More unused quotes from Kevin Willard and Ish Sanogo, my thoughts on the experience at the Pepsi Center last night and more tidbits in a season finale notebook.
DENVER – Midnight struck — literally and figuratively — on a program-reviving Seton Hall season in a humbling 68-52 defeat at the hands of Gonzaga late last night at the Pepsi Center.
Wednesday in Denver officially kicked off a March Madness ride the Pirates have been without for the last decade.
NEW YORK – Trailing 52-51 with 11 to play after throwing away a 14-point lead, it looked like Seton Hall was going to be shocked by Creighton and the hot shooting hand of Cole Huff (35 points, 7-11 3pt), but a hard-nosed closing quarter from the Hall, mainly from their guards, got the job done […]
Looking back at the past two months since Seton Hall was clobbered 82-67 at home by Creighton in a defeat that spawned worrying tremors, it’s amazing how much has transpired as the two schools gear up to clash in the 3-6 game late on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
Again taking on Butler following four consecutive victories, Seton Hall will try once more to win five straight in Big East play for the first time since 2009.
In search of a win that should leap-frog them over Providence in most projected brackets and supply the first 20-win season since 2011-12, Seton Hall (19-7, 9-5) will host a slumping Friar team on Thursday night at Prudential Center.
Thinking back a week and a half ago, Seton Hall’s prime time Saturday night clash with Georgetown at Prudential Center carried plenty of post-season importance. Their return game in the nation’s capital on Wednesday will hold equal weight as the Hall looks to make an NCAA push following a week off.
NEWARK – I wouldn’t chalk it up to a self-fulfilling prophecy, but Kevin Willard warned us post-Georgetown that he didn’t think his team was where they should be defensively, and boy did it show in an 81-75 loss to a fun-to-watch Butler team on Wednesday at Prudential Center.
Winners of four straight, sitting third in the Big East and in the hunt for a ranking, Seton Hall (17-6, 7-4) hosts a Butler (16-7, 5-6) team that was once ranked before getting off to a slow start in league play.