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  1. Don't dismiss Baylor in the Big 12 title race

    Eamonn Brennan

    There were 31 seconds left to play, and Baylor guard Kenny Chery needed help. The Bears were in desperate need of a win, playing on their own floor against No. 11 Iowa State, and suddenly found themselves tied at 70 late in a game they led by 14 w...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  2. Afternoon Links: Country roads

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we take a stroll down BCS Memory Lane. Submit links via Twitter. On Tuesday night, West Virginia hosts another ranked opponent in another massive Big 12 test. On Saturday, that opponent was Iowa State, and after 40 minute...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  3. Jayhawks are tough, but are they good?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday night, Kansas opened its Big 12 season against a Top 25 team that features one of the nation's best and physical rebounders on said Top 25 team's hostile home court. A pugilistic mess ensued. The No. 12 Jayhawks traded 52 possessions wit...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  4. With Isaiah Taylor back, how high is Texas' ceiling?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Friday morning brought some welcomed news for the Texas men's basketball team: Point guard Isaiah Taylor was cleared to play in time for Saturday's Big 12 opener against Texas Tech. On Nov. 20, when Taylor suffered the broken wrist that would side...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  5. Kansas' loss meant nothing (for Kansas)

    Eamonn Brennan

    A decade of hegemony is the gift that keeps on giving. Maybe, when Jayhawks families sit down for Christmas dinner Thursday, Kansas's past 10 years -- when they've reigned over 10 successive Big 12 regular-season conference championships -- can keep ...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  6. Five observations: Big 12 media day

    Eamonn Brennan

    KANSAS CITY -- Here are five quick observations from Wednesday's Big 12 media day at the Sprint Center: 1. Media days can be sleepy affairs. Coaches step to the podium for early-morning interviews, answer a couple of rote questions ("Could you tal...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  7. Afternoon Links: Kansas in context

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we think about digging out our old copy of L.A. Noire. Submit links via Twitter. Kansas sealed at least a share of its 10th straight Big 12 conference title Monday night. This is an insane fact in a vacuum. Context is unn...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  8. Planning for Success: KU's offense

    Eamonn Brennan

    By now, a handful of the notions advanced in November and December about the 2013-14 Kansas Jayhawks look hilariously quaint. No, this isn't the season Kansas will finally relinquish its stranglehold on the Big 12 regular-season title; the Jayhawks a...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  9. Planning for Success: Cyclone slump?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here are a few facts about the Iowa State Cyclones: • They rank sixth in the Big 12 in points per possession (1.075). • Through Sunday night, Texas Tech and West Virginia both ranked higher than the Cyclones in per-possession offens...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  10. What's next for Smart, Oklahoma State?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Basketball measures seconds in tenths. Humans can't make these measurements, our brains don't work that way. But we have computers now, and thus we have measurable fractions of time, and so officials often stop basketball and review computer monitors...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  11. Welcome to college hoops beast mode

    Eamonn Brennan

    So, here's a funny story: On Wednesday, a man didn't want to talk to the media. When this man did talk to the media, he talked about how he didn't want to talk to the media. The rest of the hour, he stood in silence. This was, by nearly any metric,...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  12. Planning for Success: Big 12 speed

    Eamonn Brennan

    Just for kicks, let's start with a quiz: Is Oklahoma State a better offensive or defensive team? Last season, the answer was obvious: The Cowboys were defined by their defense. Nowhere was the impact of Marcus Smart's arrival felt more acutely. In...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  13. Weekend Homework: Welcome Xavier back

    Eamonn Brennan

    The first rule of writing about Xavier basketball is that you never overlook Xavier basketball. It's a little bit like picking a non-Kansas Big 12 team to win the Big 12: After a few years of being wrong, you eventually just stop. Xavier has spent...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  14. Weekend Homework: Don't miss Brown

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last season, as Marcus Smart revitalized Oklahoma State -- when the Cowboys defense went from one ranked outside the tempo-free top 100 to the 15th-best group in the country, and the team went from 15 wins to 24 - a fascinating little subplot emerged...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  15. Kansas-Wichita State: Rivals without games

    Eamonn Brennan

    A few months ago, Kansas state Sen. Michael O'Donnell did something politicians are typically loath to do: He tried to legislate a rivalry into existence. O'Donnell, a Republican from Wichita, introduced a bill that would force both Kansas and Kan...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  16. Iowa State's win is Iowa's squandered shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    Iowa State's 85-82 victory over Iowa on Friday night was many things. It was a seminal moment, a truly great game, and a line of demarcation for two basketball programs that haven't had a truly marquee rivalry game since 1987, in a state that reall...

    Blog | December 14, 2013