron Gordon (@EronGordon1) April 30, 2018 “The past two years have been amazing,” Gordon wrote in his goodbye post. “I want to thank...

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Rodriguez, Delgado named to All-MET Team
Apr25

Rodriguez, Delgado named to All-MET Team

On April 23, seniors Desi Rodriguez and Angel Delgado took home their final honors as members of the Seton Hall men’s basketball program, as the two were named to the All-Met first team by the Metropolitan Writers Association. Joining Rodriguez and Delgado on the first team were LIU Brooklyn’s Joel Hernandez, Fairfield’s Tyler Nelson, Hofstra’s Justin Wright-Foreman and St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds, who was named the 85th Haggarty...

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Mike Nzei returning for post-grad season
Apr11

Mike Nzei returning for post-grad season

One day after losing associate head coach Shaheen Holloway to the head coaching vacancy at Saint Peter’s, the Seton Hall men’s basketball program got some good news on Wednesday as the Asbury Park Press’ Jerry Carino tweeted that forward Mike Nzei plans to return for a post-graduate season in 2018-19. According to Carino, coach Kevin Willard said Nzei would be back at Seton Hall next season after completing a “high-powered” summer...

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Five-star recruits forgoing college could reshape road to NBA
Apr11

Five-star recruits forgoing college could reshape road to NBA

College is not for everyone. Just ask 2018 five-star recruit and former Syracuse commit Darius Bazley. In November 2017, Bazley made the decision to join a loaded Syracuse recruiting class primed to bring the program back to its status as a national power. As time progressed, though, Bazley’s focus shifted from playing in the ACC to taking his talents to the next level. A decision two months in the making, Bazley announced his...

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Seton Hall associate head coach Shaheen Holloway takes St. Peter’s head coaching job
Apr10

Seton Hall associate head coach Shaheen Holloway takes St. Peter’s head coaching job

The Seton Hall men’s basketball program was dealt a blow on Tuesday evening, when ZagsBlogs’ Adam Zagoria reported that associate head coach Shaheen Holloway will be leaving to take the head coaching job at Saint Peter’s University. Seton Hall later confirmed the report after Saint Peter’s announced the news on Wednesday. Seton Hall's Shaheen Holloway has just accepted the head coaching job at St. Peter's College, per source....

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Pinkman settling in as Seton Hall pitching coach
Apr04

Pinkman settling in as Seton Hall pitching coach

During the summer of 2017, Seton Hall’s baseball team was dealt a major blow when veteran pitching coach and program alumnus Phil Cundari left South Orange after 19 seasons to assume the same position with in-state rival Rutgers. The departure of Cundari, the 2011 National Pitching Coach of the Year, left a big void on the Seton Hall coaching staff. Wisely, coach Rob Shepherd moved swiftly in finding a new pitching coach who is no...

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Seton Hall lands Patrick School F Valdir Manuel
Mar23

Seton Hall lands Patrick School F Valdir Manuel

For the second straight recruiting cycle, a player from The Patrick School (Hillside, N.J.) is headed to Seton Hall. On Friday afternoon, 2018 power forward Valdir Manuel announced his intentions to play for coach Kevin Willard and the Pirates, committing to Seton Hall over offers from Syracuse, Illinois and Temple, among others. A three-star recruit according to 247Sports, Manuel comes to Seton Hall with a low-post game not typically...

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Historic first weekend shows student-athletes make NCAA Tournament great
Mar21

Historic first weekend shows student-athletes make NCAA Tournament great

The NCAA Tournament is referred to as March Madness for a reason. Every year, something different happens to set it apart from the previous tournament – Cinderella stories, buzzer-beaters and players rising up to become household names are commonplace occurrences in March. However, despite the expectation of unrivaled drama, the first weekend of this year’s NCAA Tournament was a different monster. For the first time in history, a...

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With target on his back, Carrington needs to steer clear of Wolfpack press
Mar15

With target on his back, Carrington needs to steer clear of Wolfpack press

The Big East features its share of stout defensive teams, but Seton Hall Pirates has not seen a defense like the one North Carolina State will throw at them in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. Led by first-year head coach Kevin Keatts, the Wolfpack employs a full-court, man-to-man ball pressure scheme with an occasional full-court press thrown in. While plenty of teams in the Big East apply man-to-man ball pressure,...

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Legacy through the seniors’ eyes
Mar15

Legacy through the seniors’ eyes

Whether the Seton Hall men’s basketball teams bows out in its first-round showdown with NC State or makes a run to the national championship game, the 2018 NCAA Tournament will be the last time Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez, Ismael Sanogo and Angel Delgado play together. With their illustrious careers winding down, Seton Hall’s senior class still has one feat left to accomplish – to win a game in the NCAA Tournament. It would be...

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