Legacy through the seniors’ eyes
Mar15

Legacy through the seniors’ eyes

Whether the Seton Hall men’s basketball teams bows out in its first-round showdown with NC State or makes a run to the national championship game, the 2018 NCAA Tournament will be the last time Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez, Ismael Sanogo and Angel Delgado play together. With their illustrious careers winding down, Seton Hall’s senior class still has one feat left to accomplish – to win a game in the NCAA Tournament. It would be...

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X-factor Powell looking to break out of slump in second NCAA Tournament
Mar15

X-factor Powell looking to break out of slump in second NCAA Tournament

For the Seton Hall men’s basketball team, this NCAA Tournament is centered around its four seniors. With so much pressure on the 2014 recruiting class to succeed in its final chance on the biggest stage, it can be easy to forget how important sophomore guard Myles Powell is to the Pirates.’ Averaging 15.6 points per game, Powell has become the Pirates’ second leading scorer behind Desi Rodriguez. To no surprise, he has also become the...

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Q&A: Preview with NC State’s ‘Technician’
Mar15

Q&A: Preview with NC State’s ‘Technician’

With Seton Hall’s NCAA Tournament game against NC State coming up Thursday, The Setonian got in touch with NC State’s student newspaper, Technician, and talked to sports editor Andrew Schnittker to get his view on the game. Here is what he had to say prior to Thursday’s matchup on NC State’s strengths, advantages and key players: How would you describe NC State’s season? NC State was picked to finish 12th in the ACC in the preseason...

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Mamukelashvili eager to impact in tournament
Mar15

Mamukelashvili eager to impact in tournament

The Seton Hall men’s basketball season has been largely about the team’s four seniors, but those seniors have had a job beyond winning this season: tutoring the next generation. Sandro Mamukelashvili is part of the triumvirate that came to Seton Hall this fall, thought of as part of the answer to fill the void that the seniors will leave behind. Whether one, two or more games remain for the players that have 0, 14, 20 and 31 on their...

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Pirates’ Desi Rogriguez is a changed man
Mar15

Pirates’ Desi Rogriguez is a changed man

He came off the bench. He could not shoot threes. He was a little timid. In his freshman season, Desi Rodriguez was just an ordinary player. He did not stand out, partly because of the stellar freshmen he was surrounded by and in large part because he did not understand the college game. Rodriguez came to Seton Hall along with Isaiah Whitehead, his teammate from Abraham Lincoln High School. Whitehead, a five-star a recruit and one of...

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Pirates fall to St. Joe’s in NIT first round, leaving questions for Bozzella
Mar15

Pirates fall to St. Joe’s in NIT first round, leaving questions for Bozzella

In the first home postseason game in Walsh Gymnasium since 2014, the 8th-seeded Seton Hall Pirates were defeated by the 9th-seeded Saint Joseph’s Hawks, 75-57, in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational on Wednesday night, ending the season for Tony Bozzella’s team. “It’s a shame, because, I was excited to get us in the postseason, we got a home game; a draw against obviously a very good team from the A-10 [Atlantic-10],...

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Women’s basketball returns to Walsh Gym in WNIT first-round matchup
Mar13

Women’s basketball returns to Walsh Gym in WNIT first-round matchup

Before Seton Hall women’s basketball learned of its Women’s National Invitational Tournament first-round opponent, head coach Tony Bozzella and his staff were scouting and preparing. So, when Saint Joseph’s was announced as the school Seton Hall would line up against on March 14 at 7 p.m., the Pirates were ready. “I’m familiar with Saint Joe’s and the A-10 [Atlantic 10 Conference],” Bozzella said. “We had an idea of who we might play...

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Women’s basketball invited to WNIT, will host Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday
Mar12

Women’s basketball invited to WNIT, will host Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team will finish its second year of transition with a chance to compete in the postseason, as the Pirates were announced Monday as part of the 64-team field in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). The first-round opponent for Seton Hall will be Saint Joseph’s, and the Pirates will host the encounter inside Walsh Gymnasium on Wednesday, March 14, with the time to be announced on...

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Seton Hall listed as No. 8 seed, will face NC State in NCAA Tournament
Mar11

Seton Hall listed as No. 8 seed, will face NC State in NCAA Tournament

After being announced on TBS’s Selection Sunday show as an NCAA Tournament team, Seton Hall is allotted as a No. 8 seed and will play No. 9 seed NC State in Wichita, Kan. on Thursday, March 15 at 4:30 p.m. EST. The No. 8 selection comes as a surprise to many, as Seton Hall was listed as a No. 7 seed by all major bracketologists prior to the draw. As a No. 8 seed, the Pirates would have to face No. 1 seed Kansas in the second...

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NCAA Tournament seeding in question after early Big East Tournament exit
Mar09

NCAA Tournament seeding in question after early Big East Tournament exit

For the second consecutive year, Seton Hall could not box out. In last year’s Big East Tournament semifinals, the Pirates failed to box out Villanova star Josh Hart in the closing seconds, leading to a putback layup that wound up being the deciding factor. This season, with the clock winding down in the tournament quarterfinals, Butler point guard Kamar Baldwin blew by Seton Hall’s Michael Nzei on a pick and roll and found himself...

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Pirates bow out of Big East Tournament in quarterfinal exit
Mar09

Pirates bow out of Big East Tournament in quarterfinal exit

Madison Square Garden is a setting Seton Hall’s seniors have dominated in their four years, yet Thursday it was a stage for breakdown rather than triumph. Seton Hall’s quick start against the Bulldogs was just a flash in the pan, as No. 6-seed Butler fought back from a 14-point deficit to take the late lead and defeat No. 3-seed Seton Hall, 75-74. The Pirates’ 14-point edge came early and on a wave of momentum. A balanced scoring...

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Date with Butler awaits Seton Hall in Big East quarterfinals
Mar07

Date with Butler awaits Seton Hall in Big East quarterfinals

For Seton Hall basketball fans, there is no better time than March at Madison Square Garden. The last two years, the Pirates have played dramatic games, feeling both the exhilaration of a close win and the pain of a heartbreaking loss. This year, the No. 3-seed Pirates will face No. 6-seed Butler in their Big East Tournament quarterfinal matchup on March 8 at 9:30 p.m. In the teams’ last regular season game on March 3, the...

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