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  1. Could Villanova be a No. 1 seed?

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Still blinded by the dirt kicked in his team's face after an 89-61 loss to Villanova, Providence coach Ed Cooley grabbed hold of his rose-colored glasses to make a case that his good friend, Jay Wright, and his Wildcats team deserve a...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  2. After 110 days, Syracuse still waiting for decision from infracti...

    Dana O'Neil

    On Feb. 20, 2010, USC finished up its Committee on Infractions hearing. On June 10, 2010, the COI finally released its findings and penalties. That's a gap of 110 days, a lag time that most everyone agreed was incredibly long. On Oct. 31, 20...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  3. Michigan Wolverines basketball player Austin Hatch survived two p...

    Dana O'Neil

    After he survived two plane crashes that devastated his family, doctors weren't sure about Austin Hatch's future. But this fall, the 20-year-old enrolled at the University of Michigan and took his place on the Wolverines' basketball team.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2015
  4. Former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith earned respect,...

    Dana O'Neil

    Dean Smith won basketball games -- a lot of them -- but his impact wasn't just during the 40 minutes of action. It was his impact on his players, the respect of his peers and the endless outpouring of love from those he came in contact with that will be his lasting legacy.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2015
  5. Syracuse Orange senior Rakeem Christmas will miss his last chance...

    Dana O'Neil

    It has taken Rakeem Christmas four years to realize his potential on the basketball court, three years to complete his degree and the seconds it takes to hit send on an email to put a sudden expiration date on his career.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2015
  6. One month from Selection Sunday answering NCAA tournament questio...

    Dana O'Neil

    Selection Sunday is one month away. So what questions do we need answered over the next month? Glad you asked. We offer the questions, and hint at the possible answers.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2015
  7. Northern Iowa bumps Wichita State from spotlight

    Dana O'Neil

    Before Wichita State's magical Final Four run, before even Doug McDermott, there was Ali Farokhmanesh. The guard drained one of the most brazen shots in NCAA tournament history, a horrible idea of a 3-pointer ... until it slipped through the net and ...

    Blog | January 31, 2015
  8. After Cyclones loss, fair to question how good Big 12 is

    Dana O'Neil

    It's time to be unpopular, to question one of the few certainties we've all come to agree on in this wildly unpredictable college basketball season: Is the Big 12 really as good as we think it is -- the best conference in the land, to be exact -- ...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  9. NCAA aircraft shortage might lead to teams sticking around tourna...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball coaches heading to the NCAA tournament this year might want to pack their Fodor's Guides along with their whiteboards.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2015
  10. Mike Krzyzewski shakes it up, helps Duke find comfort zone in win...

    Dana O'Neil

    LOUISVILLE -- Jim Boeheim managed to persuade his good buddy Mike Krzyzewski to play zone one time during a USA Basketball partnership that dated all the way back to 1990. It was during a game against Spain in 2010, a friendly -- or another word f...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  11. Defining what is really an upset

    Dana O'Neil

    The rankings say they are upsets, but what is happening lately in college basketball -- when you look at it -- are they really upsets?

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2015
  12. Wisconsin loses to Rutgers? No excuse

    Dana O'Neil

    Frank Kaminisky couldn't play. He was held out for precautionary reasons, due to concussion symptoms. He's one of the top two players in the country, arguably the central focus of Wisconsin's offense and a huge presence on defense. Traevon Jack...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  13. Kentucky learning to take every opponent's best shot

    Dana O'Neil

    No one said this was going to be easy. OK, yes we did. We all did. As soon as No. 1 Kentucky dispatched of rival Louisville, we all dismissed the conference season as a pesky interruption in the Wildcats' pursuit of perfection. We searched i...

    Blog | January 10, 2015
  14. It's time for college basketball's nonconference season winners a...

    Dana O'Neil

    With league play just about here, it's time to go through the nonconference winners and losers. It was good to be Kentucky, Duke, NJIT and the Big 12. It wasn't so good to be the Big Ten, SEC or rims in general.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2014
  15. Arizona State Sun Devils guard Shaquielle McKissic's journey to D...

    Dana O'Neil

    Arizona State senior guard Shaquielle McKissic has endured a lot to get to Tempe: Jail time, the loss of a friend and dropping out of community college. Rather than running from his problems, he has embraced his past.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
  16. Rivalries that should never be touched and those that should be r...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball has its rivalries; Villanova and Syracuse got back together over the weekend, and Louisville and Kentucky will butt heads this coming weekend. Some rivalry games should never be altered, and some that have gone away need to return.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2014