By the numbers: 2019-20 women’s basketball
Apr02

By the numbers: 2019-20 women’s basketball

Although the women’s basketball team’s season ended sooner than expected, plenty was accomplished. Here is a look at the team by the numbers.  Photo via SHU Athletics Shadeen Samuels: In her final year at Seton Hall, Samuels led the team on multiple statistical fronts and etched her name in program history. Though her time was cut short, Samuels managed to finish her college career ranked 12th on the Pirates’ all-time...

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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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Shooting has fueled women’s basketball through Big East tourney bouts
Mar12

Shooting has fueled women’s basketball through Big East tourney bouts

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team could not have picked a more opportune time to begin playing their best basketball of the season. The squad ventured to Chicago for the Big East conference’s annual culminating tournament and gave No. 5 seeded Butler a bonafide thrashing before falling to reigning champ DePaul in a one-possession 83-80 slugfest. Winning is not the only stat that should matter, though. So, where does the bright...

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Pirates’ valiant effort falls just short against DePaul
Mar09

Pirates’ valiant effort falls just short against DePaul

March is a do or die time for college basketball teams, a time to leave everything on the court because each game could be your last. The Seton Hall women’s basketball team did just that on Sunday evening against DePaul in the Big East tournament semifinals, ultimately falling to the Blue Demons 83-80. The Pirates hovered within striking distance throughout and had multiple looks from three from Alexis Lewis to tie the game in the...

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Pirates Cruise Past Butler to open Big East Tournament Play
Mar08

Pirates Cruise Past Butler to open Big East Tournament Play

Heart over height. A credo for basketball players who are not blessed with the excess height that is perceived as necessary to succeed at the sport. Seton Hall women’s basketball freshman Lauren Park-Lane is one of these players whose ability shines through despite her diminutive stature. Park-Lane had 17 points and seven assists on Saturday afternoon to lead the Pirates to a thoroughly dominant 83-57 win over Butler in the...

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Expectations high for women’s basketball as parity runs deep in Big East
Feb29

Expectations high for women’s basketball as parity runs deep in Big East

As the Seton Hall women’s basketball team heads into the last weekend of the regular season with a game against Xavier on Feb. 28 and one against Butler on March 1, the race in the Big East is as tight as ever. Currently, there are five teams placed third through seventh that are within two games grasp of one another as the season comes to a close. Even the second place team, Marquette, despite being out of range of Seton Hall, is a...

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Women’s basketball in firm position  to control its postseason
Feb27

Women’s basketball in firm position to control its postseason

The Pirates led by one point with 10 seconds left, as Alexis Lewis grabbed a rebound that would seemingly secure a crucial road win at St. John’s last Saturday. St. John’s needed to foul three times before it was over the foul limit and sent Seton Hall to the line. The Pirates inbounded the ball, foul. They inbounded again and are fouled once again. The third inbound was another foul on St. John’s. Photo via SHU Athletics On the...

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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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Senior class presence facilitating women’s basketball
Jan30

Senior class presence facilitating women’s basketball

Although a young foundation is in place for the women’s basketball team, the three seniors nearing the end of their collegiate careers have been the most influential class on the court this season. Big East Preseason Player of the Year Shadeen Samuels, Alexis Lewis and Barbara Johnson have implemented themselves as key players for the program throughout the year and continue to do so as the team aspires to make a postseason push. Even...

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Defense and individual improvements aiding women’s basketball
Jan23

Defense and individual improvements aiding women’s basketball

Team orientated play has been the source of success for the Pirates, as they have marched out to a 12-7 record with the season entering its last legs. Despite the belief that Big East Preseason Player of the Year Shadeen Samuels would carry the program to its victories for the 2019-20 campaign, the diverse team effort has produced the results the Pirates have hoped for. Five players on the unit are averaging at least ten points for...

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Pirates pour on score over Providence
Jan20

Pirates pour on score over Providence

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team took another win on Jan. 19, routing Providence by a final score of 97-55. The Pirates dominated on the floor with 14 three-pointers, along with a 43 point lead in the third quarter. Shadeen Samuels and Alexis Lewis led the way once again for the team. Samuels had 23 points and went 9-for-11 from the floor, while Lewis had 20 points. The Pirates were able to score 30 points off of the bench, much...

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Women’s Basketball set for toughest test of season against UConn
Dec05

Women’s Basketball set for toughest test of season against UConn

After coming home from the Bahamas the the Junkaroo Jam at 1-1, the Seton Hall women’s basketball team will face its toughest test of the season on Thursday evening in a matchup against the University of Connecticut. The game against the Huskies has become a yearly tradition for head coach Anthony Bozzella and his team. Last season, the Pirates traveled to Connecticut and fell to the then No. 1 Huskies, 99-61. Next year, the battles...

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