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  1. Q&A: Gen. Dempsey on basketball, service

    Eamonn Brennan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Wednesday, ESPN's Jay Bilas moderated a USA Basketball panel in the Pentagon auditorium. The panel, which featured Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Texas Tech coach Tubby ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  2. Ennis, Syracuse breaking all the rules

    Eamonn Brennan

    Does "clutch" exist? Most advanced statisticians say no. Time and again, when the data is compiled and collated, the numbers tell us that in "clutch" situations, most players perform roughly as well as at any other point in the game. Sometimes, th...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  3. Planning for Success: Scouting Patterson

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's no one's fault. Frankly, the first two months of Lamar Patterson's marvelous senior season went by mostly unnoticed for pretty good reasons. Besides, the fifth-year senior's career to date was that of an archetypal Jamie Dixon player: solid, con...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  4. Jamie Dixon, star of stage and screen

    Eamonn Brennan

    Is it the college basketball preseason yet? Why I am even asking this question? Because in 2013, for the first time ever, the NCAA's date before which teams cannot participate in full practice was moved two weeks up the calendar -- technically, it...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  5. Trey Zeigler waiver gives Pitt big boost

    Eamonn Brennan

    Perhaps Pittsburgh's long national nightmare -- and by nightmare, I mean a "one-year break from an otherwise consistently successful program" -- is over. Indeed, the Panthers got good news this past weekend, when the NCAA announced that it was goi...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  6. Pittsburgh gets a win, but fans stay away

    Eamonn Brennan

    Seven straight losses to open Big East play. A defense allowing opponents well over a point per possession. The usually impenetrable Peterson Events Center and the rowdy fans that inhabit it have borne witness to five -- count 'em, five -- home losse...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  7. Here's what we learned on Saturday night

    Eamonn Brennan

    As good as the afternoon was, with exciting upsets and huge road wins over top-five teams, the evening may have matched it in the vital FOPM statistical category. (FOPM stands for freak outs per minute. It's a tempo-adjusted metric, naturally.) Let's...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  8. Poll Thoughts: The Louisville example

    Eamonn Brennan

    College hoops polls might be inconsequential noise, but that doesn't make the arguments any less fun. In that spirit, I present the creatively named "Poll Thoughts," which you can expect every Monday until the season is over. It's the first ESPN/U...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  9. Will move to the ACC hurt Pitt hoops?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Make no mistake, kids: Conference realignment is all about football. That's true even when the programs involved are Syracuse and Pittsburgh. It's true even when the conferences involved are the Big East and ACC. It's always, as Jim Boeheim said Mond...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  10. Summer Buzz: Pittsburgh Panthers

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the next month or so, our friends at The Mag are previewing one high-profile school per day for their Summer Buzz series. For the sake of all that is synergistic, yours truly will be attempting the same, complementing each comprehensive Insider p...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  11. Chambers wants new Pitt-Penn State rivalry

    Eamonn Brennan

    When you're a new, young head coach at a place like Penn State -- whose last coach saw Navy as a more desirable position and is going to be rebuilding for at least a few years -- you have to bring some added excitement. Pat Chambers is a pretty excit...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  12. Ashton Gibbs sounding sure on draft

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's important to be confident. It's important to be self-assured. These are the things you hear from your teachers, parents, Intro to Psych professors, self-help authors and daytime TV talk-show hosts. If you don't love yourself, how you can love an...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  13. Jamie Dixon not overlooking season opener

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's always hard to say how much of coaches' discussions of other teams are genuine, and how much is pre- and post-game electioneering. But it's probably fair to say Jamie Dixon isn't playing up his pre-opener warnings about facing Rhode Island. (Whi...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  14. Jamie Dixon: Pitt could be last job

    Eamonn Brennan

    Any time a major college coaching job opens up, Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon gets a call. Or, if he doesn't get a call, he gets the next best thing: a deluge of rumors and guesses that assume he has plans on leaving Pittsburgh eventually, sooner rath...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  15. Jamie Dixon's alternative recruiting plan

    Eamonn Brennan

    In early August, prompted by a thoughtful piece from Basketball Prospectus contributor Drew Cannon, we discussed the notion of positional flexibility in college basketball. More than that, though, we were talking about exploiting inefficiency. The...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  16. Pittsburgh lands big-time recruit

    Eamonn Brennan

    For all of Jamie Dixon's success at Pittsburgh, he hasn't built his teams with the sort of elite one-and-done players that have excelled elsewhere. Dixon's teams have more of a homemade feel; they're filled with good, and oftentimes great, players, b...

    Blog | September 30, 2010