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  1. Top 50 coaches: No. 19 Jay Wright

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 19: Villanova's Jay Wright. On Wednesday, we release No. 18. On Monday, Thad Matta's spot a...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  2. Top 50 coaches: No. 20 Thad Matta

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 20: Ohio State's Thad Matta. On Tuesday, we release No. 19. Last week, we revealed the firs...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  3. Path to the Draft: No. 19 Ohio State

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  4. Craft 'plays forward,' saves OSU at end

    Eamonn Brennan

    DAYTON, Ohio -- With less than 5 seconds left in a tie game, perhaps the best pure scorer in the country came off a pair of screens that did exactly what they were designed to do: get him open. Deshaun Thomas called for the ball -- screamed for it...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  5. Cyclones, Buckeyes set for matchup dream

    Eamonn Brennan

    DAYTON, Ohio -- All season, Iowa State has been confounding opposing defenses with endless floor spacing and perimeter shooting. All season, Ohio State has breaking the wills of opposing perimeter players with endless defensive harassment. Unstopp...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  6. Ohio State spoils Indiana's night

    Eamonn Brennan

    It was going to be a party, and it was going to be epic. On senior night in Bloomington, Ind., the Indiana Hoosiers would have a little gathering. Seventeen thousand of their closest friends were invited. The agenda was simple. First, the Hoosiers...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  7. Three Big Things: Ohio State

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the buildup to Midnight Madness, Insider and our college hoops team are collaborating on a preview of one high-profile college hoops team per day -- based on Joe Lunardi's top 20 teams in his offseason Bracketology. We're calling it "Countdown To ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  8. Knight joins Hall of Fame at ... Ohio State?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Former Indiana coach Bob Knight is obviously known as, well, that: The legendary former Hoosiers coach with three national titles, a 1984 gold medal, 902 NCAA Division I basketball wins and, at the height of his powers -- before his eventual controve...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  9. Aaron Craft still tougher than you

    Eamonn Brennan

    A couple guys I grew up playing soccer with would react to any contact play with the kind of dramatic tension only my theater-directing mother could appreciate. They would wail and writhe and eventually they would stand up, but not before limping fee...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  10. Rapid Reaction: Kansas 64, Ohio State 62

    Eamonn Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS -- Take a deep breath, if you can, then dig in to this immediate reaction to Kansas' 64-62 win over Ohio State: Overview: The Buckeyes opened with what might have been their best half of basketball in the 2012 season. Jared Sullinger w...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  11. Game plan: Kansas vs. Ohio State

    Eamonn Brennan

    By Saturday, John Calipari, Rick Pitino, Thad Matta and Bill Self will have had nearly a week to scout their opponents. As we type, they're breaking down film, analyzing their opponents' strengths and weaknesses and searching for ways to impart this ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  12. Game plan: Kentucky vs. Louisville

    Eamonn Brennan

    By Saturday, John Calipari, Rick Pitino, Thad Matta and Bill Self will have had nearly a week to scout their opponents. As we type, they're breaking down film, analyzing their opponents' strengths and weaknesses and searching for ways to impart this ...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  13. Northwestern's script plays out like usual

    Eamonn Brennan

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Was it too much to ask? Was it too much to hope that just one time -- this time -- would be Northwestern's turn as fate's chosen beneficiary? Was it too much to think that maybe, despite all the reasons to believe the contrary, t...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  14. What happened to Ohio State?

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's a testament to the program Thad Matta has built that after three losses in its last five games - all three of which came to top-25 teams, one of which came on the road - that we would even think of broaching the above question. Another testament...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  15. What we learned from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here are a few things we learned from the biggest games Saturday afternoon. Check back later for analysis of tonight's games. No. 3 Ohio State 58, No. 20 Wisconsin 52: Ohio State is hardly a breakneck team, but its adjusted tempo this season is 68...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  16. Ohio State freshman sidelined by grades

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, we saw St. John's lose three promising recruits from the 2011-12 campaign -- including one of its most talented players, JaKarr Sampson -- thanks to various ineligibility concerns. It seems to happen every year: Just as your program welcom...

    Blog | September 26, 2011