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NJIT Highlanders (2-3) @ Seton Hall Pirates (4-0) 7PM Pre-Game Notes

NJIT @ Seton Hall, 7PM
Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Television: Hall Pass
Radio: 770 WABC

Projected starting five:
G-Eugene Harvey
G-Jeremy Hazell
SF-Robert Mitchell
PF-Herb Pope
C-John Garcia

After making quick work of LIU Saturday night, 95-66, the Pirates seem to be in mid non-conference form, defeating all of their opponents, with the exception of SPC, by double digits.  As I previously noted, the current stretch of opponents in the Pirates schedule is a great chance for Harvey to put up a few monster games, helping to boost his confidence after he saw his playing time reduced against Cornell.  Harvey responded Saturday, flirting with a triple-double before finishing with 18PTS, 8AST, 7STL against LIU.

Herb Pope will also try for his fourth consecutive double-double tonight, an occurrence that is happening to often, Gonzo recently equated it to death and taxes:
"They probably laughed when I said this, but I said Herb Pope getting a double-double is like dying and paying taxes," Gonzalez said. "It’s something that’s going to happen."
SHU preview of the game can be read here:
The Pirates ran their record to a perfect 4-0 with a 95-66 throttling of LIU at Prudential Center on Saturday. Five Pirates scored in double-figures while Herb Pope recorded his third straight double-double. Seton Hall is 4-0 for only the second time since the 2000-01 season. Four Pirates are averaging in double-figures in scoring with a fifth averaging 9.0 points per game. Jeremy Hazell is again averaging over 20 points per game to lead the way. NJIT represents their third game against a New Jersey opponent in five games so far this year.
As a special contribution to PirateCrew.com, please check out Pirate Crew member 'Piratz,' preview of tonight's action:
NJIT set an NCAA record in losing 51 consecutive games after that night in California. Entering this season, NJIT had a record of 1-60 over the past two seasons. They've already rung up 2 wins this season, although one of them came against Division III St. Joseph's College. Their Division I win came last Tuesday, a 56-51 victory over Wagner in Newark.