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Saturday / July 4.
  • ***Click here for a video interview with Dominic Cheek.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A trio of St. Anthony transfers made their season debuts on Monday on ESPNU.

    And they did it in impressive fashion.

    Devon Collier, Derrick Williams and Ashton Pankey combined for 38 points and 20 rebounds to lift St. Anthony, No. 26 in the RivalsHigh 100, to a 58-50 victory over Memphis-bound wing Xavier Henry and Oklahoma City (Ok.) Putnam City at the Hoophall Classic.

    “We played well. We brought a lot of energy to the team,” said the 6-foot-8 Collier, a junior who transferred from All Hallows in New York and had to sit out the state-mandated 30 days. “I was eager to play. I ready for this.”

    **Read the SNY game story here from Sunday’s Seton Hall-UConn game.

    Check out the video highlights above.

    **And here’s a feature on AJ Price from the other day.

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Jarrid Famous, the 6-foot-11 forward from Westchester (NY) Community College, was in attendance today for UConn’s 76-61 victory over Seton Hall at the XL Center.

    Asked if he is considering coming in to replace Hasheem Thabeet, who could leave for the NBA, and Jeff Adrien, who is graduating, Famous said:

    “I could see me doing the same things, rebounding, blocking shots. That opens up an opportunity for me to come in and show them what I got from Day One.”

    Famous, who took the unofficial visit with his father, also said he likes the fact that UConn has sent numerous big men to the NBA, including Rudy Gaye, Hilton Armstrong, Josh Boone and others.

    HARTFORD, Conn. — I left NYC early this morning and risked life and limb driving through the snow up here to Hartford for the Seton Hall-UConn game. Apparently they haven’t heard of snowplows in this state yet, since Route 84 is a snow-filled adventure.

    Anyway, I’m covering the game and will then head tonight to Springfield, Mass. for the Hoophall Classic. Four games are being televised Monday on ESPNU, including tilts featuring St. Anthony, St. Benedict’s and Lincoln. Both St. Anthony (to Plainfield) and Lincoln (to Jamesville-DeWitt) lost on Saturday night.

    In the meantime, here are some notes from this game.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — No. 1 Pittsburgh’s perfect run is over.

    Earl Clark had 16 points and 11 rebounds on his 21st birthday to lead No. 20 Louisville to a 69-63 victory over the Panthers on Saturday night.

    Terrence Williams had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists and the Cardinals (13-3, 4-0 Big East) held the Panthers (16-1, 4-1) to just one field goal over the last 8 minutes to win their fifth straight game and stake a claim as the best team in the nation’s best conference.

    Here are a few notes from today’s Big Apple Invitational at Baruch College…

    Some coaches on hand: Andre LaFleur (UConn), Craig Carter (Rutgers), Dermon Player (Seton Hall), Fred Quartlebaum (St. John’s), Julius Allen (Binghamton).


    LANCE STEPHENSON, 6-5 Sr. G, Lincoln: St. John’s, Kansas, Memphis, UCLA

    Quote: “I think if I come here [to St. John’s] I could bring New York back, that would be a good look for me and St. John’s. I love playing in the Garden, the bright lights, the fire comes out of me so I’m ready for all challenges.”