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  1. NCAA Tournament 2011: Florida Gators, Notre Dame Fighting Irish h...

    LaRue Cook

    The old adage of "defense wins championships" holds true in the NCAA tournament, which means teams with inefficient defenses, like Florida and Notre Dame, are at a distinct disadvantage in the Dance.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  2. College Basketball: Against Kansas, Texas A&M Aggies will live an...

    LaRue Cook

    The Texas A&M offense is built from the inside out. But if they square off against an above average post defense and have to rely on guard play, the Aggies will be in serious trouble come tourney time.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  3. College Basketball: Texas Longhorns just too much for Missouri Ti...

    LaRue Cook

    Toppling the Texas Longhorn's No. 1-ranked defense won't be impossible for the Missouri Tigers -- but it won't be easy. LaRue Cook explains why there's no simple answer to beating Texas.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  4. College Basketball - Purdue Boilermakers will challenge offense o...

    LaRue Cook

    Minnesota has hit the skids after a strong start to the season and looks like an easy victim for Purdue's suffocating defense. To get back in the win column, the Gophers will have to beat the Boilers on the boards.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2011
  5. College Basketball: Is Florida a Final Four favorite? Plus questi...

    LaRue Cook

    LaRue Cook examines five questions about the Southeastern Conference, including Florida's Final Four chances and how Kentucky replaces John Wall.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2010
  6. NCAA tournament 2010 -- Cook -- A strong defense helped bring But...

    LaRue Cook

    Butler heads home to Indianapolis -- and the Final Four -- thanks to a strong D and a deliberate pace. It'll count on both to win the two more games it needs for the title.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2010
  7. NCAA tournament 2010 -- LaRue Cook: A deep bench is not key for a...

    LaRue Cook

    LaRue Cook of ESPN Insider looked at over 80 squads that have made the Elite Eight since 2000 and came away with an ideal scenario in terms of starters versus bench contributions. Turns out a deep bench doesn't matter much, which could doom K-State early.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2010