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.
Texas Christian and Texas A&M scrimmage each other every year in basketball.
But with A&M poised to join the Southeastern Conference for 2012, and TCU already set to enter the Big East next year, the two Lone Star State schools located about 175 miles apart could meet up in a revised Big East/SEC Challenge beginning next year.
“I think it would be great,” TCU basketball coach Jim Christian told SNY.tv.
NEW YORK –– After his unofficial visit to UCLA last week, Kyle Anderson studied tape of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and is now working on perfecting his sky hook.
The 6-foot-8 Anderson busted out a 6-foot sky hook as he and UConn-bound Omar Calhoun combined for 62 points to lead Team New York to a 146-138 victory over Team USA in the inaugural Franchise Classic at the South Bronx Job Corps.
“It’s something I’ve been working on,” Anderson, who finished with 28 points, told SNY.tv. “Being at UCLA, watching Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, I watched the highlights of him.”
Pittsburgh senior guard Ashton Gibbs scored a game-high 20 points to lead the USA Men’s Team to a 108-67 win in its opening game of the 2011 World University Games Saturday in Shenzhen, China. Gibbs and Team USA will meet Hungary on Sunday.
Gibb converted seven of his 12 total field goal attempts, hit 2-3 3-pointers, finished with two steals and dished out a team-high three assists.
One year after The Street Stops Here chronicled Bob Hurley and St. Anthony’s run to a perfect season (2007-8), Prayer For A Perfect Season will appear on HBO Oct. 25.
This feature-length documentary chronicles the effort of then-coach Kevin Boyle and his players, whose journey ends in a winner-take-all showdown for the mythical national championship with St. Anthony. (Boyle left after the season to become head coach at Montverde Academy.)