ANGEL DELGADO HAD 25 POINTS AND 13 REBOUNDS AND SETON HALL TOOK ANOTHER STEP TOWARD THE NCAA TOURNAMENT WITH A 71-64 WIN OVER FADING XAVIER ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
DESI RODRIGUEZ ADDED 22 POINTS AND PUT THE PIRATES (17-10, 7-8 BIG EAST) AHEAD FOR GOOD WITH A DRIVE ACROSS THAT IGNITED A 10-4 RUN.J.P. MACURA SCORED 22 POINTS AND TREVON BLUIETT, RETURNING FROM AN ANKLE INJURY, ADDED 14 AS THE FOUL-PLAGUED MUSKETEERS (18-10, 8-7) LOST THEIR FOURTH STRAIGHT.XAVIER HAD NOT LOST FOUR GAMES IN A ROW SINCE THE 2012-13 SEASON, THE ONLY CAMPAIGN IN THE LAST 11 THAT THE MUSKETEERS FAILED TO MAKE THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.COMING INTO THEIR THREE-GAME HOMESTAND,
SETON HALL COACH KEVIN WILLARD FELT HIS TEAM HAD TO WIN TWO OF THE THREE GAMES AGAINST CREIGHTON, VILLANOVA AND XAVIER. THE PIRATES DID JUST THAT, LOSING ONLY TO THE WILDCATS, THE DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPIONS.THIS GAME WAS CLOSE THE WHOLE WAY. RODRIGUEZ BROKE A 43-ALL TIE WITH 13:49 TO PLAY WITH HIS DRIVE AND MYLES POWELL STRETCHED THE LEAD TO FIVE POINTS WITH A LONG 3-POINTER.AFTER QUENTIN GOODIN SCORED ON A LAYUP, ISMAEL SANOGO ADDED A FREE THROW FOR THE PIRATES TO MAKE IT 49-45.
TYRIQUE JONES SCORED ON A DUNK TO GET XAVIER WITHIN 49-47 BUT RODRIGUEZ AND MADISON JONES SCORED IN THE LANE TO PUSH THE ADVANTAGE TO 53-47.XAVIER TWICE GOT WITHIN TWO POINTS, THE LAST ON TWO FREE THROWS BY BLUIETT WITH 7:26 TO PLAY.HOWEVER, DELGADO CONVERTED A THREE-POINT PLAY TO IGNITE AN 8-0 RUN THAT GAVE THE PIRATES BREATHING ROOM THE REST OF THE WAY.
UNTOLD STORY OF THE SEG-MAN
I was hired at 700WLW in 1978 and started out producing helicopter traffic reports when the station had the helicopter. I worked my way up and started helping out in the newsroom, covering stories, writing copy, etc. Then got into sports with the help of legends Andy Macï¿½Williams and Bob Trumpy. I then moved up to help out Sportstalk and been doing sports ever since. Trumpy actually gaveï¿½me my famous nicknameï¿½"SEG." Going to Northern Kentucky University started my career on the radio. Great people at NKUï¿½especially Dick Murgatroyd, the former executive producer of the Bob Braun Show among others. Murg taught me right.
I have covered the Reds, Bengals, Bearcats, Muskateers, RedHawks, etc since the 1980's. I have been blessed to get to know some great sports stars over the years. Its been great to work with Trump, Cris Collinsworth, Boomer Esiason and Andy Furman on Sportstalk over the years.ï¿½I have been in the Reds Radio booth for 30 years learning from Marty Brenamann and the late Joe Nuxhall, along with Jeff Brantley and Thomï¿½Brenamann.ï¿½Each game in the booth has been special.ï¿½
My love for auto racing started in 1978 following the late and great Dale Earnhardt, Sr plus my first trip to the Indy 500 that same year. I have also been blessed to meet some great people in the world of motorsports.
I wentï¿½to highï¿½school at Colerain and graduated in 1976. From there, it was off to NKU and outï¿½in 1980. Iï¿½live in Middletown with wife, Denise along with step daughter, Rachel. I am blessed to have three grandchildren from my other stepdaughter Sarah.ï¿½Our dog, Emma, passed away on Jan 4, 2007 after 14 years as the best dog and friend in the world.ï¿½