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  1. Bubble Watch: Saturday winners and losers

    Eamonn Brennan

    In addition to plenty of just-plain-great games -- Louisville's win at Syracuse, Marquette's big home win over Notre Dame, that amazing Duke-Miami thriller at Cameron Indoor Stadium -- Saturday was also filled with bubble action, from the start of th...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  2. Loyola-Miss. State to honor historic game

    Eamonn Brennan

    About a month ago, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis -- our leading early season college basketball event auteur -- made it clear to the media that he wanted to do something to honor the history of a game that very much deserves it. He ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  3. Is Renardo Sidney worth a pick?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In this morning's top 10 draft questions, I spent all of my allotted queries discussing first-round intrigue. That's kind of the way the NBA draft works. The first round carries risk and reward; the second round can feel more like an afterthought. ...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  4. SEC/Big East slate whets the appetite

    Eamonn Brennan

    The SEC/Big East Challenge may not quite have the longstanding cachet of its ACC/Big Ten brethren, nor should it. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is 13 going on 14, and as the years piled up and the Atlantic Coasters just kept winning -- the ACC won the fi...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  5. Dee Bost's draft confusion continues

    Eamonn Brennan

    It was a while ago now, so you might have forgotten, but allow me to take you back to May 2011 2010, when the NCAA's new NBA draft decision deadline (which came even earlier on the calendar this spring) forced players to make their life-altering deci...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  6. So, about Mississippi State

    Eamonn Brennan

    There are rebuilding programs, and then there's this. That's the immediate and obvious reaction I had when reading the latest out of Starkville, Miss. Sunday night, just after whatever it was that happened on "Mad Men." (To be honest, I'm not real...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  7. The case for and against five NCAA 'snubs'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Say this for the NCAA: When it expanded the tournament to 68 teams, it accomplished at least one thing. It made your argument invalid. Once the province of outrage and disgust, the post-tournament bracket digestion process has become downright ...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  8. What we learned from Saturday evening

    Eamonn Brennan

    Click here to read our afternoon recap. Now back to the lecture at hand, which comes in three parts: The Rivalry No. 2 Syracuse 71, Connecticut 69: One of the many things to love about this Syracuse team -- besides its great zone defense and in...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  9. TMA: Mini-Bubble Watch edition!

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Morning After is our semi-daily recap of last night's best basketball action. It highly recommends John Gasaway's treatise on the historical origins and context of the Ratings Percentage Index. Essential reading. I have a bad memory. It's one ...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  10. What we learned from Saturday night

    Eamonn Brennan

    This Saturday was always going to be a bit more underwhelming than recent weeks, but boy, did it end well. Once it ended, that is. Creighton students rushed the court before the game was officially over. Their reverse storm, in which they calmly walk...

    Blog | February 19, 2012
  11. Poll Thoughts: Um, hello? Wichita State?

    Eamonn Brennan

    College hoops polls might be inconsequential noise, but that doesn't make the arguments any less fun. In that spirit, I present the creatively named Poll Thoughts, which you can expect every Monday until the season is over. In case you missed it, Jas...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  12. Here's what we learned on Saturday night

    Eamonn Brennan

    As good as the afternoon was, with exciting upsets and huge road wins over top-five teams, the evening may have matched it in the vital FOPM statistical category. (FOPM stands for freak outs per minute. It's a tempo-adjusted metric, naturally.) Let's...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  13. TMA: Mississippi State's ugly start

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Morning After is our semi-daily recap of the night's best basketball action. It apologizes for being a bit late, but it was up all night watching the JoePa mess unfold in real time. It should have just gone to bed. Akron 68, Mississippi State...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  14. Summer Buzz: Mississippi State Bulldogs

    Eamonn Brennan

    Our friends at The Mag are previewing one high-profile school per day for their Summer Buzz series. For the sake of all that is synergistic, yours truly will be attempting the same, complementing each comprehensive Insider preview with some analytic ...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  15. Renardo Sidney skipping overseas trip

    Eamonn Brennan

    Oh, Renardo Sidney. How would we overcome our mid-July offseason blogging doldrums without you? First things first: It might well be a very positive thing for Sidney and his teammates that he has decided not to accompany Mississippi State on its f...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  16. Renardo Sidney getting in shape (again)

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last summer, the story on Mississippi State forward Renardo Sidney went a little something like this: After a freshman season spent waiting for an eligibility decision from the NCAA (one that didn't come until the NCAA suspended Sidney for the first ...

    Blog | July 12, 2011