Coming into Saturday's game, Butler and Seton Hall were on two entirely different trajectories. The Bulldogs were seeing a massive decline from last season as they went from being ranked as high as fifth in the country, to now sitting at 1-2 in-conference and 2-4 overall. Meanwhile, the Pirates were coming off one of their best all-around team games in years when they beat Xavier last Wednesday.
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On April 3, 1989, the Seton Hall men’s basketball team played in their first and only NCAA national championship game at the Kingdome in Seattle. The Pirates were without a regular season or conference tournament title to their name in those days, but program legends like John Morton, Daryll Walker and Ramón Ramos were playing the best basketball of their careers to get the team to the pinnacle of college basketball games that season.
After showing shades of his individual capabilities on the floor in the first half of Sunday night's loss to Providence, Myles Cale blew up for a career-high 30 points against the Georgetown Hoyas.
With the Seton Hall men’s basketball team on a four-game win streak, their good fortunes were bound to run dry soon. That heartbreaking reality check came Sunday night as the Pirates suffered their first home loss of the season to the Providence Friars. Providence locked down Sandro Mamukelashvili for most of regulation time in this game, and they gave Seton Hall one of their most difficult games of the season in this back-and-forth home loss.
Seton Hall says it will continue in-person instruction for spring semester, will not include a spring breakBy Daniel O'Connor | Dec. 18
Seton Hall will again reopen for Hybrid Flexible or “HyFlex” instruction in January, according to an email on Thursday from the Health Information Communication Team (HICT) that outlined testing and quarantine protocols for the spring semester.
In what was slated to be the Seton Hall men’s basketball team’s biggest challenge of the season so far, the Pirates delivered their best full-game performance of the season in Thursday night’s win over Marquette.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency Wednesday morning ahead of a major winter storm that is forecast to sweep through much of the northeast in the evening, bringing heavy snow, sleet and high winds.
Coming off an upset loss to Albany on Sunday, the Pirates looked to bounce back with a statement win against No. 3 University of Connecticut in the Huskies’ first game back in the Big East since 2013.
New Jersey administers first coronavirus vaccinations, college students may have to wait ‘many weeks’By Daniel O'Connor | Dec. 15
After months of uncertainty, New Jersey took its first, albeit small, step towards ending the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday as the state began administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to frontline health care workers just days after it was approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration.
When asked about how her team needs to improve after their blowout win against Wagner on Friday night, Seton Hall interim head coach Lauren DeFalco said that the team must improve their overall defense. In DeFalco’s eyes, a poor shooting day was bound to come, but even she could not predict that day would be their next game.
Despite a 47-point win against St. Peter’s on Tuesday, interim head coach Lauren DeFalco still saw major room for improvement for the Pirates to make prior to their next game. When the Wagner Seahawks strolled into the historic Walsh Gymnasium on Seton Hall’s campus on Friday, they would have no clue what hit them.
Sandro Mamukelashvili had tough end to Seton Hall’s non-conference schedule, scoring just six points and getting ejected against Wagner on Tuesday night. Ike Obiagu and Jared Rhoden picked up the offensive responsibilities following Mamukelashvili’s ejection, but the Georgian forward bounced back with a career-high 32-point performance against St. John’s to lead the Pirates to a win in their Big East opener.
After a whirlwind month that included a two-week COVID-19 quarantine, six non-conference games over 13 days and the loss of Harvard graduate transfer Bryce Aiken to an injury in the first game of the season, Seton Hall starts Big East play Friday night at the Prudential Center against St. John’s.
After a tough three-game schedule over five days, the Seton Hall men’s basketball team finished off their non-conference schedule with a resounding win over Wagner. Despite Sandro Mamukelashvili being ejected from the game early in the second half, Jared Rhoden and Ike Obiagu combined for 42 points on the night to carry the team’s offensive load.
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.
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.
New Jersey hospitals are preparing to begin receiving the first shipments of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine as soon as the Food and Drug Administration grants an emergency use authorization to the company, Gov. Phil Murphy announced in a press conference on Friday.
Gov. Phil Murphy discouraged New Jersey residents from engaging in non-essential interstate travel at a press conference held on Wednesday, citing an elevated risk of COVID-19 spread nationwide.
Newark has reached the end of its 10-day lockdown advised by Mayor Ras Baraka on Dec. 4 as the city’s case positivity rate decreased following a recent spike in cases.