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.
Big East Makes Sweet 16 History; Flynn Returning to Syracuse
The Big East Conference made history before the NCAA Tournament began when it received three No. 1 seeds in Louisville, Pittsburgh and UConn.Now with the Tournament narrowed down to the Sweet 16, the Big East has made history once again.
For the first time ever, five teams from one conference are among the final 16.
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In other Big East news, Syracuse point guard Jonny Flynn told the Post-Standard that he will return for his junior year.
“I’m coming back to Syracuse,” Flynn told the newspaper. “That’s it. I’m coming back to Syracuse. There is no ‘as of right now.’ I’m coming back to Syracuse. Yeah. I’m coming back to Syracuse.”
Flynn won Big East Tournament MVP even though the Orange lost the championship game to Louisville. He averaged 19.8 points and 9.3 assists in four games at Madison Square Garden. Flynn is averaging 13.5 points and seven assists through the first two games of this year’s NCAA Tournament.
The No. 3 seed Orange will face No. 2 seed Oklahoma in the Sweet 16 on Friday.
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.