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  1. The Sweet 16's most indispensable players

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball differs from the pro game in innumerable ways, so for now let's just focus on one: the importance of stars. In the NBA, especially in the postseason, star power is everything; you can't win a title without at least two All-Stars...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  2. TCU drops Kansas in upset of the season

    Eamonn Brennan

    It left Kansas fans disgusted, TCU fans dumbstruck, and Horned Frogs coach Trent Johnson wandering among court-storming students, offering high-fives and twirling around and looking like a man who had no idea what to do next. It was the biggest up...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  3. Jeff Withey is having a crazy season

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last season, we spent a lot of time singing Anthony Davis' praises, and for good reason, and that is a huge, huge understatement. Davis won all the major national player of the year awards and led Kentucky to a national title in his first season. It ...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  4. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    New week, new Big Ten power rankings, new No. 1. Let's dig right in: 1. Michigan: Indiana's loss to Butler Saturday -- and the fashion in which it came -- prompted some legitimate near-term questions for the Hoosiers. But it's not like Michigan on...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  5. Montrezl Harrell gives Louisville bonus size

    Eamonn Brennan

    Louisville's frontcourt was already quite good. Power forward Chane Behanan is prepared to take a star sophomore leap. Center Gorgui Dieng could already be the nation's best shot-blocker not named Jeff Withey or Nerlens Noel, while Dieng's offensive ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  6. UK title about so much more than talent

    Eamonn Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS -- How did the Kentucky Wildcats just win the 2012 national title? "We were the best team this season," coach John Calipari said. "They were playing with pros," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "That didn't hurt, either." Simple enou...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 67, Kansas 59

    Eamonn Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS -- The immediate reaction to Kentucky's 67-59 national championship win over Kansas: Overview: Kentucky fans, breathe easy. The coronation is complete. We expected a coronation, and that's exactly how much of this game went. Kentuck...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  8. Kentucky and Kansas, the titanic finale

    Eamonn Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS -- Back in October, we said we'd get a colossal Final Four. When the brackets were released, we forecast a chalky March. When the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight finished in thrilling fashion and the final weekend of the NCAA tournament's marque...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: Kansas 64, Ohio State 62

    Eamonn Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS -- Take a deep breath, if you can, then dig in to this immediate reaction to Kansas' 64-62 win over Ohio State: Overview: The Buckeyes opened with what might have been their best half of basketball in the 2012 season. Jared Sullinger w...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  10. Game plan: Kansas vs. Ohio State

    Eamonn Brennan

    By Saturday, John Calipari, Rick Pitino, Thad Matta and Bill Self will have had nearly a week to scout their opponents. As we type, they're breaking down film, analyzing their opponents' strengths and weaknesses and searching for ways to impart this ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  11. Letters From Camp: KU's Robinson shines

    Eamonn Brennan

    Letters From Camp are my dispatches from weekend's Nike Skills Camps in Chicago, with more to come today and tomorrow. CHICAGO -- What does the name Thomas Robinson mean to you? To the casual sports fan -- like the helpful videographer sitting...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  12. Saddle Up: Big night in the Big Apple

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our daily preview of the night's best basketball action. Tonight's installment focuses primarily on the Jimmy V Classic. Why? Because look at these games! That's why. No. 14 Memphis vs. No. 4 Kansas, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN: Who are the Memp...

    Blog | December 07, 2010