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  1. Top 10 most important shooters

    Dana O'Neil

    These 10 players will need to shoot it well from distance in order for their teams to have success.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  2. North Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu learned how to jugg...

    Dana O'Neil

    North Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu's commitment to his faith requires a special kind of toughness.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2014
  3. Position battles: Power forwards

    Dana O'Neil

    Some of the best one-on-one matchups will take place before the college basketball season tips off. They will come in the form of position battles within a team to determine a starter, which in some cases will shape an entire lineup. Starting with...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  4. Teams have arrived at time where they better have things figured ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Early in the season, teams have time to learn and grow. Well, with Selection Sunday little more than a month away, that time has passed. Teams need to have things figured out.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2014
  5. The nonconference games we'd love to see

    Dana O'Neil

    We've officially judged and juried every nonconference schedule. Kudos to the teams that had the nerve to schedule bravely. Your just rewards could come in March, when the selection committee recognizes the merits of playing tough opponents, even if...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  6. Home-and-home rivalries take a hit with conference realignment --...

    Dana O'Neil

    No Kentucky at Tennessee? No Duke at NC State? No Purdue at Indiana? As conferences expand, some traditional home-and-home series are simply no more. And that's too bad.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  7. Bracket reveal: Hall of Fame Tip-Off

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. Starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, we'll unveil the final six: Charleston, 2K Sports, Diamond Head, CBE, Wooden and Maui. A thread of previews a...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  8. If you thought this college basketball season was good, just wait...

    Dana O'Neil

    A surprising number of returning stars, a freshman class that's been salivated over for years and a bevy of national title contenders has us already counting down the days until the 2013-14 season.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  9. 2013 Kentucky Derby - O'Neil: All-access with Rick Pitino during ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Derby contender Goldencents gives owners, Hall of Fame trainer rare shot at a Derby victory, Dana O'Neil writes

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  10. Dana O'Neil's first bracket impressions

    Dana O'Neil

    It's so easy to bash the bracket and, by extension, the NCAA tournament selection committee. But this is also a subjective process, where beauty is in the eye of the computers and still, the beholder. The country will never see eye-to-eye with the...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  11. My Saturday afternoon observations

    Dana O'Neil

    Just last week, NCAA tournament selection committee chair Mike Bobinski hosted the first of a handful of teleconferences heading toward Selection Sunday. It was just a day after Nerlens Noel tore his anterior cruciate ligament, so naturally Bobinski ...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  12. Miami Hurricanes show title potential with win over North Carolin...

    Dana O'Neil

    Miami's victory over North Carolina was another example of the Hurricanes' consistency in this unpredictable season. And while other teams are riding some sort of rollercoaster, Miami is improving as the season progresses.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Miami 87, North Carolina 61

    Dana O'Neil

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- A quick look at Miami's 87-61 win over North Carolina on Saturday. Overview: Any lingering doubters out there about the Hurricanes? Didn't think so. Miami ran its record to 10-0 in the ACC, dominating the Tar Heels in a ga...

    Blog | February 09, 2013
  14. Kentucky, Louisville and the city that divides one of basketball'...

    Dana O'Neil

    Duke and North Carolina loyalists might disagree; Yankees and Red Sox devotees have a decent argument, too. But aside from maybe Alabama and Auburn football, it is hard to find such yearlong enmity breeding and cultivating within the state borders like Kentucky.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  15. North Carolina Tar Heels' academic scandal exemplifies NCAA hypoc...

    Dana O'Neil

    When it comes to determining the legitimacy and academic integrity of high school core courses, the NCAA deems itself an authority. When it comes to fraudulent courses on college campuses, such as the scandal at North Carolina, it defers to the institution. There's a word for that: baloney.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  16. How sweet is the Sweet 16? Depends on whom you ask -- NCAA tourna...

    Dana O'Neil

    The Sweet 16 still matters, but it's just not as sweet for everyone as it used to be. Once the barometer for success, the regional semifinals are now as much a measure of failure.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012