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  1. Tom Izzo says he'll coach Michigan State Spartans next season

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said he'll remain with the Spartans next season despite rumors that he is a candidate for NBA openings in Minnesota and Detroit.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  2. 3-point shot: Beilein finally an assistant

    Andy Katz

    1. Michigan coach John Beilein is an assistant for the first time in his life and loving every second. Beilein, who flew back from USA basketball's training center in Colorado Springs to the NBA draft in Brooklyn last Thursday to be with No. 9 overal...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Oladipo, Porter turning heads

    Andy Katz

    1. Character does count. Of course, it matters when it is put alongside talent. But the two players in the NBA draft lottery who continue to get high marks for character, performance and readiness are Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Georgetown's Otto Po...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: Izzo takes on draft issues

    Andy Katz

    1. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Thursday on our ESPNU College Basketball podcast that underclassmen should be able to work out for NBA teams before making a decision on whether to remain in the draft. That was the rule before the change by the...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  5. 3-point shot: NBA deadline looming

    Andy Katz

    1. A number of college stars still have major decisions to make this week on their NBA draft plans and, according to either coaches or family members, the decisions are down to 50-50 for Miami's Shane Larkin, Michigan State's Adreian Payne, Creighton...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: UConn, Cincy still relevant

    Andy Katz

    1. The ACC's commitment should hold off any major expansion or alignment issues, assuming the Big Ten doesn't see the need to raid a lesser conference. This doesn't mean the ACC won't decide independently to go to 16 schools and potentially add Conne...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  7. 3-point shot: No hurry on NBA decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA's random date of April 16 to declare for the NBA draft isn't pressuring a number of players into making quick decisions. Coaches are now savvy to the date as being meaningless. That's why Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk may wait to decide until th...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  8. 3-point shot: Coaching carousel whirls

    Andy Katz

    1. Minnesota coveted VCU's Shaka Smart, but his former boss, current Golden Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague, couldn't convince Smart to come to the Twin Cities (he should know Smart is loyal to VCU) for the head-coaching job from which Tubby...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  9. 3-point shot: Let staff know before public

    Andy Katz

    1. Tubby Smith and his staff had no idea they were about to be fired Monday morning as they sat in a staff meeting at 10 a.m. going over recruiting, offseason workout plans and evaluations of the Gophers' loss to Florida the previous day. Members of ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  10. 3-point shot: Place for Aaron Craft in NBA?

    Andy Katz

    1. Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke has nothing but respect for Ohio State guard Aaron Craft. Craft defended Burke as well as any player has in his brief career. Burke said Craft wouldn't let him use any screens. Michigan coach John Beilein contin...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  11. 3-point shot: Don't count out Badgers

    Andy Katz

    1. I have written this before and it bears repeating: Wisconsin under Bo Ryan is never going to be a second-division Big Ten team. I can't see it. The Badgers are playing without their point guard in Josh Gasser. Wisconsin didn't look like a contende...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  12. In a loaded Big Ten, Michigan State Spartans shouldn't be forgott...

    Andy Katz

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tom Izzo didn't let up one bit in practice -- encouraging, yelling, constructively criticizing and pushing his players to be fundamentally sound and efficient on every possession. He can't let up. Not with this team. Not with ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  13. 3-point shot: Indiana to sub KU for UK?

    Andy Katz

    1. Indiana now has an open date with the Kentucky series dead and Kansas wants to fill the Hoosiers schedule with a game. One Kansas official said the Jayhawks would gladly start a home-and-home with Indiana, beginning next season in Lawrence. Indian...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  14. Early losses fueled Butler's tournament run

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- The question that comes to mind is not how Butler got back to the Elite Eight, but rather how did these Bulldogs lose to Evansville and Youngstown State? The reason is the Bulldogs weren't perfect this season. They were flawed like ...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  15. Rapid Reaction: Butler 61, Wisconsin 54

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- Butler coach Brad Stevens strolled toward his postgame interview, gave a little exhale and that was the extent of his emotion after the Bulldogs beat Wisconsin 61-54. Butler is in the Elite Eight for the second straight season. Ho h...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  16. Sullinger, Buckeyes make a statement

    Andy Katz

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Evan Turner had prepared Jared Sullinger for what was to come at Ohio State. He publicly said at the NBA draft the Buckeyes would have a Big Ten freshman of the year and even possibly a Big Ten player of the year. He didn't he...

    Blog | November 16, 2010