Seton Hall Pirates Basketball Schedule
Seton Hall has had a men's basketball team every year since the 1908-1909
season, making it one of the oldest programs in the country. As such, it has a devoted fan base with many families having
been Pirates fans for generations. College basketball season is a huge deal in Newark and there is arguably no place more
exciting to be in the country than at Prudential Center when the Seton Hall Pirates take the court. After several down years
the Pirates have finally recovered from their NCAA sanctions and are ready to fight their way back to national relevance.
Head coach Kevin Willard is preparing to take the team back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006 and will
have some help on the court from high-scoring guard Isaiah Whitehead and incoming freshman Angel Delgado who could be a monster
on the boards. This is not lost on the thousands of fans who come out to Pirates games and eagerly cheer on the home team.
Be sure to get your tickets for all of the biggest Seton Hall Pirates games from StubHub as soon as possible while you can
still get some of the best seats in the house and be up close to all of the action.
This year the Seton Hall Pirates
will once again have their hands full as they go up against some of the best teams in the country during the 2014-2015 season.
The Pirates have games at the Prudential Center against Caldwell College Cougars, the Mercer Bears, the George Washington
Colonials, the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the Saint Peters Peacocks, and the Maine Black
Bears all before conference play gets underway. Once Big East play begins the Pirates will have home games against the St.
John's Red Storm, the Villanova Wildcats, the Butler Bulldogs, the DePaul Blue Demons, the Xavier Musketeers, the Marquette
Golden Eagles, the Georgetown Hoyas, the Creighton Bluejays, and the Providence Friars. There are plenty of chances to see
the Pirates in action at the Prudential Center this season, just take a look at the schedule and pick out the games you can
Seton Hall Pirates Basketball Conference
Several conferences have experienced significant changes
in recent years, but perhaps none more so than the Big East. The conference has annually been one of the top college basketball
conferences in the country and remains an incredibly tough league. Traditional powerhouses like Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Louisville,
and others may have left but the conference still has plenty of quality college hoops teams. There are currently ten teams
in the Big East: Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, and Xavier.
All of the schools except for Butler are Catholic universities, and each and every one of them have a strong basketball tradition
with a history of deep runs in the NCAA Tournament. The Big East is clearly still as competitive as it ever was and there
is never a bad match up during the regular season. It remains a multi-bid conference when it comes to Tournament selection
time and whichever Big East teams make it to the NCAA Tournament will certainly possess the capability to advance well into
Seton Hall Pirates Basketball Rivalries
For years the Pirates have had both an in-conference
rivalry and an in-state rivalry with Rutgers. Although Rutgers is no longer in the Big East they are still Seton Hall's biggest
rival in New Jersey and there will be no love lost whenever the schools meet again. The Pirates were one of the first teams
to join the Big East and participated in its inaugural season. The other schools which were charter members of the Big East
(Georgetown, Boston College, Syracuse, Connecticut, St. John's, and Providence) are all well known for their incredible basketball
programs and developed intense rivalries with one another as they battled each other time and time again. Of the remaining
Big Eat teams Seton Hall still has a big rivalry with St. John's and Providence.
basketball is an experience like no other. Featuring some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the
most passionate fans in all of sports, the games have an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into Prudential Center
for a Seton Hall Pirates home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand
up and vociferously cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of back and forth action, big
time shots, and clutch defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides
are wrapped up in yet another tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from
your favorite team lets loose a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final
buzzer when the Pirates' side erupts after another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation. If you're looking
for some top-tier college basketball, you've obviously come to the right place. Be there for all of the eye-popping plays
as the Pirates hit the court with aspirations of making some real noise in the Big East, one of the elite conferences in college
hoops. After making some impressive tournament runs in the 80s and 90s, the Pirates are poised to once again knock off some
of the big boys in the NCAA and make their mark in the postseason.
Although Seton Hall has had
a basketball team each year since the 1908-1909 season they actually played their first collegiate basketball games in the
1903-1904 season before going five years without a team. P.J. Carlesimo guided Seton Hall through their most successful years
including a run all the way to the championship game in 1989 where they suffered a heart breaking overtime defeat at the hands
of the Michigan Wolverines.