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  1. Players poised to step into star roles

    Fran Fraschilla

    Role definition is always crucial to a team's success. A coach must explain what he needs out of each player in order for a program to reach its peak. But equally important are players who accept and understand their roles for the good of the team. ...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  2. Maryland and Rutgers add depth to an already threatening conferen...

    John Gasaway

    While the Big Ten is indisputably prestigious, is it really the best college basketball conference in the nation? John Gasaway breaks it down.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2014
  3. UConn Huskies' Kevin Ollie has helped change the perception of cr...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Kevin Ollie learned how to coach by sitting on benches across the NBA. Now, he has the UConn Huskies ready to defend their title.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  4. Syracuse Orange among teams lacking roster depth heading into 201...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla identifies five conference title contenders that are lacking roster depth heading into the 2014-15 season, including the Syracuse Orange.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Major conference player of the year picks - college basketball

    Fran Fraschilla, Bruce Pearl and Seth Greenberg

    Insider experts Fran Fraschilla, Bruce Pearl and Seth Greenberg name their player of the year from each major conference.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  7. Top tandems in college basketball

    Fran Fraschilla

    Basketball is a game that obviously relies on both talent and chemistry among the five players on the court. But within that five-man unit, sometimes it's a special link between just two players that can significantly affect that team's performance. ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  8. Ranking the nation's best seniors

    Fran Fraschilla

    With all the talk about the great freshmen and sophomores in college basketball, a number of seniors on quality teams are being slightly overlooked. While every coach in the country would love to have the one-and-done guy with lottery-pick talent,...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  9. Otto Porter Jr. leads ranking of nation's top 25 impact players -...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla ranks the top 25 impact players in college basketball through the end of the regular season. Georgetown's Otto Porter Jr. tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  10. Competitiveness key to Calhoun's success

    Fran Fraschilla

    When I took over a downtrodden St. John's program in 1996, I wanted to compete with the top programs in the Big East as quickly as possible. So, the best model I could think of copying was Jim Calhoun's Connecticut Huskies program because t...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  11. Jim Calhoun's coaching success rooted in competitive fire

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla writes that Jim Calhoun's competitive-driven coaching style, while at times controversial, was key to elevating a once-struggling UConn program to championship heights.

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  12. 2012 NBA Draft - Jeremy Lamb to Cavaliers among top draft fits

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla provides his list of five ideal draft fits, including Jeremy Lamb to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lamb has star potential and could be a perfect complement for Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving.

    Blog | Conversation | June 02, 2012
  13. Replacements for top NBA prospects

    Fran Fraschilla

    With June fast approaching, the top teams in college basketball are dealing with the inevitability of losing key players to the NBA draft. In many cases, this becomes a common occurrence, and plugging in the next potential star is routine. Here are ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  14. Kansas, Baylor and other top teams have some big shoes to fill ne...

    Fran Fraschilla

    ESPN Insider Fran Fraschilla looks at young players who will be counted on to fill the roles left by players departing for the NBA at Kansas, Baylor, Kentucky, North Carolina and UConn.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  15. A murky future for Jim Calhoun's team

    Fran Fraschilla

    Although Jim Calhoun is one year removed from his third NCAA championship, his Connecticut Huskies basketball program will enter this summer with as many unanswered questions as at any time since he took over in 1986. The effects of recent NCAA r...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  16. Can Jim Calhoun make the UConn Huskies championship contenders ag...

    Fran Fraschilla

    ESPN Insider Fran Fraschilla writes that there are many questions facing Jim Calhoun and the UConn Huskies, and returning the Huskies to championship contention could be Calhoun's greatest challenge in years.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2012