You’ve got to give Kevin Willard credit. The Seton Hall coach knew after last season he desperately needed to upgrade the talent on his roster, and he did just that again on Thursday by nabbing a commitment from Lincoln shooting guard Isaiah Whitehead.
The Seton Hall Pirates (15-17) waited until the final minute of regulation to make it interesting, but the team from South Orange rallied in overtime to a 46-42 victory over the South Florida Bulls (12-19).
Willard won’t have a point guard nearly as good as Machado or Theodore during the upcoming season at Seton Hall — and the position, which has been such a big part the coach’s success when he’s had good teams, is a virtual unknown.
Seton Hall was hoping to get sent anywhere in the NCAA tournament. Instead, they wound up at home with a No. 1 seed in the NIT.
No one predicted it in October — but on February 14, Seton Hall has a legitimate chance to go where they haven’t been since 2006 — the NCAA Tournament.
Who saw this one coming? Kevin Willard has reconstructed the Pirates into a cohesive, unselfish team that is playing the second best basketball in the Big East.
Welcome back to the national spotlight, No. 24 Seton Hall.
The Seton Hall Pirates upset #8 UConn 75-63 last night at home in a game that was not as close as the final score. WFAN’s Vin Parise had the chance to catch up with Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard.
Getting embarrassed by No. 1 Syracuse last week angered Seton Hall seniors Jordan Theodore and Herb Pope so much they vowed to make the Pirates’ upcoming opponents pay.
Take the pictures and put them away. There’s a strong chance Seton Hall might never again have a power forward the caliber of Herb Pope.
Jim Valvano used to say all that matters in college basketball is surviving and advancing and that’s exactly what happened for Kevin Willard’s Seton Hall team against St. Francis on Saturday night.
I had the chance to visit with the Seton Hall Pirates down in Jersey this week. Here’s my chat with 2nd year head coach Kevin Willard…
One of the big keys for Seton Hall during the upcoming season will be whether or not the Pirates can find a quality second guard to play next to Jordan Theodore.
How dare I forget the magical month of March. It really is embarrassing, shameful even. This is the time of year that college basketball players live for.
When Steve Lavin’s St. John’s team takes the court against Rutgers at MSG this afternoon it’s going to be electric.