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  1. Creighton's winning formula a simple one

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- In this, the season of grind-it-out, ugly-it-up defensive rock fights that are meant to be basketball games, there is still one truth basketball holds to be self-evident: The team that scores the most points wins. And if...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  2. Best defensive teams in 2014-15

    Dana O'Neil

    So tried, so trite, so true. Defense truly does win games, if not championships, especially in college basketball. As we impatiently suffer through the summer doldrums and await the arrival of the 2014-15 season, here are three teams that have ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  3. Big East, Big Ten to hold challenge series

    Dana O'Neil

    The Big Ten and Big East will announce a men's basketball challenge series Monday for the 2015-16 season similar to the one the Big Ten has with the ACC.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2014
  4. Look back, look ahead: Others

    Dana O'Neil

    It doesn't seem right to call this group Others, because in college basketball, the Others are what make the game so special. This is the crew that puts the madness in March, the slipper on Cinderella's foot and really just all of the cliches into...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  5. UConn Huskies surprise everyone but themselves with run to NCAA m...

    Dana O'Neil

    With every UConn win, the question followed the Huskies: How long can they stay here? Turns out, until the very end.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  6. A lot of skill, a little luck lifts Michigan

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Football is supposed to be the game of inches, where the nose of a football can determine a winner or a loser. Basketball, it turns out, can be just as exactingly sweet or cruel, depending on your rooting interest. Jordan Morgan...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  7. Maryland set to say goodbye to the ACC

    Dana O'Neil

    After 61 years, Maryland is set to the leave the ACC after one more regular-season basketball game. The divorce hasn't been easy, the emotions and the lawsuit make it an uncomfortable goodbye.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  8. Weekend Homework: Cuse vs. Nova again

    Dana O'Neil

    On the bus for a USA Basketball game a few years back, Jim Boeheim sat down next to Jay Wright and whispered a little secret. The Hall of Famer had gotten the drop on the Big East schedule, which by then was a convoluted mess thanks to the league's g...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  9. Spending a day with Florida State and Florida in basketball and f...

    Dana O'Neil

    Florida State and Florida don't really get along. And their football and basketball programs stand on different ends off the success spectrum. In 24 hours, football and basketball converged in Gainesville.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  10. Arizona State's Jahii Carson among a group of impact point guards...

    Dana O'Neil

    Arizona State's Jahii Carson has pressure on his shoulders: If the Sun Devils go to the NCAA tournament, it will be because of him. But he's not the only impact point guard who will have a major hand in his team's trajectory this season.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  11. Does one year even matter to the one-and-done star? - men's colle...

    Dana O'Neil

    The health of a college program could be altered by the one-and-done. But to the player, to the star, does that one year matter at all?

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  12. Brad Stevens' exit from Butler Bulldogs a blow to college game - ...

    Dana O'Neil

    A rock of stability in an unstable age, Brad Stevens was one of the few things college basketball fans could count on. So there's no way around it: His departure for the Celtics stinks for the sport.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  13. Rick Pitino carries Louisville Cardinals through tumultuous seaso...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball's latest national champion is a collection of incredulous moments. One emotional journey is more improbable than the next, all steered by a man whose life journey is perhaps more halved by pain and joy than that of any other coach in the game.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  14. Butler will join the new Big East, and it has coach Brad Stevens ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Brad Stevens has carried the Butler program to newfound heights, a rise that is confirmed by the Bulldogs joining the new Big East, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  15. PSU's Chambers savors breakthrough win

    Dana O'Neil

    The virtual glass sitting on Pat Chambers' desk wasn't just half-empty; it was cracked straight through and emptying like a sieve. His Penn State basketball team was 0-14 in the Big Ten this season, winless over its previous 18 games in the league...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  16. Orlando Sanchez hopes the NCAA hears his plea, lets him play for ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Orlando Sanchez had no choice but to quit school and go to work. Because of bad timing and an outdated NCAA rule, that decision could now cost him the chance to compete at St. John's, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013