The five stages of grief have been ever-present since Seton Hall bowed out to Kansas on Saturday night, but it’s becoming time for the final step in the process: acceptance and moving on.
WICHITA — At first, the father-son relationship that Seton Hall’s seniors and Kevin Willard kept mentioning toward the tail-end of this season sounded more metaphorical than actual. Turns out, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
WICHITA — Seton Hall and its senior class ended their four-year journey in a 83-79 loss to Kansas the only way they knew how: fighting as a family until the bitter end.
WICHITA — Seton Hall and its seniors battled Kansas to the very bitter end, but they ultimately couldn’t turn around a 13-point deficit and came up short, 83-79.
WICHITA — Waking up today, this is the reality for Seton Hall basketball: either they will upset Kansas tonight, or this senior class will have played its final minutes in Pirate blue. Either way, it’s going to be an emotional roller coaster.
WICHITA — Seton Hall displayed no signs of nervousness during today’s media session ahead of the Pirates’ prime time matchup with one-seed Kansas on Saturday.
WICHITA — The legacy of Seton Hall’s seniors we’ve talked about ad nauseam? It just received a significant boost.
WICHITA — Seton Hall played some of its best basketball of the season and knocked off North Carolina State 94-83 to win their first NCAA tournament game since 2004.
Since immediately after Seton Hall’s collapse against Arkansas last March, the success of 2017-18 was to ride upon one thing: advancing in the NCAA tournament.
Up until Senior Night, nothing over this season has truly indicated that this veteran-led Seton Hall team is thinking about the end of the senior class’ chapter.