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Around the Hall: Things Settling, Bench Play, Close-Call, 2010-2011 Recruits

A couple more looks at yesterday's convincing win at Monmouth:

Despite incorrectly referring to Herb Pope as a Junior, Tim Sullivan of the NY Post notes that things seem to be settling around the team following the week's rocky start:

Junior guards Jamel Jackson and Jeremy Hazell combined for 41 points and junior forward Herb Pope had 15 points and 17 rebounds as Seton Hall (2-0) defeated Monmouth, 87-72, in front of 3,662 in West Long Branch, N.J., the second game ever at the NEC school's sparkling new facility.
Brendan Prunty answers various questions surrounding the team's victory at Monmouth, he also shells out game balls and "suicides."  Great read by Prunty, check it out:
You really can't say enough about the play of the Pirates bench right now. Through two games, bench production has accounted for 45 of Seton Hall's 140 points — that's pretty darn good.
Jeff Goodman of Fox Sports with a weekly round-up around the NCAA.  Obviously, Seton Hall is included in the "close-calls" in the Big East:
BIG EAST CLOSE CALLS: Seton Hall needed a last-second shot from Eugene Harvey just to get past St. Peter's and Pittsburgh struggled against Wofford for a 63-60 win.
Brendan Prunty reports that Jesse Morgan is the latest 2010-2011 Seton Hall recruit to make good on his verbal commitment from early October, signing a letter of intent today.  As I mentioned during the liveblog of Friday's game, Fuquan Edwin had signed his LOI prior to tip-off.

This is great news for Gonzo and the future of the Pirates program.  Morgan, a 6'4 combo-guard, was actually offered a scholarship by Rick Pitino and Louisville which he turned down to come to South Orange.  With the cloudy situation surrounding Keon Lawrence, Morgan has a great chance of making an immediate impact next year with the departure of Eugene Harvey.