Seton Hall to induct 1988-89 Final Four team into Hall of Fame

Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The University announced this morning that will be inducting the 1988-89 men's basketball team that reached the national title game into Seton Hall's Hall of Fame. The announcement was made via athletic director Pat Lyons' April newsletter.

The ceremony will take place on June 18th in Walsh Gym at Seton Hall's annual Hall of Fame dinner and will feature then head coach P.J. Carlesimo and his "Band of Pirates". Today marks the 25th anniversary of Seton Hall's loss to Michigan in the '89 title game in which the were infamously edged 80-79 by the Wolverines and an official named John Clougherty.

It is an honor to officially announce the 1988-89 men's basketball team has been selected for induction into the Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame. In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the program's run to the National Championship Game, all players, coaches and managers associated with the memorable feat will go in as the first team to be inducted into our Hall of Fame. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 18 as we welcome former head coach P.J. Carlesimo and the rest of the squad back to the site where it all started, historic Walsh Gymnasium, for our annual Hall of Fame Dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are available and can be coordinated through Jay Judge, Assistant Athletic Director for Development (jay.judge@shu.edu , 973-275-2202). Visit SHUPirates.com on Thursday for ticket information and event details.

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Isaiah Whitehead participated in the 2014 McDonald's All-American game last night but was one of just two players who saw single digit minute totals on the United Center court. Whitehead scored six points in nine minutes while adding a steal, a turnover, and a rebound for the East team, which lost 105-102. The only other participant to see less minutes than Whitehead was UCLA-bound center Thomas Welsh.

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