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2018–19 Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team

The 2018–19 Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team represent Seton Hall University in the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They are led by ninth-year head coach Kevin Willard. The Pirates play 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.

2018–19 Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball
Seton Hall Pirates wordmark.svg
Wooden Legacy champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceBig East Conference
2018–19 record20–14 (9–9 Big East)
Head coachKevin Willard (9th season)
Assistant coachGrant Billmeier
Assistant coachTony Skinn
Assistant coachDuane Woodward
Home arenaPrudential Center
Walsh Gymnasium
Seasons
2018–19 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 23 Villanova 13 5   .722     26 10   .722
Marquette 12 6   .667     24 10   .706
Seton Hall 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Xavier 9 9   .500     19 16   .543
Creighton 9 9   .500     20 15   .571
Georgetown 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
St. John's 8 10   .444     21 13   .618
Providence 7 11   .389     18 16   .529
Butler 7 11   .389     16 17   .485
DePaul 7 11   .389     19 17   .528
2019 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

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Previous seasonEdit

The Pirates finished the 2017–18 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.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Khadeen Carrington 0 G 6'4" 195 Senior Brooklyn, NY Graduated
Jordan Walker 2 G 5'11" 155 Freshman Port Washington, NY Transferred to Tulane
Eron Gordon 4 G 6'3" 200 Sophomore Indianapolis, IN Transferred to Valparaiso
Ismael Sanogo 14 F 6'8" 215 Senior Newark, NJ Graduated
Desi Rodriguez 20 F 6'6" 220 Senior Bronx, NY Graduated
Philip Flory 25 G/F 6'5" 190 Freshman Oshkosh, WI Walk-on; transferred to Albany
Ángel Delgado 31 C 6'10" 245 Senior Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic Graduated

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Ike Obiagu 21 C 7'0" 240 Sophomore Abuja, Nigeria Transferred from Florida State. Under NCAA transfer rules, Obiagu will have to sit out for the 2018–19 season. Will have three years of remaining eligibility.

Class of 2018 recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Anthony Nelson
PG
Harlem, NY South Kent School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oct 24, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 4
Jared Rhoden
SG
Baldwin, NY Our Saviour Lutheran School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oct 28, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN grade: 79
Darnell Brodie
C
Newark, NJ Montverde Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (110 kg) Dec 24, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     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:

  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 22 September 2017.

RosterEdit

2018–19 Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Quincy McKnight 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Jr Sacred Heart Bridgeport, Connecticut
F 1 Michael Nzei 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Our Savior New American School Makurdi, Nigeria
G 2 Anthony Nelson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr South Kent School New York, New York
G 13 Myles Powell 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Trenton Catholic Academy Trenton, New Jersey
G/F 14 Jared Rhoden 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Our Saviour Lutheran School Baldwin, New York
F 15 Taurean Thompson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS So Syracuse Jersey City, New Jersey
C 21 Ike Obiagu   7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 255 lb (116 kg) So Florida State Abuja, Nigeria
G/F 22 Myles Cale 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Appoquinimink High School Middletown, Delaware
F 23 Sandro Mamukelashvili 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Montverde Academy Tbilisi, Georgia
F 32 Darnell Brodie 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Fr East Side Newark, New Jersey
G 33 Shavar Reynolds 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Manchester Township High School Manchester, New Jersey
C 35 Romaro Gill 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Jr Vincennes St. Thomas, Jamaica
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 27, 2018*
12:00 pm
at Boston College
Charity exhibition
W 76–62 
 25  Powell   13  Mamukelashvili   4  Nelson  Conte Forum (N/A)
Chestnut Hill, MA
November 9, 2018*
3:00 pm
New Haven W 73–62 
 20  Cale   10  Nzei   5  McKnight  Walsh Gymnasium (1,665)
South Orange, NJ
Non-conference regular season
November 6, 2018*
6:30 pm, FS2
Wagner W 89–49  1–0
 30  Powell   7  Nzei   5  Nelson  Walsh Gymnasium (1,655)
South Orange, NJ
November 14, 2018*
7:30 pm, BTN
at Nebraska
Gavitt Tipoff Games
L 57–80  1–1
 24  Powell   12  Mamukelashvili   2  Nelson  Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,713)
Lincoln, NE
November 17, 2018*
8:00 pm, FS2
Saint Louis L 64–66  1–2
 16  Powell   7  Mamukelashvili   2  Cale  Prudential Center (7,854)
Newark, NJ
November 22, 2018*
9:00 pm, ESPN3
vs. Grand Canyon
Wooden Legacy quarterfinals
W 82–75  2–2
 40  Powell   8  Mamukelashvili   5  Cale  Titan Gym 
Fullerton, CA
November 23, 2018*
11:30pm, ESPN2
vs. Hawaii
Wooden Legacy semifinals
W 64–54  3–2
 19  Powell   9  Mamukelashvili   5  Nelson  Titan Gym 
Fullerton, CA
November 25, 2018*
10:30pm, ESPN2
vs. Miami (FL)
Wooden Legacy championship
W 83–81  4–2
 21  Nzei   5  Tied   5  McKnight  Titan Gym 
Fullerton, CA
December 1, 2018*
12:00 pm, FOX
Louisville L 65–70  4–3
 23  Powell   6  Nzei   4  Nzei  Prudential Center (8,505)
Newark, NJ
December 4, 2018*
6:30 pm, FS1
New Hampshire W 77–57  5–3
 18  McKnight   11  Mamukelashvili   4  Powell  Prudential Center (6,380)
Newark, NJ
December 8, 2018*
12:00 pm, FOX
vs. No. 9 Kentucky
Citi Hoops Classic
W 84–83 OT 6–3
 28  Powell   8  Mamukelashvili   5  McKnight  Madison Square Garden (10,244)
New York, NY
December 15, 2018*
2:00 pm, FS1
Rutgers
Garden State Hardwood Classic
W 72–66  7–3
 28  Powell   9  Mamukelashvili   4  McKnight  Prudential Center (10,481)
Newark, NJ
December 19, 2018*
6:30 pm, FS2
Sacred Heart W 90–76  8–3
 23  Mamukelashvili   8  Mamukelashvili   8  Nelson  Prudential Center (7,107)
Newark, NJ
December 22, 2018*
5:30 pm, FS1
at Maryland W 78–74  9–3
 27  Powell   8  Gill   4  McKnight  Xfinity Center (12,555)
College Park, MD
Big East regular season
December 29, 2018
8:30 pm, FSN
St. John's W 76–74  10–3
(1–0)
 15  Powell   10  Nzei   4  Tied  Prudential Center (10,481)
Newark, NJ
January 2, 2019
6:30 pm, FS1
at Xavier W 80–70  11–3
(2–0)
 25  Powell   6  Powell   8  Powell  Cintas Center (10,224)
Cincinnati, OH
January 6, 2019
1:00 pm, FS1
at DePaul L 74–75  11–4
(2–1)
 16  Powell   7  Nzei   3  Tied  Wintrust Arena (4,068)
Chicago, IL
January 9, 2019
8:30 pm, FS1
Butler W 76–75  12–4
(3–1)
 31  Powell   8  Tied   6  McKnight  Prudential Center (7,640)
Newark, NJ
January 12, 2019
2:00 pm, FS1
at No. 21 Marquette L 66–70  12–5
(3–2)
 21  Powell   9  Powell   7  McKnight  Fiserv Forum (17,108)
Milwaukee, WI
January 15, 2019
6:30 pm, FS1
at Providence L 63–72  12–6
(3–3)
 16  McKnight   8  Nzei   4  McKnight  Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,367)
Providence, RI
January 19, 2019
8:00 pm, FS1
DePaul L 93–97  12–7
(3–4)
 25  McKnight   10  Mamukelashvili   9  McKnight  Prudential Center (9,023)
Newark, NJ
January 27, 2019
2:30 pm, FOX
at No. 18 Villanova L 52–80  12–8
(3–5)
 14  Cale   7  Mamukelashvili   3  Tied  Wells Fargo Center (16,444)
Philadelphia, PA
January 30, 2019
7:00 pm, FSN
Providence W 65–65  13–8
(4–5)
 31  Powell   9  Thompson   2  Tied  Prudential Center (7,858)
Newark, NJ
February 2, 2019
12:00 pm, FS1
at Butler L 68–70  13–9
(4–6)
 21  Powell   6  Gill   5  McKnight  Hinkle Fieldhouse (9,102)
Indianapolis, IN
February 9, 2019
8:00 pm, CBSSN
Creighton W 63–58  14–9
(5–6)
 22  Powell   10  Mamukelashvili   5  Nelson  Prudential Center (9,681)
Newark, NJ
February 13, 2019
8:30 pm, FS1
Georgetown W 90–75  15–9
(6–6)
 30  Powell   9  Nzei   9  McKnight  Prudential Center (7,828)
Newark, NJ
February 17, 2019
3:00 pm, FS1
at Creighton W 81–75  16–9
(7–6)
 20  Cale   9  Mamukelashvili   4  Tied  CHI Health Center Omaha (17,036)
Omaha, NE
February 20, 2019
7:00 pm, CBSSN
Xavier L 69–70  16–10
(7–7)
 21  Cale   8  Tied   4  McKnight  Prudential Center (7,916)
Newark, NJ
February 23, 2019
8:00 pm, FS1
at St. John's L 70–78  16–11
(7–8)
 26  Powell   8  Mamukelashvili   3  Powell  Madison Square Garden (18,529)
New York, NY
March 2, 2019
6:30 pm, CBSSN
at Georgetown L 71–77 2OT 16–12
(7–9)
 35  Powell   11  Mamukelashvili   5  McKnight  Capital One Arena (13,753)
Washington, D.C.
March 6, 2019
6:30 pm, FS1
No. 16 Marquette W 73–64  17–12
(8–9)
 34  Powell   8  Cale   6  McKnight  Prudential Center (9,080)
Newark, NJ
March 9, 2019
12:00 pm, FOX
No. 23 Villanova W 79–75  18–12
(9–9)
 20  Powell   18  Mamukelashvili   5  Tied  Prudential Center (16,114)
Newark, NJ
Big East Tournament
March 14, 2019
9:40 pm, FS1
(3) vs. (6) Georgetown
Quarterfinal
W 73–57  19–12
 31  Powell   10  Mamukelashvili   3  Tied  Madison Square Garden (19,812)
New York, NY
March 14, 2019
9:00 pm, FS1
(3) vs. (2) No. 23 Marquette
Semifinal
W 81–79  20–12
 22  Powell   15  Nzei   7  Powell  Madison Square Garden (19,812)
New York, NY
March 15, 2019
6:30 pm, FOX
(3) vs. (1) No. 25 Villanova
Final
L 72–74  20–13
 25  Powell   14  Mamukelashvili   4  Powell  Madison Square Garden (19,812)
New York, NY
NCAA Tournament
March 21, 2019*
9:40 pm, CBS
(10 MW) vs. (7 MW) No. 19 Wofford
First Round
L 68–84  20–14
 27  Powell   8  McKnight   3  Powell  VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena (13,495)
Jacksonville, FL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

ReferencesEdit