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.
Here’s a look at some of the top non-conference college basketball events for the 2015-16 season. If you know of other events, hit me up on Twitter.
Nov. 13: Veterans Classic, Alumni Hall, Annapolis, MD
Teams: North Carolina vs. Temple, Navy vs. Florida.
Nov. 13: Armed Forces Classic, Okinawa, Japan
Teams: Gonzaga vs. Pittsburgh
Nov. 17: State Farm Champions Classic, Chicago, Illinois
Teams: Duke vs. Kentucky, Kansas vs. Michigan State
Nov. 19-22: Gildan Charleston Classic, Charleston, S.C.
Teams: Bradley, George Mason, Long Beach State, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall, Towson, Virginia
Nov. 19-22: Puerto Rico Tip-Off, San Juan, P.R.
Teams: Butler, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri State, Temple, Texas Tech, Miami, Utah
Nov. 20 & 22: 2K Classic, Madison Square Garden, NY, NY
Teams: Duke vs. VCU, Wisconsin vs. Georgetown
Nov. 20-22: Hall of Fame Tip-Off, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Teams: Vermont, Buffalo, NC A&T, Florida, Niagara, Old Dominion, Purdue, St. Joe’s
Nov. 23 & 25: MGM Grand Main Event, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
Teams: Clemson vs. UMass, Creighton vs. Rutgers
Nov. 23-25: EA Sports Maui Invitational, Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii
Teams: Chaminade, Indiana, Kansas, St. John’s, UCLA, UNLV, VAnderbilt, Wake Forest
Nov. 23-24: Legends Classic, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Teams: N.C. State vs. Arizona State, Marquette vs. LSU
Nov. 23-24: CBE Hall of Fame Classic, Kansas City, Missouri
Teams: Missouri vs. Kansas State, Northwestern vs. North Carolina
Nov. 25-27: Battle for Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Teams: Syracuse, UConn, Michigan, Texas, Gonzaga, Washington, Texas A&M, Charlotte
Nov. 26-27: NIT Season Tip-Off, Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Teams: Arkansas vs. Georgia Tech, Stanford vs. Villanova
Nov. 26-29: DirecTV Wooden Legacy, Anaheim, CA
Teams: UC-Irvine, Boise State, Boston College, Michigan State, Evansville, Providence, Santa Clara, Arizona
Nov. 26-29: Advocare Invitational, Orlando, FL
Teams: Notre Dame vs. Monmouth, Dayton vs. Iowa, Xavier vs. Alabama, Wichita State vs. USC
Nov. 27-28: Barclays Center Classic, Brooklyn, NY
Teams: George Washington vs. Tennessee, Nebraska vs. Cincinnati
Nov. 28: Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Teams: Louisville vs. St. Louis
Dec. 8: Jimmy V Classic, Madison Square Garden, New York
Teams: West Virginia vs. Virginia, Maryland vs. UConn
Dec. 19: CBS Sports Classic, Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY
Teams: UCLA vs. North Carolina, Kentucky vs. Ohio State
Dec. 22-25: Diamond Head Classic, Honolulu, Hawaii
Teams: Auburn, New Mexico, BYU, Harvard, Oklahoma, Washington State, UNI, Hawaii
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.