Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK –– The basketball was rolling, rolling around the rim as the final buzzer sounded and the red light went off above the basket at Madison Square Garden.As the final tenths of a second slipped away, the capacity crowd let out a collective groan and the postseason fates of both Villanova and Marquette hung in the balance.
When Dwayne Anderson’s last-second reverse layup finally dropped in, No. 4 Villanova had emerged with a dramatic 76-75 quarterfinal victory over No. 5 Marquette in the most compelling game yet of the Big East Tournament.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.