The Answer: Iverson willed NBA change, his way into the Hall
Apr06

The Answer: Iverson willed NBA change, his way into the Hall

  On Monday, for the first time, Allen Iverson wasn’t The Answer. He was receiving his. The Philadelphia 76ers legend was chosen as an inductee into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Iverson went among the trees, as per usual for most of his career, while being selected alongside big men greats such as Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming. And suddenly, it is all justified. The du-rag, the baggy jeans, the oversized throwback jerseys,...

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Seton Hall sets sights on Zags, March Madness
Mar17

Seton Hall sets sights on Zags, March Madness

  South Orange thought it was a drought. Well, for 10 years, it was. But not anymore. The men’s basketball team will be headed to Denver, Co., for Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament after they busted through top seeds Villanova and Xavier on their way to a Big East Tournament championship. It was their first in 23 years. To end their NCAA Tournament hiding act, the Pirates drew the No. 6 seed in the Midwest Region, where their first round...

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With the Tourney close, so is the NBA for Whitehead
Mar17

With the Tourney close, so is the NBA for Whitehead

  He is a consensus first-team Big East Selection, was the CBS Na- tional Player of the Week and the Big East Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, but this guy is on zero NBA mock drafts. That is the life of Pirate guard Isaiah Whitehead. The sophomore superstar from Brooklyn took the Big East by storm this season, finishing first in three-point field goals per game (2.9), second in points per game (20.0), third in assists (5.5) and...

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Big city life: SHU’s New Yorkers excited for MSG
Mar09

Big city life: SHU’s New Yorkers excited for MSG

© Joey Khan Photography © Joey Khan Photography © Joey Khan Photography There’s no place like home. Isaiah Whitehead, Desi Rodriguez and Khadeen Carrington will hold home court advantage when Seton Hall starts its postseason run with the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 10. All three sophomore sensations are from New York. Whitehead and Carrington hail from Brooklyn, while Rodriguez is a product of the Bronx....

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How we see the Big East: Why Seton Hall is going to the dance
Mar09

How we see the Big East: Why Seton Hall is going to the dance

  Nobody likes a know-it-all. Or someone who rubs it in when a prediction they made comes true. But I don’t care. I was right. One month ago, right after the Seton Hall basketball team dropped its first loss to Butler on the heels of a four-game winning streak, I proclaimed to Pirate Nation that the team would be dancing come March. Things looked shaky as the Hall stood at 17-7 (7-5) with no clear statement win on its resume. Still...

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Men’s basketball upsets no. 5 Xavier at home in front of sell-out crowd
Feb28

Men’s basketball upsets no. 5 Xavier at home in front of sell-out crowd

  With a sell-out crowd of 10, 353 for the Pirates final home game of the 2015-16 season, the team handled business against no. 5 Xavier for a 90-81 upset victory. Senior Day at The Rock started off by honoring Derrick Gordon, and the defensive specialist did not disappoint. Scoring a modest eight points, the guard pitched in six rebounds and a steal. But Gordon was truly heard with his wing defense against Xavier guards Edmond Sumner...

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SHU aims to sweep Providence, build NCAA Tourney resume
Feb24

SHU aims to sweep Providence, build NCAA Tourney resume

  Four games remain in the 2015-16 regular season for the men’s basketball team. Those eight halves of basketball separate the Pirates from the ultimate college goal of an NCAA Tourna- ment bid. First up will be the Providence Friars on Thursday, Feb. 24. The first meeting between the Pirates and then-No. 12 Provi- dence ended in an 81-72 road vic- tory for SHU. Led by sophomore Khadeen Carrington’s 22 points and Isaiah Whitehead’s 15...

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Big East Tourney ticket lottery to start
Feb17

Big East Tourney ticket lottery to start

  With only six games remaining in the men’s basketball regular season, Seton Hall Athletics student ticket lottery to the 2016 Big East Championship begins Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. The tournament will continue its reign at basketball mecca Madison Square Garden where all of the Big East teams gather to square off against each other for the crown of the conference. The process for the ticket lottery is comprised only of current...

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Let’s dance: Pirates bound for March Madness
Feb10

Let’s dance: Pirates bound for March Madness

  Meaningful February basketball is back in South Orange. Seven games remain in the Big East regular season, and the Seton Hall men’s basketball team currently boasts a 17-6 overall record with a 7-4 record in conference play. Excitement around the Pirates this late in the season feels strange. Not since 2011-12 have they played true meaningful basketball in February. Back then, the team was 19-9 and coming off a win over then-No. 9...

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Free comes at a cost: Will Sanders’ plans translate?
Feb04

Free comes at a cost: Will Sanders’ plans translate?

Free, ironically enough, is a great selling point to get people on board with a cause. Who would want to turn down free? One would certainly have a hard time finding people who don’t like free. So when presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders trots out the notions of free universal healthcare and free public college instantly these ideas sound more than appealing. While these proposals do sound nice – and helpful of...

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Bring in the dancing lobsters: The Rock’s lobsters are creating quite a stir at Seton Hall games
Jan27

Bring in the dancing lobsters: The Rock’s lobsters are creating quite a stir at Seton Hall games

  Duke’s Cameron Crazies and Michigan State’s Izzone, meet your new competition: The Rock’s Lobsters. New to Seton Hall men’s basketball games is the infusion of 12 students donning giant red lobster suits. The “Deep Blue Sea” initiative set forth by these students popped up for the Pirates first big non-conference game, a home outing against Wichita State on Dec. 19. Andrew Boenzi, one of the students dressed as a lobster, recalls...

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Pirates proving more mature in 2015-16
Jan20

Pirates proving more mature in 2015-16

  That time of year for the men’s basketball team is bouncing into town again. We all know the story. We remember what happened like it was yesterday (or just last year, whichever you prefer). A hot start to the season, two back-to-back wins against ranked opponents Villanova and St. John’s, and, eventually, a Top 25 ranking. Then, just as fast as the jubilation had swept through South Orange, it was gone. A year ago, the Pirates...

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