Seton Hall Pirates out of South Orange, New Jersey represent their university in the Big East Conference. The Pirates have had streaks of success in the past, most notably the late 1980’s and the early 1990’s.
The Pirates didn’t make their first NCAA Tournament appearance until 1988. After losing to the #1 seed Arizona Wildcats in the second round, Seton Hall returned to the NCAA Tournament in 1989 and made their deepest run ever. The Pirates were a #3 seed and they took care of #14 seed Southwest Missouri State and #11 seed Evansville in the first two rounds. In the Sweet Sixteen, Seton Hall upset the #2 seed Indiana Hoosiers and then went on to beat the #4 seed UNLV Rebels by a healthy margin of 84-61 in the Elite Eight. In the Final Four, Seton Hall took care of business once yet again, this time beating the #2 seed Duke Blue Devils by a score of 95-78. In the National Championship game, Seton Hall faced the #3 seed Michigan Wolverines. Despite the 35-point performance from John Morton, Seton Hall lost the game by a score of 80-79 in OT. The Pirates deepest NCAA Tournament run since 1989 came in 1991 when they made it to the Elite Eight.
Seton Hall Pirates Recent NCAA Tourament History
Seton Hall’s last NCAA Tournament appearance came in 2006. The Pirates were a bubble team, but late season victories over #11 West Virginia and #8 Pittsburgh propelled Seton Hall into the NCAA Tournament. The Pirates received a #10 seed and played the #7 seed Wichita State Shockers in the first round, losing 88-66.