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  1. Best passing teams in 2014-15

    Eamonn Brennan

    There is no one correct way to put points on the board. Basketball, and specifically college basketball offense, comes in many flavors, which is a big part of why it's so interesting in the first place. If you have a big, physical, bruising team, ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Bubble Watch Friday afternoon update

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here's what's bubbling now. First the ACC, where Pitt is now a lock. At this point, any team with a cat-related mascot and a couple of close games in their rearview gets slapped with the "Cardiac Cats" nickname. Pittsburgh actually earned it. All ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  4. Ennis, Syracuse breaking all the rules

    Eamonn Brennan

    Does "clutch" exist? Most advanced statisticians say no. Time and again, when the data is compiled and collated, the numbers tell us that in "clutch" situations, most players perform roughly as well as at any other point in the game. Sometimes, th...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  5. Brennan's Wooden Watch: Week 11

    Eamonn Brennan

    The original version of this file just said "Doug McDermott, Doug McDermott, Doug McDermott, Doug McDermott" over and over again for 1,000 words, but my editors told me that wouldn't work,* so I guess we'll stick with the usual format. *Not actually...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  6. How Duke stopped Lamar Patterson

    Eamonn Brennan

    Just two minutes and 12 seconds after Duke and Pittsburgh tipped off as ACC opponents for the first time, Pittsburgh ran its first play designed to get Lamar Patterson a bucket. It worked: Patterson rubbed shoulders with two pin-down screens, got fre...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  7. Planning for Success: Scouting Patterson

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's no one's fault. Frankly, the first two months of Lamar Patterson's marvelous senior season went by mostly unnoticed for pretty good reasons. Besides, the fifth-year senior's career to date was that of an archetypal Jamie Dixon player: solid, con...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  8. Afternoon Links: Patterson snubbed, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we take a moment to get caught up on the NBA. (How is it the All-Star break already?!) Submit links via Twitter. Think Joel Embiid was the biggest snub from Wednesday's midseason Wooden list? Think again: "McDermott was a...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  9. Weekend homework: Pitt perceptions

    Eamonn Brennan

    The following is true of the Pittsburgh Panthers: They average 1.18 points per possession. They allow just .94. The Panthers' average margin of victory in 2013-14 is 17.2 points. They have 16 wins. They have one loss. This week, when Ke...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  10. Jamie Dixon, star of stage and screen

    Eamonn Brennan

    Is it the college basketball preseason yet? Why I am even asking this question? Because in 2013, for the first time ever, the NCAA's date before which teams cannot participate in full practice was moved two weeks up the calendar -- technically, it...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  11. J.J. Moore granted relief appeal, to play for Rutgers Scarlet Kni...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Rutgers transfer J.J. Moore will join his fellow Scarlet Knights on the court this season, the school announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  12. Nonconference schedule analysis: ACC

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Let's carry on with the ACC. BOSTON COLLEGE Toughest: 2K Sports Classic (Nov. 21-22), at Purdue (Dec. 4), vs. VCU (Dec. 28 in Br...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  13. Expect the expected from ACC newcomers

    Eamonn Brennan

    How do new leagues affect the teams that join them? Are we even sure they do? Take Butler. Last summer, when the Bulldogs left the Horizon League to join the limited-offer-one-time-only 16-team Atlantic-10, the immediate reaction -- that it would ...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  14. Vanderbilt coach blocking transfer to Pitt

    Eamonn Brennan

    Sheldon Jeter was promising last season. The Vanderbilt freshman averaged 17.5 minutes and 5.5 points per game for the Commodores in 2012-13, the kind of performance that positioned him as a fulcrum of Vanderbilt's arduous post-John Jenkins/Jeffrey T...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  15. Vanderbilt Commodores block Sheldon Jeter from transferring to Pi...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Vanderbilt is blocking one of its players from transferring to Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  16. ACC still targeting Madison Square Garden

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the fall of 2011, after Syracuse and Pittsburgh announced their intentions to leave the Big East and join the ACC, commissioner John Swofford held a conference call. On this call, the ACC commish revealed his league's interest in moving the ACC to...

    Blog | May 16, 2013