Too little, too late as Pirates’ comeback attempt falls short
Feb26

Too little, too late as Pirates’ comeback attempt falls short

The Seton Hall’s women’s basketball team reduced a 21-point deficit to five on Sunday against Villanova but ultimately could not complete the comeback, losing 73-68. After heavily controlling the first meeting between the two sides, the Pirates found themselves playing catchup for most of the game the second time around. In the first half, Seton Hall’s small ball lineup was not able to gain the edge, as Villanova continued to look...

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Seton Hall’s NCAA Tournament hopes continue to slip away in loss to St. John’s
Feb23

Seton Hall’s NCAA Tournament hopes continue to slip away in loss to St. John’s

Kiera Alexander / Asst. Photography Editor A little less than a week ago, Seton Hall was in a good spot to make its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. With a Quadrant 1 road win over Creighton in their back pocket coupled with an impressive non-conference resume, the Pirates were in prime position to go from on the bubble to safely in the field of 64. Since then, the tide has turned and Seton Hall will now have to fight...

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Pirates will relish pomp and pressure of primetime
Feb23

Pirates will relish pomp and pressure of primetime

The stark contrast between a hard-earned road win and a wasteful, damaging home loss three days later was jarring. In snowy, slushy Omaha last Sunday, the Seton Hall men’s basketball team was steaming hot from its earliest warmups. It was clear the then 6-6 in-conference Pirates had pulled themselves out of their January malaise with two wins in Newark the week prior. “We had such a great December; January came around and uh…knocked...

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Pirates blow double-digit lead at Georgetown
Feb22

Pirates blow double-digit lead at Georgetown

Despite leading by upwards of 18 points, the Seton hall women’s basketball team fell, 51-43, to Georgetown on Friday afternoon. The tough loss puts the Pirates at 14-13, including 6-10 in conference play. The Pirates began the game with a few empty possessions before Shadeen Samuels banked in a three from the top of the key. Inja Butina followed that up with two consecutive three-pointers of her own, making that three buckets from...

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As Senior Day passes, WBB displays heart of departing class
Feb20

As Senior Day passes, WBB displays heart of departing class

Senior Day is the best and worst of times, the most bittersweet moment any athlete will encounter while playing a sport. For the women’s basketball team this season, four of its players have now experienced Senior Day, foreshadowing the entrance to a new stage of life beyond college athletics. Kaity Healy, Victoria Cardaci, Nicole Jimenez, and Inja Butina are the four women who will be exiting the locker room of Walsh Gymnasium for...

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Pirates end-of-the-year schedule favors tournament bid
Feb20

Pirates end-of-the-year schedule favors tournament bid

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team is now 16-10 after falling to Xavier on Wednesday night. Despite its recent string of success, three wins in its last four games, the team sits at 7-7 in conference play and is squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble. There are just four games left in the regular season, and all of those games will be Big East action. As it stands, experts are not sure that Seton Hall is a lock for March Madness....

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Star Samuels expected to return from injury scare
Feb20

Star Samuels expected to return from injury scare

Shadeen Samuels’ meteoric rise of a junior season looked cut-short when she crash-landed on the Walsh Gymnasium court last Friday night – but not so fast. The two-time Big East Player of the Week and Big East Player of the Year candidate – leading the conference in points per game (18.5) – may be available when the Pirates visit Georgetown and Villanova in their penultimate weekend of the regular season. Samuels had 19 points in only...

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Seton Hall’s late rally not enough as Pirates fall to Xavier
Feb20

Seton Hall’s late rally not enough as Pirates fall to Xavier

NEWARK – The Seton Hall men’s basketball team saw its three-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday night as it fell to Xavier by a final score of 70-69. Seton Hall’s offense, which posted consecutive games of 80 points or more, looked sluggish coming out of the gates. The Pirates missed their first four shots and allowed Xavier to score eight straight points in the paint amid the Musketeers’ 8-2 run to start the game. Myles Cale...

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Pirates fall to nationally ranked Marquette on Senior Day
Feb18

Pirates fall to nationally ranked Marquette on Senior Day

Facing a nationally ranked opponent in college sports is always a daunting task, but doing it without your best player is a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. Such a situation was faced by the Seton Hall women’s basketball team on Sunday afternoon, playing against No. 8 Marquette without Shadeen Samuels. Ultimately, the Pirates suffered a 109-63 loss at Walsh Gymnasium on Senior Day. Desiree Elmore and Inja Butina were bright spots on...

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Pirates grind out tough away win over Creighton
Feb17

Pirates grind out tough away win over Creighton

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team extended its two-game winning streak to three after beating Creighton, 81-75, on Sunday afternoon in a tightly contested match. For the second straight game, depth came through for the Pirates, as they had four starters in double figures for points. Myles Cale led the way with 20 on the day, Myles Powell had 19, Sandro Mamukelashvili had 17, and Quincy McKnight had 16. Cale and Mamukelashvili...

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Samuels injured in Seton Hall loss to DePaul
Feb16

Samuels injured in Seton Hall loss to DePaul

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team fell, 94-85, to DePaul on Friday night at Walsh Gymnasium. The loss drops the Pirates to sixth in the Big East with a conference record of 6-8 and an overall record of 14-11. Although defense was a concern on the night, the biggest concern was when Shadeen Samuels went down with an injury in the third quarter. Samuels, the Pirates’ key offensive weapon, exited with an injury to her left arm. This...

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Inja Butina: A Croatian Dynamo
Feb14

Inja Butina: A Croatian Dynamo

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Inja Butina is one-of-a-kind, cut from a chequy cloth. She does not strut around or stand out in those monotonous moments between her last and next time on the basketball court. Instead, she seems restless, as if the seconds tick away in her head with a faint echo. Tick, tick, tick. When her sneakers touch the wooden floor, however, Butina becomes Zen; a compelling spectacle of skill and unending desire to...

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