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  1. Kentucky's flaws still front and center

    Eamonn Brennan

    Kentucky made almost half of its 3-pointers. Baylor made less than a fifth. Had you presented those conditions to anyone familiar with either basketball team before Friday night's hilariously named "Basketball Showdown" -- one that lived up to its na...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  2. Maui win shows Syracuse's growth

    Eamonn Brennan

    Nine days ago, you were probably reminded that Syracuse was playing a random home game on a Monday night in November well after the game had started and just before it finished -- and in hurried tones to boot. Yes, last Monday night, Syracuse was l...

    Blog | November 28, 2013
  3. On Holiday: CBE, Maui and more

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Holiday is College Basketball Nation's daily rundown of the holiday tournaments, complete with previews, recaps, and links to all of the early-season tournament info you'll need in the weeks to come. IN REVIEW Top Story: Wichita State impressive...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  4. On Holiday: What's Maui without magic?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Holiday is College Basketball Nation's daily rundown of the holiday tournaments, complete with previews, recaps, and links to all of the early-season tournament info you'll need in the weeks to come. IN REVIEW MAUI INVITATIONAL [bracket] While...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  5. Tip sheet for the Tip-Off Marathon

    Eamonn Brennan

    The ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon is here, and with all due respect to Oregon's far-flung win over Georgetown in South Korea on Friday (and UConn's nervy victory over Maryland in less-far-flung Brooklyn), the marathon always feels like the offi...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Pitino taking it slow with Kevin Ware

    Eamonn Brennan

    How do you know when an injury is bad? Not just above-average, please-don't-roll-that-replay-back bad, but so horrifying you can hardly bear to think about it, even though it's so thoroughly branded into your memory you can't help it? Your own phy...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  8. ESPN Tip-Off Marathon schedule/analysis

    Eamonn Brennan

    The best thing about the college basketball offseason is that it ends. The second best thing about the college basketball offseason is that when it ends, it ends so quickly and so exhaustively that within a few days you have to remind yourself that t...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  9. Count 'Em Down: Pivotal senior seasons

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that realignment is behind us, rosters are mostly finalized, and freshmen are getting used to living in dorm rooms (oh, to be reborn at summer orientation), we're spending the week looking ahead at some of the more interesting players and storyli...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  10. Dunk City is in good hands

    Eamonn Brennan

    Have you heard of Christian Terrell? If not, don't feel bad. Terrell, a high school point guard from Jacksonville, Fla., is better than your average bear at the game of basketball, of course. But as college hoops recruits go, he's hardly Andrew Wiggi...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  11. Cal's new court is pretty great

    Eamonn Brennan

    Were you to ask a random sample of college basketball fans which courts are in worst need of a redesign, Cal wouldn't be a common answer. The Bears' court at Haas Pavilion was hardly revolutionary, but that's kind of why it worked. It was simple. In ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  12. Bubble Watch: Day's winners, losers, more

    Eamonn Brennan

    Well, well, well. Apparently, a few teams want to go to the tournament after all. OK, so of course everyone wants to play in the NCAA tournament. But watching the past week or so of college hoops, you could have been convinced otherwise. Why, it w...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  13. Saddle Up: Season's final Big Monday

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. Cincinnati at No. 10 Louisville, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN Did you jump off the Louisville bandwagon? It's OK to admit it. After all, those three straight losses in late January ...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  14. Bubble Watch: Saturday winners and losers

    Eamonn Brennan

    In addition to plenty of just-plain-great games -- Louisville's win at Syracuse, Marquette's big home win over Notre Dame, that amazing Duke-Miami thriller at Cameron Indoor Stadium -- Saturday was also filled with bubble action, from the start of th...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  15. Saturday's bubble winners, losers and more

    Eamonn Brennan

    As is customary this time of year, there was no shortage of bubbly college hoops action on this late-February Saturday. Let's tease out some winners and losers along the NCAA tournament cut line, shall we? WINNERS Kentucky: No question about it...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  16. Five observations from Wednesday night

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's like our Saturday observations, but on Wednesday instead! A few end-of-day thoughts from another tremendous evening of college hoops: 1. Kansas stole one at Oklahoma State. Don't get it twisted: I'm not saying the Jayhawks didn't deserve to w...

    Blog | February 21, 2013