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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NCAA Tournament seeding in question after early Big East Tournament exit
Mar09

NCAA Tournament seeding in question after early Big East Tournament exit

For the second consecutive year, Seton Hall could not box out. In last year’s Big East Tournament semifinals, the Pirates failed to box out Villanova star Josh Hart in the closing seconds, leading to a putback layup that wound up being the deciding factor. This season, with the clock winding down in the tournament quarterfinals, Butler point guard Kamar Baldwin blew by Seton Hall’s Michael Nzei on a pick and roll and found himself...

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Seton Hall seniors steal show in victory over Butler
Mar03

Seton Hall seniors steal show in victory over Butler

On a night that was dedicated to honoring one of the most iconic senior classes in program history, it was only fitting that two members of it took over and helped the Pirates lock up the No. 3 seed in the Big East Tournament. Thanks to 25 points from Khadeen Carrington and 21 points and 10 rebounds from Angel Delgado, the Pirates held on for a 77-70 victory over a resilient Butler team that remained within striking distance...

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Willard showed proper initiative in FBI allegations response
Feb28

Willard showed proper initiative in FBI allegations response

Since the City College of New York point-shaving scandal of 1951, college basketball has not been a clean sport by any stretch of the imagination. Despite the various point-shaving and recruiting scandals that have turned college basketball on its head over the years, Yahoo Sports’ latest report of corruption within recruiting released on Feb. 23 takes the cake as the biggest story in the history of college basketball. From the...

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Seton Hall freshmen finding their footing at the right time
Feb21

Seton Hall freshmen finding their footing at the right time

Sometimes, all it takes for a young player to get comfortable is some playing time. Through Seton Hall’s first 25 games, the freshmen trio of Myles Cale, Sandro Mamukelashvili and Jordan Walker were an afterthought for the most part, relegated to small roles in which all three players saw sporadic playing time. When it came time to call upon them in conference play, not a single member of Kevin Willard’s 2017 recruiting class looked...

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Seton Hall seniors take adversity in stride
Feb19

Seton Hall seniors take adversity in stride

A stretch like the one Seton Hall endured over the last two weeks showed signs of a broken team, but it is nowhere Seton Hall’s senior class has not been before. Ever since the core four of Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez, Ismael Sanogo and Angel Delgado set foot on campus, adversity has become a common theme. As freshmen, they were part of a team that went from  top-25 to turmoil. As sophomores, embarrassing early season losses to...

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Rejuvenated Seton Hall hangs on to defeat DePaul behind Rodriguez’s career-high
Feb18

Rejuvenated Seton Hall hangs on to defeat DePaul behind Rodriguez’s career-high

Over the past few weeks, Seton Hall has been missing an element of its game that it thrived on in the beginning of the season – energetic play. In the form of diving for loose balls, deflecting passes and slapping the floor, a rejuvenated Seton Hall team came out on Sunday afternoon and defeated DePaul by a final score of 82-77 to end a four-game losing streak. The victory did not come easily, as DePaul hung around until the end....

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Seton Hall freshmen not living up to preseason expectations
Feb14

Seton Hall freshmen not living up to preseason expectations

In October 2017, Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez and Angel Delgado gathered at Madison Square Garden for their last Big East Media Day session. With the three upperclassmen in the building, the expectation was that the conversation would be about the three 1,000-point scorers. Instead, Carrington, Rodriguez and Delgado spent most of the afternoon praising freshmen Myles Cale, Sandro Mamukelashvili and Jordan Walker. Even Seton Hall...

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Eagles’ players skipping White House visit serves as latest Trump boycott
Feb07

Eagles’ players skipping White House visit serves as latest Trump boycott

For years, visiting the White House after winning the Super Bowl has been a tradition. However, certain Philadelphia Eagles players will not be taking part in the team’s visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. after their championship win this year. Since Donald Trump took office as president last January, the president and NFL players have not necessarily seen eye to eye. While players knelt during the national anthem to protest police...

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