Pirates recognized for academic and athletic achievements during the 2013-14 year
A look back at the week that was for the Pirates in the Big Apple
Sterling Gibbs hit a step-back jumper at the buzzer and Seton Hall stunned No. 3 Villanova 64-63.
Pirates will face Butler for the third time this season Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden.
Pirates visit Benjamin Franklin Elementary and The League Inc. Pre School.
Seton Hall vs. Villanova - USATSI Gallery
Seton Hall men's basketball
USATSI Gallery, men's basketball
USATSI gallery, men's basketball
Seton Hall men's basketball
2013-2014: Started 21 of 32 appearances... Scored a team-leading 421 points and ranked 16th in the BIG EAST averaging 13.2 points per game... Finished third in the BIG EAST with a 4.4 assist average against conference opponents... Dished out team-highs in assists in 13 of 18 BIG EAST games... Finished fourth overall in the BIG EAST with 4.2 assists per game and a 2.0 assist/turnover ratio... Posted double-figures a team-best 23 times... Led the team in assists 22 times and in scoring on seven occasions... Registered six 20-point performances... Had 12 double-digit scoring efforts in 17 BIG EAST appearances, including a pair of 20-point games... Scored double-figures in 15 of first 18 games at Seton Hall, including a 23 point effort going 17-of-23 (.739) at the free-throw line in Pirate debut versus Niagara (11/9)... Recorded a game-high 26 points shooting 4-for-8 (.500) from the field and 17-for-20 (.850) at the line to go with five assists against Oklahoma (11/22) at Barclays Center... Registered double-figures in 11 straight games from 12/5 to 1/23... Scored a career-high 27 points shooting 7-for-12 (.583) from the field, 3-for-4 (.750) from downtown and 10-for-10 at the line in a win at Rutgers (12/8)... Topped off a 15 point and career-high 43 minute performance by hitting the decisive free-throws with 3.3 seconds to go in a double-overtime victory at Providence to open BIG EAST action... Handed out a career-high nine assists and had 11 points in a victory at Georgetown (1/18)... Delivered 20 point performances at St. John's (1/23) and against Providence (2/28)... Averaged 7.7 points and a team-high 4.7 assists over 29.7 minutes of action in three BIG EAST Tournament games off the bench... Posted 10 points, including the game-winning step back jumper at the buzzer to defeat No.3 Villanova (3/13) in the quarterfinals... Registered 13 points and dished out six assists for the second straight game in the BIG EAST Tournament semifinals against Providence (3/14).
2012-2013: Sat out per NCAA transfer regulations.
2011-2012 (at Texas): Played in 30 of the team's 34 games... Averaged 2.6 points and 0.7 assists in 7.5 minutes per contest... Converted 24-of-53 (.453) field goals, including 13-of-35 (.371) from three-point range, and 17-of-22 (.773) free throws... Posted a season-high 14 points on 5-of-5 field goals, connecting on three triples in 18 minutes during a win against Nicholls State (12/13).
BEFORE SETON HALL: Starred at Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, N.J... Averaged 20.8 points, 4.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game during his senior season... Earned First Team All-State honors from the Newark Star Ledger as a senior... Guided Seton Hall Prep to a 26-4 record and the Essex County Tournament championship in his senior year... Averaged 22.7 points and eight assists per game as a junior while leading the Pirates to a 26-3 mark... Holds the school's career scoring record (1,984 points).
PERSONAL: Full name is Sterling Dupree Gibbs... Son of Jacqui and Temple Gibbs... Father, Temple, played football at Temple University... Has two brothers, Ashton Gibbs, who was a First Team All-BIG EAST performer in basketball at the University of Pittsburgh, and T.J. Gibbs, who attends Seton Hall Prep... Born July 17, 1993 in Newark, N.J.