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  1. Remember Wichita State? You should

    Dana O'Neil

    Here's the problem with winning 35 games in a row: When you lose your fifth game the year after that record-breaking run, everyone forgets all about you. Here's the problem with forgetting about Wichita State: The Shockers are still really good. ...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  2. It's not easy playing for the Kentucky Wildcats

    Dana O'Neil

    John Calipari likes to say playing for Kentucky is hard. The pressure, the attention, the hype, the expectations are unparalleled. So just how hard is it?

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2015
  3. Could Villanova be a No. 1 seed?

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Still blinded by the dirt kicked in his team's face after an 89-61 loss to Villanova, Providence coach Ed Cooley grabbed hold of his rose-colored glasses to make a case that his good friend, Jay Wright, and his Wildcats team deserve a...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  4. The mid-majors that can cause trouble in the NCAA tournament

    Dana O'Neil

    It's nearly March, the time when everyone goes searching for Cinderella. Which mid-majors can make NCAA tournament noise? Here are a few to have on your radar.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2015
  5. After 110 days, Syracuse still waiting for decision from infracti...

    Dana O'Neil

    On Feb. 20, 2010, USC finished up its Committee on Infractions hearing. On June 10, 2010, the COI finally released its findings and penalties. That's a gap of 110 days, a lag time that most everyone agreed was incredibly long. On Oct. 31, 20...

    Blog | February 18, 2015
  6. Cincinnati Bearcats' Mick Cronin steps away from coaching hands r...

    Dana O'Neil

    Ninth-year Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has a medical condition that has forced him away from the sidelines. With the help of his players and assistants, the Bearcats are doing fine.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2015
  7. Jerry Tarkanian was a Hall of Fame coach who also battled with th...

    Dana O'Neil

    Jerry Tarkanian led a complicated life, a successful coach who became a Hall of Famer but one who had long, drawn-out, publicized fights with the NCAA about whether he was playing by the rules.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2015
  8. Syracuse Orange senior Rakeem Christmas will miss his last chance...

    Dana O'Neil

    It has taken Rakeem Christmas four years to realize his potential on the basketball court, three years to complete his degree and the seconds it takes to hit send on an email to put a sudden expiration date on his career.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2015
  9. One month from Selection Sunday answering NCAA tournament questio...

    Dana O'Neil

    Selection Sunday is one month away. So what questions do we need answered over the next month? Glad you asked. We offer the questions, and hint at the possible answers.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2015
  10. Northern Iowa bumps Wichita State from spotlight

    Dana O'Neil

    Before Wichita State's magical Final Four run, before even Doug McDermott, there was Ali Farokhmanesh. The guard drained one of the most brazen shots in NCAA tournament history, a horrible idea of a 3-pointer ... until it slipped through the net and ...

    Blog | January 31, 2015
  11. After Cyclones loss, fair to question how good Big 12 is

    Dana O'Neil

    It's time to be unpopular, to question one of the few certainties we've all come to agree on in this wildly unpredictable college basketball season: Is the Big 12 really as good as we think it is -- the best conference in the land, to be exact -- ...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  12. NCAA aircraft shortage might lead to teams sticking around tourna...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball coaches heading to the NCAA tournament this year might want to pack their Fodor's Guides along with their whiteboards.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2015
  13. Some college hoops teams have guards to trust, others don't

    Dana O'Neil

    Guards win games in March. But they are necessary now, too. So which teams have backcourts you can trust? And which teams don't?

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2015
  14. Mike Krzyzewski shakes it up, helps Duke find comfort zone in win...

    Dana O'Neil

    LOUISVILLE -- Jim Boeheim managed to persuade his good buddy Mike Krzyzewski to play zone one time during a USA Basketball partnership that dated all the way back to 1990. It was during a game against Spain in 2010, a friendly -- or another word f...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  15. Defining what is really an upset

    Dana O'Neil

    The rankings say they are upsets, but what is happening lately in college basketball -- when you look at it -- are they really upsets?

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2015
  16. Wisconsin loses to Rutgers? No excuse

    Dana O'Neil

    Frank Kaminisky couldn't play. He was held out for precautionary reasons, due to concussion symptoms. He's one of the top two players in the country, arguably the central focus of Wisconsin's offense and a huge presence on defense. Traevon Jack...

    Blog | January 11, 2015