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  1. Better to be tested or to coast through the conference season?

    Dana O'Neil

    Some teams -- hello, Kentucky and Gonzaga -- will likely coast through conference play. Others -- we're looking at you, Big 12 and Big East -- will emerge having been bruised and bloodied. Which route to March is better? And which teams face which roads?

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 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. 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
  4. Embiid injury shouldn't affect KU in seeding

    Dana O'Neil

    Rest assured, Kansas fans, Joel Embiid's back injury shouldn't change the Jayhawks' seeding much, regardless of how the last two games go. Coach Bill Self announced Monday that Embiid will miss KU's final two regular-season games against Texas Tec...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  5. Weekend homework: WVU's time to shine

    Dana O'Neil

    Right now West Virginia is a curiosity, one of an ever-increasing group of bubble teams that are raising eyebrows. By Saturday evening, the Mountaineers may actually be turning heads. Bob Huggins' foray into the Big 12 has not gone terribly wel...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  6. Clark's dismissal only adds to OSU mess

    Dana O'Neil

    There are plenty of things to ponder in the wake of Stevie Clark's dismissal from the Oklahoma State basketball team. Top of the list is why Clark would think that urinating out of a moving vehicle was a good idea. Outraging public decency, the vi...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  7. For Kansas, it's not just about Wiggins

    Dana O'Neil

    LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The lure, at least in part, is still the kid. Even with Joel Embiid's emergence as the new best prospect in 20 years, the old best prospect in 20 years (not to be confused with Jabari Parker, last year's best prospect in 20 years) i...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  8. Hoiberg working that old Hilton Magic

    Dana O'Neil

    The naysayers and the critics lampooned Iowa State's decision nearly four years ago, said it was a move designed to curry favor with a disenchanted fan base but not necessarily win games. The naysayers and the critics had a point. Fred Hoiberg, th...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  9. Self keeping Wiggins focused

    Dana O'Neil

    While the rest of the basketball world debates whether Andrew Wiggins will be the top pick in the 2014 NBA draft, his college coach is waiting for him to become the best player on his team. "He's been marginal," Kansas coach Bill Self said last we...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  10. The nonconference games we'd love to see

    Dana O'Neil

    We've officially judged and juried every nonconference schedule. Kudos to the teams that had the nerve to schedule bravely. Your just rewards could come in March, when the selection committee recognizes the merits of playing tough opponents, even if...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  11. Previewing the 2013 Big 12 tournament in Kansas City - college ba...

    Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil previews the 2013 Big 12 tournament, highlighting what and who to watch in Kansas City.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  12. My Saturday afternoon observations

    Dana O'Neil

    Just last week, NCAA tournament selection committee chair Mike Bobinski hosted the first of a handful of teleconferences heading toward Selection Sunday. It was just a day after Nerlens Noel tore his anterior cruciate ligament, so naturally Bobinski ...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  13. Georgetown has staying power

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Players leave. They get hurt. Stuff, if you will, happens. This isn't exactly breaking news in sports, especially in college basketball where, in the age of one-and-done, a player's tenure has the shelf life of milk left out on a Ju...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  14. Baylor makes statement with victory

    Dana O'Neil

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Lost amid the caterwauling and worry over the fact that Kentucky has now lost two games in a row is this little nugget: In beating the Wildcats 64-55, Baylor won a nonconference road game against a Top-25 opponent for the first time...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Baylor 64, Kentucky 55

    Dana O'Neil

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - A quick look at Baylor's 64-55 win over No. 8 Kentucky, the Bears' first-ever nonconference road win against a top-25 team (had been 0-18). Overview: Coming off an uninspired loss at Notre Dame, Kentucky didn't do much to settle t...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  16. Global Sports Classic primer

    Dana O'Neil

    An intriguing doubleheader between four teams that aren't headline-grabbers yet but soon could be. Iowa State's reclamation project of transferring players continues to work well for Fred Hoiberg, though this will be the Cyclones' first real test. Ci...

    Blog | November 21, 2012