After two straight first-round exits in the NCAA Tournament, Seton Hall has big expectations to go further this year. Much further. Pirates head coach Kevin Willard purposely set up a tough non-conference schedule to boost Seton Hall’s resume. The Pirates own wins over ranked teams Texas Tech and Louisville, as well as Indiana, VCU and Vanderbilt in the non-conference (where they also lost at Rutgers). So far in Big East play, they have a big win at Butler and a home win over Creighton, the Bluejays’ only conference loss so far. “I think they have an opportunity to really make a run,” former Pirates star Jerry Walker said. “I talked to Coach [Bob] Hurley in the beginning of the year and we talked about Seton Hall. One of the things coach told me was that Seton Hall could be in the Sweet 16. “And at that point it depends on who they’re playing how much they could advance from that point, but we all agree that they have enough to get to at least the Sweet 16, winning two games in the Tournament.” Delgado told ZAGSBLOG before the season that he returned for his senior year with the intention of leading the Pirates to a Final Four, where they haven’t been since P.J. Carlesimo coached Seton Hall to the 1989 championship game loss to Michigan. Saturday will be P.J. Carlesimo bobblehead day at The Rock.
This was the media guide cover back in 1992-93 with the four seniors. Hey @angelluis45 @kcarrington11 @desirodriguez6 @_17ish do you want to recreate this photo? 😂 🏀🏌🏿 #HALLin #PiratePride pic.twitter.com/3tB8Qp82rZ— Seton Hall MBB (@SetonHallMBB) January 11, 2018