Iona’s hiring of Rick Pitino is a questionable move
Apr07

Iona’s hiring of Rick Pitino is a questionable move

Editor’s Note: The original version of this column, which appeared on The Setonian’s website on March 26, 2020, contained some factual or other reporting errors as set forth below: The author stated that Mr. Pitino got into trouble with the NCAA for extortion.  The Setonian has no evidence that Mr. Pitino was “in trouble with the NCAA for . . . extortion. . . .”  Mr. Pitino was the victim of extortion. The author also...

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By the numbers: 2019-20 women’s basketball
Apr02

By the numbers: 2019-20 women’s basketball

Although the women’s basketball team’s season ended sooner than expected, plenty was accomplished. Here is a look at the team by the numbers.  Photo via SHU Athletics Shadeen Samuels: In her final year at Seton Hall, Samuels led the team on multiple statistical fronts and etched her name in program history. Though her time was cut short, Samuels managed to finish her college career ranked 12th on the Pirates’ all-time...

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Seton Hall men’s basketball: 2019-20 by the numbers
Mar26

Seton Hall men’s basketball: 2019-20 by the numbers

In one of the program’s best regular season performances in recent history, there were many standout players that played pivotal roles for the Pirates to earn their co-championship.  Myles Powell was, of course, the star man of the team as he earned 2020 All-Big East First Team and Big East Player of the Year honors amongst many other prestigious accolades. Quincy McKnight, Jared Rhoden and Sandro Mamukelashvili became...

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Seton Hall Recruiting Notebook: Who’s up next for the Pirates?
Mar25

Seton Hall Recruiting Notebook: Who’s up next for the Pirates?

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the sports world to a halt, but that has not stopped college coaches from being active on the recruiting trail. Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard and his coaching staff have not been able to physically visit with recruits, but have remained major players in the graduate transfer market and with the Class of 2020 as they look to fill out next year’s roster. With graduate transfer season in full...

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Seton Hall forward Darnell Brodie enters NCAA Transfer Portal
Mar25

Seton Hall forward Darnell Brodie enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Seton Hall sophomore forward Darnell Brodie has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. https://twitter.com/BIG__BRODIE/status/1242904324260454403?s=20 Brodie appeared in three games last season, averaging 0.7 points and 0.7 rebounds per game. As a freshman, he appeared in 10 games and made three starts, averaging 0.8 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.2 blocks per game. Brodie was also a member of the 2019 Big East All-Academic team. A former...

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Seton Hall forward Taurean Thompson enters NCAA Transfer Portal
Mar19

Seton Hall forward Taurean Thompson enters NCAA Transfer Portal

The Taurean Thompson era at Seton Hall is officially over. Thompson entered the NCAA Transfer Portal on Monday, bringing an end to his career with the Pirates. Thompson has one year of eligibility remaining and will be able to play immediately as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 4.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in two seasons at Seton Hall. He appeared in only one game this season, registering four points, one...

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Seton Hall ranked No. 15 in final AP poll
Mar19

Seton Hall ranked No. 15 in final AP poll

Seton Hall is ending the 2019-20 college basketball season in almost the exact same place it started. The Associated Press released its final Top 25 poll of the season on Wednesday, ranking Seton Hall No. 15 in the country. The Pirates opened the season ranked No. 12 in the poll, which was at the time the program’s highest preseason ranking since 2000. Seton Hall was ranked 16 times in the AP’s 20 polls this season, which is the...

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NCAA cancels NCAA Tournament, remaining winter and spring championships
Mar12

NCAA cancels NCAA Tournament, remaining winter and spring championships

The NCAA has officially canceled both the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments, as well as remaining winter and spring championships. Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships,” the NCAA said in a statement. “This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public...

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Big East Tournament Roundtable: How far can Seton Hall go?
Mar12

Big East Tournament Roundtable: How far can Seton Hall go?

Seton Hall ended the regular season with some serious issues on defense, allowing Villanova and Creighton to shoot a combined 46.5% from three. With Marquette and Markus Howard on deck in the quarterfinals, there’s a chance the Pirates can get gashed from beyond the arc if they don’t get their act together. What is it going to take for Seton Hall to sure up its perimeter defense in order to slow down Howard and company? Photo via SHU...

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Shooting has fueled women’s basketball through Big East tourney bouts
Mar12

Shooting has fueled women’s basketball through Big East tourney bouts

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team could not have picked a more opportune time to begin playing their best basketball of the season. The squad ventured to Chicago for the Big East conference’s annual culminating tournament and gave No. 5 seeded Butler a bonafide thrashing before falling to reigning champ DePaul in a one-possession 83-80 slugfest. Winning is not the only stat that should matter, though. So, where does the bright...

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Big East cancels remainder of conference tournament amidst coronavirus concerns
Mar12

Big East cancels remainder of conference tournament amidst coronavirus concerns

In less than 24 hours, the Big East Tournament has gone from a full go with spectators allowed to attend to being played behind closed doors to canceled completely. The Big East announced that it would be canceling the remainder of its conference tournament at halftime of the Creighton-St. John’s quarterfinal game. The Big East was the final power conference to cancel its conference tournament, as the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, SEC...

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Big East Tournament to proceed as planned in wake of NCAA Tournament spectator ban
Mar11

Big East Tournament to proceed as planned in wake of NCAA Tournament spectator ban

The Big East has elected to allow its conference tournament to pursue as originally planned — for now. After consulting with health experts on the risk of spreading COVID-19 in a large group setting, the NCAA issued a statement Wednesday afternoon stating that spectators would not be allowed at both the men’s and women’s tournaments. The Big East has opted to go in a different direction, as commissioner Val Ackerman...

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