Pirates plunge to fourth straight loss as freshmen break through
Feb15

Pirates plunge to fourth straight loss as freshmen break through

Another slow start from Seton Hall and hot shooting from Trevon Bluiett led the Pirates to drop their fourth straight game to No. 4 Xavier on Wednesday night by a score of 102-90. The loss brings Seton Hall to a 17-9 record on the season and 6-7 in Big East play, good for sixth in the conference. The Pirates followed a recent trend in which the team’s first-half shooting percentage has continued to plummet. Against Xavier, the Hall...

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Unranked and unraveling
Feb14

Unranked and unraveling

Seton Hall’s fall from grace has been a tumble, as the team has slid from the upper half of the AP Top-25 to sixth in the Big East. The Pirates are not living up to expectations of a Preseason Coaches’ Poll that chose them to finish second in the conference, ahead of a No. 4 Xavier that is on its way to a possible No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. As much as fans want to blame it on free throw shooting, that excuse fails to tell the...

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Upsets may be telling of NCAA shakeup
Feb07

Upsets may be telling of NCAA shakeup

Feb. 3 marked a momentous occasion in the college basketball world that has not been seen in more than a decade – Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, three of the most iconic schools in the NCAA landscape, lost on the same day. To highlight the rarity of this event, its last occurrence was in March 2005. While these teams have remained powerhouses after that, there is reason to believe these blueblood names may be about to go through more...

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Delgado makes history as Pirates rediscover winning feeling
Jan28

Delgado makes history as Pirates rediscover winning feeling

The Seton Hall Pirates snapped their two-game losing streak on Sunday afternoon with an 86-70 victory over the DePaul Blue Demons at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Ill. Myles Powell got started early and continued to make key plays throughout the contest. His three-pointer in transition with 7:32 remaining stopped DePaul from cutting the lead any smaller than eight, as the Blue Demons never held a lead throughout the game. Powell...

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Rodriguez benched as sluggish performance produces second straight road loss
Jan17

Rodriguez benched as sluggish performance produces second straight road loss

The No. 19 Seton Hall men’s basketball team dropped their second game in three contests by an 80-63 score against the Creighton Bluejays in Omaha, Neb., a game in which leading scorer Desi Rodriguez was benched and played just six minutes. Following the game, coach Kevin Willard told Gary Cohen and Dave Popkin on AM 970 “The Answer” that Rodriguez “had this look in his face he didn’t want to be out...

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Pirates finish non-conference play with convincing home win
Dec21

Pirates finish non-conference play with convincing home win

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team bounced back from its narrow loss to No. 11 UCLA on Dec. 17 with an 80-61 win over Fairfield on Thursday morning in Walsh Gymnasium. The win is the Pirates eighth of the season, as the Hall finishes the non-conference stretch of the season on a positive note with an 8-3 mark. “It was our last game so we wanted to go into the break with a win,” Inja Butina, who returned today from injury, said....

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High school hoops prospects taking unconventional paths
Dec06

High school hoops prospects taking unconventional paths

The formula was the same for so long: Play well in AAU and high school, go to a Division I program, and continue to grow and develop for one to four years before entering the NBA Draft. The cookie-cutter path followed by countless greats of the game seemed to be the optimal track to a professional career, save for a short stint of high school players making the jump to the league prior to the “one-and-done” rule. In the last few years...

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Pirates win third straight inside Walsh in convincing fashion
Nov30

Pirates win third straight inside Walsh in convincing fashion

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team picked up their fifth win of the season on Thursday against the Marist Red Foxes. Despite a close encounter inside Walsh Gymnasium in the early going, the Pirates followed a similar formula to previous games and won convincingly: 85-60. The Hall had strong performances from a number of players, but pacing the Pirates was Taylor Brown who posted 16 points, five offensive rebounds, and three...

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Instant classic goes against the Pirates as late comeback falls short
Nov17

Instant classic goes against the Pirates as late comeback falls short

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team suffered their first defeat of the season at home tonight in an 85-83 loss to Princeton. After trailing by as much as 12 with three minutes remaining, the Pirates fought back, but could not secure a lead in the final minutes as a buzzer-beating three by Pirates guard Inja Butina ended the game with the Hall just two points short. The two teams traded leads ten times throughout the duration of the...

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Seton Hall transfers among Big East’s best
Nov15

Seton Hall transfers among Big East’s best

A hot 2-0 start featuring both a home and away win has shown that the Seton Hall women’s basketball team is playing well, but the Pirates’ record is only half of the story. Something is different about this squad and the way that the returning players have blended with transfers and the freshmen. “A huge part of the changes is the attitudes,” head coach Tony Bozzella said. “KK [Hilare], Jayla [Jones-Pack], and Quanny [Jackson], and...

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SHU shows scoring, defense and depth in season-opening win over Saint Peter’s
Nov10

SHU shows scoring, defense and depth in season-opening win over Saint Peter’s

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team kicked off its season with a home victory over Saint Peter’s University by a score of 91-49. Both sides struggled early, with the Pirates missing their first ten field goals and Saint Peter’s shooting around 20 percent near the end of the first quarter. “Obviously we were a little nervous to start. We got a lot of new kids,” coach Tony Bozzella said. “We start the game 1-14, but in the past, we’d...

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Cale relies on teammates to overcome early obstacles
Nov08

Cale relies on teammates to overcome early obstacles

The transition from high school basketball player to collegiate athlete can be a difficult jump, especially when one has to recover from a shoulder injury the first month on campus. Myles Cale had long awaited his arrival in South Orange, but had to wait a little longer to take the court due to the setback. “It was a lot. It was nerve-wracking at first,” the freshman from Delaware said. “You get frustrated, but you got to fight...

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