Seton Hall to play VCU in Never Forget Games

The long-time rumor has finally been made official: Seton Hall will play VCU at Prudential Center as part of the Never Forget Games.

I’ve heard that Seton Hall and VCU were originally aiming for a home & home series that would start in Newark, but this alternative for Seton Hall isn’t bad: what will likely be classified as a ‘neutral court’ RPI-wise will pretty much be a home game for the Hall assuming low amounts of traveling fans (though VCU will likely travel well).

Will Wade left town (26-9, 14-4) for the LSU job in March and over 40 ppg has left the Rams via graduation or transfer, so VCU may be looking at a transition year ahead of them. Seton Hall shocked a Shaka Smart-coached team 69-54 in the only meeting between the two schools, also on a neutral court.

Set for Saturday, December 9th, the double-header with Cincinnati-Florida will likely be aired on CBS and CBS Sports like last year’s pair of games between Notre Dame-Villanova and Pitt-Penn State; the event is affiliated with the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund.