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  1. Michigan will be just fine, thanks

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Michigan Wolverines spent their January being more or less unstoppable. From Dec. 21 on, including two nonconference wins against Stanford and Holy Cross and the first eight games of its Big Ten schedule, Michigan went 10-0 in high style. Nik Sta...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  2. Planning for Success: Stopping Stauskas

    Eamonn Brennan

    Does the Big Ten owe Tom Crean lunch? On Saturday afternoon, during Iowa's ruthless home rout of Michigan, ESPN analyst Dan Dakich hit on a key insight. Convention would dictate that a coach should check Michigan guard Nik Stauskas with as tall a...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  3. Afternoon Links: Gary Harris, stopper?

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we use the cold as an excuse to bust out the Blu-Ray copy of "Fargo." Submit links via Twitter. Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn is back with another edition of his enjoyably wonky Power Rankings, where San Diego State checks ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  4. Aaron Craft no longer on the market

    Eamonn Brennan

    I don't mean this as a pejorative, but Aaron Craft is that guy. You know that guy. While most college-aged males are barely one evolutionary step above zygotes, there is always that super smart, focused guy you know who knew he wanted to be an acc...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  5. Count 'Em Down: Pivotal senior seasons

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that realignment is behind us, rosters are mostly finalized, and freshmen are getting used to living in dorm rooms (oh, to be reborn at summer orientation), we're spending the week looking ahead at some of the more interesting players and storyli...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  6. The Sweet 16's most indispensable players

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball differs from the pro game in innumerable ways, so for now let's just focus on one: the importance of stars. In the NBA, especially in the postseason, star power is everything; you can't win a title without at least two All-Stars...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  7. Craft 'plays forward,' saves OSU at end

    Eamonn Brennan

    DAYTON, Ohio -- With less than 5 seconds left in a tie game, perhaps the best pure scorer in the country came off a pair of screens that did exactly what they were designed to do: get him open. Deshaun Thomas called for the ball -- screamed for it...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Ohio St. 78, Iowa St. 75

    Eamonn Brennan

    DAYTON, Ohio -- Quick thoughts on Ohio State's 78-75 win over Iowa State. Overview: In a matchup between one of the nation's best and most entertaining offenses, and one of the nation's most brutal and most finely tuned defenses, it was only fitti...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  9. Cyclones, Buckeyes set for matchup dream

    Eamonn Brennan

    DAYTON, Ohio -- All season, Iowa State has been confounding opposing defenses with endless floor spacing and perimeter shooting. All season, Ohio State has breaking the wills of opposing perimeter players with endless defensive harassment. Unstopp...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  10. Rapid Reaction: Ohio State 95, Iona 70

    Eamonn Brennan

    DAYTON, Ohio -- Quick reaction to No. 2 Ohio State's 95-70 blowout of No. 15 Iona: Overview: Iona entered the tournament as an interesting potential upset candidate, a very efficient, up-tempo offensive group with an experienced scoring star in Ar...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  11. Ohio State spoils Indiana's night

    Eamonn Brennan

    It was going to be a party, and it was going to be epic. On senior night in Bloomington, Ind., the Indiana Hoosiers would have a little gathering. Seventeen thousand of their closest friends were invited. The agenda was simple. First, the Hoosiers...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  12. Aaron Craft still bothered about lone 'B'

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is not the first time this offseason we will discuss the unique mental makeup that defines Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft. He's a rare bird. Not only is he an excellent collegiate basketball player (hands down the best perimeter defender in ...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  13. Aaron Craft still tougher than you

    Eamonn Brennan

    A couple guys I grew up playing soccer with would react to any contact play with the kind of dramatic tension only my theater-directing mother could appreciate. They would wail and writhe and eventually they would stand up, but not before limping fee...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  14. Kentucky and Kansas, the titanic finale

    Eamonn Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS -- Back in October, we said we'd get a colossal Final Four. When the brackets were released, we forecast a chalky March. When the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight finished in thrilling fashion and the final weekend of the NCAA tournament's marque...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Kansas 64, Ohio State 62

    Eamonn Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS -- Take a deep breath, if you can, then dig in to this immediate reaction to Kansas' 64-62 win over Ohio State: Overview: The Buckeyes opened with what might have been their best half of basketball in the 2012 season. Jared Sullinger w...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  16. Game plan: Kansas vs. Ohio State

    Eamonn Brennan

    By Saturday, John Calipari, Rick Pitino, Thad Matta and Bill Self will have had nearly a week to scout their opponents. As we type, they're breaking down film, analyzing their opponents' strengths and weaknesses and searching for ways to impart this ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012