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  1. John Calipari explains analytics hire

    Eamonn Brennan

    In late August, as Kentucky wound down its televised exhibition trip to the Bahamas, John Calipari's solution to his very enviable problem -- having 10 elite players in a sport that allows just five players on the court at any given time -- became cl...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. Don't forget about Alan Williams

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 2013-14, Alan Williams averaged 21.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Did you finish that sentence? In 2013-14, Williams took 37 percent of UC Santa Barbara's shots, the fourth-highest mark in the count...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  3. I'm excited to see: The UK platoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    At first glance, Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari has two problems with his 2014-15 roster: He has too much size. He has too many players. That's the closest you can come to criticizing the 2014-15 Wildcats, which should tell you everyt...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  4. Can Mudiay find sweet spot overseas?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The New York Times headline could hardly have been more dramatic were it written in 1942 atop Ernie Pyle's byline. It read, "Brandon Jennings Sends Home a Warning from Europe." It sounded dire. "I've gotten paid on time once this year," Brandon Je...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  5. Emmanuel Mudiay loss hurts SMU

    Eamonn Brennan

    A season ago, Southern Methodist was good. Not great, but pretty good. It was, first and foremost, the product of Larry Brown's coaching -- a cohesive collective on the defensive end, yet another display of the trademark defensive groups Brown had pr...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  6. Top 50 coaches: No. 1 Billy Donovan

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over the past five weeks, we revealed the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 2, Kentucky's John Calipari, and No. 1, Florida's Billy Donovan. It was the spring of 2007, an...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  7. Top 50 coaches: No. 21 Larry Brown

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 21: SMU's Larry Brown. On Monday, we release No. 20. On Tuesday, ESPN's Mark Stein and Ramo...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  8. Billy Donovan doesn't want to lie to you

    Eamonn Brennan

    Even by its own typically slow standards, the 2014 college basketball offseason has thus far been a sluggish one. Coaching changes have come and gone; the draft decision deadline is a month behind us; the NBA playoffs are rounding into home. How slow...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  9. ACC's shot clock experiment: Why not?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NBA installed a 24-second shot clock in 1954. It took men's college basketball another 30 years -- until 1985 -- to follow suit. Decades of painful stalling strategy would have seemed to make the shot clock a no-brainer, but the college game p...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  10. Q&A: Gen. Dempsey on basketball, service

    Eamonn Brennan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Wednesday, ESPN's Jay Bilas moderated a USA Basketball panel in the Pentagon auditorium. The panel, which featured Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Texas Tech coach Tubby ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  11. Players to watch: Shooting guards

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week ESPN.com will feature a position-by-position look at players to watch for the 2014-15 season. The term "shooting guard" has never been so meaningless. This is true of all of the game's positional designations; the traditional responsi...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Kentucky is going to be massive

    Eamonn Brennan

    The size was what got you. That's what coaches said about Kentucky as the Wildcats made their redemptive run through the 2014 NCAA tournament: You could gin up a genius game plan, but they were always going to be taller than you at just about every p...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  14. Jabari Parker: NBA best place to 'grow'

    Eamonn Brennan

    As a freshman at UCLA in 2013-14, guard Zach LaVine averaged 9.4 points on 7.8 shots, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24.4 minutes per game. In late March, after Florida ended UCLA's season in the Sweet 16, LaVine's father, Paul LaVine, told the Los ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  15. 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
  16. A coaching blueprint for each Final Four team

    Eamonn Brennan

    Each Final Four coach followed a unique blueprint and adheres to his own trademark styles and principles, writes Eamonn Brennan.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014