Seton Hall University

(South Orange, N.J.)

Men's Basketball

43 Game Winning Streak

Coach: Honey Russell (former professional star with the Cleveland Rosenblums.)
Nicknames: “Pirates”, “Orangemen”
Colors: Blue and White
Home Court: Setonia Gymnasium
Star player: Bob Davies

Forty-three game winning streak
   1938-'39 season:
2/25/1939 L 32-36 U. of Baltimore (H) at Orange Armory
 1. 3/3/1939 W 57-39 Scranton (H) at Orange Armory
 2. 3/9/1939 W 52-39 St. Peter's (H) at Orange Armory
 3. 3//1939 W 40-35 Alumni (H)
 4. 3//1939 W 47-32 Jersey All-Stars
   1939-40 season:
 5. 12/8/1939 W 45-29 Alumni (H)
 6. 12/18/1939 W 58-32 Mt. St. Mary's (H) East Orange High
 7. 12/20/1939 W 53-25 Tulane (H) Elizabeth Armory
 8. 12/28/1939 W 43-41 Florida (H) Elizabeth Armory
 9. 1/6/1940 W 51-35 William & Mary (H) Orange Armory
10. 1/12/1940 Scranton W 48-32 (Away)
11. 1/17/1940 Becker W 69-29 (H) Orange Armory
12. 1/24/1940 Kutztown State W 42-34 (Away)
13. 2/2/1940 Loyola (Md.) W 50-40 (H) Orange Armory
14. 2/3/1940 St, Peter's W 55-27 (Away)
15. 2/5/1040 Brooklyn College W 51-34 (Away)
16. 2/9/1940 Rider W 44-32 (H) Elizabeth Armory
17. 2/14/1940 St. Francis (Pa.) W 48-36 (H) Orange High
18. 2/17/1940 St. Bonaventure W 46-41 (H) Orange Armory
19. 2/21/1940 Kutztown State W 53-33 (H) Orange Armory
20. 2/23/1940 Canisius W 52-46 (H) Dickinson HS (Jersey City)
21. 2/26/1940 Catholic U. W 53-27 (H) Orange Armory
22. 2/28/1940 Brooklyn College W 43-41 (H) Orange Armory
23. 3/1/1940 Scranton W 68-39 (H) Elizabeth Armory
   1940-'41 season:
24. 12/2/1940 W 42-18 West Chester Teachers
25. 12/4/1940 W 63-32 Alumni (H)
26. 12/11/1940 W 49-44 Albright (H)
27. 12/13/1940 W 56-38 Siena (H)
28. 12/17/1940 W 52-28 Davidson (H)
29. 12/19/1940 W 52-22 Washington (Md.) (H)
30. 12/28/1940 W 54-30 Davis & Elkins (H)
31. 12/30/1940 W 34-29 Kansas State (H) 5,000
32. 1/4/1941 W 44-26 Illinois Weslyan (H) 4,700
33. 1/6/1941 W 41-26 Rider College (H)
34. 1/10/1941 W 42-35 Scranton (Away)
35. 1/15/1941 W 41-29 Villanova (H) 6,000
36. 1/18/1941 W 45-29 St. Peter's (H)
37. 1/31/1941 W 40-37 Marshall (H)
38. 2/5/1941 W 36-22 St. Francis (Pa.) (H)
2/10/1941 no game Georgetown MSG (Seton Hall turns down invite)
39. 2/21/1941 W 66-48 St. Joseph's (Ind.) (H)
40. 2/26/1941 W 52-47 Canisius (H)
41. 2/28/1941 W 39-38 Scranton (H)
42. 3/1/1941 W 45-44 U. of Baltimore (H) 6,000/6,500
[Note controversy in above game: Some claimed SH had 6th man on court on inadvertent buzzer on last second winning shot by Bob Davies, but officials and Baltimore staff and the rules said that this was not true.]
  1941 National Invitational Tournament:
 1st Round:
43. 3/19/1941 W 70-54 Rhode Island State MSG 18,341 (2nd g.-LIU 48-36 Westminster)
 Semi-Final:
3/22/1941 L 26-49 LIU MSG 18,357 (2nd g.-Ohio 45-43 CCNY)

MSG = Madison Square Garden.
Setonia Gym (Walsh Gymnasium) opened for the 1940-41 season.

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