Seton Hall files to dismiss player's suit over knee injury
NEWARK, N.J. — (AP) — Seton Hall University has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by former star basketball player Myles Powell over a knee injury Powell claims was misdiagnosed by team staff and led to his not being drafted by any NBA teams. Powell was Seton Hall's third all-time leading scorer and was the Big East Conference player of the year in 2019-2020. The suit alleged Powell was misdiagnosed with an ankle injury early in the 2019-20 season, when it was actually a lateral meniscus tear to his right knee. The suit further alleges the high-scoring guard was not told of the extent of his injury and the failure to treat it properly caused permanent damage. Testa would inject “pain killer” medication into the knee to allow Powell to play, the suit alleged.wftv.com
Villanova top choice in Big East ahead of Creighton
NEW YORK – Jay Wright and his fellow Big East coaches are hoping that the basketball season runs as smoothly as possible and that they can make it to March. “Marcus ended up having surgery in New York City the day before we opened in the Big East Tournament. Here are a few other tidbits from Big East media day:HONORING BIG JOHN: The Big East announced that it will establish an award named for former Georgetown coach John Thompson Jr. that will recognize his efforts to fight prejudice, discrimination and advance positive social change. PARTIAL SCHEDULE: The Big East announced its conference schedule through the month of December with play beginning on Dec. 11 with three games. The Pirates have to replace Big East Player of the Year Myles Powell.
No. 14 Villanova edges No. 8 Hall; Big East up for grabs
“It was a great college basketball game," Villanova coach Jay Wright said. You can’t be afraid to miss.”Sandro Mamukelashvili led Seton Hall (21-8, 13-4) with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Seton Hall rushed the ball up the court but didn't get a shot off before the buzzer. Seton Hall: The Pirates head into Saturday with a one-game lead over Villanova and No. Seton Hall: Finishes the regular season at No.