Seton Hall will travel beyond the West Coast when they take on Hawaii and California as part of the FOX Sports Pearl Harbor Invitational in early December.
Originally thought to just be a two-game event with the Hall taking on Cal in a one-off, the University officially announced on Tuesday that the Pirates will first face off with Hawaii on December 6th prior to clashing with California the next day; Princeton is the fourth team in the pre-scheduled field.
Broadcasting details have not been announced, but one would hope that at least Seton Hall – California gets shown on FOX’s flagship station despite the above graphic that specifically plugs Fox Sports 1. Coming from the Pac-12, the Golden Bears are another program under the FOX umbrella and return an adept team this season that will also want to be promoted.
Cuonzo Martin loses key guys in Tyrone Wallace (NBA), Jaylen Brown (NBA) and Jordan Matthews (transfer) but has added graduate transfer point guard Grant Mullins from Columbia and retains two key cogs in Jabari Bird (10.4 ppg) and NBA-hopeful center Ivan Rabb (12.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg).
The team that upset Cal in the first round of the NCAA tournament, one would think host school Hawaii shouldn’t be overlooked in the Hall’s opener, but the ‘Bows lose their top five scorers, accounting for over 78-percent of their scoring.
Seton Hall’s non-conference schedule now boasts 12 games:
Opener at Walsh – Fairleigh Dickinson
November 16 – @Iowa (Gavitt Games)
November 24-27 – AdvoCare Classic (Gonzaga, Miami, Iowa State, Stanford, Ind. St., Quinn.)
December 1 – Columbia (H)
December 6 – Pearl Harbor Invitational vs. Hawaii
December 7 -Pearl Harbor Invitational vs. California
December 12 – South Carolina @ MSG – Under Armour event
December 23 – Rutgers
Saint Peter’s (H)