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  1. Weekend Watch: Florida-Arizona preview

    Jay Bilas

    Editor's note: Each Friday morning, Jay Bilas will break down the weekend's top game. This week it's No. 5 Florida (7-0) at No. 8 Arizona (7-0) at 10 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN. Gators outlook: The difference for Florida this season is defense. Last...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  2. 2012 Final Four - Louisville Cardinals can be beaten by doing a f...

    Jay Bilas

    The Louisville Cardinals win by generating offense off of their pressure defense, and the team that rebounds and takes care of the ball will have a chance to beat Rick Pitino's team.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  3. Looking ahead to Kansas-Missouri

    Jay Bilas

    When and where: Saturday (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET), Mizzou Arena (Columbia, Mo.) Kansas breakdown: Despite some depth issues, Bill Self has one of only two teams in the country with a top-10 offense and defense in the KenPom.com efficiency ratings. Ka...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  4. Syracuse Orange's success is fueled by their excellent balance, d...

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas leads off his blog by writing that this season's Syracuse team is the deepest and most balanced that Jim Boeheim has ever coached. He also looks at Anthony Davis' dominating defense and a pair of puzzling cases in the ACC and Conference USA.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2012
  5. Jay Bilas breaks down Illinois at Gonzaga

    Jay Bilas

    Here's a look at Illinois at Gonzaga (ESPN, 5:15 p.m. ET): What Illinois does well: The Illini fill their tanks on the defensive end and man-to-man defense has been the consistent staple for Bruce Weber's team. Illinois has not been incredibly ef...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  6. College Basketball: Jim Boeheim and Syracuse show why more teams ...

    Jay Bilas

    Jim Boeheim has enjoyed tons of success at Syracuse with his 2-3 zone. So why is he virtually alone among top coaches in using zone as his primary defense? Jay Bilas examines all the reasons why teams should follow Boeheim's lead.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2010
  7. Give credit to Self, Boeheim this season

    Jay Bilas

    Self Promotion: Kansas coach Bill Self may very well be the best coach in the country. Why? Because he has consistently done the best job of having a great offense and a great defense. Usually, teams that are great defensively are not quite as good o...

    Blog | February 01, 2010
  8. Jay Bilas: Kansas Jayhawks are playing both sides of the floor

    Jay Bilas

    Self Promotion: Kansas coach Bill Self may very well be the best coach in the country. Why? Because he has consistently done the best job of having a great offense and a great defense. Usually, teams that are great defensively are not quite as go...

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2010
  9. The Bilastrator: Syracuse's quick hitter - Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas

    Watch how the Orange get good looks for sharpshooter Andy Rautins in this animated play diagram.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2010
  10. Jay Bilas: In defense of Mike Krzyzewski's legacy and Ed O'Bannon...

    Jay Bilas

    I was really pleased to see that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski decided to coach the United States Olympic basketball team through the 2012 London Games, even though the announcement came as no great surprise to me. What did come as a surprise was all t...

    Blog | Conversation | August 03, 2009
  11. Thrilling start to the NCAA tournament

    Jay Bilas

    Stephen Curry was the man. Kevin Love was the man. Mid-majors won (although mostly against mid-majors). And the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament thrilled, writes Jay Bilas.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2008
  12. Hoosiers look close-knit, tighter on defense

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas continues his All-Access tour at Indiana and checks out the new-look Hoosiers.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2006
  13. Opinions vary on fouling late in games

    Jay Bilas

    Fouling in late-game situations has been debated many times, but Jay Bilas believes the team with the lead should rely on its defense and not foul.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2006
  14. UConn's defense key to Maui title

    Jay Bilas

    Sure, Denham Brown's shot was spectacular. But UConn's defense paved the way to its Maui Invitational championship.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2005
  15. Huskies' personnel causes change

    Jay Bilas

    Jim Calhoun now knows what his team is -- a power team. Watch out for the Huskies in March.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2005
  16. NBA reach has changed college coaching

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas decries the NBA's impact on the college game and has a host of other suggestions to improve it.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2004