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.
Emotional Eddie Jordan Breaks Down after Rutgers Stuns No. 4 Wisconsin
Following Rutgers’ stunning 67-62 upset of a Frank Kaminsky-less Wisconsin squad on Sunday, an emotional Eddie Jordan broke down in his post-game press conference.
You can see it here at about the 2:45 mark of this video taken by the Asbury Park Press and featured in Jerry Carino’s game story.
“I’m just happy for our community,” Jordan said as he paused to wipe away tears. “We’ve suffered, and I’m just happy for them. I’m happy for everybody: our state, our faculty, everybody that supports me, our fans.”
He added: “Hopefully this is part of the healing process that we have to go through. I love my school. I love this community. And I’m happy for them.”
Myles Mack went for 21 points and Kadeem Jack had 20 as Rutgers notched the biggest upset in program history, surpassing their 1982 win over No. 6 West Virginia.
Next up for Rutgers (10-7, 2-2 Big Ten) is another tough test at No. 11 Maryland on Wednesday.
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.