Pirates fall to Louisville in season-opener
Nov27

Pirates fall to Louisville in season-opener

The result didn’t go their way, but the Seton Hall men’s basketball team returned to action for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellations of the Big East and NCAA tournaments back in March. Though the familiar faces of Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight and Romaro Gill were no longer in the starting five for the Pirates, the resilience and grit of this Seton Hall team from last season was still there. After...

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Women’s basketball team pauses activities after positive COVID-19 tests; will delay start of season
Nov20

Women’s basketball team pauses activities after positive COVID-19 tests; will delay start of season

The Seton Hall women’s basketball program postponed its first two Big East games of the year following positive COVID-19 test results among “Tier 1” team personnel on Nov. 20, according to a release from the athletic department. The Pirates were scheduled to play at Butler on Dec. 4 then host the University of Connecticut on Dec. 6 at the Walsh Gymnasium. Their three tune-up games against Rider, Saint Peter’s...

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Myles Powell to sign with the New York Knicks after going undrafted
Nov19

Myles Powell to sign with the New York Knicks after going undrafted

Following the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday night, Seton Hall and college basketball fans took to Twitter to voice their complaints over former Seton Hall men’s basketball star Myles Powell going undrafted. Many outlets had projected that Powell would be taken late in the second round, but when the New Orleans Pelicans selected Utah State’s Sam Merrill as the last pick of this year’s draft, both confusion and frustration swarmed social...

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Seton Hall women’s basketball non-conference schedule released
Nov19

Seton Hall women’s basketball non-conference schedule released

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule was released Wednesday night, bringing their full schedule to nine games. WBB Team Photo via SHU Athletics The season kicks off with three non-conference home games against Rider on Nov. 25, Saint Peter’s on Nov. 28 and Fairfield on Nov. 30. Seton Hall will then fly to Indianapolis to face Butler in their first conference game on Dec. 4, and then return to South Orange...

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NCAA in talks to relocate entire March Madness tournament to Indianapolis amid coronavirus uncertainty
Nov16

NCAA in talks to relocate entire March Madness tournament to Indianapolis amid coronavirus uncertainty

The 2021 NCAA Tournament’s 13 predetermined preliminary round sites will be relocated to a single region due to growing concern over the spread of COVID-19, the NCAA announced on Monday. The NCAA said it is in discussions with the state of Indiana and city of Indianapolis to host the 68-team tournament within the metropolitan area during the scheduled dates in March and April. Indianapolis had already been slated to host the Men’s...

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Seton Hall halts all men’s basketball activities after positive COVID-19 test results
Nov11

Seton Hall halts all men’s basketball activities after positive COVID-19 test results

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team “has paused all team activities due to positive COVID-19 test results,” the school’s athletic department announced Wednesday night. The cases are reported to be among the program’s Tier 1 personnel, which include student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff. The test results came exactly two weeks before the team’s season opener against Winthrop on Nov. 25 in the Louisville multi-team event. Seton...

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Women’s basketball Big East schedule released for December
Oct30

Women’s basketball Big East schedule released for December

A portion of the Big East women’s basketball schedule was released Friday afternoon, with Seton Hall set to play their first two home games against UConn and Marquette. While four games will be played by each program between Dec. 4 and Dec. 22, the remainder of the Big East schedule will be released on a later date. Seton Hall were 11-7 in Big East conference play and made it to the semifinals of the Big East Tournament last season...

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Three takeaways from women’s basketball Big East media day
Oct30

Three takeaways from women’s basketball Big East media day

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma and two of his star players, Preseason Freshman of the Year Paige Bueckers and Preseason Player of the Year Christyn Williams, stole the show in the Huskies’ first Big East media day back in the conference. Tony Bozzella and the Seton Hall Pirates flew under the radar, but that does not mean there was not a ton to take away in anticipation of the upcoming season. The Seton Hall women’s basketball team...

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Five men’s basketball takeaways from Big East media day
Oct29

Five men’s basketball takeaways from Big East media day

After weeks of the college basketball season seeming more like a hopeful concept rather than a well-organized plan, Big East media day reconnected the world with the players and coaches, albeit this year through a screen. For Seton Hall, that meant coach Kevin Willard, graduate-transfer Bryce Aiken and seniors Myles Cale and Sandro Mamukelashvili were back talking about the Pirates and basketball. Willard spoke about the progression...

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Seton Hall given December slate of conference games
Oct28

Seton Hall given December slate of conference games

Just days after ESPN’s cancelation of several college basketball bubble tournaments at Walt Disney World, the Big East Conference dropped a full slate of conference games set to begin on Dec. 11, likely assuring Seton Hall of at least five games this season.  The conference only released a slate of 23 games throughout the course of the month and is set to start conference play with three headline games — including UConn’s...

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Pirates fifth in Coaches Poll, Mamu earns preseason All-Conference honors
Oct28

Pirates fifth in Coaches Poll, Mamu earns preseason All-Conference honors

Sandro Mamukelashvili received Preseason All-Big East First Team honors and Seton Hall was ranked fifth in this year’s Preseason Coaches Poll during Wednesday’s Big East Media Day. Photo via SHU Athletics Despite having finished in a three-way tie for the regular season conference title last season, the Pirates were picked below Villanova, Creighton, Providence and conference-returners UConn. Villanova was the outright favorite in...

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Bryce Aiken raring to go for Pirates in homecoming season
Oct23

Bryce Aiken raring to go for Pirates in homecoming season

College basketball has been on an eight-month hiatus since COVID-19 initially hit the U.S. in late February. The anticipation for the upcoming season is as strong as ever among programs and fans alike, but the 2020-21 season means so much more for Seton Hall’s graduate transfer Bryce Aiken. After three years at Harvard culminated in an Ivy League Rookie of the Year honor and two first-team All-Ivy appearances, Aiken’s senior year was...

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