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Inside the FAB 50: Wheeling tourney preview

January, 4, 2012
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Jabari Parker and Tony ParkerMatt 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:

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