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Game 4: Ohio State No.19 (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (3-0, 0-0 BIG EAST)

Monday, November 22 • Suncoast Credit Union Arena (3,500) • 6 p.m.
TV: FS1 with Brandon Gaudin and Bill Raftery
The Web: FOX Sports Live
Radio: AM970 / XM 385 / Application SXM 975 / Pirate Sports Network & To agree with Gary Cohen and Dave Popkin
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  • Seton Hall will face the Ohio State No.19 in their first Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off game on Monday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. on FS1.
  • The Pirates face the winner of Monday’s second game between Florida No. 24 and Cal on Wednesday.
  • Seton Hall is making his first 3-0 start since 2017-18.
  • The Pirates are expected to be ranked Monday for the first time since the last Associated Press Top 25 poll for the 2019-20 season.
  • Seton Hall is 170-62 all-time when ranked in the AP Top 25.
  • The Pirates’ 67-65 victory at No.4 Michigan was the program’s 10th all-time win over an Associated Press top-five-ranked team and their first on the road against a non-conference opponent.
  • The Head Coach Kevin willard is 10-5 against the Big Ten teams during his tenure at Seton Hall.
  • Seton Hall has now overcome a double-digit road second-half deficit against a Big Ten team in consecutive seasons; the Pirates were down 11 last week against Michigan and last season the Pirates rallied at 19 to win at Penn State.
  • The Pirates rank 16th nationally in KenPom adjusted defense and kept their top three opponents 65 points down on 8 of 60 three-pointers (13.3%).
  • Over three games, the Pirates have seven players averaging at least 9.0 points per game and four players averaging double digits.
  • No Seton Hall player averages more than 25.5 minutes per game.
  • Graduate student Myles Cale (Middletown, Del.) Is tied for ninth in program history with 128 career games played and is 43rd all-time in Seton Hall scoring history with 1,020 points.
  • Only two full seasons and three games in his career at graduate student Seton Hall Ike obiagu (Abuja, Nigeria) is tied with Glenn Mosley for No.8 on the Pirates’ all-time blocks list with 125.
  • Seton Hall’s combined margin of victory in his first two games was 80, his highest total since his combined 82-point victory in his first two games in 1956-57.
  • The last time Seton Hall held two opponents under 50 points in consecutive games was in 2005 against Northwestern (L, 42-44) and Morgan State (W, 93-46).
  • The Pirates bring back four of their top six scorers from last season, add three transfers that combined for more than 1,400 Divs. I scored points and bring a top 25 freshman recruiting class that will help Seton Hall compete again for another conference championship and NCAA tournament bid.
  • The Pirates were chosen to finish fifth in the BIG EAST preseason poll and senior Jared rhoden (Baldwin, NY) has been named Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team.
  • As head coach Kevin willardOver the course of 11 seasons, the Pirates have reached or exceeded their preseason rankings eight times.


  • Seton Hall is no stranger to testing himself by playing in early season tournaments during the regular season.
  • Most recently, the Pirates won the Wooden Legacy title in 2018-19 with victories over the Grand Canyon, Hawai’i and Miami.
  • The Pirates last played in a holiday week tournament at Battle 4 Atlantis in 2019-20 where they went 2-1 with wins over Iowa State, Southern Miss and suffered a narrow 71-69 loss to Oregon.
  • The Pirates are 110-79 in regular season tournaments with 17 championships.
  • Under the head coach Kevin willard, the Pirates are 31-13 in seasonal tournaments and demonstration games.
  • The Hall won two regular season tournament titles under Willard (2014 Paradise Jam; 2018 Wooden Legacy).


  • Seton Hall is 2-3 all-time against Ohio State in a streak dating back to 1960
  • The Pirates won the last game on December 20, 2003 at the old Continental Airlines Arena (75-59), a game that the assistant coach Donald copeland play in.
  • Ohio State Assistant Coach Tony Skinn served under Kevin willard at Seton Hall from 2018-21, helping coach the Pirates to an appearance at the NCAA Tournament in 2018-19 and the 2020 BIG EAST Regular Season Championship.
  • Chris Holtmann was 5-1 against the Pirates in three seasons as Butler’s head coach.


  • One of the Pirates’ strengths is their depth, as at least nine or more players have seen the ground in the first three games of the season.
  • Seton Hall’s bench dominated his opponent’s reserves 95-34 in three games.
  • This proved to be the key to victory at No.4 in Michigan, where 37 of Seton Hall’s 65 points were scored by players off the bench.
  • The Pirates’ super submarines are led by a graduate student Bryce aiken (Randolph, NJ) and junior Jackson Tray (Detroit, Michigan) averaging 12.3 and 10.7 points per game, respectively.


  • An important point for the Pirates entering the 2021-22 season was to return to its roots as a program proud of its defense.
  • What helped is the length of the Pirates, as they rank 13th nationally for average height according to KenPom and fourth for KenPom’s effective height metric (average height from center and power position forward). ).
  • The Pirates currently rank 15th nationwide in KenPom’s adjusted defensive efficiency rankings.
  • Seton Hall allows his opponents to shoot 31.4% from the field and a tiny 13.3% (8 for 60) from the three-point line.
  • The Pirates kept their top two opponents – FDU and Ivy League preseason favorite Yale – to just 49 and 44 points, respectively.
  • The last time Seton Hall held two opponents under 50 points in consecutive games was in 2005 against Northwestern (L, 42-44) and Morgan State (W, 93-46).
  • The last time the Pirates kept their opponents 65 points or less in three straight games was December 6-12, 2016 against Hawai’i (68-57), Cal (60-57) and South Carolina. (67-64).