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.
HARTFORD, Conn. – Levance Fields hadn’t made a single shot all night, but that didn’t stop him from taking the two biggest ones of the game.
Fields, Pittsburgh’s senior point guard out of Brooklyn, drained two clutch 3-pointers in the final 3:09 to break a 61-all tie and lead the No. 4 Panthers to a 76-68 victory over No. 1 UConn at the XL Center in ESPN’s “Big Monday” broadcast.
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This was the fifth loss this season for a No. 1 team:**Jan. 4 – Boston College defeats No. 1 North Carolina 85-78**Jan. 17 – No. 20 Louisville defeats No. 1 Pitt 69-63**Jan. 21 – Virginia Tech defeats No. 1 Wake Forest 78-71**Jan. 28 – No. 4 Wake Forest defeats No. 1 Duke 70-68**Feb. 16 – No. 4 Pitt defeats No. 1 UConn 76-68
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.