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  1. Oregon plans to unleash 40 minutes of hell

    Diamond Leung

    Oregon coach Dana Altman managed to turn a makeshift Ducks roster in his first season into a team of CBI champions, and now he's apparently feeling comfortable enough with this current group to play his preferred style of defense, according to The Re...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  2. Hokies ugly it up, win with defense

    Diamond Leung

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It wasn't as if Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg brought his team out to Southern California to participate in a beauty contest in hopes it would get signed by a top modeling agency. The Hokies play ugly and readily admit it. ...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  3. Ben Howland worried about his defense

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA has unleashed its new up-tempo offense on itself in practice, and now the Bruins are apparently having trouble stopping themselves. It's good news for the offense in some ways, but defensive-minded coach Ben Howland wasn't exactly thrilled th...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  4. UCLA back to playing man-to-man defense

    Diamond Leung

    When UCLA coach Ben Howland had his team playing some zone defense last season, I mentioned that the dramatic change in philosophy could be a signal that the end times are upon us. That Howland, long an acolyte of man-to-man defense, was using zon...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  5. Wendell McKines to lead New Mexico State

    Diamond Leung

    New Mexico State began practicing Monday to prepare for its preseason trip to Canada. Forward Wendell McKines told the Las Cruces Sun-News that he spent the summer working on his jump shot and defense. Oh Wendell, don't be bashful. As this video f...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  6. Syracuse's zone defense exported to Japan

    Diamond Leung

    Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's trademark 2-3 zone defense has long been admired, but the rest of college basketball has been unable (or unwilling) to duplicate the system with the same success. Now an unlikely member of the Boeheim coaching tree is ...

    Blog | July 26, 2010
  7. Tubby Smith might lose another player

    Diamond Leung

    While Minnesota coach Tubby Smith gave testimony today in his own defense for a fraud case involving a former assistant coach, back on campus, word was coming out that another one of his players might be transferring. Troubled junior forward Trevo...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  8. Floyd says he'd recruit Mayo again

    Diamond Leung

    New UTEP coach Tim Floyd spoke to SIRIUS XM's Gary Williams today and launched into an impassioned defense of the recruitment of O.J. Mayo, which led to USC self-imposing sanctions this season and also the school having to face the NCAA infractions c...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  9. UCLA's Howland keeping the faith

    Diamond Leung

    LOS ANGELES -- Ben Howland, the son of a Presbyterian minister, said he prayed hard for a game like this one. UCLA's coach knows full well that his other methods -- staging extra-punishing practices, relenting on using a zone defense, and publicly...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  10. Washington leads, UCLA zones

    Diamond Leung

    LOS ANGELES -- UCLA broke out the zone defense and stayed with it throughout, and you know Ben Howland really had to dig down deep to let that happen. Problem is for the Bruins, they didn't get out on the shooter and Washington went 6 of 12 from t...

    Blog | January 21, 2010
  11. Texas A&M 36, Texas 27 at halftime

    Diamond Leung

    Can Texas A&M take down top-ranked Texas? Damion James has only three points on 1-for-7 shooting. Tune in to ESPNU to see if the Aggie defense can hold up. It's been the vaunted Texas bench that has kept the Longhorns in this one, with Gary Jo...

    Blog | January 16, 2010
  12. Live at The Farm

    Diamond Leung

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - I just saw a dancing tree and a band leader wearing a backwards cap. Here at Stanford, that's how they roll. Tonight, it's Landry Fields and Jeremy Green vs. the Kevin O'Neill-inspired USC defense. USC might not be going ...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  13. UCLA wins, apocalypse upon us?

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA survived Arizona State with a 72-70 win at Pauley Pavilion in Thursday's first Pac-10 game of the season, and it featured some odd occurrences. Ben Howland utilized a 2-3 zone defense extensively for the first time this season, and it seemed...

    Blog | December 31, 2009