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Sleeping with the Enemy: The Pirates of Seton Hall

A lot has changed since the Hoyas beat the Hall in Newark, most notably Jaren Sina leaving the program. Did you see that coming and what's the biggest problem in your view with the Pirates right now?
There were actually whispers of Sina leaving last summer and that he had to be convinced to stay. I'm not sure how much of that was playing time since he saw 26 mpg as a freshman and playing time certainly wasn't the reason for his departure this year (32 mpg).
Seton Hall is playing some decent stretches of basketball in games right now, but they really put themselves in a hole during February that left no margin for error. They got in a real funk without Isaiah Whitehead (6-week injury) and have had trouble adjusting, especially the dynamic between him and Sterling Gibbs, since his return. How much of that is coaching and how much on the players would depend on who you ask.
Gun to your head. Will Willard survive this season? Even if your answer is yes, who do you want to see…

Man U vs Goonies, 109 anni di classiche

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di CHRISTIAN GIORDANO

109 di queste classiche, Arsenal-Manchester United. Tanti sono gli anni di una sfida che ha scritto la storia della FA Cup, vinta 11 volte a testa (un record) - e che per il Monday Night promette spettacolo. Come da tradizione tra club storicamente rivali per ben altro che un quarto posto per la Champions o un quarto di finale di Coppa d'Inghilterra. Eppure è questo lo status attuale di due grandi così piene di soldi da non sapere più come spenderli. Mai stato un grande oratore, l'ex United Paul Scholes. Eppure, dopo il sofferto 1-0 del St. James's Park, persino lui ha detto la sua sugli sprechi del dopo-Ferguson: 220 milioni di sterline in 18 mesi e la squadra è peggio di prima, ha dichiarato Scholes, che a van Gaal rimprovera non solo i 150 milioni delle ultime due sessioni di mercato dopo i 70 investiti da Moyes, ma anche la mancanza di ambizione. Il colmo, se non l'affronto peggiore, per il "tulipano di ferro", soprannome che l'…

Preview: Georgetown at Seton Hall

Since defeating Villanova by 20 points on Jan. 19, Georgetown has endured one disappointing performance after another. The Hoyas' last 5 games have included wins against Marquette (in overtime) and Creighton - the 2 worst teams in the Big East - in addition to defeats against Xavier, Providence and, most recently, Villanova. Looking to avoid a third straight loss for the first time this season, Georgetown travels to Seton Hall on Tuesday. The Pirates are struggling in their own right, having dropped 5 of 7 with the only wins coming against Marquette and DePaul. 
Since knocking off Villanova on Jan. 3, Seton Hall has lost 3 of its last 4 home contests, although the defeats came by a total of 11 points. After hosting Georgetown, the Pirates begin a stretch of 3 straight road games, while the Hoyas' schedule lightens up down the stretch.

ABOUT GEORGETOWN (15-8, 7-5 Big East):  The Hoyas' final 6 games include 5 contests against teams below them in the Big East standings, but…