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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. Duke Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't who you think he is

    Dana O'NeilPHOTOGRAPHS BY G FIUME/GETTY IMAGES

    His friends, family and the people closest to him say you know the coach -- not the man.

    Eticket | Conversation | January 22, 2015
  4. NCAA aircraft shortage might lead to teams sticking around tourna...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball coaches heading to the NCAA tournament this year might want to pack their Fodor's Guides along with their whiteboards.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2015
  5. Some college hoops teams have guards to trust, others don't

    Dana O'Neil

    Guards win games in March. But they are necessary now, too. So which teams have backcourts you can trust? And which teams don't?

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2015
  6. Mike Krzyzewski shakes it up, helps Duke find comfort zone in win...

    Dana O'Neil

    LOUISVILLE -- Jim Boeheim managed to persuade his good buddy Mike Krzyzewski to play zone one time during a USA Basketball partnership that dated all the way back to 1990. It was during a game against Spain in 2010, a friendly -- or another word f...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  7. Defining what is really an upset

    Dana O'Neil

    The rankings say they are upsets, but what is happening lately in college basketball -- when you look at it -- are they really upsets?

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2015
  8. Wisconsin loses to Rutgers? No excuse

    Dana O'Neil

    Frank Kaminisky couldn't play. He was held out for precautionary reasons, due to concussion symptoms. He's one of the top two players in the country, arguably the central focus of Wisconsin's offense and a huge presence on defense. Traevon Jack...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  9. Kentucky learning to take every opponent's best shot

    Dana O'Neil

    No one said this was going to be easy. OK, yes we did. We all did. As soon as No. 1 Kentucky dispatched of rival Louisville, we all dismissed the conference season as a pesky interruption in the Wildcats' pursuit of perfection. We searched i...

    Blog | January 10, 2015
  10. Sizing up the conference races

    Dana O'Neil

    Conference play is here. Four Corners picks each league winner -- and the disappointments and sleepers that are lurking. Oh, yeah, what would each league be without a hashtag?

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2015
  11. 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
  12. Arizona State Sun Devils guard Shaquielle McKissic's journey to D...

    Dana O'Neil

    Arizona State senior guard Shaquielle McKissic has endured a lot to get to Tempe: Jail time, the loss of a friend and dropping out of community college. Rather than running from his problems, he has embraced his past.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Don't overlook the value of upperclassmen in college hoops

    Dana O'Neil

    Freshmen are the new thing, the shiny penny everyone wants to look at and examine. But look at the top 10 in college hoops and you'll notice something -- significant upperclassmen.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2014