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 may have lost more than a basketball game on Thursday.
Senior center Arinze Onuaku fell to the floor with a right knee injury with five minutes, seven seconds remaining in the game and left the arena on crutches after No. 8-seeded Georgetown upset top seed Syracuse, 91-84, in the Big East tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden.
“We’re hoping it’s just a strain, but tomorrow we’ll get an MRI — It’s already scheduled,” Dr. Irving Raphael, the Syracuse team physician, said in a hallway after the game. “I expect him to play unless there’s a surprise. But we’ll get the MRI, treat what we get and then you’ll all know as soon as I know.”
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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.