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  1. Rivalries that should never be touched and those that should be r...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball has its rivalries; Villanova and Syracuse got back together over the weekend, and Louisville and Kentucky will butt heads this coming weekend. Some rivalry games should never be altered, and some that have gone away need to return.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2014
  2. Villanova passes Syracuse's overtime test

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- They used to call this "Monday" in the old Big East. OK, maybe "Big Monday," but the combo white knuckler/brass knuckles battle Villanova and Syracuse staged on Saturday afternoon wasn't anything out of the ordinary. What once h...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  3. Mike Krzyzewski 'coaxes' Duke to win

    Dana O'Neil

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Mike Krzyzewski wanted his players to run something called "51." Apparently, they did not. That inspired the Duke coach to do a little multitasking. He asked the official if he might use one of his timeouts, while simul...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  4. If a committee decided college basketball's Final Four right now

    Dana O'Neil

    If a committee decided college basketball's Final Four, who would be in? Who would be out? Who would be in the conversation?

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2014
  5. How does NJIT beat Michigan?

    Dana O'Neil

    All hail the pocket protector brigade! Two days after the University of the Sciences beat Drexel in Philadelphia, one day after Yale topped Connecticut in Storrs, New Jersey Institute of Technology might have pulled off the biggest shocker since C...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  6. Big Game Wayne Blackshear comes up big for Louisville

    Dana O'Neil

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- They call him Big Game Wayne here in town, and it's not in a nice way. For much of Wayne Blackshear's career, he's been derided for what he hasn't been instead of what Louisville fans hoped he could be. There have been reasons -...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  7. What Villanova lacks in star power, it makes up for with balance

    Dana O'Neil

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- The game ball from Villanova's 77-53 win against VCU should go to Ryan Arcidiacono. The point guard scored only 3 points, but he made nine assists and committed nary a single turnover in 28 minutes against the Rams' patented HAVOC d...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  8. For Duke, it's not just about Jahlil Okafor

    Dana O'Neil

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Until about the 10-minute mark of the second half Saturday, the only guy in an Okafor jersey who earned any notice was Jahlil Okafor's uncle, Emeka. His timeout dance performance from his seat behind the Duke bench was caught on the...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  9. Indiana enjoys balm of victory

    Dana O'Neil

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The past two weeks have been nothing shy of misery at Indiana. An accident that left Devin Davis with a serious brain injury partnered with the suspensions of Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson pushed the Hoosiers to what see...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  10. Kentucky is good, but let's not get ahead of ourselves

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- They had one of those dress-up contests during the first media timeout of the second half here. You know, where the little kids run down the court and put on shorts 10 times too big and sneakers meant for grown men? The young Kansa...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  11. Teen with cancer to play for Bellarmine against Louisville

    Dana O'Neil

    In his 38 years in college basketball, Scott Davenport has made his fair share of home visits. None better, though, than the one the Bellarmine University coach made this week. He knocked on the door at the Louisville home of Patrick McSweeney,...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  12. Five observations: Big East media day

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Here are five observations from Big East basketball media day: 1. Big East commissioner Val Ackerman began media day here making her position on the shifts in college athletics -- and that of her league presidents -- abundantly clear. ...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  13. Villanova Wildcats senior JayVaughn Pinkston all grown up

    Dana O'Neil

    Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston has endured several off-court issues that have helped him mature into a senior leader for the Wildcats.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  14. Five observations: Atlantic 10 media day

    Dana O'Neil

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Here are five quick observations from Tuesday's Atlantic 10 media day at the Barclays Center. 1. Virginia Commonwealth is the unanimous pick to win the Atlantic 10 this season. That doesn't hold a lot of sway with the Rams' co...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  15. North Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu learned how to jugg...

    Dana O'Neil

    North Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu's commitment to his faith requires a special kind of toughness.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2014
  16. College basketball's preseason crunch ends as real season push be...

    Dana O'Neil

    Havoc is not created in a day, at least not the sort that Shaka Smart would like to wreak. VCU's brand of mayhem takes time to build and time is not something basketball coaches always had. But now, thanks to a few NCAA rule tweaks and a reconstit...

    Blog | September 30, 2014