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  1. Way-Too-Early Top 25

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's not often you see a headline that intentionally undermines the piece below it. This, dear hoops fans, is one of those times. Yes, the "Way Too Early" prefix in "Way-Too-Early Top 25" pretty much gives this game away. We ar...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  2. Five Things: Huskies come full circle

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Connecticut Huskies are your 2014 national champions. Shabazz Napier closed the loop. Four years ago, in a massive Texas football stadium, Napier danced atop a confetti-covered court. On that day in 2011, the Huskies wer...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  3. Home Court: Don't let the seeds fool you

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas-Colorado. New Mexico-Gonzaga. Oregon-Memphis Wait -- what? That seemingly random list of imaginary matchups is, in fact, a sampling of the possible No. 7 vs. No. 8 national title matchups in the 2014 NCAA tournament br...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  4. Five things: Aaron Harrison does it again

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A brilliant Final Four game ended with the Kentucky Wildcats -- those frustrating, late-coming, remarkable, young Wildcats -- moving on. Five things from a classic: 1. Aaron Harrison did it again. By "it" we mean a last-second 3 ...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  5. Five Things: UConn beats Florida again

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Florida is 36-3, but UConn is playing Monday night. Five things on UConn's 63-53 win in AT&T Stadium, a victory that puts it one win away from a national title every bit as unlikely as 2011's Kemba Walker-led sprint: 1. UConn b...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  6. On biggest stage, Wisconsin still laughing

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Gasser was trying to look angry. It wasn't going well. It was Thursday afternoon in the cavernous bowels of AT&T Stadium, and Wisconsin's players were shuffling through the usual Final Four production line. Gasser, atop a s...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  7. Can UConn's defense match the Gators?

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After five days of prelude, it's hard to find something new to say about these games -- every angle has been explored, discussed, dismissed and recycled, often in the matter of an afternoon. No analytical stone goes unturned, and ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  8. A coaching blueprint for each Final Four team

    Eamonn Brennan

    Each Final Four coach followed a unique blueprint and adheres to his own trademark styles and principles, writes Eamonn Brennan.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  9. Billy Donovan's success as Florida Gators coach is unrivaled

    Eamonn Brennan

    In his 18th season at Florida, to no one's surprise, Billy Donovan has the Gators in another Final Four.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  10. Florida Gators don't stop at Elite Eight and are now headed to th...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Florida was too complete, too together, too ... well ... good for its season to end in another Elite Eight loss.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2014
  11. Afternoon Links: Final Four cartography

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we spread the gospel of "The Wolf of Wall Street." Submit links via Twitter. The NCAA released its finalists for the 2017-2020 men's and women's Final Four sites Monday, and bad news: The New Orleans-as-permanent-host pla...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  12. Afternoon Links: Is Louisville done?

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading as we adjust to a post-Chane Behanan basketball world. Submit links via Twitter. What did Chane Behanan do, exactly? What could cause such a talented and important player -- a crucial player on two Final Four teams, a reboundin...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  13. Dunn's injury could set Friars back

    Eamonn Brennan

    Ed Cooley has engineered a turnaround at Providence, albeit a moderate one: The Friars aren't going to be competing for a Final Four anytime soon, but they aren't nearly as bad as the Keno Davis days (and beyond). But given the circumstances, the man...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  14. Fab Five's Final Four visit wasn't all circus

    Eamonn Brennan

    It was easy to be cynical about the Fab Five at the Final Four. From the outside, former Wolverines star (and ESPN analyst) Jalen Rose's public pressure on Chris Webber to attend the 2013 national title game, and all the fanfare that accompanied i...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  15. Butler Blue II going out like a champ

    Eamonn Brennan

    Butler's run to the Final Four in 2010 changed lives. It made the NBA take notice of Gordon Hayward, now a promising young player for the Utah Jazz. It cemented Brad Stevens' status as one of the best coaches in basketball, and later propelled him to...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  16. Cards putting Final Four court to good use

    Eamonn Brennan

    Finding a sentimental, marketable use for the NCAA's would-be discarded Final Four courts is now officially en vogue. The trend began last summer with Kentucky (of course), which last summer received the 2012 Superdome Final Four floor in a donati...

    Blog | July 09, 2013