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  1. Can Branden Dawson do it all?

    Eamonn Brennan

    For Michigan State, last season was The Season. I mean, just look at that starting five. Gary Harris, one of the nation's best freshmen in 2012-13 -- a truly one-and-done-level shooting guard who stayed for Year 2 -- was playing better on both end...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. On Holiday: CBE, Maui and more

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Holiday is College Basketball Nation's daily rundown of the holiday tournaments, complete with previews, recaps, and links to all of the early-season tournament info you'll need in the weeks to come. IN REVIEW Top Story: Wichita State impressive...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  3. Ohio State's key returnee: LaQuinton Ross

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: This month, ESPN Insider's college basketball and recruiting experts are teaming up to examine how 15 of the nation's best recruiting classes will fit in with their teams in the 2013-14 season. The day's featured program: Ohio State , ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  4. Rapid Reaction: Ohio St. 78, Iowa St. 75

    Eamonn Brennan

    DAYTON, Ohio -- Quick thoughts on Ohio State's 78-75 win over Iowa State. Overview: In a matchup between one of the nation's best and most entertaining offenses, and one of the nation's most brutal and most finely tuned defenses, it was only fitti...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  5. South Dakota State's shot of the night

    Eamonn Brennan

    Normally, when Mason Plumlee does something that has me reciting simple facts in lieu of analysis -- e.g., his face-melting one-handed alley-oop in last night's gutty Duke victory over No. 4 Ohio State -- the award for College Basketball Nation Shot ...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  6. Maryland assistant's salary still impressive

    Eamonn Brennan

    When Maryland assistant Dalonte Hill chose to leave Kansas State, he was leaving behind one of the best assistant coaching positions in all of college sports. It's not just that Hill had established a reputation as one of the nation's best recruit...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  7. NCAA tournament: Florida State Seminoles keep it simple on defens...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Florida State owns the nation's best defense the past two seasons. What does Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton know that the rest of the country doesn't?

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2011
  8. Texas, Pittsburgh add tumult at the top

    Eamonn Brennan

    Everyone just keeps losing. A week after the last undefeated team in the nation (Ohio State) lost its first game of the season (at Wisconsin), the rest of the prospective No. 1 contenders -- and No. 1 NCAA tournament seeds -- haven't fared any bet...

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  9. Purdue loss brings chaos to Big Ten lead

    Eamonn Brennan

    Purdue's ugly loss to Michigan State Sunday afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind. didn't just seal the nation's consensus of a Robbie Hummel-less Boilermaker squad -- i.e. that they're not a No. 1 seed without him -- it also made the top of the Big Ten s...

    Blog | March 01, 2010