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Former Seton Hall forward Herb Pope arrested for allegedly pulling gun in bar

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Former Seton Hall forward Herb Pope was arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on a Pittsburgh-area bar owner, CBS affiliate KDKA in Pittsburgh is reporting.

According to the report, Pope allegedly pulled the gun at the Colonial Grill in Ambridge, Penn., and spent the night in jail. Few other details were available.

Pope finished up his final year of eligibility at Seton Hall in the spring after averaging 15.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game during his senior season. He entered the 2012 NBA Draft, but was not selected. He then signed with a professional team in Israel.

“Herb has had to overcome a number of obstacles in his quest to become a professional basketball player,” Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard said in a release at the time of his signing.  “I am extremely happy that he has been able to realize this dream.  We wish nothing but the best of luck to Herb and his family moving forward.”

This is not the first run-in with the law for Pope, who was arrested for DUI as a freshman at New Mexico State.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

Good luck Goodluck: UNLV’s Okonoboh to transfer

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UNLV sophomore Goodluck Okonoboh is transferring out of the program, a source told

The 6-foot-10 center was the No. 31 recruit in the Class of 2014, but he never was able to find a place in the UNLV rotation. He averaged 2.9 blocks as a freshman, but is a career 34 percent free throw shooter that never proved he could be more than just an athlete.

With Ben Carter getting eligible and UNLV landing Stephen Zimmerman this season, Okonoboh’s minutes dried up. He played just 19 minutes total against UCLA and Indiana.

VIDEO: Northeastern beats No. 15 Miami at the buzzer

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Quincy Ford capped off a 24 point night by drilling a step-back jumper at the buzzer as Northeastern knocked off No. 15 Miami, 78-77, in Coral Gables on Friday.

Northeastern led at the half, but Miami had seemingly taken control of the game when they went up 70-63 with four minutes left. But David Walker, who finished with 21 points, helped to lead the Huskies back, sparking a 13-2 run that put Northeastern up 76-72.

After a three from Davon Reed and a bucket from Sheldon McClellan put Miami ahead, Ford hit the shot that gave NU the win.

Miami was one of the hottest teams in the country following their win in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off last weekend, as they rolled over Mississippi State, Utah and Butler. But against Northeastern, the Hurricanes came out a bit sluggish — tryptophan hangover? — and never could find a way to slow down Northeastern’s stars. Ford and Walker are Bill Coen’s two stars, and they finished with a combined 45 points.

To be fair, Northeastern is a good team. They’ve not top 25 good and they’re probably not better than any of the teams that Miami beat last weekend, but they are coming off of an NCAA tournament appearance and they are a favorite to win the CAA this year. They’re well-coached and did the things they needed to do to beat Miami: they shot 12-for-22 from three and they gave up just six offensive rebounds.

As far as Miami is concerned, I’m not overly concerned about this loss. It doesn’t change what happened in Puerto Rico and it certainly doesn’t change the fact that they have talented guards, size up front, depth and plenty of experience. Jim Larrañaga’s got a squad.

The red flag is that the Hurricanes have had a tendency to be inconsistent in recent years. Remember, they won at Duke last season then went to the NIT. And point guard Angel Rodriguez, who scored 10 of his 12 points down the stretch on Friday, is arguably the most inconsistent player in college basketball.

If they haven’t solved those problems, that’s a much bigger concern than losing a hard-fought game to a good mid-major team.