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Pittsburgh junior guard Ashton Gibbs could miss up to two weeks with an MCL injury in his left knee, according to team spokesman Greg Hotchkiss.
Hotchkiss said the injury was discovered after Saturday night’s 71-59 win over Cincinnati in which Gibbs scored 25 points and was the result of “wear and tear.”
“He will not play on Monday,” Hotckhiss said, referring to the ESPN “Big Monday” game against West Virginia in Morgantown, W.V. “We are not going to put a timetable on his return but we anticipate he will be back in 10-14 days.”
NEW YORK — Donnie Walsh got a hit on his Blackberry at midnight on Saturday when someone asked him to comment on the latest Carmelo Anthony report.
According to ESPN.com, the Knicks and Denver Nuggets are discussing a three-team trade that would send Anthony to New York before the Feb. 24 trade deadline.
The Knicks would also reportedly send Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to Minnesota, while the Timberwolves would deal Corey Brewer and a first-round pick to the Nuggets. Denver would also get Wilson Chandler from the Knicks.
Asked if he thought it would take three teams to swing such a deal, Walsh said Sunday before the Knicks hosted the Philadelphia 76ers at MSG: “No comment. I don’t know. I’m not in the crystal ball.”
NEWARK, N.J. –– Seton Hall junior forward Herb Pope says he plans to return to college for his senior season instead of trying to play professionally.
“I’m coming back, I’m coming back,” he told SNY.tv after UConn beat Seton Hall, 61-59, for their 11th straight win over the Pirates.
“I gotta recover and come back and just have a whole year of being 100 percent.”
The 6-foot-8 Pope collapsed during a workout at Walsh Gym in April. He underwent heart surgery to deal with a birth defect — an anomalous right coronary artery — that Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard said they “usually only find in an autopsy.”
As Rutgers and Seton Hall continue to battle for the best spot in New Jersey, they are also recruiting a number of the same players. One in particular is in their own back yard and may end up a Pirate or Scarlet Knight.
Davon Reed, a 6-4 2013 guard from Princeton (N.J.) Day School, attended the game between the teams at the Prudential Center on Jan. 22nd when the Scarlet Knights won, 66-60.
On Friday night, Rutgers coach Mike Rice and assistant Jimmy Martelli watched Reed drop 33 points in a loss to Rutgers Prep. Reed has offers from the Scarlet Knights, along with West Virginia, Seton Hall, VCU, Temple, St. Joseph’s and La Salle.