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  1. UNC Tar Heels, UCLA Bruins headline Battle 4 Atlantis tournament,...

    Andy Katz

    The 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis field will have plenty of headline teams in Nassau, Bahamas, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  2. Bracket reveal: Charleston Classic

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. A thread of previews and info for all 11 tourneys can be found here. Tournament bracket for the Charleston Classic When and where: Nov. 2...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Don't worry about ref lockout

    Andy Katz

    1. An NFL-style lockout of officials can't and won't happen in college basketball. The officials are independent contractors and the consensus among the group is to keep the status quo. "It's no different than if we paint your house, we get a 1099 fr...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  4. 3-point stance: Top coaches nearing end

    Andy Katz

    1. Cal coach Mike Montgomery's decision to extend his contract through the 2015-16 season is a good sign for the game. Montgomery is a cancer survivor and it was fair to speculate how much longer he wanted to coach. But Montgomery, who did Hall of F...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  5. 2013 NBA draft -- Anthony Bennett is the first pick ... and that'...

    Andy Katz

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Less than 30 minutes before the NBA draft, Anthony Bennett's agent was wondering if his client would drop to the Detroit Pistons at No. 8. Jeff Schwartz wasn't alone. He had legitimate angst because there was suddenly concern about ...

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  6. 2012 NBA draft -- Former Ohio State Buckeyes star Jared Sullinger...

    Andy Katz

    Ohio State sophomore and two-time all-American Jared Sullinger will watch the NBA draft in Columbus at a restaurant instead of in the green room in Newark's Prudential Center after the NBA declined to invite him to Thursday's draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  7. 3-point shot: Coaching, player movement

    Andy Katz

    1. Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy was recruiting at the national junior college tournament. He had not made any decision on the UAB job. But clearly, according to multiple sources, Kennedy can return to his alma mater if he so chooses. It would be a har...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  8. Todd O'Brien/UAB Blazers/Saint Joseph's Hawks saga comes to an en...

    Andy Katz

    Saint Joseph's has finally won. It's over. Todd O'Brien won't play college basketball this season for UAB. O'Brien lost his last waiver appeal to play immediately at UAB after the NCAA sent an email to the Blazers late Wednesday night, when they we...

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  9. 3-point shot: Racers' Aska out

    Andy Katz

    1. Murray State coach Steve Prohm said senior forward Ivan Aska (broken right hand) won't play Thursday (Jacksonville State) and Saturday (Tennessee Tech) after being checked by a doctor Wednesday. Aska, who leads the undefeated Racers with six rebou...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  10. 3-point shot: No answer on Shaheen

    Andy Katz

    1. No clear answer was given by NCAA vice president of communications Bob Williams regarding Greg Shaheen's uncertain job status. Shaheen, executive vice president in charge of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, who was recently charged with admin...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  11. Saint Joseph's Hawks grad Todd O'Brien takes waiver fight public

    Andy Katz

    Former Saint Joseph's center and current University of Alabama-Birmingham graduate student and practice player Todd O'Brien wrote an open plea on SI.com on Monday, stating his case for a scholarship release the Hawks refuse to grant.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2011
  12. 3-point shot: Road wins key for outsiders

    Andy Katz

    1. The harsh reality for most schools outside the power six conferences is that they must play quality road games, mostly without a return, against elite teams. Win one or a few of those games and they should be treated well for at-large consideratio...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  13. 3-point shot: ACC additions excite BC

    Andy Katz

    1. Boston College coach Steve Donahue said he was ecstatic about the ACC additions of Pitt and Syracuse. "People talked about BC basketball up here, but no one talked about the ACC. It was always the Big East," Donahue said Tuesday during a statewid...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  14. Nonconference schedule analysis: C-USA

    Andy Katz

    EAST CAROLINA Toughest: at Old Dominion (Nov. 29) Next-toughest: vs. Appalachian State in Charlotte (Nov. 22), Charlotte (Dec. 3), UMass (Dec. 6) The rest: Milligan (Nov. 11), at Campbell (Nov. 14), Coker (Nov. 17), Chowan (Nov. 26), at UNC Gree...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  15. A list of players who might end up on Wooden Award watch list - c...

    Andy Katz

    At this time last year, Ben Hansbrough's name didn't appear on the Wooden Award preseason watch list. Five months later, he edged out Connecticut's Kemba Walker for Big East Player of the Year. Using that as a backdrop, let's remember that the list...

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  16. Bracket Impressions: Andy Katz

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters on the bracket: The First Four will be a good watch. Well, at least the two games involving bubble teams. USC has proved it can beat just about anyone in the field. The matchup against VCU will be one of the better early-round games...

    Blog | March 14, 2011