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.
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NEWARK – It’s tough to stop a 7-foot-3 man from soaring toward the basket and dunking home alley-oops.
And there’s not much you can do when that same man extends his arms to the heavens and sends shot attempts careening away from the basket area.
That man was Hasheem Thabeet and Seton Hall had no answer for him as he put up career-highs of 25 points and 20 rebounds to go with nine blocks to lead No. 1 UConn to a 62-54 victory over the Pirates at The Prudential Center. The Huskies have now won 13 straight.
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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.