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  1. Best passing teams in 2014-15

    Eamonn Brennan

    There is no one correct way to put points on the board. Basketball, and specifically college basketball offense, comes in many flavors, which is a big part of why it's so interesting in the first place. If you have a big, physical, bruising team, ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Revised top 25: Post-deadline edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    At 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday night, the NBA's early-entry draft deadline came and went. No key college hoops offseason date has so much, or so widespread, an impact on the landscape to come. And, for the fledgling offseason rankings writer, no considerati...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  4. Look back, look ahead: Big East

    Eamonn Brennan

    Conference realignment played tricks with time. We saw dozens of changes to collegiate basketball's conference structure in the past five years. As they happened, it felt too fast to catalog -- too cluttered among the theories and contingencies an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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