No. 1 Wildcats wear down Pirates behind hot-shooting Spellman
Feb04

No. 1 Wildcats wear down Pirates behind hot-shooting Spellman

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team held on with the No. 1 team in the nation for two thirds of the game on Sunday afternoon in the Wells Fargo Center, but lost its point guard and edge momentarily and did not recover, falling to the Villanova Wildcats by a score of 92-76. Fans decked in Pirate blue, imitating the glory day uniforms worn by the Pirates, packed the five rows behind the Seton Hall bench in an arena that saw fans dress...

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Pirates prevail as tables turn in final minutes
Feb02

Pirates prevail as tables turn in final minutes

In a game of contrasting styles where the Pirates trailed late, the hardy Seton Hall women’s basketball team overcame Xavier on Friday night by a final score of 58-53. With momentum swinging throughout the evening, a boiling-over of emotions under the basket with 3:19 to play proved to be the act that swung the pendulum in the Pirates favor. Down 50-47, Inja Butina was fouled on a drive to the basket by Xavier’s A’riana Gray, who...

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Rebounding record cements Delgado in Big East lore
Jan31

Rebounding record cements Delgado in Big East lore

In 1987, Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard got his first glimpse at what a dominant rebounder looked like. As a ball boy for the 1987 Syracuse team that made it to the Final Four while his father was an assistant coach, Willard had a courtside seat to witness center Derrick Coleman pull down rebounds at a historic pace in his sophomore year. As the years passed, Coleman got better on the glass and finished his Big East career with...

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Carrying a legacy: The man in the middle of Seton Hall’s flag man tradition
Jan31

Carrying a legacy: The man in the middle of Seton Hall’s flag man tradition

“19, 20, 21”: those are the magical numbers that Seton Hall junior Chris Beasley – better known to some as flag man – hopes to hear from public address announcer Tim McLoone before Beasley’s time on the Prudential Center court is up. He has had the honor of racing the 20-foot Seton Hall flag during a second-half timeout of men’s basketball games for a year-and-a-half, and has that same amount of time remaining to write his name into...

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First-half run pulls Pirates past Providence
Jan31

First-half run pulls Pirates past Providence

All season, the Pirates have won games despite the up-and-down performances of point guard Khadeen Carrington. Since he was learning a new role, fans and critics gave the senior time to adjust as he struggled early on. However, on Wednesday night, the narrative flipped and Carrington played a nearly perfect game, leading the Pirates to a 73-57 victory over the Providence Friars.  “I think he’s been playing great all year,” coach Kevin...

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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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Pirates need more threes to return to form
Jan24

Pirates need more threes to return to form

Seton Hall has missed its three-point shot. The Pirates have lost three of their last four games, going from the No. 13 team in the country and atop the Big East leaderboard to falling out of the AP Top 25 Poll and tumbling to fifth place in the conference with a 4-3 Big East record. In that four-game stretch, the team’s offensive production has taken a dip, averaging 66.3 points per game compared to 81.4 prior. While field goal...

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Defensive development: Angel Delgado now a dual asset
Jan24

Defensive development: Angel Delgado now a dual asset

Since breaking through as a freshman in the 2014-15 season, Angel Delgado has been a key cog in Kevin Willard’s offense for Seton Hall. The 6-foot-10 center possesses an imposing amount of physical strength in the post, which allows him to dominate almost any opponent down low and knock down a few quick buckets for the Pirates at any given time. So far in his collegiate career, Delgado has amassed 64 double-doubles. He also averages a...

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Sanogo’s new-found jumper providing SHU with new element on offense
Jan24

Sanogo’s new-found jumper providing SHU with new element on offense

Throughout Ismael Sanogo’s first three seasons at Seton Hall, there were not many moments where he was spotting up to take a jump shot. A career 3.4-point per game scorer, almost all of Sanogo’s baskets came from close range. For Sanogo, a 10 to 15 foot jumper was out of the question. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, Sanogo has gone from an offensive liability to Seton Hall’s secret weapon. The first step in Sanogo’s progression as a...

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Pirates defeat fourth-place St. John’s for second straight Big East victory
Jan21

Pirates defeat fourth-place St. John’s for second straight Big East victory

The Seton Hall Pirates won a 62-57 thriller over the St. John’s Red Storm at Walsh Gymnasium on Sunday, Jan. 21 behind strong performances from Inja Butina and JaQuan Jackson. Without their two leading scorers in Donnaizha Fountain and Taylor Brown, the Pirates still outshot the fourth-place Red Storm 43 to 35 percent from the floor. While Brown is out due to a torn meniscus, Fountain was announced today to have left the program....

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Thick-skinned Macura proves to be thorn in Seton Hall’s side
Jan20

Thick-skinned Macura proves to be thorn in Seton Hall’s side

Constant boos, vicious chants and a raucous crowd is usually enough to get under the skin of a visiting player, but Xavier’s J.P. Macura is not the average opponent. A hostile environment is exactly what fuels Macura’s fire and if any proof of that was necessary, look no further than his 27-point outburst against Seton Hall on Saturday afternoon. With All-American forward Trevon Bluiett struggling to find his rhythm, Macura weathered...

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Seton Hall runs out of gas as Xavier rallies for come-from-behind victory
Jan20

Seton Hall runs out of gas as Xavier rallies for come-from-behind victory

Deflections, second-chance points, drawn fouls and dunks made up many moments that ignited a sold-out Prudential Center crowd and a hungry Seton Hall team. But those moments dwindled as the second half progressed, allowing No. 11 Xavier to take over for a 73-64 victory against No. 19 Seton Hall on Saturday afternoon. Seton Hall went as far as its defense allowed it to. In the first half, the Pirates held Xavier to 37.9 percent...

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