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.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — It looks like the NCAA Tournament may be Kentucky’s to lose.
Behind 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals from freshman big man DeMarcus Cousins, the top-seeded Wildcats marched into the Elite Eight with a 62-45 victory over upset-minded Cornell in an East Regional semifinal at the Carrier Dome.
Kentucky, now three victories from the program’s eighth national championship, will face No. 2 West Virginia in the regional final Saturday night. The Mountaineers handled No. 11 Washington, 69-56, in the first game.
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**West Virginia is the last team standing in the Big East. Read about the Mounties’ win over Washington here.
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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.