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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. Tourney primer: Diamond Head Classic

    Eamonn Brennan

    My favorite Diamond Head Classic of all time -- 2010 -- was a bit of a disaster. Last year's was OK: Xavier struggled in its post-brawl malaise, and Kansas State and Long Beach State emerged better for the trip. But 2010 had what might be the greates...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  3. DIRECTV Classic primer

    Eamonn Brennan

    Don't be fooled by the name; this is not a new tournament. It is merely a repackaged Anaheim Classic that is no longer leaving naming-rights sponsorship money on the table. This would normally be the part where we criticize soulless corporate sports ...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  4. Mark Lyons eager about Arizona shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    There were few bigger risk-reward moves in college hoops this season than the transfer of former Xavier guard Mark Lyons to Arizona. On paper, the fifth-year senior guard is exactly what the very young and very talented Wildcats need -- a guy who can...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  5. Can Mark Lyons work at Arizona?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Really, the move made perfect sense. Arizona coach Sean Miller knows Xavier guard Mark Lyons well; Miller and his former Musketeers staff recruited Lyons at Xavier. Miller needs a point guard, now that Josiah Turner has officially flamed out and l...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  6. Xavier's Mark Lyons remains in flux

    Eamonn Brennan

    Update, 4:25 p.m. ET: Xavier has made it official, announcing via a release that Lyons will not be returning to the program for his senior season. "After our end of the season meeting with Mark it became apparent that a change for both parties was...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  7. What we learned from Saturday night

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saturday afternoon transitioned into Saturday night as smoothly as Kentucky transitions from an Anthony Davis block to the fast break. In the process, we saw Michigan State defend like crazy at Ohio State, Creighton take a beatdown by Wichita State a...

    Blog | February 12, 2012
  8. Xavier's woes not as simple as advertised

    Eamonn Brennan

    Xavier center Kenny Frease's listed height is 7-feet. He weighs 270 pounds. His physical presence was imposing before he acquired the shiner on his right eye, the lingering effects from the infamous right-hand blast he received from Cincinnati forwar...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  9. 'Bag: On Pitt, scholarships and the Heat

    Eamonn Brennan

    Every week, your humble college basketball hoops blogger (er, me) will respond to your questions, comments and nonsensical rants in this here Hoopsbag. To submit a query, visit this page by clicking the link under my name in the upper right-hand corn...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  10. Tourney preview: Diamond Head Classic

    Eamonn Brennan

    College hoops doesn't totally shut down over the holiday. In fact, eight lucky teams get to spend Christmas in Hawaii, where they'll compete for top honors at the annual Diamond Head Classic. OK, OK, so this isn't quite the Maui Invitational. The fie...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  11. Sean Miller leaps into Xavier-Cincy fray

    Eamonn Brennan

    Were I a college basketball coach, I would probably want to stay as far away from Xavier and Cincinnati as possible right now. Both teams severely damaged their school's reputations with Saturday's ugly brawl, and both schools are currently dealing w...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  12. Cincy, Xavier's brawl suspensions fall short

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Saturday, after one of the most graphic and brutal brawls in the history of college basketball, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin took his seat at the postgame podium. He talked about the game for a few minutes, but by this point no one cared about the...

    Blog | December 11, 2011