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Monday / December 18.
  • Zeller Family Goes 2-0 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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    Steve and Lorri Zeller went a perfect 2-0 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Wednesday night.

    First they watched as younger son Cody Zeller, a freshmanput up 19 points and 7 rebounds as Indiana won at N.C. State, 86-75.

    The Zellers left their seats at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C., before the game ended in order to make the 30-minute drive to see older son, Tyler Zeller, play for No. 5 North Carolina against No. 9 Wisconsin at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. The senior put up 12 points and eight boards in Carolina’s 60-57 victory.

    “It’d be stressful if they were playing each other,” Steve told FayObserver.com shortly before tip off of the N.C. State game. “This is fun.”

    The parents wore half-blue, half-red shirts that were made by students in a business class at the Indiana school where Lorri works, FayObserver.com reported.

    Photo: FayObserver.com

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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.