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  1. Weekend Homework: Saturday in Memphis

    Eamonn Brennan

    There is no shortage of stakes attached to Saturday night's game at the FedEx Forum. We can sort them out if you'd like. Let's start with the obvious one: tournament selection. Gonzaga at Memphis is on both teams' schedules for reasons that date to...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  2. Memphis gets revenge and a top 25 win

    Eamonn Brennan

    The wrong statistic can hang around your neck. Josh Pastner knows better than most. As the head men's basketball coach at Memphis, Pastner has, by any rational standard, been about as successful as anyone could or should have hoped when he was hire...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  3. You Gotta See This: The American

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's college basketball preview season, and you know what that means: tons of preseason info to get you primed for 2013-14. But what do you really need to know? Each day for the next month, we'll highlight the most important, interesting or just plai...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  4. Top 10 Tuesday: Teams with most to prove

    Eamonn Brennan

    What teams have the most to prove in the 2013-14 season? Here are 10 that immediately come to mind: 1. Kentucky: There may be a lonely faction out there in the Internet hinterlands who would assume this argument is about John Calipari. Sorry, but ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  5. The 10 best nonconference schedules

    Eamonn Brennan

    A quick and standard disclaimer: I limited this list to teams from the top nine conferences, i.e., the ones we covered in detail in this week's scheduling analyses. For a list of teams from outside these leagues with notably difficult schedules (we s...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  6. Count 'Em Down: Pivotal senior seasons

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that realignment is behind us, rosters are mostly finalized, and freshmen are getting used to living in dorm rooms (oh, to be reborn at summer orientation), we're spending the week looking ahead at some of the more interesting players and storyli...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  7. Bracket reveal: Old Spice Classic

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. Starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, we'll unveil the final six: Charleston, 2K Sports, Diamond Head, CBE, Wooden and Maui. A thread of previews a...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  8. On the hunt for post-realignment rivalries

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 1985, Philadelphia Inquirer photographer Tom Gralish won a Pulitzer Prize for his photo essay on the Philadelphia homeless. Gralish's work, composed in black and white, was stark and haunting, but for different reasons than you might expect. Not o...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  9. Path to the Draft: No. 15 Memphis

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  10. So much for that Kansas talent deficit

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember when the 2013-14 Kansas Jayhawks were going to be a shaky proposition? I do! Just two weeks ago, Kansas was the team losing all five of last season's starters, among them four seniors and one freshman top-five draft pick. Left in their wa...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  11. Memphis' key returnee: Joe Jackson

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: This month, ESPN Insider's college basketball and recruiting experts are teaming up to examine how 15 of the nation's best recruiting classes will fit in with their teams in the 2013-14 season. Today's featured program: Memphis , which...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  12. Just how good is Memphis, anyway?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember Memphis? Sure you do. The Tigers entered the 2012-13 season customarily loaded with the Memphis-area talent coach Josh Pastner has become renowned for recruiting. Memphis was ranked No. 17 in the preseason Associated Press poll, and back ...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  13. Five observations from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    Earlier today, I wrote about the eventful day in the Big East, as Villanova upset No. 3 Syracuse and Louisville dropped its third in a row in a loss at Georgetown. Here are a few other afternoon thoughts from around the college hoops landscape: 1....

    Blog | January 26, 2013
  14. TMA: Florida is good, and now you know

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Morning After is our semi-daily recap of last night's best basketball action. But it doesn't matter what it is. What matters is its plan. No. 6 Florida 72, Florida State 47: We -- and by "we," I mean the collective college hoops consciousness ...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  15. Questions in Memphis getting louder

    Eamonn Brennan

    Needless to say, the Memphis Tigers did not begin yet another promising season the way anyone, least of all their fourth-year head coach, would have wanted. After early-season tuneups against North Florida and Samford, the then-No. 19-ranked Tiger...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  16. Best of the Best: Most Important Players

    Eamonn Brennan

    Unlike shooting or rebounding or point guard play or the variety of other specific basketball skills we've been highlighting in our Best of the Best lists throughout this week, the category of "most important" is far trickier to quantify. It depends ...

    Blog | November 02, 2012