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  1. The key to Xavier's, UCLA's turnaround

    Fran Fraschilla

    It was Mike Tyson in his prime who regularly took on hopelessly overmatched opponents. When one of them ran his mouth about what he would do to the heavyweight champion at a prefight press conference, Tyson followed the five-minute rant by saying, "E...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  2. Still battling adversity, Xavier and UCLA need simple principles ...

    Fran Fraschilla

    ESPN Insider Fran Fraschilla writes that the Xavier Musketeers and UCLA Bruins haven't handled adversity quite as well as the Cincinnati Bearcats. For the former two to turn it around, their coaches must return to basics.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2012
  3. 2010 NBA draft: Damion James, Trevor Booker among top specialists...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Sometimes one great skill is enough to earn you a spot on an NBA roster. Fran Fraschilla breaks down this year's crop of shooters, shot-blockers and energy guys as teams look to fill specific needs in both rounds of Thursday's NBA draft.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  4. NBA draft - Fran Fraschilla - Avery Bradley among prospects who s...

    Fran Fraschilla

    With the May 8 deadline nearing for prospects to withdraw from the NBA draft and retain their college eligibility, Fran Fraschilla breaks down four guys who should wait until 2011 before going pro.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2010
  5. Fran Fraschilla: Six guys who deserve more recognition

    Fran Fraschilla

    Before getting into the Crosstown Shootout, UNC-Texas and the Atlantic 10, let's take a look at some guys who aren't getting the attention they deserve: Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech: When I was coaching, I loved Baltimore guards. Because they u...

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2009
  6. NBA Draft Blog: Xavier Henry, Sherron Collins, Wesley Johnson can...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla breaks down the differences between good deep shooting in the college ranks vs. the NBA and analyzes which draft prospects are best suited to make become impact shooters at the next level.

    Blog | Conversation | December 16, 2009
  7. Fran Fraschilla: Prospects who aren't quite ready for the NBA

    Fran Fraschilla

    Although it's early in the college basketball season, I've gotten out to a couple of the major preseason tournaments. After broadcasting the Puerto Rico Tip-Off last week, I just returned from the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. Here's my advice t...

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2009
  8. NBA Draft Blog: Jordan Crawford and Solomon Alabi are still raw p...

    Fran Fraschilla

    Fran Fraschilla evaluates the underclassmen with NBA draft buzz at the Old Spice Classic and finds that all of them still have work to do. He focuses on a pair of Florida State players, a Michigan star and Jordan Crawford, the guy who dunked on LeBron.

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2009
  9. Fran Fraschilla: Sizing up the field at the Old Spice Classic

    Fran Fraschilla

    Starting Thanksgiving Day, I'll be broadcasting from the Old Spice Classic down at Disney's Wide World of Sports. While the field isn't quite as stacked as last year, but there are still a lot of great teams and storylines for you to chew on during t...

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2009
  10. Fran Fraschilla: Taking a red pen to my colleagues' rankings

    Fran Fraschilla

    My colleague Andy Katz came up with his revised top 25 this week, and then Doug Gottlieb countered with his own. Well, what do they know?! I'm kidding. They know a lot. But for what it's worth, here's my take on a few of their rankings ... Bosto...

    Blog | Conversation | April 28, 2009
  11. Xavier shows toughness in early-season games

    Fran Fraschilla

    Winning early-season games against quality competition is as much a function of a team's toughness as anything else. After five weeks of practice, most teams are still fiddling with lineups, role definition and how they will incorporate new players i...

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2008