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  1. Best defensive teams in 2014-15

    Dana O'Neil

    So tried, so trite, so true. Defense truly does win games, if not championships, especially in college basketball. As we impatiently suffer through the summer doldrums and await the arrival of the 2014-15 season, here are three teams that have ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. Position battles: Power forwards

    Dana O'Neil

    Some of the best one-on-one matchups will take place before the college basketball season tips off. They will come in the form of position battles within a team to determine a starter, which in some cases will shape an entire lineup. Starting with...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  3. Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie go searchi...

    Dana O'Neil

    A national title doesn't just bring a trophy. For Kentucky's John Calipari and Connecticut's Kevin Ollie, it will bring validation, which to them is far more valuable and enduring.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  4. Why Connecticut will win

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There is a place for logic and common sense in the world. Sports isn't always one of those places. Logically Connecticut shouldn't be able to beat Kentucky. The Wildcats are bigger, stronger and, man for man, have more options ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  5. Kentucky's different breed of Cats

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The text messages start going back and forth every Selection Sunday. "Happy anniversary," they usually start. And then the group gets down to the real business at hand. They scan the bracket to find the No. 8 seeds. Twent...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  6. Kentucky's Cinderella run mirrors Villanova's in name only

    Dana O'Neil

    Sure, Kentucky is a No. 8 seed. But these Wildcats aren't the same as Villanova in 1985.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  7. UConn Huskies surprise everyone but themselves with run to NCAA m...

    Dana O'Neil

    With every UConn win, the question followed the Huskies: How long can they stay here? Turns out, until the very end.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  8. Can games be as big as the building? Yes

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Playing in domes is nothing new for the Final Four. But there are domes, and there is Jerry's World, which looms like some sort of alien spaceship in the distance off the highway. It, like everything in Texas, is huge. Like sil...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  9. Don't watch the Final Four and try to figure out what's next, enj...

    Dana O'Neil

    The focus is always on what's next. Will a player leave for the NBA? Is he ready? But this Final Four and its teams should remind us to enjoy the now.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  10. Kevin Ollie is UConn's steady hand during Huskies' Final Four run...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kevin Ollie first had to prove he was able to success in Jim Calhoun's shadow before proving he was up to the task at UConn. The Huskies' Final Four run dispels any remaining doubts.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  11. Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Connecticut epitomize survive and a...

    Dana O'Neil

    Survive and advance takes on a new meaning when examining the paths the final four have taken this season.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  12. John Calipari 'doubts' Willie Cauley-Stein plays in Final Four

    Dana O'Neil

    Kentucky coach John Calipari said he doesn't expect injured sophomore Willie Cauley-Stein to play in this weekend's Final Four.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  13. Tournament preview: SEC

    Dana O'Neil

    This season started with talk about a special group of classmates in this league, one so talented and exceptional that it just might go undefeated. Which is exactly what happened, only not with the team or the group anyone expected. Kentucky an...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  14. Teams have arrived at time where they better have things figured ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Early in the season, teams have time to learn and grow. Well, with Selection Sunday little more than a month away, that time has passed. Teams need to have things figured out.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2014
  15. Weekend homework: Big Blue's big issue

    Dana O'Neil

    The natives are getting restless across the Bluegrass State, which isn't necessarily unusual. Postgame panic after a loss is as certain as a sunrise in Kentucky. But the worry is especially pointed -- and maybe even a little merited -- this season af...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  16. Weekend Homework: UK visits Dallas

    Dana O'Neil

    If all goes according to Kentucky and its fans' plans, Friday night's visit to Jerry Jones' little arena will be a nice recognizance mission. AT&T Stadium is the site of this year's Final Four and the No. 3 Wildcats, who have designs on a date the...

    Blog | December 05, 2013