Delgado’s knee and slow starts on both sides highlight Seton Hall’s weekend of basketball

Men’s Basketball:

Seton Hall University vs. Georgetown Feb. 10 2018

Seton Hall University fell to The Georgetown Hoyas, 83-80, breaking their 5-game winning streak over the Hoyas. The Hall is now 6-6 in conference play, with a record of 17-8 overall on the season.

Slow Start Hurts the Pirates

  • The Pirates got off to a really slow start in the first half, and this later proved to cost them, given that their second half efforts were not enough to win this game. The story of the first half was MarcusDerrickson, who reached a double-double in the first 20 minutes of the game, and ended up with 22 points and 18 rebounds, including the game winning 3-pointer.

Delgado’s Mysterious Dislocated Knee

  • The story for the Pirates was that Angel Delgado, their 6-foot, 10-inch center, was battling a dislocated knee, which he suffered in the first half of the previous game versus. Marquette. Delgado managed 12 points and 12 rebounds on 33 minutes, but was regularly seen on the bench with heat wrapped around the injured knee.

Pirates Get the Lead Back, but Not the Win

  • Seton Hall was down by 17 at one point during the second half, but they battled back with the help of Desi Rodriguez and Myles Powell. The Pirates took the lead at two different points in the second half, but Georgetown had an answer for every run they pulled off. After Marcus Derrickson’s three with 4.5 seconds remaining, Kevin Willard drew up a great play on the sideline and it was nearly executed to perfection. Powell, however, was not able to get the open jumper to go after hitting 6-for-10 from three throughout the half.
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Seton Hall Losing For Different Reasons Not a Good Sign

  • Whether it is free throws, poor starts to games, or poor finishes to games, it seems as though every game Seton Hall loss is because of something different. The Pirates are now losers of three straight contests,and have to face off against No. 5 Xavier away from home on Wednesday night. The Hall will have try to gain some momentum heading into the Big East Tournament and NCAA Tournament, in order to play a big role in these competitions.


Women’s Basketball:

Seton Hall University vs. Georgetown University Feb. 9 2018

The Pirates dropped the second game of the season series against the Hoyas, 71-52 to split the series and fall to 7-7 in the Big East and 15-10 on the season.

Lack of Second Chance Opportunities

  • Perhaps the most telling statsof the Georgetown game were the second chance opportunities. The Hoyas held the edge with 15 offensive rebounds and 21 second chance points. The Pirates only had 9 second chance points during the game, and this discrepancy proved to be the difference in the contest.

Struggling From the Field

  • The Seton Hall Pirates struggled from the field throughout the whole game, converting on only 35.2 percent of their shots, while the Georgetown Hoyas knocked down 42.4 percent of their own.The Pirates only had one scorer in double digits, Inja Butina, with Butina totaling 13 points.
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Losing the Turnover Battle

  • The Hoyas had the advantage in forced turnovers, that was a big factor in the outcome. The Pirates had 20 turnovers and the Hoyas scored 17 points off of those miscues. The Hoyas only had 13 turnovers, with the Pirates scoring 11 points off of them.


Seton Hall University vs. Villanova University Feb. 11 2018

Seton Hall University suffered a loss at the hands of the Villanova Wildcats, 59-53, allowing the Wildcats to sweep the season series, while falling to a 15-11 record. The Wildcats have now reached 20 wins in six straight seasons.

Slow Start Hurts the Women Too

  • Both teams started out cold from the field, with the Pirates shooting only 4-for-16 and the Wildcats shooting not much better at 5-for-18during the first quarter. The Wildcats began to shoot better in the second quarter, but the Pirates still could not find any range, as they shot 24 percent from the field in the first half.

Philoxy Leads a Strong Bench Effort

  • The bench came up big today, keeping the game close and interesting at the end. SelenaPhiloxy had a career-high 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, giving the freshman her first collegiate double-double. Kaela Hilaire, meanwhile, had 10 points, all of which came in the second half.
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Pirates Could Not Get the Decisive Stop

  • Every time it seemed as though The Hall was making a run in an effort to come back, The Wildcats would trump their hopes and go on a run of their own. Coach Tony Bozzella, as calls went against the Pirates that helped the Wildcats keep the Pirates further than arms-length away.

Jose Balderrama Ornelas can be reached at or on Twitter @jc_balderrama.