Kansas has answer to defeat Seton Hall in seniors’ final bow
Mar18

Kansas has answer to defeat Seton Hall in seniors’ final bow

Seton Hall’s seniors have always been chasers. They chased rankings. They chased legacies. They chased greatness. In the team’s second-round NCAA Tournament game against Kansas on Saturday, that role was no different. A No. 8 seed against a No. 1 in an environment fit for a Kansas fan put Seton Hall as the chaser on the biggest stage the seniors have seen. It was only fitting Seton Hall found itself in that role throughout the game....

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Is Big East play Seton Hall’s secret weapon against Kansas?
Mar17

Is Big East play Seton Hall’s secret weapon against Kansas?

A neutral site for Seton Hall in Wichita, Kan. will turn largely into a Kansas home game as Jayhawk fans file in on Saturday night at Wintrust Arena. This is no secret to the Pirates, and as far as they know, they have been there, done that. Each Big East game provides a test for teams to prove their worth. A conference that sent six teams to the Big Dance, the Big East has its share of tough road venues to compete in. Playing on the...

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Previewing Seton Hall-Kansas with The University Daily Kansan
Mar17

Previewing Seton Hall-Kansas with The University Daily Kansan

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team plays the biggest game of an era on Saturday, going up against No. 1 seed Kansas. The Jayhawks come into the game as a favorite with longtime head coach Bill Self and integral seniors in Devonté Graham and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, but much is unknown about the team beyond that. To help fill in the missing pieces, The Setonian got in touch with Kansas’ student voice, The University Daily Kansan, and...

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NCAA Tournament win validates the result of hard work for Seton Hall
Mar16

NCAA Tournament win validates the result of hard work for Seton Hall

Once you get a taste of something sweet, usually you want another bite. Seton Hall got a taste of the sweet life on Thursday, defeating NC State for the seniors’ first NCAA Tournament victory. But the Pirates did not come to Wichita to win just one game — they want it all, and they want to work for it just like they have through their careers. While the future has yet to be determined, Seton Hall’s seniors have paved...

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Victory at last – Seton Hall defeats NC State in high-scoring bout
Mar15

Victory at last – Seton Hall defeats NC State in high-scoring bout

Fists were pumping on Seton Hall’s bench with a minute to go. After weathering a Wolfpack run that saw NC State come within three of the Pirates, an 8-0 Pirate run opened the door for history. With a reinvigorated gameplan, Seton Hall drove itself to its first NCAA Tournament victory in 14 years and the seniors’ first of their careers in a 94-83 defeat of NC State in Wichita, Kan. “The four seniors have put so much time, effort...

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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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Pirates need a full 40 minutes to win in March Madness
Mar15

Pirates need a full 40 minutes to win in March Madness

March Madness is finally here and after an arduous season, the Pirates will look to get past the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003. Seton Hall heads into the bracket as the No. 8 seed in the Midwest Region, facing off against No. 9-seeded NC State Wolfpack in the first round on Thursday. If the Pirates want to advance in the tournament in the final season for seniors Khadeen Carrington, Angel Delgado,...

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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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X-factor Powell looking to break out of slump in second NCAA Tournament
Mar15

X-factor Powell looking to break out of slump in second NCAA Tournament

For the Seton Hall men’s basketball team, this NCAA Tournament is centered around its four seniors. With so much pressure on the 2014 recruiting class to succeed in its final chance on the biggest stage, it can be easy to forget how important sophomore guard Myles Powell is to the Pirates.’ Averaging 15.6 points per game, Powell has become the Pirates’ second leading scorer behind Desi Rodriguez. To no surprise, he has also become the...

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Q&A: Preview with NC State’s ‘Technician’
Mar15

Q&A: Preview with NC State’s ‘Technician’

With Seton Hall’s NCAA Tournament game against NC State coming up Thursday, The Setonian got in touch with NC State’s student newspaper, Technician, and talked to sports editor Andrew Schnittker to get his view on the game. Here is what he had to say prior to Thursday’s matchup on NC State’s strengths, advantages and key players: How would you describe NC State’s season? NC State was picked to finish 12th in the ACC in the preseason...

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Mamukelashvili eager to impact in the tournament
Mar15

Mamukelashvili eager to impact in the tournament

The Seton Hall men’s basketball season has been largely about the team’s four seniors, but those seniors have had a job beyond winning this season: tutoring the next generation. Sandro Mamukelashvili is part of the class that came to Seton Hall this fall, thought of as part of the answer to fill the void that the seniors will leave behind. Whether one, two or more games remain for the players that have 0, 14, 20 and 31 on their...

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Pirates’ Desi Rogriguez is a changed man
Mar15

Pirates’ Desi Rogriguez is a changed man

He came off the bench. He could not shoot threes. He was a little timid. In his freshman season, Desi Rodriguez was just an ordinary player. He did not stand out, partly because of the stellar freshmen he was surrounded by and in large part because he did not understand the college game. Rodriguez came to Seton Hall along with Isaiah Whitehead, his teammate from Abraham Lincoln High School. Whitehead, a five-star a recruit and one of...

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