November 18, 2011
Aaron Cosby, Aaron Geramipoor, Bradford Burgess, Briante Webber, D.J. Haley, Darius Theus, Freddie Wilson, Fuquan Edwin, Georgia Tech, Haralds Karlis, Heath Houston, Herb Pope, Jordan Theodore, Juvonte Reddic, Kevin Willard, Patrik Auda, Rob Brandenberg, Seton Hall, Shaka Smart, St. Josephs, Troy Daniels, VCU, Virginia Commonwealth
Well, first let me tell you that my Verizon went out and I missed the first 10 minutes of the game. This recap will start from the 9 minute mark of the 1st half.
When I turned the TV on, the score was 15-15 and I expected a tight game. Boy was I wrong. SHU played consistent in the 1st half, with great defense and timely offense from Herb Pope and Patrik Auda. However, they were up by I think 6 with about 5 minutes left in the 1st half when Patrik Auda caught a pass about 30 feet away and made a rip threw move, while hitting a VCU defender in the face with his elbow. He was called for a Flagrant 2 and was ejected. Under Bobby Gonzalez, SHU would have unraveled. However, they just kept sticking with the strategy, which was feed Pope, defend, and try and get transition points. They built a lead of 29 to 22 at half time. VCU came out guns blazing in the 2nd half but SHU answered every time VCU tried to make a run. They held a double digit lead almost the entire 2nd half and cruised there way to a 69 to 54 victory. After the jump, see some thoughts on the game and some final stats.
November 16, 2011
Aaron Cosby, Bradford Burgess, Charleston Classic, Final Four, Fuquan Edwin, Haralds Karlis, Herb Pope, Jordan Theodore, Juvonte Reddic, Kevin Willard, Patrik Auda, Seton Hall Basketball, Shaka Smart, Troy Daniels, VCU, Virginia Commonwealth University
Both VCU and SHU beat St. Francis to open their seasons. Seton Hall survived vs. St. Francis NY to win in overtime 75-71. VCU survived a scare from St. Francis PA and ended up winning 63-57. After the jump, see the key contributors for VCU and SHU and see my prediction for the game.
November 13, 2011
Aaron Cosby, Ben Mockford, Dre Calloway, Fuquan Edwin, Haralds Karlis, Herb Pope, Jordan Theodore, Kevin Willard, Patrik Auda, Prudential Center, Seton Hall Basketball, St. Francis, Stefan Perunicic, Travis Nichols
In an uninspiring performance by the Seton Hall Pirates that required a miraculous late game shot by senior Point Guard, Jordan Theodore, the Seton Hall Pirates (1-0) managed to survive a scare and win in OT vs. the St. Francis Terriers of New York by a final score of 75 to 71. After the jump, read the entire recap of this mostly miserable game to watch.