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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Previewing the East Region Sweet 16

    Dana O'Neil

    A look around the East Region ... IOWA STATE vs. UCONN What to watch: Tempo. The Cyclones like to go, go, go, and UConn is more content in the half court. Not that the Huskies can't push, but they may not have the firepower to match Iowa State ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  5. Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller's winding road stops at Sweet 1...

    Dana O'Neil

    Dayton coach Archie Miller's journey to the Sweet 16 is a long one, and his Flyers have embodied his work ethic.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  6. T.J. McConnell is the answer at point guard for Arizona

    Dana O'Neil

    Duquesne transfer T.J. McConnell brought his Pittsburgh attitude to Arizona. It's paying dividends for the point guard and the Wildcats.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  7. Defying odds, Dayton in Sweet 16

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO -- The fourth loss in a row came on a banked 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left, which would be about the time most teams look around and cry uncle. Sometimes, after all, it's just not your year. Instead of heading to the showers, gatheri...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  8. Louisville's Rick Pitino and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski come full cir...

    Dana O'Neil

    Sunday will mark the first time since The Shot that Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski have faced each other in the NCAA tourney. Can their teams -- arguably the two best left in the field -- re-create the magic? We can only hope.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: Duke 71, Michigan State 61

    Dana O'Neil

    INDIANAPOLIS - A quick look at Duke's 71-61 victory Friday over Michigan State in the Sweet 16: Overview: The NCAA tournament, coaches like to say, is all about matchups. Duke versus Michigan State was supposed to be about Ryan Kelly and M...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  10. 2013 NCAA tournament - Duke beat Michigan State with toughness on...

    Dana O'Neil

    The public perception is that Duke lacks some toughness, but against Michigan State in the Sweet 16, the Blue Devils trashed that narrative, writes Dana O'Neil.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  11. Oregon Ducks men's basketball standout in 2013 NCAA tournament Mi...

    Dana O'Neil

    Compared to Louisville, Michigan State and Duke, Oregon lags behind considerably in college basketball tradition. But the Ducks' history extends farther than any of their Midwest Region competition, and they've taken to carrying around their 1939 national championship trophy as proof.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  12. 2013 NCAA tournament - A Sweet 16 field for everyone

    Dana O'Neil

    No matter how much the NCAA continues to bungle everything else, the tournament is infallible. It never disappoints -- including this year, where we are left with 16 teams that suit everyone's tastes.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  13. 2013 NCAA tournament - Florida Gulf Coast Eagles make history by ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Florida Gulf Coast becomes the first 15-seed to reach the Sweet 16. It's the story of the ultimate bracketbuster: a team plenty of people didn't know existed, let alone considered picking in their NCAA pools.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Buckeyes aim to get over Sweet 16 hump

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- The copiers had just stopped churning out box scores and the fans had barely made it to the exits before Ohio State's honeymoon officially ended. There should have been more time. The Buckeyes had just eliminated a Gonzaga team that ...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  16. Jardine scoops Syracuse to Sweet 16

    Dana O'Neil

    PITTSBURGH -- Scoop Jardine sort of hung there for a handful of seconds, inverted over a press table, a computer and the other superfluous paraphernalia of a sportswriter's workspace, his legs dangling in the air and his hands somehow on the floor to...

    Blog | March 17, 2012