To halt a four game losing streak, the Pirates beat the Cincinnati Bearcats 83-76 to secure their first Big East victory of the season. The win, gives the Hall double digit in wins with ten giving them an overall record of 10-5 and 1-3 in the Big East
The women's basketball team dropped their second straight Big East game to open up the conference season with a 79-38 loss at home to Syracuse Orange. The loss dropped the Pirates overall record to 8-7 and put the team last in the Big East at 0-2.
On Saturday the women's basketball team lost their Big East opener at the Prudential Center in Newark to the number one ranked team in the country, the UConn Huskies.
After opening up the season 9-1, their best start since 1988-1989, the Pirates began Big East conference play on Tuesday afternoon in front of a sold out Prudential Center with a loss to West Virginia, 90-84.