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Sunday / November 17.
  • Seton Hall scores huge road win at Maryland to boost résumé

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard purposely scheduled a series of tough games during December to bolster his team’s non-conference résumé

    So far, the plan is working brilliantly.

    After Seton Hall went into College Park and beat Maryland, 78-74, on Saturday, the Pirates (9-3) now own a road win at Maryland and a neutral-court win over Kentucky. Maryland was ranked No. 27 nationally this week.

    Seton Hall will take a five-game winning streak into its Big East opener next Saturday against unbeaten St. John’s at Prudential Center.

    After dropping 28 points on Kentucky and 28 on Rutgers,  junior guard Myles Powell scored 27 at Maryland, while sophomore Myles Cale added a career-best 23.

    If the Pirates finish at least 9-9 in Big East play, they should be playing in their fourth straight NCAA Tournament.

    “Yes, that’s always the goal,” Powell told me after the team beat Rutgers.

    Seton Hall was picked eighth in the Big East, but that appears now to have been a huge underestimation.

    It’s still only December, but the Pirates appear to be in great shape.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.