2017-18 Seton Hall Pirates Men's Basketball Team
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2017-18 Seton Hall Pirates Men's Basketball Team
2017-18 Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball
Seton Hall Pirates wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceBig East Conference
2017-18 record22-12 (10-8 Big East)
Head coachKevin Willard (8th season)
Assistant coachShaheen Holloway
Assistant coachFred Hill
Assistant coachGrant Billmeier
Home stadiumPrudential Center
Walsh Gymnasium
Seasons
← 2016-17
2018-19 →
2017-18 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Xavier 15 3   .833     29 6   .829
No. 2 Villanova + 14 4   .778     36 4   .900
Seton Hall 10 8   .556     22 12   .647
Creighton 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Providence 10 8   .556     21 14   .600
Butler 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Marquette 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Georgetown 5 13   .278     15 15   .500
St. John's 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
DePaul 4 14   .222     11 20   .355
+ 2018 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017-18 Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team represented Seton Hall University in the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by eighth-year head coach Kevin Willard. The Pirates played their home games at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and Walsh Gymnasium in South Orange, New Jersey as members of the Big East Conference. They finished the season 22-12, 10-8 in Big East play to finish in a three-way tie for third place. In the Big East Tournament, they lost to Butler in the quarterfinals. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 8 seed in the Midwest region. There they defeated NC State in the First Round before losing to Kansas in the Second Round.

Previous season

The Pirates finished the 2016-17 season 21-12, 10-8 in Big East play to finish in a four-way tie for third place. As the No. 5 seed in the Big East Tournament, they defeated Marquette[1] before losing to Villanova in the semifinals.[2] They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 9 seed in the South region where they lost to 8-seeded Arkansas on a controversial flagrant foul call late in the game in the First Round.[3][4]

Offseason

Returning players

Following the season, junior forward Ángel Delgado declared himself eligible of the NBA Draft, but did not hire an agent.[5] On May 22, 2017, he withdrew his name from the draft and announced he would return to Seton Hall for his senior season.[6] Junior guard Khadeen Carringon also announced he would make himself eligible for the NBA Draft, but also withdrew his name from the draft to return to the Hall for his senior season.[7]

Departures

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jevon Thomas 2 G 6'1" 185 RS Junior Queens, NY Graduate transferred to Texas-Permian Basin
Dalton Soffer 21 G 6'6" 195 Sophomore San Diego, CA Graduate transferred to Cal State San Marcos
Myles Carter 23 F 6'9" 220 Sophomore Chicago, IL Dismissed from the team[8]
Rashed Anthony 25 F 6'9" 235 RS Junior Orangeburg, SC Transferred to Saint Louis
Madison Jones 30 G 6'2" 160 Senior Raleigh, NC Graduated
Manny Anderson 35 G 6'4" 190 Freshman Franklin, NJ Walk-on; didn't return

Incoming transfers

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Quincy McKnight 30 G 6'3" 180 Junior Bridgeport, CT Transferred from Sacred Heart. Under NCAA transfer rules, McKnight will have to sit out from the 2017-18 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.
Taurean Thompson 33 F 6'10" 220 Junior Jersey City, NJ Transferred from Syracuse. Under NCAA transfer rules, Thompson will have to sit out for the 2017-18 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.
Romaro Gill 35 C 7'0" 235 Junior St. Thomas, Jamaica Junior college transferred from Vincennes University.

Class of 2017 recruits

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Myles Cale
#17 SG
Middletown, DE Appoquinimink High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 85
Jordan Walker
PG
Port Washington, NY St. Patrick Prep 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Sandro Mamukelashvili
PF
Tbilisi, Georgia Montverde Academy 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (100 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2017.

Preseason

In its annual preseason preview, Blue Ribbon Yearbook ranked Seton Hall No. 15 in the country.[9] Senior forward Ángel Delgado was named a fourth team All-American.[9]

Seton Hall was picked to finish second in the Big East preseason Coaches' Poll.[10] Khadeen Carrington and Angel Delgado were named to the preseason All-Big East First Team.[11]

Roster

Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
*

W   -
 22-   9-   5-  (1,140)
*
W   -
 18-   13-   2-  (1,215)
Non-conference regular season
*

W   1-0
 17-   10-   6-  (6,733)
*

W   2-0
 18-   11-   4-  (7,139)
*

W   3-0
 23-   11-   5-  (8,452)
*
W   4-0
 19-   9-   5-  (6,743)
*

L   4-1
 21-   14-   3-  (1,874)
*

W   5-1
 27-   8-   4-  (3,952)
*

W   6-1
 24-   7-   4-  (6,081)
*

W   7-1
 29-   13-   4-  (19,244)
*

W   8-1
 17-   13-   5-  (9,112)
*
W   9-1
 18-   11-   5-  (1,655)
*

L   9-2
 18-   21-   4-  (8,318)
*
W   10-2
 26-   10-   5-  (6,481)
*
W   11-2
 15-   18-   5-  (8,001)
Big East regular season

W   12-2
(1-0)
 23-   14-   5-  (9,824)

W   13-2
(2-0)
 24-   12-   6-  (8,456)

W   14-2
(3-0)
 29-   15-   6-  (8,855)

L   14-3
(3-1)
 14-   10-   7-  (12,901)

W   15-3
(4-1)
 19-   13-   6-  (10,481)

L   15-4
(4-2)
 19-   10-   5-  (17,705)

L   15-5
(4-3)
 19-   18-   5-  (10,481)

W   16-5
(5-3)
 21-   19-   5-  (5,650)

W   17-5
(6-3)
 23-   14-   7-  (8,434)

L   17-6
(6-4)
 20-   9-   4-  (16,115)

L   17-7
(6-5)
 21-   7-   5-  (8,210)

L   17-8
(6-6)
 25-   12-   9-  (11,037)

L   17-9
(6-7)
 30-   7-   5-  (10,512)

W   18-9
(7-7)
 33-   19-   5-  (10,110)

W   19-9
(8-7)
 25-   11-   4-  (11,432)

W  OT 20-9
(9-7)
 22-   13-   8-  (18,840)

L  OT 20-10
(9-8)
 23-   8-   7-  (13,711)

W   21-10
(10-8)
 25-   10-   5-  (9,743)
Big East Tournament


L   21-11
 17-   9-   7-  (19,812)
NCAA Tournament
*

W   22-11
 26-   10-   4-  (14,390)
*

L   22-12
 28-   23-   5-  (14,385)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

[12]

  • ^A Game was suspended with 13:03 left in the 2nd half due to unsafe floor conditions and resumed at noon on February 22 at Alumni Hall.[13]

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final
AP 23 22 20 RV 19 15 23 23 21 13 19 RV RV Not released
Coaches 23 23^ 22 24 19 15 22 24 21 15 19 RV RV RV

^Coaches did not release a Week 2 poll.
*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

References


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