Pirates storm back to defeat Xavier on the road
Jan02

Pirates storm back to defeat Xavier on the road

Myles Powell was the catalyst for another Seton Hall comeback on Wednesday, as the Pirates stormed back to defeat Xavier on the road by a final score of 80-70. Powell led all scorers with 25 points, adding six rebounds and a career-high eight assists. Forward Sandro Mamukelashvili also contributed 11 points and two blocks as the Pirates improved to 11-3 overall and 2-0 in Big East play. Both teams came out on fire in the first half....

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Pirates complete comeback effort before Big East
Dec22

Pirates complete comeback effort before Big East

On Friday, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team was able to complete an impressive comeback effort, as they defeated UNC Greensboro, 71-64, in the last non-conference game of the season. The win wrapped up the West Palm Beach Invitational for the Pirates, as they went 1-1. Seton Hall was behind UNC Greensboro for most of the contest, trailing for more than 30 minutes and not taking a hold of the game until the beginning of the...

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Poor start and finish costs Pirates in loss to Georgia Tech
Dec20

Poor start and finish costs Pirates in loss to Georgia Tech

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team fell to Georgia Tech, 84-73, on Thursday afternoon in the first of two games at the West Palm Beach Invitational. Despite the final score, however, the Pirates put together an all-around solid performance against the Yellow Jackets. Going into the fourth quarter, the Pirates trailed by only four, and they trailed the Yellow Jackets by as low as one point early in the third quarter. Offensively,...

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Pirates rocked by top-ranked UConn
Dec09

Pirates rocked by top-ranked UConn

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team traveled to Hartford, Conn. on Saturday afternoon, knowing that it would face its most difficult opponent of the season and arguably in recent memory. The Pirates played hard against the best women’s college basketball program in the nation, but they were ultimately dispatched by the undefeated Huskies, 99-61. Nicole Jimenez led the visitors on the offensive end, turning in a 23-point...

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Poor shooting leads to rocky start for Pirates
Dec06

Poor shooting leads to rocky start for Pirates

Kevin Willard’s biggest challenge this season was replacing the production left behind by his four-star seniors, and it still remains a work in progress eight games in. The men’s basketball team has gotten off to a 5-3 start this season and begins conference play on Dec. 29. There were certainly expectations for a few players, such as Myles Powell and Michael Nzei, to rise up and perform this season, but the Pirates have seen a...

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Seton Hall strikes gold twice in one week on recruiting trail
Dec05

Seton Hall strikes gold twice in one week on recruiting trail

It took Seton Hall and its new-look coaching staff a while to get on track when it came to its 2019 recruiting class, but once it all came together it resulted in two standout talents committing to the program. After striking out on many high-priority targets early in the cycle, Seton Hall landed Our Saviour Lutheran (N.Y.) combo guard Dashawn Davis and Top 100 Canadian wing Tyrese Samuel from Orangeville Prep, one of the premier prep...

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Widespread contributions leading to early season success
Nov28

Widespread contributions leading to early season success

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team improved to 6-1 this season following their win over UMass Lowell on Nov. 27, reaching the 90-point threshold for the fourth time this season. The Pirates have averaged 86.1 points per game, a drastic improvement from the 66.3 points per game in 2017-18. The scoring outbursts from the Pirates have been backed by a 47 percent shooting percentage, including a 35 percent clip from three-point range....

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Seton Hall lands 2019 G Dashawn Davis
Nov27

Seton Hall lands 2019 G Dashawn Davis

Seton Hall landed its first commitment of the 2019 recruiting cycle on Monday night, as Our Saviour Lutheran (NY) combo guard Deshawn Davis committed to the Pirates. The big announcement as 2019 @OSLBasketball guard @ramstv2 Dashawn Davis commits to Seton Hall #HALLin – he signed his NLI earlier #BXsports pic.twitter.com/EFcIFA7zdC — Greg Thompson (@gregthompson27) November 27, 2018 “Really they want me to be another...

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Butler a worthy trade for 76ers
Nov14

Butler a worthy trade for 76ers

The Minnesota chapter of Jimmy Butler’s career has finally come to an end and while a reunion with Tom Thibodeau sounded the part, his longtime head coach decided that it was time for both parties to move on. After weeks of evaluating offers from a multitude of teams, the Timberwolves elected to pull the trigger on a deal that included young players with upside and draft capital. The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Butler and Justin...

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Pirates take sobering lesson in loss to Nebraska
Nov14

Pirates take sobering lesson in loss to Nebraska

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team miraculously stayed close for most of its game against Nebraska on Nov. 14 but ultimately fell, 80-57. The Pirates once again relied on Myles Powell’s offensive prowess to drive the team. Powell came away with 15 of the team’s 27 first half points despite not hitting a single three-pointer. The team as a whole went 0-for-6 from three in the first half, exemplifying the inconsistency that plagued...

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Pirates speed to third straight win of season
Nov11

Pirates speed to third straight win of season

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team blew by the UTSA Roadrunners, 84-53, in the second and final game of the Seton Hall Tip-Off on Sunday, improving to 3-0 on the season. The Pirates began the game firing on all cylinders, as they made five of their first six shots, including four three-pointers and 10 early points from Shadeen Samuels. Leading 16-4 at the first timeout, Seton Hall continued to pour it on. The team’s magnificent...

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Seniors ready to lead charge for women’s basketball
Nov07

Seniors ready to lead charge for women’s basketball

This season, the women’s basketball team will feature five seniors. The past two years, the senior classes only included two players, but now, veteran leadership will be a major part of a team looking to bounce back from a 16-16 record last season. Barbara Johnson is one of the five following a transfer from Ole Miss. Before her time in Mississippi, she played at Chipola College, averaging 11.8 points on 43 percent shooting. In...

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