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.
PHILADELPHIA — The upsets keep on coming in the Big East and Kemba Walker has authored the latest dramatic one for UConn.
The sophomore guard from The Bronx put up a career-high points 29 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists to lead the Huskies to an 84-75 victory over No. 3 Villanova before a disappointed crowd of 18,123 at the Wachovia Center and a national television audience watching on ESPN’s “Big Monday.”
“I was just trying to be aggressive. They backed up off me. I guess they wanted me to take the jump shot. Tonight I kind of got into a zone. I was shooting shots and making shots, but my teammates found me,” said Walker, the former Manhattan Rice star who was 6 of 10 from the field and 14 of 16 from the line.
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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.