Big East Struggles Continue For Seton Hall Pirates in Loss to Louisville

Jim O’Connor-USA Today Sports

The bottom line is this: it’s been a year to forget for the Seton Hall Pirates.

On Saturday afternoon, the Pirates suffered a 79-61 loss on the road at Louisville, marking their ninth consecutive loss. In fact, Seton Hall has not won a game since beating South Florida back on Jan. 23.

In all, the Pirates have lost 13 of their last 14 games overall and their most recent defeat on Saturday dropped their overall mark within the Big East Conference to 2-13. This all comes after beginning the season at 12-2.

The list of issues and problems that Seton Hall has suffered from this season is extensive. From injuries to offensive woes, it’s been obvious that this Pirates team is having a year to forget.

Head coach Kevin Willard has had some bright spot amid the struggles, mainly from junior guard Fuquan Edwin, who is averaging a team-high 17.1 points per game. The youth of the Pirates can be used as an excuse to their struggles and with their disappointing run through Big East play this year, it can only be expected that improvements are on the docket in the years to come.

With postseason aspirations all but done, Seton Hall looks to play spoiler if they can down the stretch. A Villanova squad that is on the bubble is coming to town next week, so the Pirates will have the opportunity to take the Wildcats down and end their current losing streak on Monday.

Tip-off for their next contest is scheduled for 9:00pm (EST).

 

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