VIRGINIA TECH (11-1) at SETON HALL (9-3)
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Poliforum Benito Juarez - Cancun, Mexico
SETON HALL STATUS
The Pirates turned in a second straight strong effort against a national Top-10 opponent, but fell short on Saturday losing to #5 Syracuse, 80-73. Seton Hall received another strong scoring effort from junior Jeremy Hazell who finished with 38 points. The three-point sharp-shooter is now averaging a BIG EAST second-best 23.3 points per game and has averaged an astonishing 39.5 ppg in Seton Hall's first two conference games. Herb Pope has a conference-leading nine double-doubles on the season including his 15-point, 17-rebound effort vs. Syracuse.
VIRGINIA TECH STATUS
Virginia Tech enters Saturday's game with an 11-1 record and receiving votes in both Top-25 polls. The Hokies lone loss came at the hands of a common opponent, Temple, 61-50, on Nov. 28. Most recently, Virginia Tech defeated Longwood, 85-50, on Wednesday. Junior Malcolm Delaney leads the team in scoring with 19.8 points per game. Junior Jeff Allen is averaging nearly a double-double. The Hokies have won eight straight.
SETON HALL - VIRGINIA TECH SERIES
Seton Hall and Virginia Tech have continued this young rivalry despite the fact that the Hokies have been gone from the BIG EAST since the 2003-04 season. This will be the third meeting in the last four seasons, all of which played at neutral sites. The Pirates have won four of five all-time meetings including their most recent match-up, a 77-73 victory at the 2008 O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan last season.
LAST FIVE GAMES (SHU, 4-1)
Date - Score - Location
Nov. 23, 2009 - SETON HALL 77, Virginia Tech 73 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Dec. 21, 2006 - Virginia Tech 80, SETON HALL 61 - New York, N.Y.
Jan. 24, 2004 - SETON HALL 83, Virginia Tech 76 - East Rutherford, N.J.
Jan. 5, 2002 - SETON HALL 80, Virginia Tech 72 - Blacksburg, Va.
Dec. 28, 1955 - SETON HALL 64, Virginia Tech 60 - Richmond, Va.
ORANGE OUTLAST PIRATES, 80-73
The Pirates led by as many as 12 late in the first half, but could not hold on as #5 Syracuse defeated Seton Hall, 80-73, on Dec. 29. Seton Hall out-rebounded the larger Orange lineup, 46-to-44, in the loss. With the seven-point loss, the Pirates are the first team to finish within 12 points of the undefeated (13-0) Orange.
Seton Hall is enduring a tough start to the BIG EAST schedule. Four of the Pirates first five opponents are ranked among the top 13 teams in the country. West Virginia was ranked #5 and Syracuse was ranked #6. The Pirates travel to UConn on Jan. 6 and they're ranked #10, and they visit #13 Georgetown on Jan. 14. Seton Hall's only non-ranked opponent during this stretch is Cincinnati, who is currently receiving votes. The Pirates host the Bearcats on Jan. 9.
The start of the BIG EAST schedule has meant a major up-tick in scoring for junior Jeremy Hazell. In non-conference games, Hazell has been averaging an even 20.0 ppg. But through the Pirates first two BIG EAST games, both Top-6 opponents, the 6-foot-5 guard is averaging 39.5 ppg. With his 38-point performance vs. Syracuse, Hazell went from 24th on Seton Hall's all-time scoring list to a tie with Adrian Griffin for 18th all-time with 1,414 career points. In that single game, he passed Darius Lane, James Major, Levell Sanders and teammate Eugene Harvey on the list.
ESPN Regional Television, Inc., a subsidiary of ESPN, in conjunction with Cancun Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the state of Quintana Roo, announced the creation of the Cancun Governor's Cup, an eight-team men's college basketball tournament to be played at the new Poliforum Benito Juarez in Cancun, Mexico. The Cancun Governor's Cup will place an emphasis on supporting youth basketball initiatives within Mexico. In advance of the inaugural Cancun Governor's Cup, which will occur in December 2010, Cancun will host a single-game event in January with Virginia Tech facing off against Seton Hall.
AGAINST THE ACC
Seton Hall has an all-time record of 63-78 against current teams of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Pirates have played the most games against former members of the BIG EAST, Boston College and Miami. Seton Hall has played B.C. 72 times and Miami 23 times. The Pirates have won their last two games against the ACC, a 77-73 victory over Virginia Tech last season and a 74-60 win over Virginia in 2007-08.
STRONG EFFORT FALLS SHORT, 90-84 in OT
Despite a valiant Seton Hall effort against the sixth-ranked team in the country, the Pirates fell in overtime to West Virginia, 90-84, on Dec. 26. Seton Hall found themselves down 10 with only 56 seconds remaining, but rallied to tie the score and send the game into overtime. Junior Jeremy Hazell scored a career-high 41 points, while Herb Pope notched his eighth double-double of the season. Seton Hall lost the rebounding war to the taller Mountaineers, 51-to-44, but grabbed 19 offensive rebounds to only 10 for West Virginia.
MOVING UP THE ASSIST CHART
With his eight-assist performance vs. LIU, senior Eugene Harvey moved up to fourth on Seton Hall's all-time career assist list. He's now only 24 assists away from passing Gerald Greene for third place on the list. Shaheen Holloway (681) and Andre Barrett (662) rank first and second on the career ranking.
Four players have been named captains for the 2009-10 season. Seniors John Garcia and Eugene Harvey have been named a captain for a second straight season. Junior Jeremy Hazell and senior Robert Mitchell are first time honorees.
GONZALEZ RECEIVES EXTENSION
Bobby Gonzalez has received a contract extension to remain the Pirates' men's basketball head coach through the 2014-15 season. "This extension serves as a strong indicator of the University's commitment and support for Bobby Gonzalez as head coach of our men's basketball program," Quinlan said. "We expect to be successful and believe that Coach Gonzalez has taken the necessary steps to position our program for future success. He has made progress with the program in only three years and we are very pleased to have him as our head coach." Gonzalez is in his fourth season as the Seton Hall head coach.
SWISHIN' AND DISHIN'
With 1,411 career points and 505 career assists, senior Eugene Harvey is one of only five Seton Hall players all-time to amass at least 1,200 career points and 400 career assists. Other members include Andre Barrett (1,861/662), Nick Galis (1,651/410), John Morton (1,621/452) and Shaheen Holloway (1,588/681).
500/500 FOR GARCIA
With his 11-rebound performance vs. LIU, fifth-year senior John Garcia became the 34th player in Seton Hall history to record 500 career points and 500 career rebounds. Prior to Garcia, the last Pirate to join the exclusive club was Brian Laing, who finished his career with 1,313 points and 554 rebounds. The last frontcourt player was Kelly Whitney who finished with 1,448 points and 763 rebounds.
RALLY FOR THE AGES
Many fans headed for the exits as the Pirates found themselves down 10 with only 56 seconds remaining against #6 West Virginia on Dec. 26, but Seton Hall wasn't done. A pair of free throws from Eugene Harvey cut the lead to eight with 48 seconds remaining. Jordan Theodore fouled WVU's Da'Sean Butler with 38 seconds remaining, but Butler missed the front end of a one-and-one. Harvey raced the length of the floor for a layup which cut the lead to six with 32 second remaining. Harvey fouled Devin Ebanks, who also missed the front end of a one-and-one. Ferrakohn Hall's dunk pulled the Pirates to within four, 75-71, with 26 seconds left. West Virginia's Wellington Smith turned the ball over which resulted in a made three-pointer by Jeremy Hazell pulling the Pirates to within one with only 17 seconds remaining. Theodore fouled and Butler made both free throws to give the Mountaineers a three-point lead with 13 seconds remaining. Then, with only eight seconds left, Hazell hit a 30-foot three-pointer to tie the game at 77 and complete the outrageous comeback.
CAREER-HIGH FOR HAZELL
Junior Jeremy Hazell scored a career-high 41 points against #6 West Virginia on Dec. 26. The point total is the highest since Terry Dehere dropped 41 on St. John's on Feb. 17, 1993. It is the second 40-point game of the season for the Pirates as teammate Jamel Jackson scored 40 vs. VMI on Dec. 12. It is only the second time in Seton Hall history that two 40-point games have been recorded in the same season. Nick Galis scored 48 vs. Santa Clara and Dawan Scott had 47 vs. Cal-Bakersfield during the 1978-79 season.
Junior Jeremy Hazell broke another Seton Hall record vs. West Virginia on Dec. 26. The 6-foot-5 guard attempted 19 three-pointers, edging Seton Hall's previous single-game record by one, an 18 attempt performance by Darius Lane in the Sweet-16 of the 2000 NCAA Tournament vs. Oklahoma State. Hazell has attempted at least 14 three-pointers in a game 11 times in his career.
RAINING FROM THREE
In only 2+ seasons, junior Jeremy Hazell is quickly moving up the career made three-pointers list. Currently, he ranks fourth all time with 224. He needs 21 more to pass Andre Barrett for third on the list. Hazell is also fourth on the all-time three-pointers attempted list with 656. Terry Dehere leads that list as well with 809 three-pointer attempts all-time.
GONZALEZ VS. METRO AREA
With the victory over NJIT, Seton Hall notched another win over a NY metropolitan area team. Against teams from New York City or the State of New Jersey, the Pirates are 22-5 in the Bobby Gonzalez era. At Seton Hall, Gonzalez's teams have only lost to FDU, Rutgers and St. John's. Furthermore, Gonzalez's teams are 67-26 against said teams when including his seven years at Manhattan.
MORE MILESTONES FOR HARVEY
With 10 points and six assists vs. West Virginia on Dec. 26, senior Eugene Harvey became only the 19th player in Seton Hall history to record 1,400 career points. He also became only the fourth player with 500 career assists. Furthermore, he's only the third player with at least 1,400 career points and 500 career assists. Andre Barrett had 1,861 points and 662 assists, while Shaheen Holloway had 1,588 points and a career-record 681 assists.
PROTECTING THE BALL
Against #6 West Virginia on Dec. 26, Seton Hall committed a season-low six turnovers. It is the fifth time this season that the Pirates have committed 10 or less turnovers in a game. Currently, Seton Hall ranks second in the BIG EAST in turnover margin at +4.17
HONOR ROLL FOR HAZELL
Due largely for his huge, 41-point game vs. #6 West Virginia, junior Jeremy Hazell was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Dec. 28 for the second time this season. Hazell averaged 24.0 points and 6.5 rebounds for the week.
BEAST OF THE BOARDS
Against VMI, sophomore Herb Pope pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds. It is the highest total for a Pirate since Eddie Griffin had 21 rebounds vs. Saint Peter's on 11/27/00.
PIRATES SINK NAVY IN BIG EAST TUNE-UP
After a slow first half, Seton Hall burst out with a huge second half to down Navy, 94-56, in their final game before the start of the BIG EAST schedule. Seton Hall held only a seven-point lead at the half after going only 1-for-8 from three-point range, but rebounded in a big way in half #2, scoring 64 points and hitting on 12-of-18 three-pointers. Seton Hall out-shot 47.1%-to-31.0%, out-rebounded, 52-to-31, and forced more turnovers, 13-to-10, than Navy.
Among those playing well vs. Navy, sophomore Jordan Theodore stands out. In only 21 minutes, Theodore scored a game-high 18 points, and tied career-highs with six rebounds and six assists. The point guard also recorded two steals and was 3-for-4 at both the free-throw line and behind the three-point arc.
SETON HALL WINS 134-107 SCORE-A-THON
Seton Hall scored a team record 134 points as they rolled to a 134-107 victory over VMI last Saturday. Five players scored in double-figures for the Pirates and were led by junior Jamel Jackson's 40 points off the bench. Seton Hall out-shot, 57.8%-to-42.1% and out-rebounded, 54-to-40, the Keydets to improve to a perfect 8-0 on the season.
JACKSON THRILLS WITH PERFORMANCE
Junior Jamel Jackson, who had accumulated 49 total points over the previous seven games, exploded for 40 points against VMI. He did so on 14-for-17 shooting from the field including a team-record 12 three-pointers. The prior record was nine three-pointers set by Shaheen Holloway vs. Boston College, Jan. 4, 1997. Jackson's 40 points were the most scored by a Pirate since Terry Dehere dropped 41 on St. John's, Feb. 17, 1993 until teammate Jeremy Hazell scored 41 vs. West Virginia on Dec. 26.
Against VMI, Jamel Jackson scored 40 points and Jeremy Hazell scored 33 points. It marked the first time since Feb. 9, 2003 that two Pirates scored at least 30 points in the same game. In 2003, Andre Barrett and John Allen both scored 30 points on the nose.
HONOR ROLL FOR POPE
For the third time in the first four weeks, Seton Hall had a member of the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. For a second straight week, that honoree was sophomore Herb Pope. The 6-foot-8 forward was named on Dec. 14 for averaging 18.5 points and 17.5 rebounds in a pair of Seton Hall victories last week. Pope has nine double-doubles on the season and is currently averaging 13.8 points and a BIG EAST-leading 12.3 rebounds per game.
Against VMI, Seton Hall shot 57.8% from the field including 20 made three-pointers. That percentage is the highest since the Pirates shot 58.6% against Monmouth on Dec. 30, 2003.
CAREER-HIGHS TUMBLE DOWN
In Seton Hall's 134-107 victory over VMI, 36 career-highs were made or tied for individual Pirates. This includes Jamel Jackson's career-high of 40 points, Herb Pope's career-high of 20 rebounds and Jeremy Hazell's career-high of five assists.
GAINING NATIONAL ATTENTION
For the third week this year, Seton Hall is receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Released on Monday (12/28), Seton Hall received two votes the AP poll. Earlier this year, the Pirates received as many as 24 AP votes and nine in the Coaches Poll. Seton Hall has not cracked the Top-25 since the 2000-01 season.
134 SETS TEAM RECORD
Seton Hall set a team record with 134 points vs. VMI. The prior record was 120 points scored vs. Scranton on Jan. 26, 1962. Seton Hall entered the game ranked ninth in the nation in scoring and left the game ranked second in the nation in scoring averaging 90.8 points per game (as of the last national rankings - Dec. 14). Seton Hall's 134 points is also the highest point total on the Division I level of any game so far this year.
PIRATES DOMINATE UMASS, 86-68
Seton Hall strolled to their fourth-straight convincing victory with an 86-68 win over UMass on Dec. 7. Four Pirates scored in double-figures and were led by sophomore Herb Pope who picked up his fifth double-double of the season with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Seton Hall tallied a season-high 55 rebounds and shot 44.9% from the field, while holding UMass to an opponent season-low 29.3%.
Seton Hall's 33-point victory over Hartford was the third consecutive large margin of victory for the Pirates. In fact, it marks the first time in program history that Seton Hall won three consecutive games by 29 points or more. On Nov. 28, the Pirates beat LIU 95-66 (+29), on Nov. 30 they defeated NJIT, 93-53 (+40) and on Dec. 3 they took down Hartford, 89-56 (+33).
Seton Hall's victory over NJIT completed another perfect month of November for Seton Hall. In fact, the Pirates are now 19-2 in the month of November under Bobby Gonzalez. During the 2007-08 season, Seton Hall was an impressive 6-0 during the month. The Pirates' only losses in November came to Fairleigh Dickinson in 2006-07 and #12 Memphis last season.
QUIETEST CAREER GAME EVER
Lost in the droves of points scored and Jamel Jackson astonishment was the standout performance of junior Jeremy Hazell vs. VMI. The 6-foot-5 guard tied his season-high with 33 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds for his second career double-double. Additionally, he was a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line, dealt out a career-high five assists and recorded four steals in 31 minutes of action.
HARVEY SHARING THE LOVE
In Seton Hall's victory over Hartford, senior Eugene Harvey dished out a career-high 14 assists. The total ties for the third-most in a single-game in school history. It's also the most since Shaheen Holloway recorded 14 assists during the 1999-00 season. Paul Lape set the record when he dished out 17 assists vs. Saint Peter's on March 1, 1973.
Against Hartford, sophomore Jordan Theodore scored 17 points, while senior Eugene Harvey scored 11. It marks the eighth time that both point guards have scored in double-figures in the same game. It happened six times last year and against LIU earlier this season.
Seton Hall came out swatting vs. NJIT on Nov. 30. The Pirates blocked 11 shots which is the highest total in the Bobby Gonzalez era. Sophomore Herb Pope recorded a season-high five blocks, while junior Robert Mitchell had three, senior John Garcia had two and the unlikeliest of them all, 5-foot-9 Darnell Gatling had one.
DEATH, TAXES AND A POPE DOUBLE-DOUBLE
...are three things that have been a certainty these days. Against West Virginia, sophomore Herb Pope notched his BIG EAST-leading ninth double-double with 15 points and 17 rebounds vs. Syracuse.
PIRATES REGISTER BIG WIN OVER BIG RED
Cornell had won 21 straight home games, the fifth longest streak in the nation, before Seton Hall's impressive 89-79 victory Friday night in Ithaca. The Pirates out-shot, 44.6%-to-44.4%, out-rebounded, 43-to-36, and forced more turnovers, 13-to-8, than Cornell. Despite falling in an 8-0 hole to start the game, Seton Hall led by as many as 18 before rolling to a 10-point victory. Cornell had been receiving votes in both the AP and Coaches Polls prior to the loss.
Seton Hall's 89-79 victory at Cornell snapped the Big Red's 21-game home win streak. It was the longest such streak in the nation at the time. Cornell scored the first eight points of the game, but the Pirates out-scored them 40-to-27 in the rest of the first half.
PRESEASON BIG EAST PREDICTIONS
Seton Hall is predicted to finish 10th in the 16-team BIG EAST Conference. Villanova is the favorite to win the regular-season title in the 2009-10 BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll. Notre Dame's Luke Harangody has been picked as Player of the Year. Cincinnati's Lance Stephenson was selected BIG EAST Rookies of the Year. The lone Seton Hall individual with preseason honors was junior Jeremy Hazell who was selected to the Second Team.
MSG / BIG EAST EXTEND AGREEMENT
Madison Square Garden and the Big East Conference extended the Garden's tenure as the host site for the conference's post-season basketball tournament through 2016, it was announced on Oct. 21. Since 1983, Madison Square Garden has played host to the premier men's college basketball post-season tournament.
PIRATES WELCOME FUQUAN EDWIN
Highly touted 6-foot-6, 205-pound small forward Fuquan Edwin (Paterson, N.J.) has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University and play basketball for the Pirates beginning in the 2010-11 season. As a junior, Edwin averaged 16 points and eight rebounds a game in helping Paterson Catholic to a second consecutive Passaic County Championship. A Second Team All-State and All-County selection, he is the #77-ranked prospect in the Hoop Scoops Top-100. Among the nation's small forwards, Scout.com ranks him #48, while ESPN ranks him as the #23.
JESSE MORGAN TO JOIN PIRATES
Jesse Morgan became the second member of the 2010-11 recruiting class to sign with Seton Hall. The 6-foot-5, 175-pound, shooting guard is highly regarded as an extremely versatile wing player who can shoot the ball well and score in bunches. A First Team All-City selection at Olney High School in his native Philadelphia, he averaged 28 points per game, the third-best total among city-league players, and led the Trojans to a 19-3 record.
Since Seton Hall's buzzer-beating victory over Saint Peter's in the season-opener, the Pirates have averaged 26.3 points in margin of victory in their eight wins since.
With nine points vs. NJIT on Nov. 30, junior Robert Mitchell is became the 105th player in Seton Hall history to record 500 career points. Teammate John Garcia reached the same milestone late last season and is currently tied for 89th all-time with 556 points.
HAZELL EXPLODES FOR 33 POINTS
Junior Jeremy Hazell exploded for a game-high 33 points in a victory at Cornell on Nov. 20. The guard was 12-for-25 from the floor and made five three-pointers. During one stretch in the second half, Hazell scored 10 straight points for Seton Hall. Late in the first half, he also completed a rare four-point play. The performance marked the eighth time in Hazell's career that he has topped the 30-point mark.
BUZZER-BEATER SEALS WIN
The Pirates won their season-opener against Saint Peter's with the help of a buzzer-beating game-winning three-pointer by senior Eugene Harvey, 53-51. Last season's leading-scorer Jeremy Hazell had a rare night where he was 0-for-10 from the field, but other Pirates stepped up. Harvey led the team with 16 points, while junior Robert Mitchell chipped in 11 points.
AT PRUDENTIAL CENTER
This season Seton Hall is 7-3 at Prudential Center and is 29-15 all-time in the building. Furthermore, Seton Hall is 8-12 all-time at Prudential Center against BIG EAST opponents.
PIRATES HOST FOR 2011 NCAA REGIONAL
Seton Hall University has been named a host institution for the Regional Round of the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. In conjunction with Seton Hall serving as host, the Prudential Center will be the competition venue for two games of the regional semifinals on March 25, 2011 and the regional final on March 27, 2011. It will mark the first time the City of Newark has hosted the event. It is the first time Seton Hall has hosted a round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship since 1999.
HAMPTON ADDED TO 2009-10 STAFF
Colin Hampton has been hired as Coordinator of Basketball Operations. In this role, Hampton will assist in ensuring the team's academic goals and will work closely with Seton Hall's office of academic support services for student-athletes. He will also be the Pirates' primary video operative and aid in game-to-game scouting. No stranger to Seton Hall basketball, Hampton is fresh off two years of managerial experience with the team. During this time, he served as assistant video coordinator in addition to his typical manager responsibilities.
HALL SIGNS JACKSON
After spending two years at a junior college, Jamel Jackson will bolster the Pirates' backcourt in 2009-10. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound shooting guard originally committed to Seton Hall last spring, but decided to return to Technical Career Institute (TCI) in Manhattan, N.Y. for his sophomore year in order to concentrate on academics. Jackson will have two years of playing eligibility remaining once he joins Seton Hall. A Third Team All-American and Region XV Player of the Year as a freshman at TCI, Jackson brings a reputation as an excellent shooter to South Orange. He averaged 24.5 points per game as a freshman and 21.5 points per game as a sophomore. The talented guard was also named to the 2008 All-Sportsmanship Team.
SETON SIGNS HALL
Ferrakohn Hall (Memphis, Tenn.) a 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward and true freshman will join the Pirates in 2009-10. A First Team All-State selection as a senior at White Station High School in Memphis, Tenn., Hall averaged 15 points and nine rebounds per game while leading his team in blocks. An athletic forward, he earned All-District 15 honors and was a nominee for selection as a McDonald's All-American. In two seasons at White Station, Hall guided the Spartans to a 58-20 record and two appearances in the Class AAA Tennessee State Championship. He ranks as the #46 power forward recruit in the nation by rivals.com, and #38 among all small forwards by ESPNU.com.
HARVEY NEAR TRIP-DUB
Senior Eugene Harvey flirted again with a triple-double. Against LIU, he scored 18 points, dished out eight assists and recorded a career-high seven steals in only 28 minutes of action. Last season, Harvey came close with 12 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists vs. Columbia. Seton Hall has had only one triple-double in its history... Eddie Griffin vs. Norfolk State during the 2000-01 season.
DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE
At Cornell, both Herb Pope and Robert Mitchell registered double-doubles. Pope finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Mitchell notched 14 points and 10 rebounds. It was the first time that two Pirates had recorded double-doubles in the same game since John Garcia and Eugene Harvey recorded them vs. Columbia last season.
CAREER NIGHT FOR THEODORE
Sophomore Jordan Theodore came off the bench to record a career-high 20 points on 6-for-10 shooting at Cornell. The 6-foot back-up point guard also grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists in 28 minutes of action.
241 SETS COMBINED POINTS RECORD
Seton Hall and VMI combined to score 241 points on Dec. 12. That sets the Seton Hall record for combined points in a single-game. The prior record was 222 achieved most recently only two seasons ago when the Pirates defeated James Madison, 112-110, on Dec. 22, 2007.
Against Navy, every Seton Hall player saw action and most saw significant minutes. In the Pirates' 94-56 blowout, 11-of-13 players played at least 12 minutes, but no one played more than 22.
WELCOME LAWRENCE & ROBINSON
Seton Hall's game vs. Temple on Dec. 19 was the season debut for transfers Keon Lawrence and Jeff Robinson. Lawrence played 28 minutes and scored 11 points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked four shots. Robinson played 15 minutes and scored five points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked two shots despite being in foul trouble.
PIRATES TROUNCE NJIT, 93-53
Seton Hall enjoyed their second easy victory in as many games with a 93-53 trouncing of NJIT on Monday. Despite a slow start, the Pirates used a 23-4 run to pull away for the easy win. Four players scored in double-figures for the Pirates. Seton Hall out-shot, 50.0%-to-30.6%, out-rebounded, 47-to-39, and forced more turnovers, 18-to-12, than the Highlanders.
PIRATES ENJOY YEAR THREE IN PRUDENTIAL CENTER
Seton Hall is in their third year at the Prudential Center with 10 sellouts under its belt. The Pirates had five sellouts in year one and three more last season. Seton Hall has sold out each of the first two BIG EAST Conference games so far this season. This year, Seton Hall has 17 home games including marquee match-ups against West Virginia, Syracuse, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Marquette and in-state, arch-rival Rutgers.
GARY & DAVE RETURN
The broadcast team of Gary Cohen and Dave Popkin will be back for their seventh season covering Seton Hall on the Pirates' radio flagship station, 77WABC. For the third straight year, all Seton Hall broadcasts will be heard on 77WABC. The 2009-10 season marks the 21st season for radio engineer Mike Infantino.
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Go to www.SHUpirates.com to listen to all of Seton Hall's home and away games as a part of the Hall Pass. Gary Cohen and Dave Popkin will bring you all the action. New for the 2009-10 season, all of Seton Hall's non-televised games will be carried via live VIDEO stream as part of the Hall Pass package. Watch all of the action live while listening to Gary and Dave's radio broadcast. Get the HALL PASS Today!
Seton Hall's slate features 10 games on national television. All 18 of the Pirates' BIG EAST match-ups will be televised either nationally or regionally this season. Seton Hall will play in the first conference game of the year, Saturday, Dec. 26 vs. West Virginia, on CBS at 3:30 p.m. Following the CBS game, the Pirates will appear on national TV on Jan. 2 vs. Virginia Tech on ESPN2, Jan. 14 at Georgetown on ESPN or ESPN2, Jan. 21 vs. Louisville on ESPN or ESPN2, Jan. 28 at USF on ESPN or ESPN2, Feb. 2 at Villanova on ESPNU, Feb. 11 vs. Notre Dame on ESPNU, Feb. 20 at West Virginia on ESPN, Mar. 4 at Rutgers on ESPN or ESPN2 and Mar. 6 at Providence on ESPN360. The remaining nine conference games will be BIG EAST Network local telecasts with seven being broadcasted on SNY, one being shown on MSG and one being shown on MSG+. The Pirates' game vs. DePaul on Sunday, February 14 is the BIG EAST Network Game of the Week.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Time: 9:00 p.m.
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NOTEBOOK: Seton Hall will play their first non-neutral road game in over a month when they visit #10 Connecticut on Wednesday, Jan. 6. It will be their third straight Top-10 opponent to begin the BIG EAST Conference schedule. The Pirates have lost nine straight games, 16-of-17 and 23-of-25 to the Huskies. Last season, Seton Hall played them twice, the lost 76-61 in Hartford when UConn was ranked fourth in the nation and 62-54 at the Prudential Center when they were ranked #1. Connecticut returns three starters from a team that went 31-5 and advanced to the Final Four last season. Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun leads a group that includes leading scorer Kevin Dyson, marquee rebounder Stanley Robinson and point guard Kemba Walker.