High-SchoolBoys-Basketball: FAB 50 basketball
January, 4, 2012
By Mark Tennis & Doug Huff | ESPN.com
Matt Marcinkowski/Ryan Gibson/ESPNHSNo. 1 Simeon (Chicago) will play No. 34 Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) at the 5th annual Cancer Research Classic Saturday in Wheeling (W. Va.). The 8 p.m. ET game will be televised on ESPN2.With seven ranked FAB 50 teams in the field, the 5th annual Cancer Research Classic this weekend at Wheeling (W. Va.) Jesuit University could have a major impact on next week's rankings and for the rest of the season
The six-game Saturday showcase at the Alma Grace McDonough Center has five matchups with FAB 50-ranked teams, including two games with both opponents in the FAB 50 -- No. 1 Simeon (Chicago) vs. No. 34 Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) and No. 5 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) vs. No. 18 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia).
Pairings for the other ranked teams in the event are: No. 8 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) vs. Gill St. Bernard's (Gladstone, N.J.); No. 11 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) vs. Whitney Young (Chicago); and No. 50 Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) vs. St. Raymond (Bronx, N.Y.).
The final two games also will be televised and streamed on Watch ESPN: Simeon vs. Miller Grove on ESPN2 and Gonzaga vs. Whitney Young on ESPNU.
Here's how possible results could impact the FAB 50: