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  1. Kevin Ollie is UConn's steady hand during Huskies' Final Four run...

    Dana O'Neil

    Kevin Ollie first had to prove he was able to success in Jim Calhoun's shadow before proving he was up to the task at UConn. The Huskies' Final Four run dispels any remaining doubts.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  2. Napier, Huskies always kept believing

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- She used to sneak out of work at lunchtime and drive wherever the game was being played. Sometimes when she went back to work the next day, she didn't have a job, her boss fed up with an absentee employee. And then there would be an...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  3. Shabazz Napier leads UConn Huskies to Final Four with belief in h...

    Dana O'Neil

    UConn wasn't expected to do much this season and wasn't even eligible for the NCAA tournament last season. Look at the Huskies now.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2014
  4. Spartans' defense shines in slugfest

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Tom Izzo has spent most of this season feeling more like Job than a basketball coach. The much-documented, medical-ward Spartans have tried him like no team he has had before. There were times, he's admitted, when he wondered how his t...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  5. Michigan State's defense prevailed in Sweet 16 battle with Virgin...

    Dana O'Neil

    Virginia's defense was the talk of the town before Friday's game, but Michigan State proved it can win by locking teams down.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2014
  6. Five things: UConn keeps making believers

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Less than a month ago, Connecticut lost by 33 points against Louisville in a game that exposed every sort of liability and shortcoming the Huskies had. And now, here we are. If you don't believe in the power of believing, well, then...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  7. Virginia, the underdog favorite

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- They put Virginia in the New York Knicks' locker room. It's the cushiest space, bigger than the visitors' rooms in Madison Square Garden, lined with plush carpeting and tricked out with wooden stalls. It's meant to be a reward, an hono...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  8. Parker puts on New York-worthy show

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- New Yorkers love a good show, and the marquee at venerable Madison Square Garden promised a good one Thursday -- Duke versus UCLA, two basketball names that even the casual fan would recognize. New Yorkers, though, aren't easily impres...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  9. What's missing for Florida? Nothing

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Suspensions and injuries, so forth and so on. The song of this Florida basketball team has been played on the strings of a tiny violin. Not that the Gators were courting sympathy they wouldn't get, anyway. This season thus far has b...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  10. Five things: Pittsburgh-Cincinnati

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Here are five observations from Cincinnati's 44-43 win over Pittsburgh in the Jimmy V Classic. 1. In a game that could be most politely described as extremely, almost cruelly hard to watch, Cincinnati won because it deserved to. The Be...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  11. 2013 NCAA tournament - Andy Enfield's rise at Florida Gulf Coast

    Dana O'Neil

    Andy Enfield had a cushy job and a nice living in the New York financial world, but somehow, he knew everything was supposed to lead back to basketball, Dana O'Neil writes.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  12. O'Neil: Louisville shows it's nation's best

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Rick Pitino made the decision not to cut down the nets at Madison Square Garden, even though they were pretty nifty souvenirs -- the last nets from the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. He told his Louisville team after it ...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  13. Stevens has a sleeper pick: Saint Louis

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- If you're looking for a sleeper pick for your NCAA tournament pool (for fun purposes only, of course), I have a guy who has a team for you. His name is Brad Stevens, and he's got some good insider knowledge on this sort of thing. I ...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  14. Louisville gets chance to leave final stamp

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- This last run of the Big East tournament as we know it has been all about the old teams, the stalwarts from the league's beginning either moving on or rebuilding the league in its own original image. Except a funny thing has happened w...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  15. Syracuse Orange beat Georgetown Hoyas as Big East rivalry ends -...

    Dana O'Neil

    Syracuse got the last laugh against Big East foe Georgetown in a game that did the old rivalry proud, a white knuckle 58-55 overtime win. And Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim made sure his players understood the rivalry's significance.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  16. Pitt sent packing for Tobacco Road

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- There isn't much time to reflect and contemplate the deep meaning of anything when you're a basketball coach. There is always another opponent to beat, another recruit to woo. And so as Jamie Dixon walked onto the Madison Square Gar...

    Blog | March 14, 2013