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Kareem, Abdul, Jabaar
Edited by Alexander Wolff And Christian Stone
March 13, 1995
Last week's Northeast Conference basketball tournament featured Marist's Kareem Hill, Abdu-Allah (Abdul) Torrence of St. Francis (N.Y.) and Rider's Jabaar Jones. Alas, none could skyhook a place in next week's NCAA tournament field—Mount St. Mary's defeated Rider 69-62 on Sunday to earn the NEC's automatic bid—but the trio suited a season in which no fewer than nine Kareems dotted Division I rosters (not including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jr., who was a redshirt at Valparaiso), and in which Maryland-Eastern Shore briefly boasted a player whose name evoked the future even as it recalled the past: Ishaq Jabbar.
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March 13, 1995

Kareem, Abdul, Jabaar

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Last week's Northeast Conference basketball tournament featured Marist's Kareem Hill, Abdu-Allah (Abdul) Torrence of St. Francis (N.Y.) and Rider's Jabaar Jones. Alas, none could skyhook a place in next week's NCAA tournament field—Mount St. Mary's defeated Rider 69-62 on Sunday to earn the NEC's automatic bid—but the trio suited a season in which no fewer than nine Kareems dotted Division I rosters (not including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jr., who was a redshirt at Valparaiso), and in which Maryland-Eastern Shore briefly boasted a player whose name evoked the future even as it recalled the past: Ishaq Jabbar.

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