Seton Hall just fall short in close loss to No. 3 Villanova
Jan19

Seton Hall just fall short in close loss to No. 3 Villanova

The last two times the Seton Hall men’s basketball faced a Villanova team ranked third in country, they were victorious both times. With the Wildcats coming off a month-long stretch without a single game, it looked as though the streak may stretch to three games. Tuesday night’s game saw the Pirates start strongly with Jared Rhoden and Sandro Mamukelashvili combining for 28 points in the first half. The Pirates shot...

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Seton Hall brush off midweek loss with gritty away win over DePaul
Jan09

Seton Hall brush off midweek loss with gritty away win over DePaul

Seton Hall came into Saturday’s game off the back of a 36-point loss to No. 7 Creighton on Wednesday night while DePaul were just three games into their season due to previous positive COVID-19 tests within the team. It was always going to be an especially difficult game for both teams physically and mentally, but the Pirates showed true grit to fend off a late second half comeback by the Blue Demons to leave the Wintrust Arena with a...

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Seton Hall crumble in historic 36-point loss to No. 7 Creighton
Jan07

Seton Hall crumble in historic 36-point loss to No. 7 Creighton

Away games in Omaha, Neb. have always been difficult tests for Seton Hall to overcome, and tonight’s loss to No. 7 Creighton was no different. Slow starts to both halves prevented the Pirates form establishing a foothold in the game, and an uncharacteristic number of turnovers throughout the night saw the team take one step forward and two steps back in their attempts to claw their way back into the game. Wednesday night’s 89-53 loss...

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Seton Hall’s first Big East Tournament title: An Oral history of a program-defining moment
Dec29

Seton Hall’s first Big East Tournament title: An Oral history of a program-defining moment

On April 3, 1989, the Seton Hall men’s basketball team played in their first and only NCAA national championship game at the Kingdome in Seattle. The Pirates were without a regular season or conference tournament title to their name in those days, but program legends like John Morton, Daryll Walker and Ramón Ramos were playing the best basketball of their careers to get the team to the pinnacle of college basketball games that season....

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Seton Hall dealt first home loss of the season by Providence in overtime
Dec20

Seton Hall dealt first home loss of the season by Providence in overtime

With the Seton Hall men’s basketball team on a four-game win streak, their good fortunes were bound to run dry soon. That heartbreaking reality check came Sunday night as the Pirates suffered their first home loss of the season to the Providence Friars. Providence locked down Sandro Mamukelashvili for most of regulation time in this game, and they gave Seton Hall one of their most difficult games of the season in this back-and-forth...

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Seton Hall stretch win streak to four games with statement win over Marquette
Dec17

Seton Hall stretch win streak to four games with statement win over Marquette

In what was slated to be the Seton Hall men’s basketball team’s biggest challenge of the season so far, the Pirates delivered their best full-game performance of the season in Thursday night’s win over Marquette. Sandro Mamukelashvili, Myles Cale, Shavar Reynolds and Jared Rhoden all hit double digits in scoring, with Mamukelashvili adding a career-high sevenassists to go with his 17points in a selfless offensive performance. Harvard...

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Mamukelashvili has career game in Big East opener against St. John’s
Dec11

Mamukelashvili has career game in Big East opener against St. John’s

Sandro Mamukelashvili had tough end to Seton Hall’s non-conference schedule, scoring just six points and getting ejected against Wagner on Tuesday night. Ike Obiagu and Jared Rhoden picked up the offensive responsibilities following Mamukelashvili’s ejection, but the Georgian forward bounced back with a career-high 32-point performance against St. John’s to lead the Pirates to a win in their Big East opener. “I’m ecstatic with the way...

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Obiagu, Reynolds prove ready for starting roles during non-conference schedule
Dec10

Obiagu, Reynolds prove ready for starting roles during non-conference schedule

After a whirlwind month that included a two-week COVID-19 quarantine, six non-conference games over 13 days and the loss of Harvard graduate transfer Bryce Aiken to an injury in the first game of the season, Seton Hall starts Big East play Friday night at the Prudential Center against St. John’s.  The team has faced unusual adversity, but they persevered and came out with Shavar Reynolds and Ike Obiagu as ready starters in time...

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Seton Hall finish non-conference schedule with 33-point win over Wagner
Dec08

Seton Hall finish non-conference schedule with 33-point win over Wagner

After a tough three-game schedule over five days, the Seton Hall men’s basketball team finished off their non-conference schedule with a resounding win over Wagner. Despite Sandro Mamukelashvili being ejected from the game early in the second half, Jared Rhoden and Ike Obiagu combined for 42 points on the night to carry the team’s offensive load. The tone was set early in the game for the Pirates as Obiagu slammed in the opening...

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Seton Hall handed comprehensive third loss of the season by No. 21 Oregon
Dec04

Seton Hall handed comprehensive third loss of the season by No. 21 Oregon

With the opportunity to make amends for last season’s loss to No. 21 University of Oregon, the Seton Hall men’s basketball team sputtered on the court again. The Pirates started the match slow, allowing Oregon to go on a 9-0 run after Myles Cale opened the match with a three-point shot and struggling to get Sandro Mamukelashvili involved in the game. Despite outscoring the Ducks 16-15 in the final five minutes of the game, the Pirates...

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Seton Hall start slow, struggle from the line in loss to Rhode Island
Dec02

Seton Hall start slow, struggle from the line in loss to Rhode Island

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team lost their third game of the season to the University of Rhode Island 63-76 on Wednesday night. It was a very slow start to the game for the Pirates as they missed their first four shots of the game and allowed Rhode Island to go on a 9-0 run. Sandro Mamukelashvili scored two early free throws – a rare occurrence for Seton Hall in this game – but would not score his first shot from the field until...

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Pirates bounce back with resounding win over Iona
Dec01

Pirates bounce back with resounding win over Iona

Not all surprises in college sports are good surprises, but the last-minute arrangement of Seton Hall’s game against Iona on Monday night was a pleasant one for Kevin Willard and the Pirates. While it served as another good tune-up ahead of their Big East schedule in December, it also provided Willard with the opportunity to get a nice 86-64 win over his old mentor, Rick Pitino, in the Pirates’ home-opener at the Prudential Center....

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