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  1. Keys to Kentucky-UConn title game

    Fran Fraschilla

    Don't let the seed numbers fool you; in Monday night's national championship matchup between the Connecticut Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats, we have two very good teams with distinct strengths and weaknesses that should make for an interesting chess m...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  2. How 'havoc' fuels VCU Rams' success - College Basketball

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla explains how "havoc" fuels VCU's success, from its defensive scheme to overall program philosophy, and writes that this season's Rams team has Final Four potential.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  3. Surprise Final Four contenders

    Fran Fraschilla

    Predicting that there will be a surprise team in the Final Four is not exactly going out on a limb. After all, since 2006, the college basketball world has seen the George Mason Patriots, Virginia Commonwealth Rams and Butler Bulldogs get there -- an...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  4. Minnesota among surprise Final Four contenders - College Basketba...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla provides his list of four teams that could surprise come the NCAA tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  5. 2012 Final Four - How to beat the Kansas Jayhawks

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down the best way to top the Kansas Jayhawks. Step 1? Finding a way to neutralize Thomas Robinson.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  6. 2012 NCAA tournament - How UNC can survive without Marshall - NCB...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla offers up a game plan for how North Carolina can still beat Ohio on Friday night -- and possibly Kansas or NC State on Sunday, as well -- even if Kendall Marshall can't play.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  7. NCB - Pressing questions for the 2012 Big 12 tournament

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla takes an in-depth look at the pressing questions in the Big 12 tournament, including the players to watch and what a Missouri-Kansas final would be like.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  8. Turgeon's turnaround at Maryland

    Fran Fraschilla

    Mark Turgeon knows all about historic basketball programs. He played in a Final Four at Kansas for Larry Brown and was an assistant coach for both Brown and Roy Williams as they took Jayhawks teams to the Final Four. So when Maryland was looking for...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  9. Maryland Terrapins are on the rise in the ACC under Mark Turgeon ...

    Fran Fraschilla

    ESPN Insider Fran Fraschilla writes that the Maryland Terrapins are not all the way back to being the national power they were under Gary Williams, but Mark Turgeon has them on the rise in the ACC.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  10. Re-evaluating the Big East

    Fran Fraschilla

    We are entering, likely, the final season of the Big East Conference as we've known it for a long time. So with schools coming and going the next couple of years, let's look at where the league's teams are right now as they enter a his...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  11. Re-evaluating the Big East as conference play begins

    Fran Fraschilla

    Pitt is skidding, the Hoyas are soaring, the Friars are ahead of schedule. It seems some preconceptions for the Big East are proving incorrect this season. Fran Fraschilla resets the board and provides his take on how each of the 16 teams' tales will end.

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  12. CBB - Despite success, lingering questions for Indiana, Baylor, P...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla offers answers to some of the early season questions regarding Virginia, Indiana, Baylor and Pitt. Is UVA really the ACC's third-best team? Is Baylor as good as its unbeaten record? Is Pitt off its game despite its solid mark?

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2011
  13. Top defensive players in college basketball in 2011-12 - CBB

    Fran Fraschilla

    They are the pests, the stoppers, the gamblers, the glass eaters and the rim protectors. Here are Fran Fraschilla's top defensive players for the 2011-12 college basketball season.

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  14. Baylor Bears lead top six turnaround candidates - CBB

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla examines teams primed for a comeback campaign as the season begins. At the top of the list, the Baylor Bears.

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  15. Drexel Dragons, VCU Rams in mix to win CAA - CBB

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla looks at the pressing on-court issues facing the CAA, starting with whether VCU can put together another strong season after last year's Final Four campaign.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2011
  16. Rick Pitino, Thad Matta, Brad Stevens and the next coaching legen...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla provides his list of the next coaching legends in college basketball, a group that includes Rick Pitino, Thad Matta and Brad Stevens.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2011