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  1. Planning for Success: Cyclone slump?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here are a few facts about the Iowa State Cyclones: • They rank sixth in the Big 12 in points per possession (1.075). • Through Sunday night, Texas Tech and West Virginia both ranked higher than the Cyclones in per-possession offens...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  2. Murray seeks redemption at Texas Southern

    Eamonn Brennan

    Aaric Murray is a classic archetype. "Talented but troubled." So named because the alliteration is usually too much for our sportswriting brethren to resist, but also because it deftly sums up the situation. Murray, like so many before him, is a very...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  3. ESPN Tip-Off Marathon schedule/analysis

    Eamonn Brennan

    The best thing about the college basketball offseason is that it ends. The second best thing about the college basketball offseason is that when it ends, it ends so quickly and so exhaustively that within a few days you have to remind yourself that t...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  4. Aaric Murray is on the road again

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's the timeless conundrum: A player is good at basketball -- good enough to change the trajectory of your season, good enough to get you to the NCAA tournament -- but less good, let's say, at things that aren't as simple as chasing down rebounds on...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  5. Saddle Up: Louisville and perception

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of tonight's best basketball action. It has a turtle. It will never not have it. Pittsburgh at No. 5 Louisville, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN: Perception-wise, I'm not sure this game could come at a worse time for the Louisv...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  6. Five observations from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    1. Florida is that good. Yes, Missouri was missing leading scorer Laurence Bowers, and yes, the game was in Gainesville. Even so, what Florida did to Missouri on Saturday -- an 83-52 stomping that began in the first minute and never relented -- wa...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  7. Best-case/Worst-case in the Big 12

    Eamonn Brennan

    As part of our Summer Shootaround series, here are the best- and worst-case scenarios for the Big 12: Baylor Best-case: Whatever your final appraisal on the Perry Jones III era is -- relatively successful but ultimately disappointing is what I'...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  8. 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
  9. WVU's new look to be defined by transfers

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's no secret: 2011-12 was not West Virginia's best year on the basketball court. That's not the same as calling it a bad year: The Mountaineers still managed to eek out a 9-9 record in the Big East, and they still managed to sneak in to the NCAA to...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  10. What we learned from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    Believe it or not, a certain massive matchup in Durham, N.C., isn't the only college hoops game on the schedule today. Hard to believe, I know, but it's true. Here's a look at much of the action -- bubble and otherwise -- that served as the appeti...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  11. What we learned from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    Louisville gets a big win on the road, Florida has the week from hell, UConn shows signs of life in a loss at Syracuse, Missouri has its way in yet another disappointing performance from Baylor and UNLV holds on for a thrilling win over San Diego Sta...

    Blog | February 11, 2012
  12. Bottom 10 - UConn Huskies mired in ongoing slump

    Eamonn Brennan

    With a little help from Madonna, the Bottom 10 salutes Towson after the Tigers snapped their 41-game losing streak.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2012
  13. Saddle Up: Missouri's best offense

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. No. 4 Missouri at Texas, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN: The 2011-12 Missouri Tigers are not known for their defense. That's not because the Tigers' defense is particularly bad; it's more...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  14. What we learned on wild Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    This Saturday promised one of the best wall-to-wall slates of college hoops fixtures thus far this season, and the afternoon action didn't disappoint. In fact, it just about blew my mind. Let's take a comprehensive look at what we learned from said a...

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  15. Huggins prefers sleep to scouting Syracuse

    Eamonn Brennan

    Why? Because the man needs his sleep, and if you're an opposing coach in the Big East, Syracuse is the kind of team that keeps you up at night. HugginsWhich is essentially what West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said on the Big East conference call t...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  16. Saddle Up: How far has Harvard come?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. No. 24 Harvard at No. 9 Connecticut, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2: Everything about this game indicates that a Harvard win would be a massive upset. There's the history of the two prog...

    Blog | December 08, 2011