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.
Seton Hall has yet to reach the .500 mark in the Big East conference during Bobby Gonzalez’s tenure in South Orange.
But that could change Saturday when the Pirates (17-11, 8-9 Big East) visit Providence (12-17, 4-13) in a game that won’t be televised in the New York/New Jersey area. Fans will have to catch it on ESPN360 or the radio.
Though their NCAA hopes are diminished, a win Saturday could help the Pirates secure a coveted first-round bye in the Big East tournament next week at Madison Square Garden.
“Right now we’re just trying to focus on Providence because we know it would be very important to get to .500 in the conference. We’ve never done that,” Gonzalez said Thursday after the win over Rutgers
“We’d like to somehow find a way to win because then you’re going into the Garden with a two-game win streak. It’s nice to have a little momentum going into the Big East tournament if you can do that.”
**In other Seton Hall news, the New York Times is expected to run a highly anticipated story on Coach Gonzalez Sunday or Monday.
**Tough 57-55 loss for William Paterson in the Division 3 NCAA tournament in Wayne, NJ, but congratulations to Jose Rebimbas on another terrific coaching job. Rebimbas is one of the best coaching minds in the metropolitan area and should get a shot at the D1 level before long.
**Seth Davis reports that William Wesley, aka “Worldwide Wes,” is on the brink of finalizing a deal with Creative Artists Agency to become a full-fledged NBA agent.
**Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard interviewed several college hoops guys, including myself, about the Big East postseason awards and the opinions were split.
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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.