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.
UCLA will open the season in the Coaches vs. Cancer 2008 2K Sports Classic and will host two rounds. The winners of each of the four brackets will advance to Madison Square Garden in New York (Nov. 20-21).
Duke, Michigan and either Pitt or Rutgers are also involved, according to Jeff Goodman of Fox Sports.com.
In other tournament news, Rutgers will reportedly host a five-team event at the RAC around Thanksgiving featuring Rutgers, St. Bonaventure, Delaware, Robert Morris and Marist. The school will not officially comment until the non-conference schedule is released.
Also, the 2008 EA Sports Maui Invitational features St. Joe’s, Alabama, Chaminade, Indiana, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oregon and Texas. The event runs Nov. 24-26 at the Lahaina Civic Center.
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.