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  1. Crafted defense leads Buckeyes

    Dana O'Neil

    BOSTON -- Greg Paulus knows a thing or two about good point guards. For four years he played the part of one at Duke University. From his catbird seat on the Ohio State bench, though, Paulus is pretty sure he's watching something special in the...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  2. East preview: Ohio State vs. Cincinnati

    Dana O'Neil

    BOSTON -- Technically, Cincinnati and Ohio State last played in 2006, but ask anyone who gives a fig about either program and they will tell you that game was a manufactured replacement of the real deal. The game was played in Indianapolis -- not eve...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  3. Big East tournament: Saturday preview

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- In the middle of its showcase event, the Big East took a brief pause to host another dog and pony show, the latest and perhaps most bizarre of the league's endless news conferences to discuss expansion. It seemed strangely timed: a bre...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  4. Dieng putting exclamation point to his game

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - When Gorgui Dieng first enrolled at the University of Louisville, he was more exclamation point than Big East post player. With 187 pounds stretched to its limits over a nearly 7-foot frame, guys like Fab Melo, Yancy Gates, Henry Sims a...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  5. Cincinnati finds the right sort of toughness

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - The dialogue and the punches have been dissected now to almost every syllable and twitch. Everyone knows exactly what happened in the Dec. 10 brawl between Cincinnati and Xavier, knows every inappropriate word, every horrible action. Wh...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  6. Previewing Big East tournament semis

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Jim Boeheim argued on Thursday afternoon that college basketball players don't care about distractions; players just want to play, the Syracuse coach said. He was talking about his own team, which has rolled along despite a police inve...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  7. Yancy Gates gets Cincinnati to semis

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK -- Yancy Gates knew what was coming. In a few hours, maybe less, the adrenaline would wear off, the ice wrapped around his knee would be discarded, and then there it would be, the memories of going one-on-one with Henry Sims for 50 minutes....

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  8. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Big East play has begun. Let's take another crack at ranking this mega-conference: 1. Syracuse: Like Otto, their citrus-infused mascot, the Orange keep on rolling. Syracuse was supposed to get a challenge from Seton Hall. The Orange won by 26. De...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  9. Conference Power Rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Before conference play gets underway, let's take another attempt at ranking all 16 teams in the Big East: 1. Syracuse: The Orange head in to league play unblemished and barely challenged. Syracuse has won games by an average of 21.7 points in the...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  10. Conference power rankings: Big East

    Dana O'Neil

    Here's my attempt at ranking the Big East teams: 1. Syracuse: The Orange handled their first true road test of the season with ease, dispatching of NC State by 16 on Saturday. What continues to impress about Syracuse is the bench. The Orange migh...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  11. Give UC credit for forcing players to man up

    Dana O'Neil

    It's easy to manufacture words. It's not easy to manufacture emotions. Which is why what Yancy Gates did on Monday is so much more meaningful than what he said. The Cincinnati senior wept openly, holding his head in his hands, as he tried to ap...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  12. Preview: Saturday in Washington, D.C.

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The nation's capital is John Marinatto's happy place. The Big East commissioner can cozy into a seat here, confident that at least one of his Chosen 11 will advance to the Sweet 16. Three of the four spots here have been secured b...

    Blog | March 19, 2011
  13. Cronin's patience pays off for Bearcats

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mick Cronin acknowledged the elephant in the room, stared the pesky pachyderm right in the face and admitted what he was up against. It was October and Cronin hadn't coached a single basketball game yet this season but already ...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  14. Rapid Reaction: Cincinnati 78, Missouri 63

    Dana O'Neil

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- A quick look at Cincinnati's 78-63 win against Missouri from the Verizon Center. Overview: The Bearcats dictated the tempo and the game. Cincinnati relied on the inside presence of Yancy Gates and Ibrahima Thomas but also truste...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  15. Bearcats learn 'nothing is going to be easy'

    Dana O'Neil

    PHILADELPHIA -- With about two minutes left in the first half, Mick Cronin lost, in order, his cool, his jacket and nearly his mind. Two minutes into the second half, Cincinnati lost its big man. And so it followed suit that the Bearcats, in th...

    Blog | January 09, 2011
  16. Cincinnati finds new identity in New York

    Dana O'Neil

    NEW YORK - If he could have, Mick Cronin would have built a bubble around his Cincinnati basketball team. Would have made it soundproof, television proof and Internet proof. As one loss begat two and ultimately led to five in the past six, he knew...

    Blog | March 11, 2010