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Big Games This Weekend

I'll keep posting information on recruiting on the thread below, but I want to mention to those of you out there that tomorrow's men's basketball game at Holy Cross (12:00PM) will be broadcast on ESPNU for those of you out there that get that. (I don't, so I'll be listening to the game on AM 1230/1320 in the Lehigh Valley instead.)

The men's basketball team (11-9, 4-2) will be playing a desperate Holy Cross team that is 10-9 and 1-5 in the Patriot League. Racked by injury, they are Dangerous with a capital D - not only that, their strong frontcourt matches up well against our strength in sophomore F Zahir Carrington and senior F Bryan White. It should be a great game.

Speaking of men's basketball, the Morning Call speculates - could there be a Lehigh vs. Lafayette final in the Patriot League tournament? A bit early for that speculation - but imagine that ticket if it were to happen? Imagine that tension in Kirby or Stabler? It would be a must-attend event.

What they didn't say that in women's basketball, a Lehigh vs. Lafayette final already happened in 1997 - which Lehigh (the sixth seed) won and then promptly got sent to UConn in the NCAA tournament! The 13-8 (5-1) Lady Hawks, who are sitting tied for 1st place with Army, want to keep the ball rolling with their balanced attack versus Holy Cross 11-10 (4-2) in what will be a litmus test to see if these Hawks, led by senior G Kaela Pearce (8.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg), can remain in the front of the Patriot League pack.

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