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.
NEW YORK — Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia all won high-profile tournaments around Thanksgiving to stake early claims as the beasts of the Big East.
Georgetown didn’t play in a holiday event but can join that elite group this week with victories over two Top 25 teams.
Sophomore center Greg Monroe notched career-highs with 24 points and 15 rebounds as the No. 15 Hoyas handled the first part of that equation by downing No. 22 Butler, 72-65, in the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
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.