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.
Georgetown gave Louisville a real scare on Saturday.
No, not the Hoyas.
This was NAIA power Georgetown (Ky.) College pushing the No. 3 team in the nation before falling 74-67 in an exhibition game in Louisville broadcast on SNY.
Samardo Samuels, the 6-9 freshman out of St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark pictured above left, scored 20 points for the Cardinals. Fellow freshman Jared Swopshire also played well for Louisville, adding 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Vincent Crutcher led the Tigers with 18 points and David Graham added 16, but the Tigers missed several free throws in the final minute that could have helped them pull off the upset.
Louisville shot 39 percent from the field, was outrebounded 46-37 and committed 18 turnovers, but was 33-of-50 from the free-throw line.
This was one of several scrimmages/exhibitions this weekend, including Rutgers at UMass and Fordham at Seton Hall on Saturday. We hear former St. Anthony point guard Jio Fontan of Fordham played exceptionally well finishing with about 30 points, and Jeremy Hazell shot it well for the Pirates. Seton Hall won the first 20-minute period by 1 point against Fordham’s starters, while in the second half, Fordham played all its guys and Seton Hall won by a dozen or so.
Here’s a complete list of weekend scrimmages courtesy of Jeff Goodman at FoxSports.com
Davidson at Texas
Arizona State at New Mexico
Memphis at St. Louis
Virginia Tech and Georgetown
George Washington at Villanova
Wake Forest at South Carolina
Portland State at Washington State
Fairfield at Boston College
College of Charleston at Georgia Tech
Creighton at Iowa State
Clemson at Georgia
UNC Wilmington at Charlotte
Santa Clara at California
Wichita State at Kansas State
Wyoming at Washington
Rutgers at UMass
Utah at Colorado
West Virginia at Virginia
DePaul at Iowa
Drexel at St. John’s
Akron at Xavier
Fordham at Seton Hall
Nevada at Saint Mary’s
Chattanooga at Auburn
Cleveland State at Eastern Michigan
Eastern Illinois at Illinois-Chicago
Princeton at Marist
Cal State Fullerton at San Diego State
Long Island at Albany
Liberty at East Carolina
Cornell at Hartford
UT Arlington at SMU
Sacramento State at San Jose State
Mount St. Mary’s at UMBC
Sacred Heart and Brown
Lipscomb at Murray State
Iona at Holy Cross
Army at Yale
Wofford at Winthrop
St. Francis (Pa.) at Towson
St. Francis (NY) at St. Peter’s
Florida International at Central Florida
Southeast Louisiana at Southern Mississippi
Lafayette at Monmouth
UTEP vs. Lamar on neutral court
Vanderbilt at North Carolina
Marquette at Nebraska
LSU at Tulane
Ohio State at Miami (Ohio)
Kent State at Michigan
Siena at Colgate
Campbell at Coastal Carolina
American at Richmond
Valparaiso at Northwestern
St. Bonaventure at Buffalo
Long Beach State at San Diego
Stony Brook at Central Connecticut State
Nicholls State at South Alabama
Tennessee Tech vs. Arkansas-Little Rock at neutral site
Stetson vs. Georgia Southern in Jacksonville
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.