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  1. Weekend Homework: Smith, Napier to tango

    Dana O'Neil

    The national player of the year race is all but over, the anointing of Doug McDermott a mere formality of ballot tabulation and news-release mailing. But tucked in the undercard, some of the conference POY races could very well end up a pick 'em. ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Nothing ridiculous about Smith's return

    Dana O'Neil

    The ridiculous thing would have been to go -- to take a media guide-enhanced 6-foot, 165-pound body, toss it into the shark-infested NBA draft waters and pray for the best, when the best looked like the second round. Turns out, though, that Russ S...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  4. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 72, Wichita St. 68

    Dana O'Neil

    ATLANTA -- A quick look at Louisville's 72-68 victory over Wichita State on Saturday in the national semifinals of the NCAA tournament. Overview: It shouldn't be easy to get to the national championship game, right? And it wasn't for the o...

    Blog | April 06, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 85, Duke 63

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A quick look at Louisville's 85-63 win over Duke in the Midwest Regional final. Overview: The word adversity gets tossed around so much that it's almost lost its meaning. A foul is adversity, a bad call. Louisville had the real ...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  6. Sick Smith lifts Cardinals over Ducks

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Rick Pitino was trying to explain just how sick Russ Smith was, warning the assembled media during his postgame news conference that they ought to steer clear of the Louisville guard lest they come down with the guard's "ridiculous co...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 77, Oregon 69

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A quick look at No. 1 overall seed Louisville's 77-69 win against No. 12 seed Oregon in the Midwest Regional semifinal. Overview: It wasn't exactly textbook. The pressure came in dribs and drabs; the lead ebbed and flowed, ...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  8. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    So this has been an interesting week. The top of the Big East is clear. It's the rest that's hard to figure out. In a week's worth of horrific losses or surprising wins (depending on your rooting interest), the middle is muddled, and there's reall...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  9. Big East's most important players

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason storylines for each conference. For more on the Big East, click here. The most important player for each team in the conference ... Cincinnati: Titus Rubles The ju...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  10. Rick Pitino, the Garden King, reigns again

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - Rick Pitino grew up on the East Side -- 26th Street, to be exact -- and like all boys who grew up with basketball visions dancing in their heads, Madison Square Garden was the Holy Land, the hallowed hardwoods for the gods. He watched g...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  11. Conference power rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Ranking this mega-league is not an easy task, but we'll give it another shot ... 1. Syracuse: Someone on Twitter suggested that the Orange's second five be ranked as the second-best team in the Big East. It's not crazy, considering the bench accou...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  12. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Before conference play gets underway, let's take another attempt at ranking all 16 teams in the Big East: 1. Syracuse: The Orange head in to league play unblemished and barely challenged. Syracuse has won games by an average of 21.7 points in the...

    Blog | December 27, 2011