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Around the Hall: Looking Forward to Villanova, Fringe Bubble, Dehere, J.D., Hurley Sons, 96 teams?

A couple ESPN links:

Joe Lunardi's Bracketology still lists SHU as one of the first four teams out despite our loss on Thursday to USF.

Mark Schlabach lists the Pirates as a, "fringe" bubble team:

After losing 76-74 in overtime at South Florida on Thursday night, the Pirates are a fringe bubble team at best. Frankly, Seton Hall is still in the bubble discussion because Big East teams such as Notre Dame and St. John's aren't. Seton Hall's overall profile isn't bad, with four victories over RPI top-50 foes: Pitt (home), Cornell (road), Louisville (home) and Cincinnati (home). The Pirates are 1-4 against RPI top-25 foes and 4-5 against the top 50.

Jerry Carino catches up with former Pirate, Terry Dehere who was elected into the NJ Sports Writers Hall of Fame. Carino was asked if he had any advice for Hazell or Rosario to which he responded:

"You have to play in the flow," Dehere said. "If someone’s playing you (with junk zones or double-teams), that means you have to get the ball to other places. You have to be calm and be patient. You can’t take poor shots. You can’t get into that situation when you’re taking bad shot after bad shot because a lot of stuff will run through you anyway. The best thing I can say is be patient and stay consistent with the way you work and prepare."

Great advice Terry, I hope Jeremy's on board.  When Hazell has shown patience and intelligence in his shot-selection the Pirates have played tremendous, winning, team basketball.  We're going to need a perfect display of team basketball tomorrow night if the Pirates expect to knock off the Wildcats.  

The folks over at the Setonia Blog liken the team's recent play to a tribute to J.D. Salinger: 

Well, JD Salinger is dead. RIP. And lying right next to him, just faintly breathing, is our dream of a postseason berth.

In a way, it's a fitting tribute to one of the most captivating American authors of all time. SHU fans were riding high. We had just beaten Louisville. Just beaten Pitt. Dave and I were excited like little children, giggling in a field of poppies and Cinderella pumpkins.

Fred Hill Jr is a marked man, who's next at Rutgers? Bobby Hurley Sr. would nominate his two sons for RU staff writes Ed Barmakian of The Star-Ledger:

That being said, Hurley wasn’t shy about letting people know that his son, Danny, would be a good fit for the Rutgers job if it came open. The elder Hurley, who owns 974 career victories at St. Anthony, also noted that Duke All-American and former NBA guard Bobby Jr. would make a great assistant.

The Monday tidbits from LFBall include a few SHU names that could move into head coaching positions:

Ready To Move to HC position at Low or Mid Major Programs from Local Schools:

Dermon Player SHU, Scott Adabato SHU, Fred Quaterbaum SJU, Danny Hurley, Kevin Boyle, Maurice Hicks

Lastly, SBNation's, Andrew Sharp, mentioned the NCAA was considering expanding the tournament to 96 teams, noting that an, "unreliable source" already proclaimed it a "done deal."  Jeff Goodman of later confirmed that it was not, "a done deal:"

"Nothing is a done deal," Shaheen, who oversees the tournament, told on Monday afternoon. "We're talking with parties who have interest."

Check back tomorrow morning for Part 2 of, "It's time for IBBW to Walk the Plank."  Part 1 can be read, here