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  1. Inside Louisville's stifling defense

    Fran Fraschilla

    Over the past four seasons, no team has played defense at a high level as consistently as Louisville. Since 2011, the Cardinals have never ended a season lower than fourth in the nation in defensive efficiency (according to kenpom.com), and the Cardi...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  2. Up close with Texas hoops

    Fran Fraschilla

    The Texas Longhorns struggled through a 2012-2013 season that saw them miss their first NCAA tournament under coach Rick Barnes since he took over in 1998. Poor team chemistry led to the exodus of his four leading scorers to professional basketball a...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  3. NBA - 10 big takeaways from the FIBA World Cup

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla offers 10 big takeaways NBA teams can derive from the FIBA World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  4. Lessons Team USA can learn from Spain's loss to France - FIBA Wor...

    Fran Fraschilla

    How did Spain get upset by France in the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup? Fran Fraschilla breaks it down and outlines the subsequent lessons for Team USA as it prepares to take on Lithuania in the semis.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  5. Klay Thompson among FIBA World Cup players to watch -- NBA

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down one player on each of the 16 remaining FIBA World Cup teams to watch. The list includes NBA players Klay Thompson, Gorgui Dieng, Boris Diaw and Luis Scola.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  6. Ranking FIBA World Cup teams by tiers - NBA

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down the remaining 16 FIBA World Cup teams into tiers. Which are legitimate title contenders and which have no shot?

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  7. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads list of the top 25 players to watch i...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down the top 25 players to watch in the upcoming FIBA World Cup. He leads with NBA center Giannis Antetokounmpo, who will be vital to the Greece National Team.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  8. Scouting Team USA's final roster - FIBA World Cup

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla looks closer at the final Team USA cuts and writes why this roster is built to win the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2014
  9. 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
  10. The next wave of international talent

    Fran Fraschilla

    Emmanuel Mudiay, ESPN's No. 5 recruit in the Class of 2014, was born in the Congo, raised in Dallas and will play next season in China. While he's not an "international" player -- based on the fact that he built his reputation in the United States --...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Why a 24-second shot clock is needed

    Fran Fraschilla

    To many, the idea of reducing the college shot clock from 35 seconds to 24 seconds is sacrilegious. But it makes too much sense to me. To start: a 24-second clock would be more closely aligned to the NBA, NCAA and FIBA, creating a more cohesive gl...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  13. My picks for the best of 2014-15

    Fran Fraschilla

    My ESPN colleagues have done a nice job of putting together teams that should be superlative in areas such as offense, defense, rebounding and passing heading into the upcoming college basketball season. All had strong selections for each of the cha...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  14. 2014 NBA Draft - Scouting potential first-round picks Dario Saric...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla reports in from the adidas Eurocamp and the Croatian League finals, where he scouted two potential first-rounders for the 2014 NBA Draft, Dario Saric and Jusuf Nurkic.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  15. Underrated coaches, omissions in Top 50

    Fran Fraschilla

    I will admit it. I am sensitive to coaching lists, as well as "who's hot" and "who's on the hot seat" articles. After spending 23 years as a college coach, I understand, uniquely, how hard the job is and how circumstances, real and imagined, can affe...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  16. Biggest challenges for new coaches

    Fran Fraschilla

    Coaching is about problem solving, and when a new coach takes over a program, more often than not there are many issues to resolve. How do you take a school with no positive history and make it a contender? If it has had past accomplishments, how do ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014