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  1. Top 50 coaches: No. 5 Rick Pitino

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 5: Louisville's Rick Pitino. On Tuesday, we release No. 4. I am a firm believer in the aesthetics of...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  2. Top 50 coaches: No. 6 Bill Self

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: During the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 6: Kansas' Bill Self. On Monday, we release No. 5. Have you ever actually read the "Rules...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  3. Jabari Parker: NBA best place to 'grow'

    Eamonn Brennan

    As a freshman at UCLA in 2013-14, guard Zach LaVine averaged 9.4 points on 7.8 shots, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24.4 minutes per game. In late March, after Florida ended UCLA's season in the Sweet 16, LaVine's father, Paul LaVine, told the Los ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Planning for Success: McAdoo's decisions

    Eamonn Brennan

    James Michael McAdoo wasn't very good last season. It's OK to be up front about it. He shot 44.5 percent from the field and 58 percent from the free throw line. He turned the ball over on 18.2 percent of his possessions. His offensive rating, 91.3, m...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  5. Scouting the Champions: Duke vs. KU

    Eamonn Brennan

    Note: For the first half of this scouting report on the fascinating matchup between Kentucky and Michigan State, click here. No. 4 Duke vs. No. 5 Kansas, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN A whole new world. And you thought scouting Kentucky-Michigan State was ...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  6. Pitino doesn't take kindly to Gordon Gee

    Eamonn Brennan

    By now, you've surely heard about the latest scandal out of Ohio State, wherein a full audio tape of University president Gordon Gee, made during Ohio State's Athletic Council on Dec. 5, leaked to the Internet, and the world got to hear Gee say alleg...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  7. Saddle Up: Life during bubble time

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. No. 5 Georgetown at Villanova, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 Nothing is ever totally cut-and-dried on the bubble. It's important to remember, because every season, when early March ...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  8. Hoosiers not satisfied with play despite win over No. 8 Minnesota...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Indiana built a huge first-half lead only to watch Minnesota mount a furious rally. Despite holding on for the win, the Hoosiers were far from happy with their play.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: Indiana 88, Minnesota 81

    Eamonn Brennan

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Quick reaction to No. 5 Indiana's 88-81 win over No. 8 Minnesota Saturday afternoon: Overview: It's hard to imagine anyone beating Indiana on its home floor this season. For whatever reason - the insane crowd, the familiar sig...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  10. Is Michigan overrated?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Friday, the first Associated Press poll of the season was released. Michigan was ranked No. 5 overall. It is not hard to see exactly why the voters who comprise the AP hive mind are so high on the Wolverines. Michigan returns co-Big Ten Freshma...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  11. Coach K now LeBron's surrogate mentor

    Eamonn Brennan

    When LeBron James was an 18-year-old NBA rookie, he averaged 20.9 points, 5.9 assists and 5.5 rebounds in 39.5 minutes per game. It was by far the worst season of his career -- by the time he was an NBA "sophomore" he was well on his way to putting u...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  12. Boeheim: Big East 'not what it used to be'

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the wake of Monday's news that Syracuse would pay $7.5 million in exit fees for the chance to leave the Big East a year earlier than expected -- Syracuse will now be allowed to leave on July 1, 2013, instead of 2014 -- I have to say I expected som...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  13. ASU's Jahii Carson feels the expectations

    Eamonn Brennan

    There is a lot riding on Jahii Carson. The 5-foot-11 guard is the highest-ranked recruit of Arizona State coach Herb Sendek's recent tenure -- the highest since James Harden, at least -- but was unable to play last season after being ruled a non-q...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  14. Hilltoppers lose to six men, then fire coach

    Eamonn Brennan

    Let's dispense with the pleasantries and go straight to the facts. On Thursday night, the 5-10 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and 7-8 Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns met at the E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Ky., home of WKU. For 40 minutes, ...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  15. Kevin Stallings and the perils of sample size

    Eamonn Brennan

    Back on March 17, No. 12-seed Richmond ejected No. 5-seed Vanderbilt from the NCAA tournament's round of 64. Shortly thereafter, ESPN Stats & Information sent along the following tidbit (and yes, this is why it's good to have Gmail, because I had...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  16. Green Bay guard pranked with scholarship

    Eamonn Brennan

    Longtime readers might remember the name Eric Valentin. In January, the 5-foot-4 Green Bay walk-on set a new world record for the number of half-court shots -- eight, believe it or not -- made in a minute. That was Valentin's first and really only...

    Blog | September 08, 2011