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  1. 3-point shot: New league's shining moment

    Andy Katz

    1. New American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco relished the moment Monday night as one of his teams -- for this season and, yes, for next -- won a national title. He was guaranteed of another heading into the women's final Tuesday night...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  2. College hoops must build off title game

    Andy Katz

    ATLANTA -- That's what we all want. That's what the sport needs and craves. What Louisville and Michigan did Monday night in the national championship game must be duplicated for college basketball to thrive. Officials need to find ways to incr...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  3. For Luke Hancock, a blaze of glory

    Andy Katz

    ATLANTA -- Luke Hancock wouldn't let go of the national championship trophy. He had it in his arms at the podium. He carried it with him down to do more interviews. He walked back to the locker room, clutching it close to him. The national titl...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  4. 2013 NCAA tournament - Michigan Wolverines and Louisville Cardina...

    Andy Katz

    Monday's final featuring two teams capable of scoring a lot of points could give basketball fans the kind of ending this season really needs.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2013
  5. Marshall says loss already fueling Shockers

    Andy Katz

    ATLANTA -- Don't forget about Wichita State's run to the Final Four. The Shockers won't. Coach Gregg Marshall never will. The Missouri Valley Conference wouldn't dare. The state of Kansas shouldn't, either. Wichita State, more so than when VCU ...

    Blog | April 06, 2013
  6. Burke-Michigan trust goes deep, both ways

    Andy Katz

    ATLANTA -- The evolution happened. No one knows exactly when, but at some point last season and into the summer, the shift had gone to Trey Burke. He would take over Michigan. The ball would be in his hands often. The shots would be dic...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  7. 3-point shot: Burke should sweep awards

    Andy Katz

    1. Expect Michigan's Trey Burke to sweep through all the player of the year awards. If not, I will be shocked. After winning the AP player of the year award on Thursday, Burke added the Oscar Robertson trophy Friday morning. A few weeks ago it looked...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  8. 2013 NCAA tournament - Louisville Cardinals' return to the Final ...

    Andy Katz

    Louisville is the exception to the rule at the Final Four this weekend. Elite programs don't normally return with the same core group.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  9. Andy Katz: Final Four scouting reports

    Andy Katz

    ATLANTA -- The Final Four teams provided plenty of tough scouts throughout the season. But each of the four teams has evolved into a tougher foe by season's end. Here are four scouting breakdowns from coaches who had to prepare to face each of ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  10. 3-point shot: Neal makes sense for Lobos

    Andy Katz

    1. If New Mexico doesn't hire associate coach Craig Neal to replace Steve Alford then there is a legit chance that star players Alex Kirk, Kendall Williams and Tony Snell will go elsewhere, according to multiple sources. Of course, players can end up...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  11. Katz: Syracuse rides zone to Final Four

    Andy Katz

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The expectation to reach the Final Four is always there for Syracuse. The bar is never set below a Big East or national title, regardless of the personnel. Yet, getting to these celebrated benchmarks is extremely dif...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: Syracuse 55, Marquette 39

    Andy Katz

    WASHINGTON -- A look at Syracuse's 55-39 win over Marquette in the East Regional final Saturday. Overview: This was hardly a work of art. But nothing involving Big East teams tends to be beautiful this season. Syracuse manhandled Marquette in t...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  13. 2013 NCAA tournament - Syracuse Orange and Marquette Golden Eagle...

    Andy Katz

    Marquette and Syracuse, who meet for the East Region final, make an interesting match in the Elite Eight. Both teams fit the personality and style of their respective coaches.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2013
  14. 2013 NCAA tournament - Behind a suffocating zone D, Syracuse adva...

    Andy Katz

    With a suffocating defense, Syracuse beats Marquette and advances to the Final Four, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2013
  15. Marquette win could validate new Big East

    Andy Katz

    WASHINGTON -- For the Marquette Golden Eagles, there is so much more at stake than a berth in the Final Four. The Big East brand isn't on the line, but a Marquette win will enhance it more than any television deal or agreement to play games at Mad...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  16. 3-point shot: Good coaches hard to land

    Andy Katz

    1. UCLA, USC and Minnesota are finding out what Oregon and others have discovered in how difficult it is to extract coaches from good situations. On the surface the jobs are perceived as better jobs than what some of these coaches currently have, but...

    Blog | March 29, 2013