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  1. Best defensive teams in 2014-15

    Dana O'Neil

    So tried, so trite, so true. Defense truly does win games, if not championships, especially in college basketball. As we impatiently suffer through the summer doldrums and await the arrival of the 2014-15 season, here are three teams that have ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. Spartans' defense shines in slugfest

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Tom Izzo has spent most of this season feeling more like Job than a basketball coach. The much-documented, medical-ward Spartans have tried him like no team he has had before. There were times, he's admitted, when he wondered how his t...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  3. Virginia, the underdog favorite

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- They put Virginia in the New York Knicks' locker room. It's the cushiest space, bigger than the visitors' rooms in Madison Square Garden, lined with plush carpeting and tricked out with wooden stalls. It's meant to be a reward, an hono...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  4. Previewing the East Region Sweet 16

    Dana O'Neil

    A look around the East Region ... IOWA STATE vs. UCONN What to watch: Tempo. The Cyclones like to go, go, go, and UConn is more content in the half court. Not that the Huskies can't push, but they may not have the firepower to match Iowa State ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Weekend Homework: Aiming for history

    Dana O'Neil

    It is blasphemous, really, to even make the comparison. Except, well, it's sitting right there and hard to ignore. Virginia has won 12 ACC games in a row, and with one more the Cavaliers would clinch their first outright conference title since ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  7. NCAA tournament 2012 -- Reading into the fortunes of 66-team fiel...

    Dana O'Neil

    Time to break down why it will go well -- or poorly -- for each of the tourney teams.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  8. ACC: Five Things I Can't Wait To See

    Dana O'Neil

    Here are five storylines I look forward to following in the ACC this season: 1. North Carolina No, there's no missing verb there. I just can't wait to see North Carolina. Each year there are a handful of teams that start the preseason as the fa...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  9. Nonconference schedule analysis: ACC

    Dana O'Neil

    For the rest of the week, ESPN.com will be breaking down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen leagues. Let's begin with the ACC ... BOSTON COLLEGE Toughest: 76 Classic (Nov. 24-27), Harvard (Dec. 29) Next-toughest: UMa...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  10. The ACC's crystal ball is tough to see

    Dana O'Neil

    Eight of the 12 coaches in the ACC have been on their respective campuses for two seasons or less. That can be construed one of two ways: It's either new blood for Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams to feast on, or it's a new wave of energy to chall...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  11. Dana O'Neil: ACC early season review

    Dana O'Neil

    The 2009-10 college basketball season is almost two months old. And the nonconference portion of the schedule is nearly complete. Now it's time to take a look at where the ACC stands with conference play on the horizon.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2009
  12. Dana O'Neil: ACC primer

    Dana O'Neil

    A new calendar year means a new ACC season. Will UNC go undefeated? Not if Duke has anything to say about it. Will Clemson suffer another late-season slide? Dana O'Neil takes a look.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2009
  13. Dana O'Neil: ACC early season review

    Dana O'Neil

    The 2008-09 college basketball season is almost 2 months old. And the nonconference portion of the schedule is nearly complete. So it's time to take a look at where the ACC stands with conference play on the horizon.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2008