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  1. Kentucky's Cinderella run mirrors Villanova's in name only

    Dana O'Neil

    Sure, Kentucky is a No. 8 seed. But these Wildcats aren't the same as Villanova in 1985.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  2. Anyone still doubting UConn now?

    Dana O'Neil

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Saint Joseph's essentially ran out of players in overtime. Villanova was done in by another lousy shooting night. Iowa State didn't have its offensive lynchpin, Georges Niang. Michigan State was just off, maybe tired from a slu...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  3. UConn Huskies surprise everyone but themselves with run to NCAA m...

    Dana O'Neil

    With every UConn win, the question followed the Huskies: How long can they stay here? Turns out, until the very end.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2014
  4. Napier plays hero again for Huskies

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- He started on the left side of the court, right in front of his own bench, and then dribbled toward the hoop, dragging his recently Biofreeze-soothed shin with him. One step, another and then Shabazz Napier scored on a scooped cir...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  5. Did realignment actually change anything?

    Dana O'Neil

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A Big East meeting was assembled here this weekend, bringing back the band for one final set. Tom Odjakjian, the league's vice president, is here. Ditto John Paquette, the conference's longtime public-relations man. Jim Boeh...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  6. Many worthy choices for coach of the year

    Dana O'Neil

    We couldn't boil down the list. That was the amazing thing. Every year, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association board members and district representatives get together on a conference call to boil down the candidates for player of the year, freshm...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  7. Block-charge call in Villanova Wilcats-Marquette Golden Eagles ga...

    Dana O'Neil

    Villanova's would-be game-winning layup, which was waved off as an offensive foul in the final second of regulation against Marquette Golden Eagles, was a prime example of an adjustment that still has to be made by officials across the game.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014
  8. Weekend Homework: Cuse vs. Nova again

    Dana O'Neil

    On the bus for a USA Basketball game a few years back, Jim Boeheim sat down next to Jay Wright and whispered a little secret. The Hall of Famer had gotten the drop on the Big East schedule, which by then was a convoluted mess thanks to the league's g...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  9. Billy Lange turns down D-League position

    Dana O'Neil

    Villanova associate head coach Billy Lange has declined an offer to become the head coach of the Houston Rockets Developmental League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, a source told ESPN.com. Lange is still considering a position with the P...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  10. Nonconference schedule analysis: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Next up: the Big East. BUTLER Toughest: Old Spice Classic (Nov. 28-Dec. 1 in Orlando, Fla.), Purdue (Dec. 14 in Indianapolis) Ne...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  11. Villanova's Tony Chennault shows how hardship waiver can work for...

    Dana O'Neil

    Tony Chennault benefitted from a hardship waiver, one that allowed him to transfer to Villanova to be closer to a mother who needed him. But Villanova benefitted, too, which is why the waiver process has become so complicated.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  12. Dana O'Neil's first bracket impressions

    Dana O'Neil

    It's so easy to bash the bracket and, by extension, the NCAA tournament selection committee. But this is also a subjective process, where beauty is in the eye of the computers and still, the beholder. The country will never see eye-to-eye with the...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  13. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    And so here we are at the end of the Big East regular season, and yet we're back where we started. The league is still unsettled and undecided, but the same team picked at the beginning is back at the top, and that's Louisville. 1. Louisville. Don...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  14. Villanova grabs tourney ticket, definitively

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Jay Wright was sitting at J.D. McGillicuddy's doing his radio show Monday night when the Villanova coach glanced up at one of the television screens in the restaurant. He looked right in time to see the most popular graphic of the ...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  15. Rapid Reax: Villanova 67, Georgetown 57

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- A quick look at Villanova's 67-57 win over Georgetown. Overview: Opposite ends of the spectrum here. Villanova came into the game fighting for its tournament life, while Georgetown is trying to lock up a No. 1 seed and a Big East r...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  16. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Four teams -- DePaul, Rutgers, Seton Hall and South Florida -- have guaranteed themselves Tuesday games in the Big East tournament. Nothing else is quite settled, though Georgetown is making a good case to think about closing the books. One case that...

    Blog | March 01, 2013