On Friday night, MSGVarsity brings you a LIVE doubleheader from the Metro Classic at Kean University. The first game is No. 4 Linden vs. McDonald's All-American Cheick Diallo and Our Savior New American from Long Island. Game time is at 6:30 p.m.
The Tigers have been in the Top 5 of the Tri-State all season long and currently sit No. 4. Point guard Otis Livingston may be the best uncommitted senior in the tri-state right now and is playing with great confidence. He scored 21 points in a victory over Gill St. Bernard's over the weekend. For Linden to have success against Our Savior New American, the Tigers will need to push the tempo and use their defensive intensity to neutralize the size difference in the paint.
OSNA recently lost to Pope John but has wins over nationally-ranked teams this season and features one of the top big men in the country. Diallo has been compared to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and is fantastic on the defensive end. He averages 19 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks per game this season.
Tune in at 6:30 p.m. on MSGVarsity.com to watch this one live. Find out how and where to interact during the game below.
Linden vs. Our Savior New American boys basketball
Friday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Kean University
Watch it LIVE on MSGVarsity.com or on the MSGV iOS app (download).
Interact on Twitter:
-Read a game recap by John Malone on MSGVarsity.com or the MSGV app.
-Watch a full game replay on MSGVarsity.com or the MSGV iOS app.
-See highlights on MSGVarsity.com or the app.
-Look for game photos on MSGVarsity.com or the MSGV iOS app. (12-24 hours after game ends)
-Watch a fully edited replay with graphics on MSG Varsity Channel 614, MSGVarsity.com and the MSGV app (48-72 hours after game ends).