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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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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NCAA elects to play March Madness without fans
Mar11

NCAA elects to play March Madness without fans

In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, less than eight days prior to the beginning of March Madness’ Round of 64, NCAA President Mark Emmert said that both the men’s and women’s tournaments will be played without spectators. The decision was made after consulting with experts on the risk of spreading COVID-19 in a large group setting. The games will be played with only essential staff and family members in the building,...

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Myles Powell wins Big East Player of the Year
Mar11

Myles Powell wins Big East Player of the Year

For the first time since 1993, the Big East Men’s Basketball Player of the Year award is going to a Seton Hall Pirate. Senior shooting guard Myles Powell was honored as the conference player of the year at a press conference at Madison Square Garden on Monday afternoon. The Trenton native is the third Seton Hall player to win the award. Terry Dehere earned the honor in 1993, while Dan Callandrillo won the award in 1982....

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Seton Hall succumbs to hot-shooting Creighton, settles for share of regular season title
Mar07

Seton Hall succumbs to hot-shooting Creighton, settles for share of regular season title

Throughout a grueling Big East slate, Seton Hall made its name and built up its NCAA Tournament by going on the road and racking up Quadrant I wins. Unfortunately, the Pirates didn’t have one last road kill left in them. With an outright Big East regular-season title on the line, Seton Hall couldn’t overcome a red-hot shooting Creighton squad, falling by a final score off 77-60. With the loss, the Pirates settle for only a share of...

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Villanova spoils Seton Hall’s senior night celebration
Mar04

Villanova spoils Seton Hall’s senior night celebration

It’s fitting that the program that has dealt Seton Hall its fair share of heartbreak over the years was the one to come into the Prudential Center and put a damper on Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight, Romaro Gill and Asiah Avent’s senior night celebration. Facing a season sweep at the hands of Pirates in front of a record-setting Prudential Center crowd, Villanova dialed in and delivered an A-plus performance en route to a 79-77 victory...

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Willard pushes right buttons as Pirates rebound
Feb29

Willard pushes right buttons as Pirates rebound

Kevin Willard knew exactly what he was doing when he uttered the words that sent shock- waves through the Seton Hall basketball community following the Pirates’ 74-71 loss to Providence two weeks ago. Visibly frustrated throughout the game, Willard was not happy with his team once the final buzzer sounded. Seton Hall lacked energy in the first half, falling behind by as many as 25 points in the opening minutes. The Pirates put...

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Mamukelashvili’s return key to Pirates’ recent good form
Feb27

Mamukelashvili’s return key to Pirates’ recent good form

The 13th ranked Seton Hall Pi- rates now have an overall record of 20-7, including 12-3 in the Big East, with only three games left in conference play before the chaos of March ensues. The Pirates have experienced plenty of ups and downs throughout this season. From the early season struggles in non-conference play, injuries to key players, to the great wins over top ranked Mary- land and Villanova this season, and to the recent No....

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