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 — A dejected Kalin Lucas dressed somberly in the Michigan State locker room early Wednesday morning.
His No. 7 Spartans team had just been dominated by No. 8 Syracuse, 72-58, in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.
“I’m just very disappointed,” Lucas said. “You’re playing in the Garden, you’re supposed to play hard physically. You’re supposed to give it your all and tonight we didn’t. We didn’t play tough at all. They just manhandled us the whole game pretty much.”
Iona junior Mike Glover of The Bronx is piling up the hardward for his stellar performance this past week.
Glover was named the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the ECAC Player of the Week on Tuesday in addition to his selection as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week.