Seton Hall Makes NCAA Tournament For 4th Straight Time

(Myles Powell – @SetonHallMBB)

The Seton Hall men’s basketball team has turned into a perennial power in the Big East Conference, as they reached the conference tournament final on Saturday night as lost a nail-biter to Villanova.

On Sunday, The Pirates earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year. received an at-large bid and and have been slotted in as a No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region and will face No. 7 seed Wofford in Jacksonville on Thursday.

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Atlantic 10 Championship: Saint Louis Completes Unbelievable Run To Title

(Saint Louis celebrated right after the clock hit 0:00 – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Saint Louis Billikens won the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship on Sunday afternoon at Barclays Center with a 55-53 win over St. Bonaventure.

This completed a run of four wins in four days for Saint Louis. The sixth-seed knocked off #11 Richmond, 71-68, on Thursday night, #3 Dayton, 64-55, on Friday night, #2 Davidson, 67-44, on Saturday night, and finally, #4 St. Bonaventure.

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Villanova Vanquishes Seton Hall To Win Big East Championship

(Photo by Jason Schott)

The Villanova Wildcats won their third straight Big East Tournament, and fourth in five years, when they outlasted the Seton Hall Pirates, 74-72, on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

As could be expected from these two rivals and perennial conference powers, this one was even from the start, with Villanova leading 28-26 at halftime.

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Atlantic 10 Semis: Bonnies & Billikens Roll To Title Game

(The scene during St. Bonaventure-Rhode Island – Photo by Jason Schott)

In the Atlantic 10 Tournament semifinals on Saturday afternoon, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies rolled past the Rhode Island Rams, 68-51, to open the session, followed by the Saint Louis Billikens dominating the Davidson Wildcats, 67-44.

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Big East Semis: Villanova, Seton Hall Set Date With Destiny

(Myles Powell (13) and Jared Rhoden (14) after a recent win over Villanova – @SetonHallMBB)

Seton Hall and Villanova has become two of the most consistently dominant teams in the Big East Conference, and in the process, formed one of the best rivalries in college basketball.

It all started when they faced off in the Big East Championship Game in 2016, which Seton Hall won in an upset.

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A10 Quarters: Davidson & Saint Louis Move On

(Legendary coaches Bob McKillop of Davidson (top right) and Phil Martelli of Saint Joseph’s squared off in this one – Photo by Jason Schott)

In the night session of the Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals on Friday at Barclays Center, second-seeded Davidson outlasted #10 Saint Joseph’s 70-60, while #6 Saint Louis upset third-seeded Dayton, 64-55. They will face off in the Semifinals on Saturday afternoon around 3:30 p.m.

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A10 Quarterfinals: Rhode Island Upsets Top-Seeded VCU

(Rhode Island celebrates after the final whistle – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Atlantic 10 Tournament quarterfinals on Friday afternoon at Barclays Center opened with a bang, as the eighth-seeded Rhode Island Rams upset the top-seed VCU Rams, 75-70. In the second game of the day session, St. Bonaventure rolled to a 68-57 victory over George Mason. The Rams and Bonnies will face off in the first semifinal on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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Charles Barkley On Zion, The Warriors, KD, Kyrie, & The Knicks

Charles Barkley will be on NCAA Tournament coverage for CBS and Turner Sports. He will be in the studio from New York with his NBA on TNT co-stars Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith, and CBS’ Greg Gumbel and Clark Kellogg.

Barkley, at CBS & Turner Sports March Madness Media Day on Tuesday, said of Duke’s Zion Williamson and how the big man compares to him, “He’s a lot more explosive than I am. I think he’s probably a little taller, too. They say he’s 6’7,” but they said that about me, so I don’t know if they tell the truth or not.”

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Big East Quarters: Seton Hall, Led By A Record Night For Powell, Advances

(Myles Powell – @SetonHall MBB)

Seton Hall, led by a record-breaking night from Myles Powell, ran out the Georgetown Hoyas, 73-57, in the Big East quarterfinals, on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

The Hall controlled this one from the start, and led 53-28 at halftime.

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