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  1. Kentucky is going to be massive

    Eamonn Brennan

    The size was what got you. That's what coaches said about Kentucky as the Wildcats made their redemptive run through the 2014 NCAA tournament: You could gin up a genius game plan, but they were always going to be taller than you at just about every p...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  2. Way-Too-Early Top 25

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's not often you see a headline that intentionally undermines the piece below it. This, dear hoops fans, is one of those times. Yes, the "Way Too Early" prefix in "Way-Too-Early Top 25" pretty much gives this game away. We ar...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Five Things: Huskies come full circle

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Connecticut Huskies are your 2014 national champions. Shabazz Napier closed the loop. Four years ago, in a massive Texas football stadium, Napier danced atop a confetti-covered court. On that day in 2011, the Huskies wer...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  4. Home Court: Don't let the seeds fool you

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas-Colorado. New Mexico-Gonzaga. Oregon-Memphis Wait -- what? That seemingly random list of imaginary matchups is, in fact, a sampling of the possible No. 7 vs. No. 8 national title matchups in the 2014 NCAA tournament br...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  5. Five things: Aaron Harrison does it again

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A brilliant Final Four game ended with the Kentucky Wildcats -- those frustrating, late-coming, remarkable, young Wildcats -- moving on. Five things from a classic: 1. Aaron Harrison did it again. By "it" we mean a last-second 3 ...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  6. Five Things: UConn beats Florida again

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Florida is 36-3, but UConn is playing Monday night. Five things on UConn's 63-53 win in AT&T Stadium, a victory that puts it one win away from a national title every bit as unlikely as 2011's Kemba Walker-led sprint: 1. UConn b...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  7. On biggest stage, Wisconsin still laughing

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Gasser was trying to look angry. It wasn't going well. It was Thursday afternoon in the cavernous bowels of AT&T Stadium, and Wisconsin's players were shuffling through the usual Final Four production line. Gasser, atop a s...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  8. Can UConn's defense match the Gators?

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After five days of prelude, it's hard to find something new to say about these games -- every angle has been explored, discussed, dismissed and recycled, often in the matter of an afternoon. No analytical stone goes unturned, and ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  9. Florida too complete to be stopped

    Eamonn Brennan

    MEMPHIS -- Billy Donovan could live with the first two. Isn't that how it goes? There are losses you can live with, and losses that drive you mad -- performances you can be proud of despite the result, and games that stick in your gut for months. ...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  10. Five things: Florida ends Dayton's dream

    Eamonn Brennan

    MEMPHIS -- The feel-good story of the 2014 NCAA tournament ended as so many feel-good underdog stories do: at the hands of a top-seeded favorite. Last season, Florida clinically ended Florida Gulf Coast's dunk-filled Cinderella run. On Saturday, the ...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  11. Brennan's Wooden Watch: More tourney

    Eamonn Brennan

    So, now that we're a week away from the Wooden Award luncheon in Dallas, how does the Los Angeles Athletic Club and its Wooden Award advisory board actually go about deciding this thing? Helpful explanation from the club itself is provided here: ...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  12. Love story: Flyers, Dayton flying high

    Eamonn Brennan

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Devin Oliver sat at the edge of his locker with his hands in his lap. It was a few minutes after Dayton's 82-72 Sweet 16 win over Stanford, and he was surrounded by the customary tangle of cameras and voice recorders and microphones...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  13. Florida's balance overwhelms UCLA

    Eamonn Brennan

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Scottie Wilbekin couldn't find his shot. Patric Young was out of rhythm, off-kilter, a half-step slow on rebounds and rotations. Casey Prather was unusually muted. There were eight minutes left in Florida's fourth straight Sweet ...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  14. Five things: Dayton flies past Stanford

    Eamonn Brennan

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Pardon the nickname pun, but there are few better ways to describe exactly what the Flyers did to No. 10 seed Stanford in the first of two games at the FedEx Forum on Thursday night. Dayton, a fringe bubble team a month ago, is mov...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  15. Billy Donovan is enjoying the ride

    Eamonn Brennan

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- On Oct. 17, Billy Donovan arrived at his 18th SEC media day -- an event expressly designed for coaches and players to talk about their teams -- not knowing what to say. After three straight Elite Eight appearances, and with a vet...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  16. Previewing the South Region Sweet 16

    Eamonn Brennan

    A look around the South Region ... FLORIDA vs. UCLA What to watch: An offense-defense matchup for the ages. The Gators are one of the nation's two or three best defenses. They enter Thursday's game ranked No. 2 in adjusted defensive efficiency ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014