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  1. O'Neil: Louisville shows it's nation's best

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Rick Pitino made the decision not to cut down the nets at Madison Square Garden, even though they were pretty nifty souvenirs -- the last nets from the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. He told his Louisville team after it ...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  2. Louisville gets chance to leave final stamp

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- This last run of the Big East tournament as we know it has been all about the old teams, the stalwarts from the league's beginning either moving on or rebuilding the league in its own original image. Except a funny thing has happened w...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  3. Syracuse Orange beat Georgetown Hoyas as Big East rivalry ends -...

    Dana O'Neil

    Syracuse got the last laugh against Big East foe Georgetown in a game that did the old rivalry proud, a white knuckle 58-55 overtime win. And Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim made sure his players understood the rivalry's significance.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  4. Pitt sent packing for Tobacco Road

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- There isn't much time to reflect and contemplate the deep meaning of anything when you're a basketball coach. There is always another opponent to beat, another recruit to woo. And so as Jamie Dixon walked onto the Madison Square Gar...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  5. Georgetown shows it's more than Porter

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- After his team was all but decimated by Georgetown in the regular-season finale, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim lamented that he didn't care how much Otto Porter Jr. scored against the Orange, he wanted them to shut down the Hoyas' backcourt....

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  6. Syracuse-Georgetown is fitting for the final Big East tournament ...

    Dana O'Neil

    As the Big East prepares to close its doors, Syracuse-Georgetown at Madison Square Garden is the only appropriate way to go out, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  7. Previewing the 2013 Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Dana O'Neil previews the 2013 Big East tournament, highlighing what to watch in the league's final spin through New York City.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  8. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Four teams -- DePaul, Rutgers, Seton Hall and South Florida -- have guaranteed themselves Tuesday games in the Big East tournament. Nothing else is quite settled, though Georgetown is making a good case to think about closing the books. One case that...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  9. Rick Pitino, the Garden King, reigns again

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - Rick Pitino grew up on the East Side -- 26th Street, to be exact -- and like all boys who grew up with basketball visions dancing in their heads, Madison Square Garden was the Holy Land, the hallowed hardwoods for the gods. He watched g...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  10. Big East tournament: Saturday preview

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- In the middle of its showcase event, the Big East took a brief pause to host another dog and pony show, the latest and perhaps most bizarre of the league's endless news conferences to discuss expansion. It seemed strangely timed: a bre...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  11. Cincinnati finds the right sort of toughness

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - The dialogue and the punches have been dissected now to almost every syllable and twitch. Everyone knows exactly what happened in the Dec. 10 brawl between Cincinnati and Xavier, knows every inappropriate word, every horrible action. Wh...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  12. Previewing Big East tournament semis

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Jim Boeheim argued on Thursday afternoon that college basketball players don't care about distractions; players just want to play, the Syracuse coach said. He was talking about his own team, which has rolled along despite a police inve...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  13. USF blows game -- and maybe NCAA shot

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - Somewhere in Philadelphia, Bruiser Flint should be crafting his argument: "The Top 100 Reasons Why My Team Deserves To Be in the NCAA Tournament." South Florida provided 99 for the Drexel coach. The Bulls, fighting to prove why th...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  14. Yancy Gates gets Cincinnati to semis

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Yancy Gates knew what was coming. In a few hours, maybe less, the adrenaline would wear off, the ice wrapped around his knee would be discarded, and then there it would be, the memories of going one-on-one with Henry Sims for 50 minutes....

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  15. Syracuse as unselfish as it is deep

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Three seats in on the bench, Scoop Jardine jumped around like a little kid -- high-fiving Michael Carter-Williams, motioning to his teammates on the court to get back on defense or to slow down the tempo. In other words, Jardine acted ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  16. Conference undecided on Connecticut Huskies for 2013 Big East Tou...

    Dana O'Neil

    The Big East Conference hasn't decided whether it will include Connecticut in next year's basketball tournament or if the Huskies will have to stay home from New York because of its APR penalty.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012