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.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is fond of telling a story about his hometown of Midvale, Ohio, which features, “500 people, two stoplights and nine bars.”
As a young man, Huggins once got into a truck with a man from his hometown, noticed the vehicle had no rear-view mirror and asked him about it.
“I don’t back up,” the man told Huggins. “We’re going forward, son.”
West Virginia, the newly minted Big East tournament champion, and seven other Big East teams are going forward into the NCAA tournament after the bracket was announced on Selection Sunday.
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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.