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.
DETROIT –– This was supposed to be the year of the Big East.
It was supposed to be the year that one of the conference’s many powerhouse teams won a national championship.
Or at least had an opportunity to play for one.
Instead, North Carolina of the ACC and Michigan State of the Big 10 will meet for the NCAA title Monday night at Ford Field. Roy Williams and the Tar Heels (33-4) are seeking their fifth national championship, while Tom Izzo and the Spartans (31-6) are looking for their third.
So, what exactly happened to the studs of the bad old Big East?
Read the full story here.
And read the feature on North Carolina wing Danny Green of Long Island here. Green and his father have reunited at the Final Four after Green Sr. missed last year’s event because of legal problems.
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.