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  1. Jabari Parker: NBA best place to 'grow'

    Eamonn Brennan

    As a freshman at UCLA in 2013-14, guard Zach LaVine averaged 9.4 points on 7.8 shots, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24.4 minutes per game. In late March, after Florida ended UCLA's season in the Sweet 16, LaVine's father, Paul LaVine, told the Los ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Florida Gators don't stop at Elite Eight and are now headed to th...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Florida was too complete, too together, too ... well ... good for its season to end in another Elite Eight loss.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2014
  3. Love story: Flyers, Dayton flying high

    Eamonn Brennan

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Devin Oliver sat at the edge of his locker with his hands in his lap. It was a few minutes after Dayton's 82-72 Sweet 16 win over Stanford, and he was surrounded by the customary tangle of cameras and voice recorders and microphones...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  4. Florida Gators' balance was the key to advancing past UCLA and in...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Florida's balance allowed it to overwhelm UCLA and showed the Gators have all their pieces in place for a title run.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2014
  5. Previewing the South Region Sweet 16

    Eamonn Brennan

    A look around the South Region ... FLORIDA vs. UCLA What to watch: An offense-defense matchup for the ages. The Gators are one of the nation's two or three best defenses. They enter Thursday's game ranked No. 2 in adjusted defensive efficiency ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  6. How each Sweet 16 participant has progressed in the NCAA men's ba...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan examines each team's path to the Sweet 16 and what to expect from each matchup.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  7. NCAA tournament 2013 -- Don't discount the chances of an all-B1G ...

    Eamonn Brennan

    What are the odds that we'll see an all-Big Ten Final Four in Atlanta? Eamonn Brennan looks at the matchups in store this weekend for Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana and Ohio State.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  8. The Sweet 16's most indispensable players

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball differs from the pro game in innumerable ways, so for now let's just focus on one: the importance of stars. In the NBA, especially in the postseason, star power is everything; you can't win a title without at least two All-Stars...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  9. Kentucky and Kansas, the titanic finale

    Eamonn Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS -- Back in October, we said we'd get a colossal Final Four. When the brackets were released, we forecast a chalky March. When the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight finished in thrilling fashion and the final weekend of the NCAA tournament's marque...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  10. West preview: Michigan State vs. Louisville

    Eamonn Brennan

    PHOENIX -- A little over a month ago -- still weeks before Louisville ran off its six-game postseason winning streak, which includes a Big East tournament title and a spot in the Sweet 16 -- coach Rick Pitino gave his then-struggling point guard, Pey...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  11. The Sweet 16's most indispensable players

    Eamonn Brennan

    When North Carolina guard Kendall Marshall fractured his wrist in Sunday's win against Creighton, it was momentarily easy to forget Marshall isn't the most talented or productive player on his team. There's Tyler Zeller and Harrison Barnes and John H...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  12. 2012 NCAA tournament -- What makes the ideal Final Four team?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Let's look back at the past decade of Final Four teams and see what the numbers reveal and what it means for this year's Sweet 16 field.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  13. 2012 NCAA tournament -- A first look at the Sweet 16 field

    Eamonn Brennan

    After four manic days and one major injury, we've whittled the NCAA tournament field from 68 to 16. Time to break down that group as it gets set to compete for those four magical spots in New Orleans.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  14. Suddenly, these Seminoles can score

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last spring, as I attempted to make sense of Florida State's surprising run to the Sweet 16 and of the role of Leonard Hamilton's consistently brutal man-to-man defense, I spoke with the team's point guard, Derwin Kitchen. I asked him why his team wa...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  15. Brandon Davies breaks his silence

    Eamonn Brennan

    Was what happened to Brandon Davies fair? That question followed BYU's apparently star-crossed 2011 team until Florida knocked Jimmer Fredette & Co. out of the NCAA tournament in the Sweet 16. Davies, as you know, was suspended for the season ...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  16. Former Cornell players show up for yoga

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember when plucky runs to the Sweet 16 were enough to make you a darling? You'll forgive us if we're no longer so easily impressed. In 2011, Virginia Commonwealth and Butler shattered the very notion of Sweet 16 darlings, proving that anyone -- sm...

    Blog | August 02, 2011