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Monday / July 15.
  • TRENTON, N.J. — I came down here from the UConn-Seton Hall game in time to watch the last four games of the day: St. Benedict’s-Mountain State (W.Va.), St. Anthony-Hotchkiss (Conn.), Lincoln-Westchester (Ca) and St. Patrick-Oak Hill. Here goes:

    COACHES I’VE SEEN: Bob Huggins & Larry Harrison (W. Va.), Jorge Fernandez (Miami), Craig Carter (Rutgers), Chris Casey (St. John’s),  Scott Adubato (Seton Hall), Pat Sellers (UConn), Jay Wright & Jason Donnelly (Villanova), Brock Erickson (Monroe College).

    OAK HILL 73, ST. PATRICK 64

    Doron Lamb and Pe’Shon Howard went 4-of-4 from the line in the final few seconds and Oak Hill (Va.) remained undefeated by virtue of its 73-64 win over St. Patrick (N.J.) at the Sovereign Bank Arena.

    St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley and Rutgers women’s coach C. Vivian Stringer were both nominated for the Naismith Hall of Fame on Friday.

    Oh, and a guy named Mike was also among the 16 finalists announced.

    Michael Jordan, John Stockton and David Robinson headlined the class.

    NBA coaches Don Nelson and Jerry Sloan, former NBA stars Dennis Johnson, Chris Mullin and Bernard King, and two-time WNBA MVP Cynthia Cooper were also nominated. The results will be announced April 6 at the Final Four in Detroit.

    **Read the Lincoln-St. Patrick game story and learn about the Nike sneaker controvesy here.

    Lance Stephenson confirmed that he will visit Kansas and both Stephenson and North Carolina-bound guard Dexter Strickland will play in the McDonald’s All-American Game April 1 in Miami.

    The two players made the news after Strickland scored 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting to lead St. Patrick over Lincoln 63-58 in the Nike Super 6 at Fordham University.

    The 6-5 Stephenson, ranked No. 1 in the nation by Hoop Scoop and No. 9 by Rivals, confirmed that he will visit Kansas Feb. 21 for the team’s game against Nebraska. The news was first reported Thursday by ZAGSBLOG.

    “Oh, yeah,” said Stephenson, who scored a game-high 21 points on 9-of-23 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds.

    ***Read the Rice-Paterson Catholic game story here.

    **Read the Lincoln-St. Patrick game story and learn about the Nike sneaker controvesy here.

    NEW YORK – I’m here at Fordham University’s Rose Hill Gym and Game 1 between Paterson Catholic and Rice has tipped off. I’ll be blogging here all night.

    COACHES I’VE SEEN: Chuckie Martin (Marist); Pat Sellers (UConn); Craig Carter (Rutgers); Derm Player and Scott Adubato (Seton Hall); Jorge Fernandez (Miami); Jared Grasso (Fordham); Phil Martelli Jr. (Niagara).

    MEDIA TYPES: Tom Konchalski, Clark Francis, Dylan Butler, Robert White, Keith Idec.

    GAME 2: Lincoln – St. Patrick (ESPN2)

    8:40 – It’s all over. Lincoln is now 0-3 against New Jersey teams this year with this 63-58 loss on ESPN2. The Railsplitters have lost to St. Patrick, St. Benedict’s and Paterson Catholic.

    8:37 – Lance just scored on an aggressive drive to the bucket off an offensive rebound to cut it to 60-56, but Irving hit two free throws to push it to 62-56 with 18.7 seconds left.

    8:35 – Lincoln cut it to 56-51 on a 3-point play by James Padgett, but Kyrie Irving scored on a nifty underspin layup in transition and then scored again on a breakway layup to push the St. Pat’s lead back to 60-51.

    8:22 – St. Pat’s is maintaining a double-digit lead at 52-41 despite an 8-0 run by Lincoln.

    8:11 – Mike Gilchrist just jammed home a one-handed dunk in transition

    ***Read the UConn-Seton Hall Advance here.

    “Seton Hall has played basketball 105 years and they’ve never beaten a team that’s No. 1 in the country ever, not when P.J. [Carlesimo] was there, not the Final Four team, never,” Pirates coach Bobby Gonzalez said on Thursday’s Big East conference call. “To me that’s pretty significant.”

    UCONN’S DYSON OUT INDEFINITELY

    UConn junior guard Jerome Dyson will be out indefinitely with a torn lateral meniscus of his right knee, it was announced Thursday.

    Dyson was injured at the 15:44 mark of the first half of Wednesday’s contest against Syracuse and did not return to action.

    He underwent an MRI Thursday afternoon at Windham Hospital in Willimantic and results showed the tear. He will undergo surgery within the next week.

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