Chris Mcmanus

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Chris is the Lead Writer & Recruiting Analyst for He has written for SOJ since 2010, while also briefly writing for Rivals'

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2/12 Big East Teleconf Notes: Lavin, Willard, Buzz

Here are some quotes I transcribed from Steve Lavin, Kevin Willard, and Buzz Williams during today's Big East teleconference.

Rebounding, turnovers, missed opps. undo SHU

With their respective post-season dreams on the line, Marquette and Seton Hall both battled at Prudential Center last night. Marquette (14-10, 6-5), looking to stave off the horror of missing their first NCAA tournament since 2004-05...

Seton Hall begins critical 3-game home stand vs MU

Returning from another fruitless trip to Villanova, where Seton Hall has not won in 20 years, the Pirates begin a critical three-game home stand when they face Marquette tomorrow night at Prudential Center.

Seton Hall sunk at No. 6 Villanova by 21-3 run

Seton Hall's 20-year losing streak at Villanova received a 1-year contract extension at The Pavilion last night.

SHU travels to VU in attempt to notch huge win

The Wildcats (20-2, 8-1) have not strayed from Philadelphia over their last two games, with great results. Villanova throttled Temple by 16 after running away with the game in the second half on Saturday before a quick turnaround saw them dispatch...

Seton Hall efficient in victory; PBP of 14-4 run

A part of me is starting to wonder how much of Seton Hall's disappointing home loss to Butler was a post-DePaul "last place opponent" hangover effect. An impressive all-around performance against Xavier produced a 68-60 Seton Hall win at the Cintas..

Tough road test at Xavier awaits Seton Hall

Seton Hall and Xavier will clash for just the second time since the 1979-80 season, with their last meeting coming in the semifinal of the 2010 Paradise Jam, a 57-52 Xavier win one day after Jeremy Hazell broke a bone in his wrist. Seton Hall is...

A look at every 2nd half SHU possession vs Butler

This will be similar to what I did for Seton Hall - Fairleigh Dickinson, but with no pictures. The times to the left are rough (within 5~ seconds) timestamps of when Seton Hall began their offensive possession.

Seton Hall edged by Butler 64-57 in first meeting

A 13-2 Butler run to end the game coupled with just two made Seton Hall baskets over the last 5:55 of play sealed the home team's fate and gave Butler their first Big East road win, 64-57.

Seton Hall to play in 2014 Paradise Jam

According to a report, Seton Hall, Louisiana State, and Clemson will headline the 2014 Paradise Jam field in November. Gardner Webb, Illinois State, Nevada, Old Dominion and Weber State will also be a part of the tournament, which will take place...

Isaiah Whitehead selected to 2014 McD's AA game

Seton Hall officially has their first McDonald's All-American in fourteen years.

WATCH: McD's AA Selection Show - Whitehead Watch

Be sure to tune in to ESPNU at 6 p.m. ET tonight before the Seton Hall - Butler game to watch the 2014 McDonald's All-American selection show. Seton Hall's highest rated commitment in their 2014 class, Isaiah Whitehead (Abraham Lincoln, N.Y.), is...

First-time opponent Butler comes to town

Butler is looking to start a three-game road trip by improving to 2-7 on the Big East season, while Seton Hall is eyeing a .500 league record (4-4) when the two teams meet at Prudential Center on Wednesday night.

The hype is real: 2014 class is making noise

Although there is plenty of season left to play, November can't come soon enough for some Seton Hall fans, and for good reason. Kevin Willard's five-man, 10th-ranked 2014 recruiting class is absolutely tearing it up in local high school gyms.

SHU bounces back by dismantling DePaul 86-69

Set back from the start due to a lineup left devastated from injuries and suspensions, DePaul never really had a chance against Seton Hall. Pirate captain Fuquan Edwin made sure of it.

Preview: Quick turnaround for SHU before DePaul

DePaul is looking to end a poor two-game stretch after they won their first two Big East games in a row since the 2006-07 season. Seton Hall is coming off of a "disappointing" 77-76 loss at St. John's on Thursday night in which they turned the ball..

WATCH: Khadeen Carrington in SNY Invitational

High-scoring guard and 2014 Seton Hall signee Khadeen Carrington and Bishop Loughlin (N.Y.) take on St. Mary's (N.Y.) in the SNY Invitational tonight at 8 p.m. on SNY.

Lackluster start cues 2H surge that falls short

St. John's nearly squandered a 17-point second half lead over the final nine minutes of play before Fuquan Edwin (12 pts) was stripped of the ball at half court on a broken play as time expired, leaving the Red Storm with a 77-76 victory that snapped

SHU aims to hand SJU sixth straight Big East loss

In the midst of a five-game Big East losing streak, St. John's (10-8, 0-5) hosts a rejuvenated Seton Hall (11-7, 2-3) at Carnesecca Arena on Thursday night. The game marks the 90th all-time meeting between the two schools, with St. John's leading...

The ramifications of a lengthy layoff for Teague

Even though Kevin Willard labeled Gene Teague as "50-50" entering yesterday's 79-66 loss to Creighton at Prudential Center, it looks as though the 'Big Fella' could see a few more missed games for Seton Hall.

Creighton offense too much for SHU, cruise 79-66

An electric first six minutes saw Seton Hall play neck-and-neck with Creighton before succumbing to a lethally potent Bluejay offense carried by all-everything forward Doug McDermott (30 pts, 10 rebs, 5 asts), 79-66.

High-flying Bluejays led by All-Am. Doug McDermott

A Creighton team that returns most of their talent, including preseason All-America walk-on forward Doug McDermott (24.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg), from an impressive (28-8, 13-5) final season in the Missouri Valley Conference looks to be a fresh challenge for..

Ismael Sanogo scouting report vs. Blair (+ videos)

Senior wing Ismael "Ish" Sanogo and No. 4 Newark East Side (N.J.) played their first game of the season against Blair Academy on December 21st at the Hoop Group Tip-Off Showcase. It was the season opener for East Side and Sanogo, a 2014 LOI signee...

Seton Hall makes statement of intent on NYE

Leading by 12 points with 12:45 to play, it looked like Seton Hall had shut down an offensively challenged Providence team and was riding the hot shooting hand of Brian Oliver (18 pts, 4/7 3pt) to a comfortable Big East opening win without starting..

Previewing PC: Friars' length a tough matchup

Picked sixth in the preseason Big East Coaches' Poll, Providence has had to overcome the loss of three key players (two before the season) en route to a formidable 10-3 start to head coach Ed Cooley's third season in charge.

UPDATED: Teague stretchered off after hard fall

The latest edition in a long line of Seton Hall injuries over the past two seasons was certainly the scariest. With 14:42 remaining in the second half of a Seton Hall domination of Lafayette, Gene Teague fell to the ground in a heap after his legs...

Previewing Lafayette: Hinrichs' injury a boost

Unfortunately for the Leopards, leading scorer Seth Hinrichs (20.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.5 spg) looks to be out for 2-3 weeks with a knee injury after missing Lafayette's buzzer-beating loss to St. Francis (N.Y.) last week.

Second half surge propels Pirates past EWU, 92-70

After a first half which contained many of the signs that surface when Seton Hall struggles, the Pirates used a 32-15 second half run over 10:41 of play to bury Eastern Washington at Prudential Center.

Angel Delgado transfers to Patrick School (N.J.)

Seton Hall power forward commit Angel Delgado has left the Huntington (W. Va.) Prep program, as first reported by Grant Traylor of the Herald-Dispatch. Delgado transferred to Huntington over the summer from Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, N.Y.

Previewing EWU: Battle-tested and foreign flavor

Third-year coach Jim Hayford uses a short seven man rotation that includes several players who have really stepped up. Sophomore guard Tyler Harvey plays 89.4% (35.8 mpg) of possible minutes after playing just 14 mpg last season.

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