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.
PITTSBURGH – Mike Rice’s homecoming had a happy ending.
In his first game in his hometown since leaving Robert Morris after last season, Rice led Rutgers to a convincing 63-54 victory over Auburn in the SEC/Big East Invitational at the Consol Energy Center.
“It’s fun,” said Rice, who estimated nearly 200 family and friends were in the crowd. “When you play the game it doesn’t matter where you play. But doing it in a city where a lot of my family and friends can see it, it was an enjoyable experience.”
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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.