Hot start, balanced scoring propel No. 16 Seton Hall to blowout victory over St. John’s
Feb23

Hot start, balanced scoring propel No. 16 Seton Hall to blowout victory over St. John’s

It had been a while since Seton Hall put together a dominant first 20 minutes of basketball. Sluggish starts have plagued the Pirates the last two weeks. It cost them games against Creighton and Providence last week and nearly cost them another one against No. 21 Butler earlier this week. On Sunday afternoon against St. John’s, though, Seton Hall turned in the first half performance that everyone has been waiting for. Thank to...

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Veteran leadership and its success in the Big East
Feb21

Veteran leadership and its success in the Big East

In a college basketball landscape that features prolific one-and-done freshman stars year in and year out, the Big East continues to thrive on player development and veteran success. The last one- and-done to attend a Big East School was Henry Ellenson of Marquette in 2015-16. Ellen- son was drafted 18th overall in the 2016 NBA Draft to the Detroit Pistons. He is the only player to truly be one- and-done in the Big East since the...

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Reliance On Long-Term Players Has Made  Page 13 One-And-Dones A Rare Sight In Big East
Feb21

Reliance On Long-Term Players Has Made Page 13 One-And-Dones A Rare Sight In Big East

Excitement, upsets, and under appreciation are  all  things  that seem to happen withing the Big East  conference of  the  NCAA men’s  basketball program. How- ever, if there was one thing these teams are not used to, it is one and done basketball players. When looking at the Big East conference, it  is incredibly rare to find a one and done, especially compared to other conferences and how often players leave for the NBA after just...

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Mamukelashvili Magic: Seton Hall snaps two-game losing streak at the buzzer
Feb19

Mamukelashvili Magic: Seton Hall snaps two-game losing streak at the buzzer

If you ask the basketball gods how they would have ended the 74-72 nail-biting victory for Seton Hall over Butler on Wednesday night, it happened exactly like it they would have liked. Sandro Mamukelashvili found a way to catch and toss in a lob from Quincy McKnight with only 0.6 seconds left to win it for the Pirates on Cancer Night at the Prudential Center with his father, a cancer survivor, was in attendance for the first time...

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Late Game Heroics Not Enough as No. 10 Seton Hall upset at Providence
Feb15

Late Game Heroics Not Enough as No. 10 Seton Hall upset at Providence

No. 10 Seton Hall, once down by as many as 25, stormed back on the road at Providence but saw time run out as the Friars defeated the Pirates 74-68 behind a career-night from Alpha Diallo. The Pirates entered this game 6-0 on the road in the Big East and held opponents to 39 percent field goal shooting in such games. Both teams started off ice cold from the field, going a combined 1-for-12 before Diallo made his first three pointer of...

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By the number: Myles Cale’s production has regressed
Feb13

By the number: Myles Cale’s production has regressed

Myles Cale was relegated to riding the pine to start the game on Feb. 5 against Georgetown. For the 6-foot-6 junior, it was the first time that he was not on the floor for the opening tip for Seton Hall since his freshman year – the Round of 32 loss to Kansas that  ended the Pirates’ hopeful March run. Prior to that game, Cale had started the last five to end that season, including in a win over North Carolina State to propel the...

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Conference realignment 10 years later: the reshaping of college basketball
Feb13

Conference realignment 10 years later: the reshaping of college basketball

When  it  comes  to  college hoops,  regional rivalries have consistently dominated the minds of local fans and created. In New Jersey, Rutgers and Seton Hall sit just 30 miles from each other and have left New Jersey split. The schools grew a disdain for each other during their 23 years together in  the  Big East,  but  conference realignment has stripped the  rivalry of  the  in-conference stakes that the matchups once included....

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Seton Hall falters against No. 23 Creighton as Myles Powell goes ice cold
Feb12

Seton Hall falters against No. 23 Creighton as Myles Powell goes ice cold

As Myles Powell launched up a three with 1.4 seconds left and saw it fall, the usually exuberant superstar looked defeated instead in a clear indication of the effort his team put forth against a steady Creighton team on Wednesday night. Powell finished at an abysmal 3-for-16 overall from the field and 1-for-11 from beyond the arc as Seton Hall fell, 87-82, for the second straight time at the Prudential Center. Renee Nunez/Staff...

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Pirates put up valiant effort in loss to Blue Demons
Feb11

Pirates put up valiant effort in loss to Blue Demons

Sunday marked National Girls and Women in Sports Day in South Orange, and Walsh Gymnasium was jam-packed with celebratory honors and momentous odes to the sporting world’s best female superstars for a critically important Big East matchup with nationally ranked DePaul. Unfortunately for the Pirates, celebration was not the mantra of the day as they fell in a hard-fought slugfest at home, 86-76. The team was thoroughly outplayed in the...

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Seton Hall scores first road win against Villanova in 26 years
Feb08

Seton Hall scores first road win against Villanova in 26 years

If there was ever going to be a Seton Hall team to snap its 26-year losing streak at Villanova, it’s this one. The Pirates found themselves at a crossroads with 9:41 remaining. Myles Powell picked up his fourth foul, sending him to the bench with Seton Hall holding a slim 46-42 lead. Faced with their star on the bench, Quincy McKnight battling foul trouble of his own and a raucous Villanova crowd, the Pirates could have folded and...

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Myles Powell named to multiple final award watchlists
Feb06

Myles Powell named to multiple final award watchlists

Before Seton Hall star Myles Powell’s senior year began, he found himself on multiple national award watchlists. From the Wooden Award watchlist for national player of the year to the Jerry West Award for the best shooting guard in the country, Powell was in the running for most of the country’s prominent in awards. Despite injuries that have kept him out of action and the beating he has taken throughout Big East Play; the Trenton...

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Weekend meeting with Villanova a crucial one for Seton Hall
Feb06

Weekend meeting with Villanova a crucial one for Seton Hall

The battle for supremacy in the Big East Conference moves to the Wells Fargo Center this weekend as Seton Hall visits Villanova for the first time this season. Sitting at 9-1 in conference play after a win over Georgetown, Seton Hall is tasked with maintaining its place atop the Big East standings against a Villanova squad that enters the weekend two games behind the Pirates following a heartbreaking buzzer-beating loss against Butler...

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