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Saturday / December 14.
  • By ALEX KLINE & ADAM ZAGORIA

    NEWARK, N.J. — Eugene McCrory committed to Seton Hall back in February, only to re-open his commitment after the coaching change last spring.

    But the 6-foot-8, 245-pound McCrory was back Saturday to watch Rutgers beat Seton Hall, 66-60, at The Rock.

    A Maryland native spending a post-grad year at CJEOTO Academy in New Jersey, McCrory has a long list of schools expressing interest, including Seton Hall, Hofstra, Wagner, Indiana, Northestern, Maryland, Virginia, Colorado and Clemson.

    NEWARK, N.J. — Rick Pitino, perhaps more than anyone else, may be the one man who understands the daunting task Kevin Willard and the Seton Hall basketball program face over the next several years.

    Pitino was Willard’s boss with the Boston Celtics for four years and his boss at Louisville for six. He has a longstanding friendship and professional relationship with Kevin’s father, Ralph, now the Director of Operations at Louisville. And Pitino advised both Kevin and the Seton Hall administration last spring when the school sought to do a 180 in the wake of firing Bobby Gonzalez after four tumultuous seasons.