I wish I can say there are a lot of silver linings in the Seton Hall Pirates‘ dark clouds. However, I would be lying if I told you that the future is bright for the program. Despite getting a fresh start as soon as next season, Seton Hall will likely end up being a bottom-feeder in the new Big East Conference.
So, even with a change of scenery, the Pirates will be unlikely to capitalize on the new situation.
Still, Seton Hall can make some immediate strides that can end up in long-term success – mostly, win out the rest of the regular season.
It’s not really a lot to ask for. The Pirates only have the Providence Friars and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights left on the docket. Rutgers happens to be as much, if not more, of an abomination of a basketball team as Seton Hall. Although, Providence will be a much tougher out, as they seem to vastly improve every time they step on the court.
Those three teams are almost tied at the destiny-hip. Friars coach Ed Cooley clearly has his program headed in the right direction. He has recruited very well and has shown the ability to be a great on the floor general. The sky seems to be the limit for the Friars’ program at the moment.
Rutgers…well, they stink. Their head coach is close to getting the heave and their record is a clear indication as to why. However, for Seton Hall, there is still the smallest glimmer of hope.
These next two games can be a crystal ball of sorts. Will Seton Hall go the Providence route and start turning the ship around? Or will they end up being like Rutgers?
Who knew New Jersey was such a tough place to get something special going?
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow Joe on Twitter @JosephNardone