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  1. Weekend Homework: Is UNLV that bad?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Or is UC Santa Barbara that good? Because that is the best chance you have, if you're a UNLV fan, of explaining away the Rebels' ugly 3-3 start -- one made uglier by the fact that all six games were played in the Thomas & Mack Center. You can excus...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  2. Syracuse's ugly night still a winning one

    Eamonn Brennan

    Four nights ago, we talked about why, contrary to traditional opinion, each night of the college hoops season -- the intense days of January and February, yes, but also off-nights in November and December -- matters. Why? Because all of them must be ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  3. Hairston legal issues hardly UNC's biggest

    Eamonn Brennan

    Ugly fallout from an ongoing academic scandal isn't the only bit of North Carolina news worth discussing on this fine summer Monday. The more recent and high-profile mess in Chapel Hill -- the early June arrest of star guard P.J. Hairston with two me...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  4. Coaches could support shorter shot clock

    Eamonn Brennan

    How do we remedy the current ugliness of the college game? It's a question we've been asking for almost a year now, and it coursed through the ugly 2012-13 season's veins, particularly after a thrilling national final laid bare just how good the s...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  5. Big East opener ugly, especially for Pitt

    Eamonn Brennan

    Cincinnati is ugly. It's just a fact. The Bearcats aren't fluid or smooth or any of the adjectives we use to describe the kind of offensive basketball teams we love to watch and make the game look like a complicated classical dance. Whatever that ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  6. Cincy, Xavier make neutral-court accord

    Eamonn Brennan

    Officials from Cincinnati and Xavier are not in an easy position. The great rivalry between Cincinnati's two basketball powers spun wildly out of control last season, when late-game trash talking by Xavier's Tu Holloway escalated an already ugly b...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  7. Ugly uniforms continue takeover

    Eamonn Brennan

    To be fair to Adidas, they're just keeping up with the Joneses. The Joneses, in this metaphor, are Nike, a company that has at various points in time taken sports apparel and athletic design to new and increasingly awesome levels. Usually, Nike's gre...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  8. Bottom 10 -- Coaching edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    Coaching D-I basketball has a lot of perks. But when the losses pile up and the expectations aren't met, it can get ugly. With some help from Bob Dylan, the Bottom 10 offers up this season's men of sorrow -- the dreaded hot-seat occupiers.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  9. TMA: How ugly was that?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Morning After is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It is a little late today, because, you know, Bubble Watch. No. 2 Syracuse 52, No. 15 Louisville 51: First, the bad news: Syracuse shot 1-for-15 from 3 Monday night...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  10. Utah's ugly season about to get worse

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Utah Utes have been the nation's worst major-conference team for much of the season. We've been over this before. The Utes were almost never competitive in their 1-8 start, and by "never competitive," I mean they were getting blown out by the lik...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  11. Baylor keeps on winning ugly

    Eamonn Brennan

    As of this fine Tuesday morning, the Baylor Bears are 14-0. The latest step in that undefeated record came Monday night in Waco versus Texas A&M, a 61-52 victory in Waco that featured solid play from Perry Jones III, Quincy Acy and Quincy Miller,...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  12. Kidd-Gilchrist carries Kentucky to victory

    Eamonn Brennan

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- "I live for this right here," Kentucky freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist said as he eased into a chair 20 minutes after his team's gritty, ugly, and ultimately victorious 69-62 win over hated rival Louisville on Saturday. Kidd-Gilc...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  13. Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 69, Louisville 62

    Eamonn Brennan

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A quick overview of Kentucky's 69-62 win against Louisville on Saturday afternoon: Overview: The term "slugfest" is one of sports parlance's most overused, but in this case, it applies. This was an ugly, hard-fought, foul-ridden ...

    Blog | December 31, 2011
  14. Sean Miller leaps into Xavier-Cincy fray

    Eamonn Brennan

    Were I a college basketball coach, I would probably want to stay as far away from Xavier and Cincinnati as possible right now. Both teams severely damaged their school's reputations with Saturday's ugly brawl, and both schools are currently dealing w...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  15. CAA's ugly start continues with Drexel

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Colonial Athletic Association had a banner year in 2011. It sent a team -- in miraculous fashion -- to the Final Four (VCU). It had two more qualify for the NCAA tournament (Old Dominion and George Mason). When you set aside quasi-mid-major confe...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  16. TMA: Mississippi State's ugly start

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Morning After is our semi-daily recap of the night's best basketball action. It apologizes for being a bit late, but it was up all night watching the JoePa mess unfold in real time. It should have just gone to bed. Akron 68, Mississippi State...

    Blog | November 10, 2011