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  1. 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
  2. Arizona Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils headline early Top 25 for 2014...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Arizona headlines early Top 25 for 2014-15 men's college basketball season.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. NDs UCLA upset stands test of time

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Jan. 21, 2004, Notre Dame celebrated the 30th anniversary of its 1974 upset against UCLA with a halftime celebration. I know because I was there. Or was I? Here's the story I remember: My high school friend John, a Notre Dame freshman, had extr...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  7. CU battles, but Dinwiddie's absence looms

    Eamonn Brennan

    When ascendant teams suddenly lose their best players to exploded knees, they typically -- and how could you not? -- wear that news on their sleeves. Subsequent games become sluggish, emotionally drained affairs. Zoned-out players shuffle through t...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  8. Afternoon Links: Reading is fundamental

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we avoid making literacy jokes. Submit links via Twitter. With anecdotes provided by outspoken former UNC-Chapel Hill learning specialist Mary Willingham, CNN'S "Schools of Thought" series gets in on the NCAA fun: "Willingh...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  9. Afternoon Links: The immovable NCAA

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading Wednesday afternoon. Submit links via Twitter. It should be no surprise to anyone, of course, that the university presidents NCAA president Mark Emmert was elected to represent aren't falling over themselves to uproot college a...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  10. You Gotta See This: Pac-12

    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 21, 2013
  11. Kyle Anderson's clock officially ticking

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thanks to Ben Howland's "Hey, Please Don't Fire Me!" 2012 recruiting class, his replacement, Steve Alford, has a handful of interesting players at his disposal in his first season in Westwood. Shooting guard Jordan Adams displayed prodigious, efficie...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  12. The SoCal recruiting war is upon us

    Eamonn Brennan

    Something has always stood in the way. For decades, it was John Wooden's unapproachable dominance. For just as long, it was USC's inability to care about basketball. In recent years, even the Trojans' most engaged hoops moments -- a flashy new arena,...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  13. Pierre Pierce still haunting Iowa, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    Pierre Pierce will not go away. Not Pierre Pierce the person, necessarily. But the Story of Pierre Pierce? The cautionary tale? In 2002 Pierce, a star guard under Steve Alford at Iowa, was charged with sexual assault when a woman accused him of fo...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  14. UCLA has low self-esteem

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week, Paul Hewitt -- former owner of the worst buyout clause ever -- finally got off the hook. How? Because this week the world learned the details of the buyout UCLA added to newly minted coach Steve Alford's contract. In essence, UCLA and A...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  15. Path to the Draft: No. 7 UCLA

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  16. UCLA and the art of self-inflicted backlash

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here's how a completely self-inflicted backlash begins: Last weekend, the Los Angeles Times ran a feature story about new UCLA coach Steve Alford. The story, written by Chris Foster, was an entertaining and informative read largely centered around...

    Blog | May 22, 2013