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  1. Weekend Homework: Saturday in Memphis

    Eamonn Brennan

    There is no shortage of stakes attached to Saturday night's game at the FedEx Forum. We can sort them out if you'd like. Let's start with the obvious one: tournament selection. Gonzaga at Memphis is on both teams' schedules for reasons that date to...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  2. Memphis gets revenge and a top 25 win

    Eamonn Brennan

    The wrong statistic can hang around your neck. Josh Pastner knows better than most. As the head men's basketball coach at Memphis, Pastner has, by any rational standard, been about as successful as anyone could or should have hoped when he was hire...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  3. Top 10 Tuesday: Teams with most to prove

    Eamonn Brennan

    What teams have the most to prove in the 2013-14 season? Here are 10 that immediately come to mind: 1. Kentucky: There may be a lonely faction out there in the Internet hinterlands who would assume this argument is about John Calipari. Sorry, but ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  4. Count 'Em Down: Pivotal senior seasons

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that realignment is behind us, rosters are mostly finalized, and freshmen are getting used to living in dorm rooms (oh, to be reborn at summer orientation), we're spending the week looking ahead at some of the more interesting players and storyli...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  5. Bracket reveal: Old Spice Classic

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. Starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, we'll unveil the final six: Charleston, 2K Sports, Diamond Head, CBE, Wooden and Maui. A thread of previews a...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  6. Memphis' key returnee: Joe Jackson

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: This month, ESPN Insider's college basketball and recruiting experts are teaming up to examine how 15 of the nation's best recruiting classes will fit in with their teams in the 2013-14 season. Today's featured program: Memphis , which...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  7. Sweet science of crazy season extends into March Madness - 2013 N...

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball suffered through a full-fledged existential crisis this season, where art collided with science. If one thing is certain, however, it's that the game has cornered the market on crazy and this field of 68 is no exception.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  8. Just how good is Memphis, anyway?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember Memphis? Sure you do. The Tigers entered the 2012-13 season customarily loaded with the Memphis-area talent coach Josh Pastner has become renowned for recruiting. Memphis was ranked No. 17 in the preseason Associated Press poll, and back ...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  9. Saddle Up: Go time at Florida State

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It always chose Leonardo. No. 6 Florida at Florida State, 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU: It is easy to forget that Florida State is, well, Florida State. Tallahassee is not an historic ...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  10. Best of the Best: Most Important Players

    Eamonn Brennan

    Unlike shooting or rebounding or point guard play or the variety of other specific basketball skills we've been highlighting in our Best of the Best lists throughout this week, the category of "most important" is far trickier to quantify. It depends ...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  11. Three Big Things: Memphis

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the buildup to Midnight Madness, ESPN Insider and our college hoops team are collaborating on a preview of one high-profile college hoops team per day -- based on Joe Lunardi's top 20 teams in his offseason Bracketology. We're calling it "Countdow...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  12. Take Three: Coach with the most on the line

    Dana O'Neil, Jason King and Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: We want to be very clear here -- this is not a piece about the hot seat. Rather, it's one that identifies three coaches who have a lot on the line in 2012-13. Whether it's taking that first big step of your career, fulfilling sky-high ...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  13. Best-case/Worst-case scenarios in C-USA

    Eamonn Brennan

    As part of our Summer Shootaround series, here are the best- and worst-case scenarios for Conference USA: East Carolina Best-case: The Pirates appear to be locked in a holding pattern. Coach Jeff Lebo welcomes back much of last season's 15-16 t...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  14. ASU's Jahii Carson feels the expectations

    Eamonn Brennan

    There is a lot riding on Jahii Carson. The 5-foot-11 guard is the highest-ranked recruit of Arizona State coach Herb Sendek's recent tenure -- the highest since James Harden, at least -- but was unable to play last season after being ruled a non-q...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  15. What we learned from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here are a few things we learned from the biggest games Saturday afternoon. Check back later for analysis of tonight's games. No. 3 Ohio State 58, No. 20 Wisconsin 52: Ohio State is hardly a breakneck team, but its adjusted tempo this season is 68...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  16. Writers' roundtable -- Five big questions in college basketball

    Our writers go around the country to discuss five big questions in college basketball.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2011