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Seton Hall's coach bashes ACC and Big Ten after Big East win

The Big East may not look like it used to, with Syracuse, UConn, Pitt, Notre Dame, Louisville and others now in other conferences – but the league does still have one asset that other conferences covet – a contract with Madison Square Garden during tournament week. Starting next year, however, they won’t be the only big basketball conference playing their postseason play...
Via College Spun
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall wins Big East Tourney, 69-67 over No. 3 Villanova

NEW YORK (AP) Isaiah Whitehead scored 26 points, including the deciding three-point play with 18 seconds left, and Seton Hall won the Big East Tournament for the first time in 23 years, beating No. 3 Villanova 69-67 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Whitehead drove on the right side, flipped the ball in and was fouled. His free throw gave the Pirates a 68-67 lead. Villanova...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall upsets Villanova to win Big East, 69-67

Seton Hall pulled off the unthinkable in upsetting favorite Villanova by a score of 69-67 to win its first Big East Championship since 1991. Isaiah Whitehead led the Pirates with 26 points as Seton Hall fought off late rallies from the Wildcats as fans in Madison Square Garden erupted at the final buzzer. For a while, it looked like Villanova would prevail. Forward Kris Jenkins hit...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall upsets No. 3 Villanova for Big East tourney title

Seton Hall upset No. 3 Villanova, 69-67, for the Big East tournament title on Saturday. The Wildcats rallied late and took the lead in the final minute, but Isaiah Whitehead converted a three-point play to put the Pirates back on top by one, and they got a defensive stop and rebound to seal the win. More to come.
Via FOX Sports
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall-Villanova Preview

Villanova has a chance to become the first team since 1999 to sweep all of the Big East titles over a two-year span. Stopping that dominance would give Seton Hall a conference tournament championship for the first time in 23 years. The third-ranked Wildcats look to beat the Pirates for the third time this season Saturday night at Madison Square Garden and head into the NCAA Tournament...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall flexes all the muscles to prevent Villanova-Xavier III

NEW YORK CITY -- Sixteen days ago and 638 miles west of Madison Square Garden, two teams ranked in the top five of the AP poll played a hectic basketball game as the Cincinnati rain was turning to snow outside. Inside the deafening Cintas Center, the environment was lit for the most important regular season game in the short history of the new Big East: No. 5 Xavier 90, No. 1 Villanova...
Via FOX Sports
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Pirates Pride: Seton Hall Going to Big East Final on Back of Sophomore Class

This Group of Sophomores Has Lead Seton Hall to the Finals/newsday.comby Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigestNext year is here.For all of 2015-16, the fans of Seton Hall have seen the core of the sophomore class develop into a force in the Big East. The axis of this development was the last home game when the team destroyed the then ranked #5 Xavier Musketeers. After that win, every dream...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall beats No. 5 Xavier, makes first Big East final since 1993

NEW YORK — Khadeen Carrington had 23 points and seven rebounds to lead Seton Hall to an 87-83 win over fifth-ranked Xavier for the Pirates' first Big East Tournament title game appearance since 1993, 2 1/2 years before he was born.Fellow sophomore Isaiah Whitehead added 20 points and eight assists in Friday's semifinal as third-seeded Seton Hall beat the Musketeers for the second...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall beats No. 5 Xavier 87-83 in Big East semifinal

NEW YORK (AP) Khadeen Carrington had 23 points and seven rebounds to lead Seton Hall to an 87-83 win over fifth-ranked Xavier for the Pirates' first Big East Tournament title game appearance since 1993, 2 1/2 years before he was born. Fellow sophomore Isaiah Whitehead added 20 points and eight assists in Friday's semifinal as third-seeded Seton Hall beat the Musketeers for the...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall-Xavier Preview

Sophomores Isaiah Whitehead and Khadeen Carrington seem unstoppable and they have Seton Hall on the verge of its first Big East tournament championship game in 23 years. Standing in the way is Xavier, which is hoping to reach the title game for a chance at redemption. Whitehead and Carrington should expect a lot of attention from the fifth-ranked Musketeers in this semifinal matchup...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Whitehead, Carrington lead Seton Hall past Creighton 81-73

NEW YORK (AP) Isaiah Whitehead had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Khadeen Carrington scored 27 and Seton Hall ran off the final eight points for an 81-73 victory over pesky Creighton in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals Thursday night. Carrington put the third-seeded Pirates (23-8) ahead for good with 50 seconds remaining, and Whitehead made several big plays down the stretch before...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

An Oral History of the Seton Hall Rock Lobsters

by Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigestAs told by Cuba, the leader of the Seton Hall Lobsters:The Seton Hall lobsters have become the unofficial mascot of the Seton Hall student section this year. While the appearance of 6 or more grown men in lobster outfits (frequently including one walrus) "We got the costumes for $45 and we used them for a best Halloween costume party at some bar in Hoboken...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-hoops phenom who cheated death now faces armed robbery charge

In 2012, former Seton Hall men's basketball player Herb Pope was in the running for Big East player of the year. In 2016, things are much different for the 27-year-old.According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pope is being charged in connection to an armed bank robbery committed in Sewickley, Pennsylvania earlier this month:Like too many who flitted across the sports spotlight only...
Via FOX Sports
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler holds on late to beat Seton Hall 85-78

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kellen Dunham hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points and Butler held on late to beat Seton Hall 85-78 on Wednesday night.Roosevelt Jones finished with 20 points and five assists and Kelan Martin added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (20-9, 9-8 Big East). They are in a battle with Providence and Marquette to remain in the top six in the conference standings...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Willard ends the six-year itch at Seton Hall

The basketball clock, not just the biological clock, was ticking for Kevin Willard at Seton Hall. Hired in 2010 to take over a program in disarray, Willard was not expected to author a quick fix in South Orange, New Jersey. He received patience from his administration, and rightly so. Six seasons, however, represent more time at a Big East school than many coaches have a right to...
Via The Student Section
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Willard Reflects on Reclamation Season: A Trust Between Coach and Player

Kevin Willard addresses the media Sunday/ NCAA Hoops Digestby Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigest As a member of the press, sometimes you see things that very few other people see.When I first started covering Seton Hall, I would occasionally run into Seton Hall Coach Kevin Willard walking in the hallways of the Prudential Center after a loss. When I asked a fellow reporter what that was...
Via College Hoops Digest
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Dance Hall Days: Seton Hall's 90-81 Victory Over #5 Xavier Assures the Pirates an NCAA Tournament Bid

Derrick Gordon Gets a Win in his Final Home Game/usatodaysports.comby Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigest For Seton Hall fans, the wait was well worth it.Lacking a true signature victory this season, the Seton Hall Pirates played their final home game of the 2015-16 season in front of a sold out crowd at the Prudential Center on Sunday afternoon. Their opponent, the #5 Xavier Musketeers...
Via College Hoops Digest
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall routs No. 5 Xavier in all but locking up NCAA bid

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Desi Rodriguez had career-highs of 27 points and 12 rebounds and Seton Hall all but clinched its first NCAA Tournament berth in a decade with a stunning 90-81 victory over No. 5 Xavier on Sunday. Isaiah Whitehead had 22 points, Angel Delgado added 17 and the Pirates (21-7, 11-5 Big East) used a suffocating defense in knocking off Xavier (25-4, 13-4), just four...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall stuns No. 5 Xavier 90-81

No. 5 Xavier’s celebration over beating No. 1 Villanova earlier this week was short-lived, as the Musketeers couldn’t get the job done against unranked Seton Hall at the Prudential Center today in a 90-81 loss. Desi Rodriguez led the Pirates with 27 points and 12 rebounds, while Isaiah Whitehead chipped in 22 points of his own. Xavier just didn’t have it today, and it was clear...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall Defeats #5 Xavier 90-81

For Seton Hall fans, the wait was well worth it.Lacking a true signature victory this season, the Seton Hall Pirates played their final home game of the 2015-16 season in front of a sold out crowd at the Prudential Center on Sunday afternoon. Their opponent, the #5 Xavier Musketeers were coming off a win over the #1 Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday. A win over Xavier would all but...
Via College Hoops Digest
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Displeased Chris Mack chops his clipboard right in half

No. 5 Xavier had a heck of a time with unranked Seton Hall on Sunday, and head coach Chris Mack took out some frustrations with an impressive martial arts manuever on his clipboard.With the Musketeers -- who entered the game 25-3 overall and projected as a No. 1 seed in many bracket forecasts -- trailing 41-25 and heading to the bench for a timeout, Mack huddled with his coaches...
Via FOX Sports
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier-Seton Hall Preview

A statement-making win over the top team in the nation has Xavier aiming for not only its first Big East regular-season title, but also a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. Those opportunities, however, could quickly evaporate if the fifth-ranked Musketeers can't take care of business against a Seton Hall team that still has something to prove. After James Farr's career-best effort...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Derrick Gordon can be a trailblazer again for Seton Hall | Politi

The first openly gay college basketball player is about to become the first openly gay NCAA Tournament player. Watch video NEWARK -- Derrick Gordon is about to receive nationwide attention for being a trailblazer again, and yes, he knows what that means. The extra media attention. The probing questions. The praise from friends...
Via NJ.com
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

With Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall can do some damage in the NCAA Tournament | Politi

The sophomore star makes this Pirates team dangerous when he's playing at a high level like he did against Providence. Watch video NEWARK -- Seton Hall has spent a decade squarely on the wrong side of the dreaded March bubble (or worse), so fans are forgiven if they bruise their knuckles knocking on wood after reading this...
Via NJ.com
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Isaiah Whitehead boosts tournament and draft stock against Providence

Isaiah Whitehead looked like an NBA player and Seton Hall looked like a tournament team against Providence. Watch video NEWARK -- There were 14 NBA scouts in attendance as Seton Hall hosted Providence on Thursday, many surely there to focus on Friar guard Kris Dunn, a projected NBA lottery pick. But it was Isaiah Whitehead who...
Via NJ.com
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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