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  1. My impressions after two weeks of covering college basketball gam...

    Andy Katz

    The past three weeks have been quite a whirlwind. I've seen 20 teams in a number of venues on both coasts. So after a thankful day to be with my family -- and a big thanks to all my tremendous colleagues who grind every day on our editorial operat...

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2011
  2. ACC men's basketball tournament title game moved to Saturday

    Andy Katz

    The ACC will move its conference tournament title game to Saturday night after being a Sunday final on the day of the NCAA tournament selections since 1982.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2014
  3. 3-point shot: Coaches must use influence

    Andy Katz

    1. Former Oregon coach Ernie Kent was hired in an executive role with the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Kent said Monday his goal is to grow the game, about which he said has been "very passionate since he was out of coaching." He said ...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: Early starts diminish madness

    Andy Katz

    1. College basketball teams are allowed to start practice Sept. 27, but not everyone is enamored with the new schedule that opens up 30 practice days in a 42-day window before the first game. "We are really easing in to the start of practice, so we w...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  5. For basketball conferences, 10 members is the magic number

    Andy Katz

    Realignment's streamlining of conferences actually changes basketball for the better

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: New conference takes shape

    Andy Katz

    1. The American Conference will have an 18-game true round-robin schedule with 10 league members, according to sources at the league meetings in Florida. The conference also discussed the site of the 2014 men's basketball tournament and Memphis is th...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  7. Leonard Hamilton, Florida State play waiting game with top recrui...

    Andy Katz

    Leonard Hamilton will be at the ACC meetings in Amelia Island, Fla., on Tuesday. But he'll take a call if his phone rings. Florida State is waiting to hear from Canadian and Huntington Prep (W.Va.) forward Andrew Wiggins, the top high school player...

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 2013 Final Four - Michigan and Louisville showed us how good coll...

    Andy Katz

    With good pace and freedom of movement, Michigan-Louisville set the style of play that the rest of college basketball needs to adopt, writes Andy Katz.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  10. National title game musings: Michigan Wolverines Mitch McGary is ...

    Andy Katz

    ATLANTA -- Musings on a national title Monday: • Michigan's Mitch McGary is Kevin Love light. McGary is just scratching the surface of what he could become relatively quickly. I keep going back to a shootaround I witnessed at Minnesota when the...

    Blog | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  11. Sizing up the remaining unbeatens -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The beauty of the college basketball regular season is that a team can lose a few games and still be in fine position for a national championship run. But there is always an allure about those who enter their conference season unblemished to see ho...

    Blog | Conversation | December 27, 2012
  12. Quick thoughts from around the nation in Monday Morning Musings -...

    Andy Katz

    Here are some Monday morning musings as we begin another week in college basketball: • Creighton's Doug McDermott is certainly following the national player of the year script. He's dominating his position and every game he plays in, and he sho...

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  13. 3-point shot: Showcase games in December

    Andy Katz

    1. Arizona coach Sean Miller said during our ESPNU College Basketball podcast Monday that pushing off the big-time games in the non-conference schedule was key to helping develop the impact freshmen. While a number of teams were playing in November t...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  14. 3-point shot: Aztecs loading up for 2013

    Andy Katz

    1. San Diego State coach Steve Fisher said Monday on our ESPNU College Basketball Podcast that he has already secured a heavy schedule for next season, the program's first in the Big West. Fisher said he had to get big-time games in light of moving t...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  15. Game at Ramstein Air Base was a huge success for Connecticut Husk...

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State lost a tight game in its season opener to Connecticut on Friday. It was one that the Spartans were convinced they were going to win. So, what happened after the game? Did Tom Izzo and the players sit in the locker room and sulk? Har...

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  16. Kevin Ollie's audition to keep UConn job starts with game in Germ...

    Andy Katz

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Kevin Ollie's voice was hoarse. But his energy was unchanged. Sitting in the stands was UConn athletic director Warde Manuel, getting a strong look at his new "head" coach, in whom he was so confident that he gave Oll...

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012