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  1. ACC's shot clock experiment: Why not?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NBA installed a 24-second shot clock in 1954. It took men's college basketball another 30 years -- until 1985 -- to follow suit. Decades of painful stalling strategy would have seemed to make the shot clock a no-brainer, but the college game p...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  2. Bubble Watch Friday afternoon update

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here's what's bubbling now. First the ACC, where Pitt is now a lock. At this point, any team with a cat-related mascot and a couple of close games in their rearview gets slapped with the "Cardiac Cats" nickname. Pittsburgh actually earned it. All ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  3. Did Duke's bid for No. 1 matter?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In its fourth season under Jeff Bzdelik, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team is not quite the fan-alienating train wreck of seasons past, but it isn't very good, either. Wake Forest has scored 1.0 points per possession and allowed ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  4. Cooney saves 'Cuse from letdown

    Eamonn Brennan

    Two nights after the best game of a great 2013-14 season, played in front of the largest on-campus crowd in college basketball history -- a brilliant back-and-forth affair so good it stunned Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and Duke Mike Krzyzewski, the tw...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  5. How Duke stopped Lamar Patterson

    Eamonn Brennan

    Just two minutes and 12 seconds after Duke and Pittsburgh tipped off as ACC opponents for the first time, Pittsburgh ran its first play designed to get Lamar Patterson a bucket. It worked: Patterson rubbed shoulders with two pin-down screens, got fre...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  6. Afternoon links: Izzo has Dawson's back

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we better understand global poverty. Submit links via Twitter. Michigan's stunning 6-0 Big Ten start sets up arguably the biggest game of the Big Ten season to date in East Lansing on Saturday ... just in time for Michigan ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  7. Weekend Homework: Is FSUs defense real?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 1963, a year after he was summarily ejected from a fledgling pop group called The Beatles, drummer Pete Best met his wife, Kathy. More than 50 years later, the two are still married, with two daughters and four grandchildren. Best was a British ci...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  8. A helpful lesson in spelling Coach K's name

    Eamonn Brennan

    Ask any reporter who covers college basketball generally or Duke specifically for a living, and they'll tell you: Coach K's name takes a while. Let me tell you my story: I've been writing about this sport I love for this web site for four years now. ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  9. Hawkeyes, Gophers Big Ten's lone bulwarks

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Big Ten should thank Iowa. Minnesota, too. And home court advantage. Actually, play it safe, Big Ten: Point your gratitude at all of the above. On the first night of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge -- the 15th meeting between these two conferences, a...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  10. Afternoon Links: The 15th Challenge begins

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading a few hours ahead of the 15th Big Ten-ACC Challenge. (Not the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Now get it right or pay the price!) ESPN Insider John Gasaway checks in with his semi-annual preview/historical review of the Big Ten-ACC Chal...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  11. Backcourt balance could make 'Zona special

    Eamonn Brennan

    We're focusing intensely on Arizona-Duke this morning for a few reasons: Because it might be one of the last times this season either of the top freshmen (Arizona's Aaron Gordon, Duke's Jabari Parker) square off. Because regardless of that distinctio...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  12. UK's, Duke's close calls show their flaws

    Eamonn Brennan

    Before we go any further, let's get one very cliche thing straight: Wins are wins. In three months, none of us will much remember, or much care, that Kentucky spent most of Feast Week Monday wobbling behind Cleveland State in Rupp Arena. It won't m...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  13. Syracuse's ugly night still a winning one

    Eamonn Brennan

    Four nights ago, we talked about why, contrary to traditional opinion, each night of the college hoops season -- the intense days of January and February, yes, but also off-nights in November and December -- matters. Why? Because all of them must be ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  14. Okafor-Jones deal start of a trend?

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's a wonder it hasn't happened before. It's a wonder it doesn't happen more often. On Friday afternoon, Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones -- the power forward ranked No. 1 overall in the class of 2014, and the top point guard -- announced in tandem th...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  15. 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
  16. You Gotta See This: ACC

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's college basketball preview season, and you know what that means: tons of preseason info to get you primed for 2013-14. But what do you really need to know? Each day for the next month, we'll highlight the most important, interesting or just plai...

    Blog | October 23, 2013