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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Villanova passes Syracuse's overtime test

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- They used to call this "Monday" in the old Big East. OK, maybe "Big Monday," but the combo white knuckler/brass knuckles battle Villanova and Syracuse staged on Saturday afternoon wasn't anything out of the ordinary. What once h...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  12. Mike Krzyzewski 'coaxes' Duke to win

    Dana O'Neil

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Mike Krzyzewski wanted his players to run something called "51." Apparently, they did not. That inspired the Duke coach to do a little multitasking. He asked the official if he might use one of his timeouts, while simul...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  13. If a committee decided college basketball's Final Four right now

    Dana O'Neil

    If a committee decided college basketball's Final Four, who would be in? Who would be out? Who would be in the conversation?

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2014
  14. Big Ten tournament to be played at Madison Square Garden in 2018

    Dana O'Neil

    For now the Big Ten Tournament will make a cameo appearance in Madison Square Garden, but league commissioner Jim Delany said he doubts this will be a one-time only engagement.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2014
  15. How does NJIT beat Michigan?

    Dana O'Neil

    All hail the pocket protector brigade! Two days after the University of the Sciences beat Drexel in Philadelphia, one day after Yale topped Connecticut in Storrs, New Jersey Institute of Technology might have pulled off the biggest shocker since C...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  16. Big Game Wayne Blackshear comes up big for Louisville

    Dana O'Neil

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- They call him Big Game Wayne here in town, and it's not in a nice way. For much of Wayne Blackshear's career, he's been derided for what he hasn't been instead of what Louisville fans hoped he could be. There have been reasons -...

    Blog | December 03, 2014