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.
Pirates coach Bobby Gonzalez talked boldly before this season began about how making the NCAA tournament was a goal — and a realistic possibility — for this team.
After a 1-4 start in Big East play, that dream seemed to be fading fast.
But Jeremy Hazell, Jordan Theodore and Keon Lawrence breathed new life into the Pirates’ postseason hopes Thursday by combining for 52 points as Seton Hall held off Louisville, 80-77, in an ESPN game at the Prudential Center.
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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.