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Friday / August 19.
  • New York Area Wins This Decade; Big East Newcomers Make Debuts

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    Here’s an interesting stat from The New York Times in the wake of St. John’s 72-60 victory over Hofstra Sunday in the Holiday Festival. The Johnnies will face Cornell Monday night in the title game at 9:30.

    This is a list of the New York-area programs with the most victories this decade:

    1. Hofstra – 188

    2. Manhattan – 172

    3(t). Seton Hall – 165

    3(t). Rider – 165

    5. Wagner – 154

    6. St. John’s -151

    BIG EAST NEWCOMERS RESULTS

    Last week I previewed the newcomers to Big East action would join their teams mid-season. Here’s a quick look at how they fared. And if you haven’t read Kevin Armstrong’s piece on UConn’s Ater Majok in the Times, we recommend it.

    Ater Majok, UConn: 1 point, 3 rebounds in win over Central Florida

    Reggie Redding, Villanova: 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks in win over Fordham

    Keon Lawrence, Seton Hall: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocks in loss to Temple

    Jeff  Robinson, Seton Hall: 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks in loss to Temple

    (Photo courtesy  New York Times)

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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.