Let the Good Times Roll

The Seton Hall Pirates were back in action today as they hosted the Georgetown Hoyas at the Prudential Center. The Pirates were looking to pick up a fourth straight win, and further solidify their NCAA tournament standing. With Providence losing today, the winner of this game would gain sole possession of third place in the Big East. Ultimately, the Pirates would come out on top 69-61.

Both teams came out with a tough attitude and the first half was a very physical one. The two teams traded leads throughout the first half. Angel Delgado had the hot hand for the Pirates, and L.J. Peak had a solid first half for the Hoyas. The three pointer was the main weapon for Peak as he knocked down 3 of them in the first half. Isaiah Whitehead didn’t have his shot in the first half, but other Pirates stepped up to fill the void. The Pirates would end up taking a 30-29 lead into the locker room.

The Hoyas were led in the first half by L.J. Peak with 9 points and 2 rebounds. Jessie Govan and D’Vaunted Smith-Rivera each added 6 points for the Hoyas. Isaac Copeland led the Hoyas with 5 rebounds in the first half. Georgetown shot 30% from the field in the first half and 33.3% from beyond the arc. The Hoyas turned the ball over 8 times in the first half.

The Pirates were led by Angel Delgado with 8 points and 7 rebounds in the first half. Derrick Gordon added 7 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals. Isaiah Whitehead led the Pirates with 3 assists. Seton Hall shot 35.3% from the field in the first half and 11.1% from beyond the arc. The Pirates turned the ball over 4 times in the first half.

The second half started the same as the first. The two teams traded leads until 15:19 remaining in the half when Derrick Gordon tied the game at 38. A layup from Khadeen Carrington would give the Pirates a 2 point lead and they would lead the rest of the way. The Pirates would hold off a charge from Georgetown down the stretch. Seton Hall led by as much as 9 points en route to a 69-61 victory over the Georgetown Hoyas.

Georgetown was led by Isaac Copeland who scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. L.J. Peak added 17 points and hauled in 8 rebounds. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera chipped in 11 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and dished out 4 assists. Marcus Derrickson and Bradley Hayes each grabbed 6 rebounds for the Hoyas. Georgetown shot 33.9% from the floor and 30% from beyond the arc.

Seton Hall was led by Angel Delgado with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Isaiah Whitehead had 16 points and led the team with 4 assists. Ismael Sanogo had a strong game with 7 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Derrick Gordon chipped in 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. The Pirates shot 37.1% from the floor and 20% from beyond the arc.

With the loss the Hoyas fall to 13-11 overall and 6-5 in Big East play. With the win the Pirates improve to 17-6 overall and 7-4 in the Big East. The Pirates now take over sole possession of third place in the conference. The Hoyas will now head home to take on the St. John’s Red Storm on Monday. The Pirates will host the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday.

Check out the PPI to see which Pirates players excelled. The Pirates may have a chance to break into the top 25 this week. We will have full coverage of the Butler game on Wednesday. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.

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Pirates Sweep Away Golden Eagles

The Seton Hall Pirates were back in action today at the Prudential Center as they took on the Marquette Golden Eagles. Before the game, we had the chance to speak to our good friend Jack Goods. Jack’s answers can be found on our previous post, but we would again like to extend a big thank you to him for all of his insight. The Pirates ended up cruising to a 79-62 victory against Marquette.

The first half was very closely contested. The teams traded buckets early on in the game. Luke Fischer and Angel Delgado both came out aggressive and led their teams in the first half. The Pirates were looking to stifle freshman sensation Henry Ellenson. Ellenson was coming off a huge game against Butler where he put up 32 points and 10 rebounds. The Pirates did a good job of frustrating Ellenson in the first half, and it helped to slow down the attack of the Golden Eagles. A Khadeen Carrington layup with 5:28 remaining in the half gave the Pirates a 9 point lead. However, Marquette would chip away at the lead and go into halftime trailing the Pirates 34-31.

The Golden Eagles were led in the first half by Luke Fischer who posted 11 points and 4 rebounds as well as 3 assists. Henry Ellenson added 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Jajuan Johnson chipped in 5 points for Marquette in the first half. The Golden Eagles shot 42.4% from the field in the first half and 22.2% from beyond the arc. The Golden Eagles turned the ball over 7 times in the first half.

The Pirates were led in the first half by Angel Delgado who had 8 points and 6 rebounds. Isaiah Whitehead added 7 points, and Desi Rodriguez grabbed 8 boards. Khadeen Carrington led the Pirates with 5 assists in the first half. Derrick Gordon posted 8 points as well in the first half to share the team lead with Delgado. The Pirates shot 43.8% from the field in the first half and 25% from beyond the arc. They turned the ball over 6 times but had 12 assists in the first half.

The first half of the second half was still a game that was up for grabs. Immediately to start the half Henry Ellenson would knock down a three pointer and tie the game. The Pirates would build a lead, but Marquette would keep cutting it down. With 11:05 left in the game, Jajuan Johnson would hit a pair of free throws to cut the lead to 3. Isaiah Whitehead, Derrick Gordon, and Khadeen Carrington would each hit three pointers in the next 3 possessions and the Pirates would stretch the lead to 10 points. The Pirates would ultimately build an 18 point lead and end up winning by a score of 79-62.

The Golden Eagles were led overall by Luke Fischer who scored 17 points, grabbed 6 boards, and dished out 3 assists. Jajuan Johnson added 15 points and 4 rebounds. Henry Ellenson had a double double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Duane Wilson had 8 points for Marquette. The Golden Eagles shot 40.7% from the floor and 26.3% from beyond the arc.

The Pirates were led by Angel Delgado who put up 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Isaiah Whitehead also had a great game with 21 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds. Derrick Gordon and Khadeen Carrington each posted 13 points for the Pirates. Isaiah Whitehead also blocked 3 shots on the night. The Pirate shot 50% from the floor and 35.3% from beyond the arc.

With the loss the Golden Eagles fall to 15-8 overall and 4-6 in Big East play. With the win the Pirates improve to 16-6 overall and 6-4 in Big East play. Marquette will now head to Cincinnati to take on the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday. The Pirates will host the Georgetown Hoyas at the Prudential Center on Saturday.

A big thank you again goes out to Jack Goods! He can be followed on twitter @GoodsOnSports. He is a great follow and a terrific journalist! Check out the PPI below to see which Pirates players performed at a high level. We will have full coverage of the Georgetown game on Saturday. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.

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Pirates Get Revenge

The Seton Hall Pirates were back in action today as they took on the Creighton Bluejays. The Pirates were looking to avenge an 82-67 loss back on January 9. The Pirates would come into Omaha and knock out the Bluejays 75-65. Before the game we spoke to Anthony Robinson who can be found on twitter @ARobinson_. He is a great journalist and is well worth a follow! He gave us some great insight on the game which can be seen in our previous post.

Both teams started slowly to begin the game. The first five minutes were defined by great defense and poor offensive execution. Angel Delgado and Ismael Sanogo both came out strong in the first few minutes for the Pirates. With 15:53 remaining in the first half, Isaiah Zierded knocked down a jumper to tie the game at 6. The Pirates would then take the lead and never relinquish it for the remainder of the game. The two teams remained very close throughout much of the first half before the Pirates pulled away late. The Pirates would go into halftime leading 40-27.

The Bluejays were led by James Milliken with 9 points. Maurice Watson Jr. added 6 points for the Bluejays. Isaiah Zierden led Creighton in the first half with 3 rebounds, and Watson Jr. led the team with 4 assists. The Bluejays shot just 23.1% from beyond the arc and had no offensive rebounds in the first half.

The Pirates were led in the first half by Angel Delgado with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Desi Rodriguez tied Delgado for the lead in rebounds with 5, and he added 7 points. Isaiah Whitehead led the Pirates with 4 assists in the first half.

The Pirates came out red hot to start the second half. Creighton would score the first two points of the second half, but then the Pirates would score the next 7 points to open up an 18 point lead. With 16:50 to go in the second half, a Desi Rodriguez three pointer would give the Pirates a 22 point lead. The Bluejays were resilient though, and would grind the Seton Hall lead down to 10 points. However, Isaiah Whitehead would answer with a three pointer and help stabilize the Pirates lead. The lead would never drop below 10 points, and the Pirates would come away with a 75-65 win over Creighton.

The Bluejays were led overall by James Milliken with 21 points. The only other player to score in double figures was Maurice Watson Jr. who scored 14 for Creighton. Watson Jr. led the Bluejays with 6 assists. Zach Hanson led Creighton on the boards with 6 rebounds. In the previous meeting, Geoffrey Groselle put up 20 points on the Pirates. He was injured during this game and the Pirates took advantage. The Pirates demolished the Bluejays on the boards. The Pirates grabbed 17 offensive rebounds to just 6 for the Bluejays.

The Pirates were led by Isaiah Whitehead who led the Pirates in points and assists with 22 and 6, respectively. Angel Delgado posted a double double with 13 points and a team high 12 boards. Desi Rodriguez also posted a double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Ismael Sanogo chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds.

With the loss the Bluejays fall to 14-8 overall and 5-4 in Big East play. With the victory the Pirates improve to 15-6 overall and 5-4 in Big East play. Creighton will now head to Philadelphia to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday. The Pirates will return home to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Wednesday.

We would again like to give a huge thank you to Anthony Robinson. He is a great friend of the site and is a tremendous journalist. Check out the PPI chart to see which Pirates did the best today. We will have full coverage of the Marquette game on Wednesday. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.

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Pirates Weather the Red Storm, Drown Johnnies

The Seton Hall Pirates were back in action tonight at the Prudential Center to take on the St. John’s Red Storm. Before the game we spoke to Carmine Carcieri who writes for Rumble in The Garden, the SB Nation page for St. John’s. His answers to our questions can be seen in our previous post. The Pirates had a tough go of things early but would turn it on to down the Red Storm 79-60.

The Pirates started slow in the first half of this game. Sloppy play and a myriad of turnovers led to St. John’s jumping in front early. With 10:07 left in the first half the Red Storm held an 18-10 lead. The Pirates would then begin to chip into the lead and tie the game with 5:31 to go in the first half. Desi Rodriguez would then give the Pirates a two point lead and from there the Pirates would build a lead to go into the break. The highlight of the first half was Desi Rodriguez throwing down an alley oop from Derrick Gordon. The Pirates would take a 34-26 lead into the locker room.

In the first half the Johnnies were led by Christian Jones with 8 points and 3 rebounds. Kassoum Yakwe led St. John’s with 5 rebounds in the first half. Ron Mvouika added 6 points and 4 rebounds. St. John’s shot just 27% from the field in the first half.

The Pirates were led by Isaiah Whitehead in the first half with 10 points and 4 rebounds. Desi Rodriguez added 6 points and 4 rebounds. Ismael Sanogo chipped in 6 points and 5 rebounds. Angel Delgado led the Pirates in the first half with 8 rebounds.

The second half was dominated by the Pirates. Seton Hall came out and scored the first 8 points of the second half. With 17:31 to go in the second half, an Angel Delgado layup gave the Pirates a 42-26 lead. The Pirates would pad their lead throughout the second half. The Pirates led by as much as 28 points in the second half. There were many stand out performers in the second half for the Hall. One of the more unlikely ones was Dalton Soffer. The freshman came on and hit 2 three pointers to help extend the lead for the Pirates. Angel Delgado and Isaiah Whitehead also had huge games for the Pirates. Ultimately, the Pirates would cruise to a 79-60 victory over the Red Storm.

The Johnnies were led by Christian Jones with 15 points and 3 steals. Kassoum Yakwe led the Red Storm on the glass with 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Durand Johnson, Federico Mussini, and Ron Mvouika all scored 9 points for St. John’s. The Red Storm shot just 29.2% from the field and 37.5% from beyond the arc.

The Pirates were led by Angel Delgado tonight. The sophomore from the Dominican Republic 15 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for the Hall. He dominated down low and was a big reason the Pirates had such a great game. Isaiah Whitehead was the leading scorer with 19 points and he also grabbed 7 rebounds. Khadeen Carrington also scored in double digits as he added 11 points and dished out 5 assists. Ismael Sanogo chipped in 8 points and 7 rebounds. Derrick Gordon had a solid game with 8 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.

With the loss the Red Storm falls to 7-14 overall and 0-8 in Big East play. With the victory the Pirates improve to 14-6 overall and 4-4 in Big East play. St. John’s will now head home to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Sunday. The Pirates will travel to Nebraska to take on the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday night.

We would like to give a big thank you to Carmine Carcieri for his insight into the St. John’s program. He is a terrific journalist and I would highly recommend checking out his recap which can be accessed here. Check out the PPI to see which Pirates players performed well tonight. We will have full coverage of the Creighton game on Saturday. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.

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