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  1. How each Sweet 16 participant has progressed in the NCAA men's ba...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan examines each team's path to the Sweet 16 and what to expect from each matchup.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  2. Did Duke's bid for No. 1 matter?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In its fourth season under Jeff Bzdelik, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team is not quite the fan-alienating train wreck of seasons past, but it isn't very good, either. Wake Forest has scored 1.0 points per possession and allowed ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  3. Bubble Watch

    Eamonn Brennan

    Bubble Watch

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  4. Why is Kentucky's attendance declining?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 2008-09, Kentucky men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie led the Wildcats to a 22-14 record and an appearance in the NIT. Kentucky fans were furious. In March of 2009, Gillispie was fired; that afternoon, local media chased him around as he preten...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  5. The rules changes have worked -- so far

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, when the NCAA updated its Division I men's basketball statistics, the raw numbers came with a narrative: "Early numbers suggest improved game," read the headline, as chairs of the various basketball committees chimed in with their approval...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  6. 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
  7. NCAA weighing options on First Four locale

    Eamonn Brennan

    Since 2001, when the NCAA men's basketball committee formally included the play-in games as part of the NCAA tournament, a lot has changed. The NCAA has expanded the tournament, adding would-be No. 12-seeds to the mix. It has attempted a best-of-all-...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  8. NCAA wants you to understand bracketing

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Tuesday, the NCAA hit the warning siren. In a release, it announced that the men's basketball committee chair Ron Wellman would sit down for a conference call to discuss new NCAA tournament bracketing principles adopted by the organization at its ...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  9. Fear the wrath of delayed NCAA justice

    Eamonn Brennan

    One time, when my brother and I were little kids putzing around on summer break, we got, as little kids often are, bored. To entertain ourselves, we decided to push our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy chest down the stairs. I don't exactly recall...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  10. NCAA rules changes deserve optimism

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thursday afternoon, the NCAA announced its Men's Basketball Rules Committee had come out of three days of meetings in Indianapolis with a few recommendations. Tweaks, really. The only potentially revolutionary rule change under consideration this off...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  11. Sweet science of crazy season extends into March Madness - 2013 N...

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball suffered through a full-fledged existential crisis this season, where art collided with science. If one thing is certain, however, it's that the game has cornered the market on crazy and this field of 68 is no exception.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  12. The future of basketball practice is here

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last month, I wrote a quick, tech-heavy post about Duke's decision to hand out loaded iPads to each of its men's basketball players. The Blue Devils would use the iPads for game film, scouting, playbooks, and the like. Neat, sure, but beyond whatever...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  13. Virginia's Paris elevator adventure

    Eamonn Brennan

    That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me. Clearly, Woody Allen never got trapped in a Paris elevator with 12 members of a collegiate men's basketball team. Because that'll take the...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  14. LIU Brooklyn suspensions reasonably resolved

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last month, some devastating news hit the LIU Brooklyn men's basketball team: Forward Julian Boyd, the reigning NEC player of the year, and three teammates (Jamal Olasewere, Troy Joseph and C.J. Garner) were arrested and charged with assault for thei...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  15. Craig Robinson recruits at DNC

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Democratic National Convention -- the second of our two scripted election-year political gatherings -- is currently taking place in Charlotte, N.C. You may have heard about this once or twice this week. Oregon State head men's basketball coach Cr...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  16. The strange case of Dezmine Wells

    Eamonn Brennan

    Just over a week ago, Xavier University released a sudden and shocking statement: Men's basketball player Dezmine Wells -- the likely 2012-13 star of the Musketeers' nationally renowned hoops program -- had been expelled from the school for "a seriou...

    Blog | August 29, 2012