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New Jersey prospect picks Villanova

| Saturday, December 13, 2008 12:00 a.m

• Dominic Cheek, a senior from St. Anthony (N.J.) who made an official visit to Pitt last month, committed to Villanova on Friday. Cheek, a top-10 shooting guard, also turned down Kansas, Memphis and Rutgers. Pitt remains one of the favorites for shooting guard DeAndre Kane of Lenoir (N.C.) Patterson Prep. Kane, who was DeJuan Blair’s teammate at Schenley High School, made an official visit to Pitt on Thursday and Friday. The 6-foot-3 Kane also is considering Marquette, Seton Hall, Connecticut and Baylor.

• Four-fifths of UMBC’s starting lineup played high school basketball in Pennsylvania. Sophomore forward Rich Flemming played at Chester High School in 2005-06, the same program that produced Pitt freshman forward Nasir Robinson.

• UMBC is averaging 10.4 turnovers per game, which ranks among the top five in the nation. Point guard Jay Greene, a first-team all-conference selection, was the only player in the nation last season to rank in the top five in both assist-to-turnover ratio (3.47, second) and assists per game (7.2, fourth).

Additional Information:

Today’s game

Maryland-Baltimore County (5-3) at No. 3 Pitt (9-0)

> When: 7 p.m. today · Petersen Events Center


Radio: WWSW-FM (94.5), WBGG-AM (970)

Probable starters

Maryland-Baltimore County

Pos. — Name — Ht. — PPG

F — Darryl Proctor — 6-4 — 17.9

F — Rich Flemming — 6-7 — 10.4

F — Justin Fry — 6-9 — 8.8

G/F — Matt Spadafora — 6-5 — 8.5

G — Jay Greene — 5-8 — 13.3


Pos. — Name — Ht. — PPG

F — Tyrell Biggs — 6-8 — 8.3

F — Sam Young — 6-6 — 20.8

C — DeJuan Blair — 6-7 — 14.9

G — Levance Fields — 5-10 — 11.0

G — Jermaine Dixon — 6-3 — 7.3

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