Seton Hall has added Staten Island-based school Wagner to their 2015-16 non-conference schedule, which is nearing completion.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 11, 2015
With only a few spots to officially fill on their non-league slate for next year, it’s been reported that the Hall will host Wagner in November, which will be toward the very front of their schedule and just prior to traveling to Charleston, South Carolina for the Charleston Classic.
This is how the schedule shapes up so far:
Nov 15 – Wagner
Nov 19-22 – Charleston Classic (3 games)
Nov 28 – Georgia
Dec 2 – @ George Washington
Dec 5 – @ Rutgers
Dec 15 – Saint Peter’s
Dec 19 – Wichita St
Dec 22 – South Florida
With two or potentially three more games to announce, one of which may be a game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Wagner is a decent but not great addition. After three straight seasons with 19 or more wins under Danny Hurley and current head coach Bashir Mason, the Seahawks dipped to 10-20 last year.
Wagner loses their leading scorer in guard Marcus Burton (17.5 ppg), but little else while adding junior college forward Brandon Rosser, who averaged 17.2 ppg and 6.2 rpg at Central Arizona College, and Michigan State transfer Dwaun Anderson. A 6-foot-4 wing, Anderson averaged 5.5 ppg and 3 rpg for Wagner in 2013-14 before breaking his hand last season and playing just six minutes (he received a medical redshirt); Anderson had considered Seton Hall when he left East Lansing several years ago.
I had included the Seahawks in my non-conference scheduling cheat sheet after they just barely made my cutoff of being a top-200 KenPom team over a three-year span.