[Charlotte Observer] 11:05 am | Pack signee picks Seton Hall by KEN TYSIAC New N.C. State basketball coach Sidney Lowe suffered his first personnel loss when Christ the King Regional High senior Larry Davis committed to Seton Hall. Davis, a 6-foot-3 guard, had committed to N.C. State before coach Herb Sendek left for Arizona State. His mother, Regina Davis, said Friday that Larry chose Seton Hall because it was closer to his home in Middle Village, N.Y. Though Lowe has been hired by N.C. State, he won't officially start work until July 1. He is an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons, who are playing the Miami Heat in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals. [THE FLINT JOURNAL] Saunders surprisingly goes to his bench early by Bill Khan AUBURN HILLS - Among the criticisms Detroit Pistons coach Flip Saunders has received during his team's recent struggles has been his reluctance to utilize his bench. So, it was somewhat surprising to see Saunders use 10 players in the first quarter Thursday, as the Pistons gained a 13-point lead en route to a 92-88 victory against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.