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Thursday / June 13.
  • Bracket Buster Saturday

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    I’m headed out to watch the semifinals of the Passaic County tournament at Kennedy in Paterson. The games feature No. 1 Paterson Catholic against No. 4 Eastside and No. 2 Kennedy against No. 6 DePaul. Check back later on some updates on the games and players like Fuquan Edwin and St. Joseph’s-bound guard  Justin Crosgile.

    In the meantime, today’s college slate features a slew of great bracket-buster games:

    Noon – Butler at Davidson, ESPN

    3 – Northern Iowa at Siena, ESPN2

    5 – Utah State at St. Mary’s, ESPN2

    9:30 – George Mason at Creighton, ESPNU

    11:30 – Pepperdine at Gonzaga, ESPNU

    ***Speaking of Utah State, there’s a great feature in today’s New York Times on Stew Morrill’s team, which is 25-2 this year and 157-12 at home.

    ***Speaking of Siena (21-6), the team has clinched the MAAC title behind guard Kenny Hasbrouck. A year ago, Siena upset No. 4-seeded Vanderbilt in the NCAA Tournament and once again it looks like the the Saints will be the closest the New York metropolitan area gets to sending a team to the Big Dance.

    ***Also on TV today is the Nebraska-Kansas game at 4 on YES, in case you want to see how the Jayhawks’ faithful treat Brooklyn Lincoln star and McDonald’s All-American Lance Stephenson who is tripping officially to KU.

    ***The Big Lead has an interview with Editor in Chief Rob King about a multitute of topics, including the question of whether print is officially dead in this country. It’s a good read.

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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.

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