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.
Hofstra surprises Florida State 82-77 in Paradise Jam
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Brian Bernardi scored a career-high 24 points and Hofstra made 10 of 22 3-pointers to shock Florida State 82-77 in the Paradise Jam tournament on Friday.
Juan’ya Green added 17 points, Denton Koon had 15 and Ameen Tanksley 14 for the Pride (3-0).
Bernardi made 8 of 10 shots, including six of eight 3-pointers. He had 19 points at halftime as Hofstra led 41-35.
Rokas Gustys had 11 rebounds as Hofstra outrebounded Florida State 39-36.
The Pride went 18 of 24 at the foul line, all in the second half. They were eight for 10 in the last 2:22.
Malik Beasley led the Seminoles (2-1) with 25 points, 18 in the second half. He was four of five behind the arc after intermission, but FSU finished 6 of 25 on 3s after going 0 for 10 in the first half.
Florida State averaged 103.5 points in its first two wins.
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.