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  1. On biggest stage, Wisconsin still laughing

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Gasser was trying to look angry. It wasn't going well. It was Thursday afternoon in the cavernous bowels of AT&T Stadium, and Wisconsin's players were shuffling through the usual Final Four production line. Gasser, atop a s...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. As Ducks struggle, Pac-12 takes shape

    Eamonn Brennan

    January is always tough, but this January was brutal - the coldest month of the century they say, an unrelenting onslaught of polar vortices and transport disasters and Los Angeles news anchors shivering in the 60-degree chill. Let's all come to...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The least surprising draft decision ever

    Eamonn Brennan

    UCLA fans have a lot on their psychological platters right now. Not only are they doing their best to forget the last four years of Ben Howland's tenure, they must also wrestle with what it means that a coach run out of Iowa in the same spring UCLA w...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  6. Digging In: Wichita State

    Eamonn Brennan

    "Digging In" is our slightly wonky look at what makes each of the Final Four teams tick, with an assist from the coaches who must scout and prep for said teams all season. Today: Wichita State. When you talk to coaches about Wichita State, even wh...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  7. Ben Howland sorry for stating the obvious

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Saturday night, after UCLA completed its season sweep over Pac-12 title favorite Arizona, Ben Howland took to praising the play of his star freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad. In the process of that praise, Howland made an absolutely stunning admissi...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Bubble Watch: Saturday's survivors

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saturday wasn't packed with as many high-quality, top-10 games as we've become used to -- we're spoiled, us hoops fans -- but it did feature a plethora of variously shaky NCAA tournament hopefuls looking to add further credentials to their respective...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  10. TCU drops Kansas in upset of the season

    Eamonn Brennan

    It left Kansas fans disgusted, TCU fans dumbstruck, and Horned Frogs coach Trent Johnson wandering among court-storming students, offering high-fives and twirling around and looking like a man who had no idea what to do next. It was the biggest up...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  11. Journey to the Tourney: UCLA at Arizona

    Eamonn Brennan

    Since last season, we've had high hopes for this game. Those hopes existed for a whole variety of reasons. On a very basic level, it started with both teams' huge offseason personnel turnover. We saw how Ben Howland and Sean Miller were both infus...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  12. Five observations from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    1. Florida is that good. Yes, Missouri was missing leading scorer Laurence Bowers, and yes, the game was in Gainesville. Even so, what Florida did to Missouri on Saturday -- an 83-52 stomping that began in the first minute and never relented -- wa...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  13. UCLA fans pass on exhibition

    Eamonn Brennan

    Want to see one of the saddest Instagram photos of all-time? Here. That comes courtesy of UCLA senior and Daily Bruin sports columnist Sam Strong, who snapped that shot of an entirely empty Bruins student section five minutes before tip-off of las...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  14. Josh Smith, the once and always project

    Eamonn Brennan

    "[Josh] Smith has a huge frame and remarkable agility for a player his size. He has long arms and possesses a Division I body already. Despite his youth he has an outstanding feel for the game. ... Though he's a bit overweight, he's quite bouncy a...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  15. The ever-changing ollege hoops landscape - college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the college basketball era of one-and-done, a program's fortunes -- and those of its coach -- can do a 180 quickly

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  16. UCLA's comeback hampered by headlines

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is supposed to be UCLA's big year. This is supposed to be the season in which one of college basketball's marquee programs sets aside the forgettable mediocrity of the past three seasons. After last spring's damaging tell-all report in the pages...

    Blog | September 04, 2012