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 – It started out as a basketball game and nearly ended up as a prizefight.
In the end, Eric Devendorf and No. 6 Syracuse delivered the knockout punch with a game-changing second-half run and emerged with an 89-74 victory over No. 11 Seton Hall before a huge pro-Orange crowd of 19,375 at Madison Square Garden.
Two altercations threatened to send the game spiraling out of control in the second half, but the Orange emerged from the chaos with an 18-3 run that put a close game out of reach.
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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.