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  1. Who can take over the the month of March?

    Dana O'Neil

    It happens all the time: One player gets hot and owns the month of March. Last season, it was UConn's Shabazz Napier. So who will do it this season?

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2015
  2. Could Villanova be a No. 1 seed?

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- Still blinded by the dirt kicked in his team's face after an 89-61 loss to Villanova, Providence coach Ed Cooley grabbed hold of his rose-colored glasses to make a case that his good friend, Jay Wright, and his Wildcats team deserve a...

    Blog | February 24, 2015
  3. Better to be tested or to coast through the conference season?

    Dana O'Neil

    Some teams -- hello, Kentucky and Gonzaga -- will likely coast through conference play. Others -- we're looking at you, Big 12 and Big East -- will emerge having been bruised and bloodied. Which route to March is better? And which teams face which roads?

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2015
  4. Rivalries that should never be touched and those that should be r...

    Dana O'Neil

    College basketball has its rivalries; Villanova and Syracuse got back together over the weekend, and Louisville and Kentucky will butt heads this coming weekend. Some rivalry games should never be altered, and some that have gone away need to return.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2014
  5. Villanova passes Syracuse's overtime test

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- They used to call this "Monday" in the old Big East. OK, maybe "Big Monday," but the combo white knuckler/brass knuckles battle Villanova and Syracuse staged on Saturday afternoon wasn't anything out of the ordinary. What once h...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  6. If a committee decided college basketball's Final Four right now

    Dana O'Neil

    If a committee decided college basketball's Final Four, who would be in? Who would be out? Who would be in the conversation?

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2014
  7. What Villanova lacks in star power, it makes up for with balance

    Dana O'Neil

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- The game ball from Villanova's 77-53 win against VCU should go to Ryan Arcidiacono. The point guard scored only 3 points, but he made nine assists and committed nary a single turnover in 28 minutes against the Rams' patented HAVOC d...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  8. Big East Conference at a basketball crossroads entering second se...

    Dana O'Neil

    The "new" Big East is at a critical juncture entering its second year. In order for the league to return to national prominence, its original members must win now.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2014
  9. Top 10 most important shooters

    Dana O'Neil

    These 10 players will need to shoot it well from distance in order for their teams to have success.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  10. Villanova Wildcats senior JayVaughn Pinkston all grown up

    Dana O'Neil

    Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston has endured several off-court issues that have helped him mature into a senior leader for the Wildcats.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  11. Wright is the opposite of what people think

    Dana O'Neil

    Editor's note: During 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. There are people who are e...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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