Lone Peak to play on national TV

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The Lone Peak boys' basketball team will get a little national exposure Monday morning.

The Knights, the top-ranked team in Class 5A and ranked No. 3 in the nation by Maxpreps.com, will play Archbishop Mitty from San Jose, Calif., at 10 a.m. MST Monday on ESPNU.

The game is part of the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. The Knights headed east on a red-eye flight Friday night for the game.

Lone Peak enters at 14-1, with its lone loss coming against Maxpreps.com's top-ranked team, Montverde Academy of Florida, in the City of Palms tournament title game. Archbishop Mitty is 13-3 and winners of seven consecutive games.

This is Lone Peak's third out-of-state tournament. The Knights first traveled to the City of Palms tournament in Fort Myers, Fla., where they went 3-1. They then defeated Wesleyan Christian at the Brandon Jennings Invitational earlier this month. The Knights return to action in Utah on Tuesday when they host Bingham.

- Kevin Winters Morriss