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  1. Shock, relief and love for Ware family

    Dana O'Neil

    The ripple effects of Kevin Ware's injury spread from Indianapolis to Louisville to Georgia to Virginia, a tidal wave of emotion and reaction to the horrific injury the Louisville guard suffered during the Cardinals' Elite Eight win against Duke on S...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  2. 2013 NCAA tournament - Kevin Ware of Louisville Cardinals says he...

    Dana O'Neil

    Surrounded by his family and girlfriend in his hospital room, an upbeat Kevin Ware has a simple message for all the well wishers and people worried about him: He's fine.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  3. 2013 NCAA tournament - Duke beat Michigan State with toughness on...

    Dana O'Neil

    The public perception is that Duke lacks some toughness, but against Michigan State in the Sweet 16, the Blue Devils trashed that narrative, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  4. Misery loves company as the Pittsburgh Panthers and Villanova Wil...

    Dana O'Neil

    Models of consistency for the past decade, Pittsburgh and Villanova -- two programs that faced off in the 2009 Elite Eight -- are in a stunning free fall this season. What in the world happened?

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  5. Perfect mix creates Kentucky legend

    Dana O'Neil

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Clutching the regional trophy tight to his hip, Josh Harrellson stood amid the din of the Prudential Center, shaking his head in wonder. This, he knew, wasn't supposed to happen. Not to him, certainly, and not to this team. Kent...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  6. Elite Eight preview: Kentucky vs. UNC

    Dana O'Neil

    NEWARK, N.J. -- A quick look at the East Regional final: No. 4 seed Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 2 seed North Carolina Tar Heels, 4:55 p.m. ET Storyline: Kentucky and North Carolina -- two of the most storied programs in history, the aristocracy of ba...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  7. Unlikely paths for Carolina and Kentucky

    Dana O'Neil

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Because they are creatures of habit and habitual studiers, UNC's Roy Williams and Kentucky's John Calipari will rewind the tape to Dec. 4. They will watch intensely at film from the previous time their two teams played. They will l...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  8. Final: Duke 78, Baylor 71

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- Some quick thoughts from a great South Regional final where Duke beat Baylor 78-71. I think that makes this tourney 4-for-4 in entertaining Elite Eight games. Absolutely great game here. Anyone who thought these teams didn't belong in ...

    Blog | March 28, 2010
  9. South Region: Duke-Baylor preview

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- A quick look to the Elite Eight matchup in the South Region, where the last Final Four ticket will be awarded: Key to the game: The battle on the boards just might decide who goes to the Final Four. Between Brian Zoubek, Lance Thomas, ...

    Blog | March 28, 2010
  10. Baylor not the only team new to this

    Dana O'Neil

    Sure, Baylor is in unfamiliar territory. But no player on the Duke side has played in an Elite Eight game either. It makes for an intriguing regional final between two teams perhaps more similar than we might think. More......

    Blog | March 28, 2010
  11. NCAA tournament: O'Neil: Baylor not the only team new to this

    Dana O'Neil

    Sure, Baylor is in unfamiliar territory. But no player on the Duke side has played in an Elite Eight game, either. It makes for an intriguing regional final between two teams perhaps more similar than we might think.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2010
  12. Final: Baylor 72, Saint Mary's 49

    Dana O'Neil

    HOUSTON -- Wrapping up a 72-49 Sweet 16 game that was never a game here at Reliant Stadium. Baylor moves on to its first Elite Eight since the tournament expanded (Baylor played in and lost the national title game in 1948), and a program decimated on...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  13. NCAA tournament: O'Neil: These Duke Blue Devils aren't afraid to ...

    Dana O'Neil

    It might not always be pretty, but pretty hadn't produced an Elite Eight in six years. Thanks to a grind-it-out, defensive effort against Purdue, that drought is over for Duke.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2010
  14. Pitt exacts Elite Eight revenge with win over Villanova

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- No surprise here. Pitt versus Villanova was feisty, scrappy, at times flat-out ugly and entertaining to the last minute. The 70-65 win is a huge boon to the credibility and resume of a once-again soaring Pitt team that remains almost im...

    Blog | February 21, 2010
  15. Dana O'Neil: It doesn't make up for last season, but the Pitt Pan...

    Dana O'Neil

    Pitt's victory over Villanova doesn't erase last season's Elite Eight loss, but it does help the Panthers this season.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2010
  16. NCAA tournament: Walker marches Huskies into Final Four

    Dana O'Neil

    When Missouri's pressure started giving UConn fits in the second half, the Huskies turned their offense over to freshman Kemba Walker, who ran the top seed past the Tigers and into the Final Four.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009