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  1. Kansas winning ugly, but it's a start

    Eamonn Brennan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One might be inclined to think that after five straight wins -- including three in a row over Michigan State, Florida and Georgetown -- the Kansas Jayhawks are a pretty good basketball team. Not great, necessarily. Not vintage. Bu...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. Ugly win over Texas reveals Kentucky's strengths, challenges

    Eamonn Brennan

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The student selected to participate in the halftime shooting contest was named "Mac Daddy," or at least that's what the Rupp Arena emcee called him. Mac Daddy's task was simple: Make a free throw, win John Calipari's autograph. Make...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  3. Top 10 court designs in college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    Not all courts are created equal. Which floors made the top 10?

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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