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  1. Melo Trimble leads Terps to Big Ten's top perch

    Eamonn Brennan

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Just two minutes into the second half, Travis Trice's face gave it all away. Trice was matched up with Maryland guard Melo Trimble, who just had torched the Spartans with five 3s and 21 points (including a crossover st...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  2. Michigan State not going anywhere

    Eamonn Brennan

    It wasn't until Dec. 20 that Michigan State joined the rest of the Big Ten. Or the Big Ten save Wisconsin, anyway, which is how we should refer to the conference for the forseeable future. On Dec. 20, only two weeks after Michigan lost at home to the...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  3. Afternoon Links: The perils of hindsight

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're watching while we frantically disallow Kanye from entering his zone. Submit links via Twitter, and happy New Year. Did Tom Izzo cost his team its Big Ten opener Tuesday night? SB Nation makes the case in three parts. The first error --...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  4. Behold Tom Izzo's festive accordion

    Eamonn Brennan

    Behold! I bring you glad tidings of great joy, for today in the city of East Lansing, Michigan, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is playing Christmas songs on his accordion: Izzo is many things -- a basketball coach with six Final Fours o...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  5. On a revealing Sunday, Texas stays unbeaten

    Eamonn Brennan

    It wouldn't have been an upset. Not in Storrs, Connecticut. Not with Texas guard Isaiah Taylor still sidelined by a wrist injury. Not with Ryan Boatright running the show. At home, under these conditions, the Huskies had at least a 50-50 chance again...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  6. Can Branden Dawson do it all?

    Eamonn Brennan

    For Michigan State, last season was The Season. I mean, just look at that starting five. Gary Harris, one of the nation's best freshmen in 2012-13 -- a truly one-and-done-level shooting guard who stayed for Year 2 -- was playing better on both end...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  7. Top 50 coaches: No. 3 Tom Izzo

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 3: Michigan State's Tom Izzo. On Thursday, we will release No. 2 and No. 1. Typically, time and dist...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  8. Revised top 25: Post-deadline edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    At 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday night, the NBA's early-entry draft deadline came and went. No key college hoops offseason date has so much, or so widespread, an impact on the landscape to come. And, for the fledgling offseason rankings writer, no considerati...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  9. Arizona Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils headline early Top 25 for 2014...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Arizona headlines early Top 25 for 2014-15 men's college basketball season.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  10. Afternoon links: Adreian Payne, Superman

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading ... (And as alweays, submit links via Twitter. Jason King chronicles the friendship Adreian Payne formed with Lacey Holsworth, an eight-year old Michigan State fan fighting for her life. It's a sincere and beautiful bond between ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  11. Game Plan: The implications of injuries

    Eamonn Brennan

    Game Plan is our Monday morning primer, designed to give you everything you need to know about games that were and the games that will be in college hoops this week. Send us feedback and submissions via email and Twitter. Do Michigan State's injuri...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  12. The Big Ten is good and crazy

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday morning, the Wooden Award midseason watch list was revealed. At 25 players strong, the list is not particularly exclusionary; it name-checked plenty of players whose chances of winning the award are basically nonexistent (and not just be...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  13. Afternoon Links: Patterson snubbed, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we take a moment to get caught up on the NBA. (How is it the All-Star break already?!) Submit links via Twitter. Think Joel Embiid was the biggest snub from Wednesday's midseason Wooden list? Think again: "McDermott was a...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  14. Afternoon Links: Gary Harris, stopper?

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we use the cold as an excuse to bust out the Blu-Ray copy of "Fargo." Submit links via Twitter. Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn is back with another edition of his enjoyably wonky Power Rankings, where San Diego State checks ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  15. Brennan's Wooden Watch: Week 3

    Eamonn Brennan

    The third week of Wooden Watch (or as I like to call it, "Wooden Watch 3: The Watchening") brings with it more tumult than its preceding editions. From sheer math alone, this makes sense. The Thanksgiving schedule pushed last week's Watch up to Tu...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  16. Afternoon Links: Tom Izzo, second fiddle?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Afternoon Links is pretty self-explanatory. Get at me to submit your own. What's up with Rasheed Sulaimon? After a tidy freshman campaign, the sophomore shooting guard looked set to be one of Duke's most reliable scoring options on the wing this ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013