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  1. NCAA tournament 2013 -- Reading into the fortunes of 66-team fiel...

    Dana O'Neil

    Time to break down why it will go well -- or poorly -- for each of the tourney teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  2. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    It's a crapshoot after No. 1, but I'll give another shot to ranking all 16 Big East teams ... 1. Syracuse: Good bounce back by the Orange, who rallied from their first loss of the season to beat Cincinnati on the road and West Virginia, with some ...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  3. NCAA tournament: East Region breakdown

    Dana O'Neil

    Get up to speed on the all the players, games and storylines in the East Region.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  4. Officiating LLC will try to streamline calls

    Dana O'Neil

    A foul in the ACC isn't a foul in the Big East. Watching a West Coast game is entirely different than watching an East Coast game. Other than the generic, 'Ref, you stink,' the most common complaint about college basketball officiating is that ...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  5. Dana O'Neil: Academic reform in college basketball has a long way...

    Dana O'Neil

    Plenty of college football players are forced to sit out bowl games because of poor academics. Basketball players sitting out March Madness? That's not happening. And the much-heralded APR? More bark than bite when it comes to hoops. Is there a solution?

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2010
  6. West Virginia carries Big East flag again

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In their hotel rooms on the outskirts of Buffalo, the West Virginia basketball players watched their Big East brethren get picked off like ducks at a carnival shooting gallery. And then they woke up to the reaction. "Everyone's...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  7. Half: West Virginia 38, Morgan State 27

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO -- A few quick thoughts following the first half of Game 1 here at the HSBC Arena where it would appear more Big East disaster has been averted: West Virginia is so much better with Joe Mazzulla on the floor. He may be playing with one go...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  8. NCAA tournament: Dana O'Neil: Da'Sean Butler is a coach's dream f...

    Dana O'Neil

    For all of Da'Sean Butler's heroics on the court, the West Virginia star's attitude sets him apart from the rest. In other words, he's a coach's dream.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2010
  9. Dana O'Neil: It's been a redemptive road for the West Virginia Mo...

    Dana O'Neil

    The West Virginia basketball team is full of coaches and players who have overcome obstacles and setbacks, many of them self-inflicted. But the Mountaineers fans never wavered in their love. On Saturday night, they were rewarded with a Big East title.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2010
  10. Big city, big stage for Big East final

    Dana O'Neil

    Michael Heiman/Getty Images/Howard Smith-US PRESSWIREGeorgetown's Greg Monroe or West Virginia's Da'Sean Butler: Who will walk away as the Big East tournament's most outstanding player? NEW YORK -- A good friend pulled John Thompson III aside after ...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  11. West Virginia's Butler did it

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Da'Sean Butler just put the icing on top of a crazy day at the Big East tournament. The best player in a Mountaineer uniform all season banked home a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded, leading West Virginia to a highlight reel 54-51 win ...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  12. Can officials' benching help Louisville?

    Dana O'Neil

    Big East official Jim Haney confirmed a report in the New York Post that he and fellow veteran referee Mike Kitts will not be working the Big East Tournament because of two questionable calls in the West Virginia-Louisville game in January. "The [...

    Blog | February 27, 2010
  13. NCAA tournament: Villanova roughs up UCLA, advances to Sweet 16

    Dana O'Neil

    In an East vs. West battle, Villanova left UCLA battered and bruised as the Wildcats thumped the Bruins to advance to the Sweet 16.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2009
  14. NCAA Tournament: Coastal complements in style

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- UCLA is a convertible; Villanova a BMW. UCLA is West Coast, laid-back surfer dude; Villanova is East Coast, buttoned-up, serious-minded blue blood. The two schools are separated by more than a country. They stand on opposite side...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2009