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Thursday / December 12.
  • A year ago, Bob Hurley led St. Anthony to an undefeated season and a mythical national championship.

    Could his son Dan Hurley follow suit this year?

    One day after crushing Lance Stephenson and Lincoln in the Newark National Invitational, the Gray Bees avoided an upset by knocking off Bishop McNamara (MD) 79-70 in overtime Sunday in Allentown, Pa. Pitt-bound forward Lamar Patterson was named MVP after scoring 23 points.

    NEWARK – On a day when Seton Hall honored the most successful team in school history, the Pirates recaptured a little bit of the old magic.

    Seton Hall earned its first Big East win of the season by shocking No. 12 Georgetown 65-60 in front of 9,800 fans at The Prudential Center who came to honor former coach P.J. Carlesimo’s 1989 team that reached the NCAA championship game before falling to Michigan in overtime.

    “You gotta get magic in a bottle,” Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez said. “Our kids believed it. They wanted it. They were desperate. The crowd was huge.

    Read the whole story here.

    And read about the ’89 NCAA runner-up team’s thoughts on the current Pirates.

    Pitt 79, West Virginia 67

    Louisville 67, Syracuse 57; Rautins injures ankle

    MITCHELL, HORNE HONORED

    Lance Stephenson says Europe is not an option and that he will definitely go to college next year.

    “I don’t think it’s a good decision to go to Europe,” Stephenson told the MSG Network in a interview broadcast at halftime of St. Benedict’s 89-53 victory over Lincoln Saturday at the Prudential Center. “I just want to go to college and experience new things.”

    The 6-foot-5 Stephenson, ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2009 by the Hoop Scoop and No. 9 by Rivals, lists St. John’s, Kansas, Memphis and USC as his favorites and has repeatedly told me and other reporters he likes the idea of bringing St. John’s back.

    “I think about that a lot,” he told MSG. “I was thinking about that with my family, to bring St. John’s back, so I think that would be a good look.”

    Dan Hurley’s St. Benedict’s Prep team handed Lance Stephenson and Lincoln their fourth loss in five games by crushing the Railsplitters 89-53 in the Newark National Invitational at The Prudential Center.

    St. Ben’s remained undefeated at 21-0 heading into the Feb. 7 tilt with similarly undefeated Santa Ana. (Calif.) Mater Dei.

    Lincoln (12-8) was coming off Friday’s OT loss to Fuquan Edwin and Paterson Catholic at the RAC.