Newark, N.J. — Seton Hall was the second-best team for the majority of their 76-74 rallying win over St. John’s in their Big East opener, but they took punches and dug deep when it counted. This is not an anomaly, but a growing trend for a young team experiencing a growth spurt.
Five Pirates reached double figures for the first time this season while Seton Hall held New Hampshire in check defensively in a 77-57 win at Prudential Center.
Seton Hall hit just three of their last fifteen shots and wilted on offense down the stretch in a disappointing loss to Louisville after leading by as many as nine in the second half.
Seton Hall dominated Wagner over the closing 30 minutes en route to a commanding 89-49 win to jump-start a new era. Quotes from Kevin Willard, Myles Powell, Mike Nzei and some of my thoughts to recap an encouraging opener.
SOUTH ORANGE — When former walk-on Shavar Reynolds Jr. was upgraded from walk-on to scholarship player during the off-season by Kevin Willard, most Seton Hall fans probably thought it was a product of extra roster space and Reynolds’ financial situation.