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  1. Arizona Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils headline early Top 25 for 2014...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Arizona headlines early Top 25 for 2014-15 men's college basketball season.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  2. Villanova bounces back yet again

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Villanova Wildcats have lost exactly three games this season. One of those games was at Syracuse. The other two losses came to Creighton. The latter two, as you know, weren't just losses; they were thrashings. The first, a 96-68 Bluejays win ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  3. Weekend Homework: Villanova returns

    Eamonn Brennan

    It has been a few weeks since we've really luxuriated in the benzodiazepine warmth of "Creighton 96, Villanova 68," so, by way of reminder, let's jump back in the bath: On Jan. 20, 2014, in Philadelphia, Creighton made a school-record 21 3-pointer...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  4. Villanova back to the way it was

    Eamonn Brennan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There was a time, and it wasn't all that long ago, when the Villanova Wildcats were one of the best defensive teams in the country. Through Jan. 18, two opponents scored more than a point per trip in any game against the Wildcat...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  5. Afternoon Links: Patterson snubbed, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we take a moment to get caught up on the NBA. (How is it the All-Star break already?!) Submit links via Twitter. Think Joel Embiid was the biggest snub from Wednesday's midseason Wooden list? Think again: "McDermott was a...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  6. Planning for success: Stopping Creighton

    Eamonn Brennan

    When the Creighton Bluejays arrive in Philadelphia on Monday to face No. 6 Villanova, they will walk off the airplane with the nation's best, most efficient offense, led by the nation's best, most efficient player. They will also arrive nursing th...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  7. Saddle Up: Life during bubble time

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. No. 5 Georgetown at Villanova, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 Nothing is ever totally cut-and-dried on the bubble. It's important to remember, because every season, when early March ...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  8. Saturday's bubble winners, losers and more

    Eamonn Brennan

    As is customary this time of year, there was no shortage of bubbly college hoops action on this late-February Saturday. Let's tease out some winners and losers along the NCAA tournament cut line, shall we? WINNERS Kentucky: No question about it...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  9. Bubble Watch: Saturday's survivors

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saturday wasn't packed with as many high-quality, top-10 games as we've become used to -- we're spoiled, us hoops fans -- but it did feature a plethora of variously shaky NCAA tournament hopefuls looking to add further credentials to their respective...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  10. Saddle Up: Is Villanova real?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It's real, it's real, it's really, really real ... Villanova at Notre Dame, 6 p.m. ET On a night that features a lot of pretty good games, but no truly great ones, this ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  11. Saint Joe's player suspended for gesture

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday morning, we passed along the story of Halil Kanacevic, the Saint Joseph's forward who, during Villanova's Tuesday night Holy War win, decided it was a good idea to flash dual middle fingers at Villanova fans after a made 3 -- his lone bu...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  12. The Holy War is alive and well

    Eamonn Brennan

    Of all of Philly's various Big 5 rivalries, the Holy War -- Villanova versus St. Joe's -- has always been the most intense. In 1983, 18,000 people watched in the Spectrum. Neither school cracks the 10,000-enrollment barrier even now, but for more tha...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  13. Fudging coaching resumes a bad idea

    Eamonn Brennan

    Dana O'Neil broke the story on Friday night. By Saturday, it was all over. Newly hired Villanova assistant coach Doug Martin was just-as-newly fired after a school investigation -- and Dana's background work -- revealed Martin had included massive in...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  14. Wake transfer to play right away at 'Nova

    Eamonn Brennan

    Wake Forest transfer Tony Chennault will be able to play this season at Villanova, the school announced Monday, and the timing couldn't be better. Villanova lost guards Maalik Wayns and Dominic Cheek from last year's 13-19 team. Say what you will ...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  15. SEC/Big East slate whets the appetite

    Eamonn Brennan

    The SEC/Big East Challenge may not quite have the longstanding cachet of its ACC/Big Ten brethren, nor should it. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is 13 going on 14, and as the years piled up and the Atlantic Coasters just kept winning -- the ACC won the fi...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  16. Games that should continue in the noncon

    Eamonn Brennan

    Realignment ruins everything. That is the typical and typically warranted and, yes, somewhat childish response to the past two years of TV-rights-induced conference realignment, a phrase I can no longer even type without wincing. I just winced. See? ...

    Blog | May 29, 2012