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  1. Could Alex Len really go No. 1?

    Eamonn Brennan

    I remain unconvinced by the argument that the 2013 draft is historically bereft of talent. I think the meme that has seemingly defined the draft thus far -- that an athletic shot-blocker with a torn ACL (Nerlens Noel) could go No. 1 means the entire ...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  2. Florida forwards befriend 'awesome kid'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Earlier this offseason, we got to see former Kentucky forward Nerlens Noel and his friend, a 7-year-old leukemia sufferer named Kelly Melton, swag it out at the Kentucky Derby. Today, we have a similar story, this time from Florida, where rising seni...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  3. SEC office wants better noncon schedules

    Eamonn Brennan

    The SEC was not very good last season. Some of that was because of Kentucky's surprising struggles, and because of the eventual season-ending knee injury suffered by Nerlens Noel; when Kentucky isn't Kentucky, the SEC won't win any of those oh-so-fun...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  4. Nerlens Noel brings a friend to the Derby

    Eamonn Brennan

    First things first: For a guy who tore his ACL just three months ago, Nerlens Noel looks great. Walking around, taking photos and watching horses at the Kentucky Derby isn't the same as cutting on your recovering knee in a help-side defensive slide, ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  5. NCAA tournament: Case for, against '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 17, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Bubble Watch: Saturday's survivors

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saturday wasn't packed with as many high-quality, top-10 games as we've become used to -- we're spoiled, us hoops fans -- but it did feature a plethora of variously shaky NCAA tournament hopefuls looking to add further credentials to their respective...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  8. Noel's knee as an age-limit referendum

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: Kentucky announced Wednesday afternoon that freshman center Nerlens Noel has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. On Tuesday night, that thing you never want to see happen happened: A college basketball player suffe...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  9. Observations from Saturday night's games

    Eamonn Brennan

    A handful of observations from IU-Michigan and the rest of Saturday night's college hoops action: Indiana and Michigan just played the best game of the year. No, it didn't end with a buzzer-beater finish. But that was the only thing it lacked. ...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  10. What's the matter with Kentucky?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last season, in many ways, Louisville and Kentucky held the college hoops consciousness hostage. For denizens of the Bluegrass State in areas both urban and rural, this was nothing new; UK and UL wage an intense year-long rivalry with immense cult...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  11. Rapid Reax: Notre Dame 64, Kentucky 50

    Eamonn Brennan

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Quick thoughts from Notre Dame's 64-50 victory over No. 8 Kentucky, the program's fourth straight win over a top-10 team: Overview: For the first five minutes, as UK's highly touted young players carved up Notre Dame's less tout...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  12. Nerlens Noels eligibility not a problem

    Eamonn Brennan

    It always seemed pretty unlikely that Kentucky forward (and top-ranked incoming player in the class of 2012) Nerlens Noel wouldn't be eligible to play in his upcoming freshman season at UK. On Wednesday, Noel made it official, telling CBS's Jeff Good...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  13. Five freshmen to watch in the SEC

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason storylines for each conference. For more on the SEC, click here. Five freshmen to watch in the league ... Nerlens Noel, Kentucky: He is the No. 1-ranked recruit in ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  14. Five offseason storylines in the SEC

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason storylines for each conference. For more on SEC, click here. Five offseason storylines in the SEC ... 1. Life is good in Lexington: At any other program, with any o...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  15. Montrezl Harrell gives Louisville bonus size

    Eamonn Brennan

    Louisville's frontcourt was already quite good. Power forward Chane Behanan is prepared to take a star sophomore leap. Center Gorgui Dieng could already be the nation's best shot-blocker not named Jeff Withey or Nerlens Noel, while Dieng's offensive ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  16. NCAA investigating Nerlens Noel, of course

    Eamonn Brennan

    Late Tuesday night, right around the time my boy JaVale McGee was chucking his Denver Nuggets game ball into the stratosphere (McGee had just played the best game of his life in a playoff elimination contest, but he has no use for silly trinkets such...

    Blog | May 09, 2012