Jaquan Jackson signs deal to continue basketball dream
May20

Jaquan Jackson signs deal to continue basketball dream

Over the last two years, no two words have reverberated around Walsh Gymnasium more than “JaQuan Jackson.” The words became calling cards for a momentum-shifting three-pointer, or better, a dagger that secured a win for Tony Bozzella’s team. On May 7, still two weeks away from receiving her Bachelor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Jackson had officially risen from Pirate to Royal, signing with storied German club Saarlouis Royals...

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Alexis Lewis chooses Seton Hall for final season of eligibility
Apr25

Alexis Lewis chooses Seton Hall for final season of eligibility

In the past few years, Seton Hall women’s basketball coach Tony Bozzella has reached into the transfer market to find some of his best players, including JaQuan Jackson and Taylor Brown. Bozzella’s newest impact transfer this off-season is Alexis Lewis, a three time All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) selection from Iona. In accordance with NCAA rules, Lewis will have to sit this upcoming season before regaining eligibility...

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Women’s basketball improved, but fell short of expectations
Mar21

Women’s basketball improved, but fell short of expectations

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team did not take a step back in the 2017-18 season, but the crushing defeat in the first round of the WNIT was not how the Pirates’ intended for it to finish. “That was extremely, extremely, extremely disappointing,” coach Tony Bozzella said after the 75-57 defeat to Saint Joseph’s on March 14. “A lot of credit to Saint Joe’s. They certainly came in with a good plan and executed really well.”...

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Pirates fall to St. Joe’s in NIT first round, leaving questions for Bozzella
Mar15

Pirates fall to St. Joe’s in NIT first round, leaving questions for Bozzella

In the first home postseason game in Walsh Gymnasium since 2014, the 8th-seeded Seton Hall Pirates were defeated by the 9th-seeded Saint Joseph’s Hawks, 75-57, in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational on Wednesday night, ending the season for Tony Bozzella’s team. “It’s a shame, because, I was excited to get us in the postseason, we got a home game; a draw against obviously a very good team from the A-10 [Atlantic-10],...

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Women’s basketball returns to Walsh Gym in WNIT first-round matchup
Mar13

Women’s basketball returns to Walsh Gym in WNIT first-round matchup

Before Seton Hall women’s basketball learned of its Women’s National Invitational Tournament first-round opponent, head coach Tony Bozzella and his staff were scouting and preparing. So, when Saint Joseph’s was announced as the school Seton Hall would line up against on March 14 at 7 p.m., the Pirates were ready. “I’m familiar with Saint Joe’s and the A-10 [Atlantic 10 Conference],” Bozzella said. “We had an idea of who we might play...

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Women’s basketball invited to WNIT, will host Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday
Mar12

Women’s basketball invited to WNIT, will host Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team will finish its second year of transition with a chance to compete in the postseason, as the Pirates were announced Monday as part of the 64-team field in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). The first-round opponent for Seton Hall will be Saint Joseph’s, and the Pirates will host the encounter inside Walsh Gymnasium on Wednesday, March 14, with the time to be announced on...

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Seton Hall ends season in similar position, falling to DePaul in Big East Quarterfinals
Mar04

Seton Hall ends season in similar position, falling to DePaul in Big East Quarterfinals

A deep postseason run was not meant to be for the Seton Hall women’s basketball program, as the 7th-seeded Pirates fell to the 2nd-seeded DePaul Blue Demons on Sunday night, 78-52, in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Ill. The upset-minded Pirates fought hard against a well-rested DePaul team that received six votes in the most recent Associated Press Top 25. The Blue Demons claimed a share of...

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Seton Hall advances behind dominant defense and in-form Jimenez
Mar04

Seton Hall advances behind dominant defense and in-form Jimenez

The Seton Hall women’s basketball squad did more than just survive on Saturday night, as it defeated the bottom-seeded Xavier Musketeers, 66-42, in the first round of the Big East Tournament at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Ill. Nicole Jimenez – who entered Saturday night with three straight double-digit scoring games – led all scorers with 12 points and seven rebounds for the Hall, while Shadeen Samuels finished a rebound shy of a...

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Women’s basketball chaneling its strengths ahead of Big East Tournament
Mar01

Women’s basketball chaneling its strengths ahead of Big East Tournament

With 29 games in the book, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team is headed to Chicago for the Big East Tournament from March 3 to 6, where the Pirates hope to take part in three more. The Big East Tournament is always a challenge, but the bracket is even more difficult for a reeling Pirates team. The Hall ended its 2017-18 regular season on a five-game losing streak, its longest of the season. The end-of-season slide meant the...

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Pirates test Blue Demons but fall at home to close regular season
Feb25

Pirates test Blue Demons but fall at home to close regular season

Seton Hall women’s basketball dropped its final regular season game 72-68 to the DePaul Blue Demons on Feb. 25 during Senior Day. The game was the last of the regular season and the final home game for senior JaQuan Jackson. The Pirates got out in front early against the first-place Blue Demons. Jackson hit three three-pointers to pull the Pirates ahead 20-15 at the end of the first quarter. Then DePaul came out firing in the second...

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Pirates’ costly turnovers prove detrimental as Marquette cruises to victory
Feb24

Pirates’ costly turnovers prove detrimental as Marquette cruises to victory

South Orange, N.J. – The Seton Hall women’s basketball team was defeated Friday evening, as it fell to the Marquette Golden Eagles by a score of 81-54. The loss marks the Hall’s fourth consecutive defeat and drops them down to seventh in the Big East Conference standings. In a game that the Pirates needed to win for seeding purposes in the Big East Tournament, Seton Hall was no match for Marquette. Four Golden Eagles players scored in...

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Women’s basketball falls victim to three-point storm in Queens
Feb16

Women’s basketball falls victim to three-point storm in Queens

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team’s offense struggled to keep up on Friday night in a 75-56 defeat to St. John’s at Carnesecca Arena in Queens, N.Y. The loss is the Pirates’ third straight after winning five of their previous six, and drops them to 15-12 overall and 7-9 in the Big East. With the result, Seton Hall remains in sixth place in the conference, one game above Georgetown for the final automatic spot in the Big East...

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