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#PrepTalkLive from huge Yale Cup showdown: McKinley 78, East 74 (with video)

By Keith McShea

Today's best game is one of the best of the year: Two-time defending Yale Cup champion McKinley, winners of 29 straight league games and ranked third in the large school poll, is at No. 1 small school East. Tipoff is 6 p.m.

Our scoreboard page has a schedule of today's games -- that same page will have box scores as games are reported to us throughout the evening.

Keep track of the action and contribute to it as well in the blog below -- the easiest way to do that is to tweet updates with the #PrepTalkLive hashtag .

We will set up blogs like this throughout the winter, especially on big, busy nights -- we'll monitor games via not only our tweets, but those of high school sports fans and followers who use the #preptalklive hashtag.

While tonight is a busy basketball night, we want tweets from all varsity sports every day of the week. The #preptalklive blog (and hashtag) -- as it was during football season -- is the place to check out scores from all over Western New York.

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I'll also be on hand to watch both of these teams on Saturday at the Buffalo Public Schools' MLK Classic at City Honors -- with both playing ranked opponents: East vs. No. 9 large school Sweet Home at 12:30 followed by McKinley vs. No. 1 large school Canisius at 2. 

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Video highlights (McKinley did much of its late work at the line, going 6 for 6 in final minutes):

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The postgame show:


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About Prep Talk

Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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