By the numbers: 2020-21 women’s basketball
Mar18

By the numbers: 2020-21 women’s basketball

The 2020-21 Seton Hall Women’s Basketball season ended in heartbreaking fashion with a second-round Big East Tournament exit. However, in a season where it overcame extreme adversity and exceeded the Preseason Coaches’ Poll of a sixth-place finish in the overall standings, the team had a lot of pride to take in. Here is how they looked by the numbers. Andra Espinoza-Hunter (Graduate Student): Quite possibly the biggest surprise...

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Seton Hall downed by Creighton in second round of Big East Tournament
Mar07

Seton Hall downed by Creighton in second round of Big East Tournament

As the No. 3 seed in the Big East Tournament, Seton Hall had already exceed their Preseason Coaches’ Poll expectations of being the No. 6 seed. They were also coming into Saturday night’s game against Creighton off a five-game winning at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The Pirates started the game well to maintain a lead throughout the first two quarters, but a second half defensive collapse saw the Bluejays jump in front....

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Pirates’ NCAA Tournament hopes squashed in 61-52 loss to Butler
Feb25

Pirates’ NCAA Tournament hopes squashed in 61-52 loss to Butler

After a lackluster defensive showing on Saturday against the Georgetown Hoyas in Washington D.C., the Pirates sent their NCAA Tournament hopes into a freefall. A Quad 2 loss is never good, especially against a team that is second-to-last in their conference.  Pirates face devastating loss to Butler squashing their hopes of reaching the NCAA tournament. (Photo by Jillian Cancela) However, it is not too late for the Pirates to...

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Defensive lapses at Georgetown end Pirates’ four-game winning streak
Feb20

Defensive lapses at Georgetown end Pirates’ four-game winning streak

Seton Hall’s defensive woes from the perimeter have been a constant issue for the team this season, and they proved detrimental in Saturday night’s loss to Georgetown. The Hoyas shot 10-for-16 from three-point range and outshot the Pirates from the field 50% to 43.3% to put a dent in Seton Hall’s NCAA Tournament hopes. Despite coming into the game on a four-game winning streak, the Pirates rarely looked completely in...

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Mamukelashvili scores 1,000th point, leads Pirates to win over DePaul
Feb18

Mamukelashvili scores 1,000th point, leads Pirates to win over DePaul

After a tough run of games that saw the Seton Hall men’s basketball team go winless in four games against No. 10 Villanova and No. 14 Creighton, the Pirates came into Wednesday’s home game against DePaul on a three-game winning streak. Despite the Blue Demons coming into Wednesday’s game winless in four and without their two top scorers in Javon Freeman-Liberty and Charlie Moore, it was important for the Pirates not to fall prey to a...

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Pirates falter late in loss to No. 2 UConn
Feb10

Pirates falter late in loss to No. 2 UConn

The Pirates rolled into Storrs, Conn. on Wednesday night off six straight wins and sitting second in the Big East standings. The obstacle between them and their winning streak? No. 2 University of Connecticut who, in thier own respect, were coming off an impressive win over No. 1 South Carolina two days prior. Attribute it to fatigue from an intense game or the Pirates’ disruptive play, but Seton Hall came out swinging and did not lay...

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Seton Hall downs Butler for third consecutive Big East win
Jan18

Seton Hall downs Butler for third consecutive Big East win

The Pirates came into Sunday’s faceoff with Butler fresh off a dominant win against Marquette two days before. Mississippi State graduate transfer Andra Espinoza-Hunter and senior Desiree Elmore led the way as both had over 20 points, and they looked to keep up the senior leadership against a 1-7 Butler squad. The Pirates went down 4-3 very quickly, but the one-point disadvantage did not last and was the only lead they did not own in...

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Espinoza-Hunter, Elmore combine for 45 points in win  over Marquette
Jan16

Espinoza-Hunter, Elmore combine for 45 points in win over Marquette

After an unexpected day of rest following the postponement of Wednesday’s away game against Creighton, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team came into Friday’s game against Marquette looking refreshed. The Golden Eagles had a perfect 3-0 conference record but were handed their first conference loss of the season by the Pirates after standout performances from graduate transfer Andra Espinoza-Hunter and senior...

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Park-Lane’s performance not enough to see out victory for Seton Hall over Villanova
Jan07

Park-Lane’s performance not enough to see out victory for Seton Hall over Villanova

Coming off a 12-point comeback victory over Providence on Sunday which included 20-point performances from Lauren Park-Lane and Mya Jackson, the Pirates sought to go above .500 in Big East play on Wednesday with a win over Villanova. The Pirates got off to a hot start, going ahead by as many as 10 points with one-minute left in the first quarter. However, the defense allowed the Wildcats to make a big run that propelled them ahead of...

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Pirates pull out win in nail-biter against Butler
Jan02

Pirates pull out win in nail-biter against Butler

Coming into Saturday’s game, Butler and Seton Hall were on two entirely different trajectories. The Bulldogs were seeing a massive decline from last season as they went from being ranked as high as fifth in the country, to now sitting at 1-2 in-conference and 2-4 overall. Meanwhile, the Pirates were coming off one of their best all-around team games in years when they beat Xavier last Wednesday. The Pirates looked like a...

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Cale ripens in career-performance in win over Georgetown
Dec23

Cale ripens in career-performance in win over Georgetown

After showing shades of his individual capabilities on the floor in the first half of Sunday night’s loss to Providence, Myles Cale blew up for a career-high 30 points against the Georgetown Hoyas. The senior guard took control of Seton Hall’s offense during an off-night for Sandro Mamukelashvili. Cale shot 10-for-16 from the field and scored five of his nine attempted three-point shots on the night. Jared Rhoden also had...

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Park-Lane’s career performance falls short in loss to UConn
Dec16

Park-Lane’s career performance falls short in loss to UConn

Coming off an upset loss to Albany on Sunday, the Pirates looked to bounce back with a statement win against No. 3 University of Connecticut in the Huskies’ first game back in the Big East since 2013. Looking slow out the gates, the Pirates’ biggest deficit in the first quarter was 13 points, but a late push in the second quarter, led by Lauren Park-Lane who had 19 points at the half, brought the score to within eight going into...

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