Seton Hall pulls off gritty comeback win over Penn State
Dec06

Seton Hall pulls off gritty comeback win over Penn State

Coming off the heels of two straight losses to Rhode Island and No. 21 Oregon, the Pirates came into the game desperately needing a victory. After coming out the gates sluggish and going down by as many as 19 points, Seton Hall fought off defensive woes and inconsistent free throws to beat Penn State 98-92 in overtime. Once the ball was tipped, the Pirates looked outmatched. Looking lethargic, even the team’s leaders struggled to get...

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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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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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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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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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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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Brandon Weston commits to Seton Hall

Brandon Weston, the No. 60 overall prospect in the class of 2021 according to Top247, committed to Seton Hall University Sunday afternoon. The 6-foot-5 small forward chose the Pirates over other offers from Michigan, Western Illinois, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest and Illinois. He also joins the program as Seton Hall’s highest rated high school recruit since 2013 when Jaren Sina – the No. 24 point guard in the nation – committed to the...

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