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Why Seton Hall will give Villanova fits

Only Duke could travel about 500 miles and end up with a home-court edge over its next-door neighbor. Seton Hall (+10½) over Villanova: It’s not happening again. Though the Pirates have upset the top-seeded Wildcats in two of the past three Big East Tournaments, the defending national champions have dominated Seton Hall this season, winning...
Via New York Post
March 10, 2017

WATCH: Seton Hall takes down Marquette, advances in Big East Tournament

Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard discusses a 82-76 win for teh Pirates over Marquette in the Big East Tournament, the team's fifth straight win as they now take on Villanova.
Via SNY
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Seton Hall big man Angel Delgado named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award finalist

It took a little longer than some expected, but Angel Delgado is finally getting some national love for his historic Seton Hall season. It took a little longer than some expected, but Angel Delgado is finally getting some national love for his historic Seton Hall season. Delgado was named a finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, given to...
Via NJ.com
March 10, 2017

Villanova's wild win over Seton Hall shows why you can never count them out

Villanova fans would be the first to admit it: For the first 39 minutes and 50 seconds of their Big East tournament semifinal matchup Friday against Seton Hall, the Pirates were the better team. The Wildcats, coming off a 41-point tail-kicking of St. John's in the quarters Thursday afternoon, put together one of their sloppiest performances of the 2016-2017 season for most of...
Via FOX Sports
March 10, 2017

No. 2 Villanova beats Seton Hall in Big East semifinals

NEW YORK (AP) Josh Hart scored 19 points, including the game-winning basket with 9.6 seconds to play and No. 2 Villanova beat Seton Hall 55-53 on Friday night in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament. Hart's three-point play on a rebound was the fifth lead change of the final 4 minutes and there were two ties. There was almost a third as Seton Hall's Angel Delgado, the nation...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Angel Delgado misses late layup in Seton Hall heartbreaker

Villanova had the closer this year. The best player on the floor, potential National Player of the Year and the Big East Player of the Year, Josh Hart, made sure Villanova didn’t lose to Seton Hall for a third straight time in the Big East Tournament. A year ago, Isaiah Whitehead carried underdog Seton Hall...
Via New York Post
March 10, 2017

WATCH: This show of sportsmanship after Seton Hall loss will make you smile

Villanova guard Josh Hart consoles Seton Hall forward Angel Delgado, a moment of kindness that won't be forgotten. Josh Hart had just won the game for Villanova with a late basket, avenging a bitter loss from one year ago in the Big East Tournament against Seton Hall. He could have celebrated, done a few TV interviews, and then soaked up the usual adoration...
Via NJ.com
March 11, 2017

One year after championship high, Seton Hall devastated by Villanova in Big East semis

Seton Hall is heart-broken after loss to Villanova but looking forward to the NCAA Tournament. NEW YORK -- Seton Hall's jovial, wide-smiling, double-double machine broke down, crestfallen and overcome with emotion as he collapsed on the Madison Square Garden hardwood. Moments after Angel Delgado's floater in the final seconds against Villanova...
Via NJ.com
March 11, 2017

5 takeaways from Seton Hall's gut-punch loss to No. 2 Villanova

Seton Hall lost a tough one to Villanova in the Big East Tournament semifinals at Madison Square Garden.
Via NJ.com
March 11, 2017

Seton Hall says this time will be different — vs. team that imploded

They were chanting “Woooo Pig Sooie” in Arkansas. The Seton Hall Pirates might have countered with a chant of their own: “Sooie Can Do It.” “We made a lot of history since our class came here. … We’re trying to create history before we leave,” Khadeen Carrington said. Hog Heaven will be waiting for one...
Via New York Post
March 12, 2017

Seton Hall has a huge challenge but an even bigger opportunity in the NCAA Tournament | Politi

The No. 9 seed Pirates play Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament first round on Friday with a chance to face powerhouse North Carolina. They had to see it. How could they not? When the teams popped into the NCAA Tournament bracket on Sunday afternoon, the No. 1 seed in the South Regional went up just seconds before the two teams that will play for...
Via NJ.com
March 13, 2017

NCAA Tournament 2017: 7 things to know about Arkansas, Seton Hall's first round opponent

Seton Hall faces SEC foe Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Here's what you need to know about the Razorbacks
Via NJ.com
March 13, 2017

How will Tuesday's blizzard affect Seton Hall's NCAA Tournament prep?

Seton Hall isn't concerned about the snow affecting its travel plans. SOUTH ORANGE -- Kevin Willard has been coaching at Seton Hall for seven seasons, but he still hasn't learned his lesson about New Jersey winter weather. "Seven years I've been saying I don't need a snowblower, and seven years Mother Nature has proven me wrong," Willard said...
Via NJ.com
March 13, 2017

The ex-Seton Hall star behind the team’s NCAA renaissance

When Seton Hall won the Big East Tournament last year, Kevin Willard told Shaheen Holloway to cut the final strand of net from the Garden hoop. It was a symbolic gesture from the Pirates head coach. Without Holloway, his associate head coach, lead recruiter and the former Seton Hall star point guard, the program’s return...
Via New York Post
March 13, 2017

How Seton Hall is better prepared for the NCAA Tournament after last year's one-and-done trip

Seton Hall's loss to Gonzaga has the Pirates in better shape this season. SOUTH ORANGE -- Seton Hall had a big Selection Sunday party last year that was open to the public. The Pirates had the cross-county trip, the national media attention, the open practices and all the frills that accompanied the program's first NCAA Tournament trip in a...
Via NJ.com
March 14, 2017

Pirates not satisfied with NCAA Tournament bid, want wins

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) Getting to the NCAA Tournament for a second straight year isn't going to be good enough for Seton Hall. The guys that put the Pirates (21-11) back on the collegiate basketball map for the first time in a decade don't want another one and done. They want to walk away with a win or two or three, or even six, starting with Arkansas (25-9) on Friday in Greenville...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Reviewing The Prospects Of The Big East Tournament

A year removed from one of the most exciting Big East Tournament finals in recent memory, one which saw Seton Hall upset eventual champs Villanova on a missed Josh Hart jumper at the buzzer, the 2017 Big East Tournament built on last year's momentum. And this year's tourney did not disappoint, with its dossier of intriguing storylines. It featured yet another nail biting Seton Hall...
Via RealGM - NBA
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

A quick look at Seton Hall-Arkansas in the NCAA Tournament

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) No. 8 seed Arkansas (25-9) vs. No. 9 seed Seton Hall (21-11) First round, South Region; Greenville, South Carolina; 1:30 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: Two programs that recently returned to the NCAA Tournament after significant droughts meet in the opening round. Seton Hall is in the field for the second straight season after last going in 2006, while Arkansas...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Why Ismael Sanogo is so valuable for Seton Hall

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Forget the numbers. Ignore the statistics. If you want to properly measure Ismael Sanogo’s value to Seton Hall, ask his teammates. “He’s just the most hard-working person on our team,” Desi Rodriguez said. “He’s does the little things,” Angel Delgado echoed. “A lot of things he does won’t show up on the...
Via New York Post
March 17, 2017

This is the moment Seton Hall’s Core Four has waited for

GREENVILLE, S.C. — This was the vision. This was the pitch. Come to Seton Hall, and recreate the glory days of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The Pirates’ four core juniors — Angel Delgado, Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez and Ismael Sanogo — accepted the challenge, coming to South Orange at a time few top...
Via New York Post
March 17, 2017

Seton Hall buried by bogus ref call in NCAA heartbreaker

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Last year was disappointing. This year was well beyond that, somewhere between agonizing, heartbreaking and soul-crushing. A winnable game was lost. Instead of a second round showdown with North Carolina, Seton Hall is going home. Leading by as many as eight points midway halfway through the second half, and with repeated chances...
Via New York Post
March 17, 2017

Seton Hall lose chance at comeback on controversial flagrant call

A controversial flagrant-1 call late in Arkansas’s win over Seton Hall killed any chance of a late Pirates comeback.Seton Hall was on defense with a one point deficit and 24.5 seconds left, so it was obvious that they were going to foul to force the Razorbacks to the line. Seton Hall’s Desi Rodriguez went in for the inevitable foul on Arkansas’s Jaylen Barford, but his light...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Seton Hall-Arkansas ends in controversy after flagrant foul call

The Seton Hall-Arkansas game sure ended in controversy after a Seton Hall player was called for a flagrant foul that all but sealed the victory for eighth ranked Arkansas.With just 18 seconds left, Desi Rodriguez pushed Jaylen Barford in an attempt to foul Barford and send him to the foul line. And then Seton Hall would hope to get a chance to either tie or win depending on the shots...
Via The Comeback
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Seton Hall’s Desi Rodriguez defends himself over flagrant foul

Seton Hall’s Desi Rodriguez defended himself for a controversial flagrant foul after his Pirates lost 77-71 to Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.Seton Hall was trailing Arkansas by just one point when Rodriguez went to commit an intentional foul as part of a comeback strategy. He pushed Arkansas’ Jaylen Barford with two hands, leading the Razorbacks...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Seton Hall got jobbed by flagrant foul call in game vs Arkansas

It didn’t take long for an NCAA Tournament game to end in controversy, which is what happened with under a minute remaining in Friday’s Seton Hall-Arkansas game. The Pirates trailed 72-71 with 18.3 seconds left in the matchup, so obviously, they decided to intentionally foul a Razorbacks player. Desi Rodriguez gave Jaylen Barford a push to commit the quick foul, but for some...
Via The Sports Daily
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss
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