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  1. Five things on UConn's last-second win over Florida

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- Shabazz Napier hit a game-winning, buzzer-beating jumper to beat Florida 65-64 in a thriller Monday at Gampel Pavilion. Here are five observations for the Huskies and Gators. 1. UConn and Napier came through late, agai...

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  2. Top draft choices in 2014

    Andy Katz

    If the 2014 NBA draft lives up to its hype, the upcoming college basketball season could rival or supersede any since the turn of the century. That's a big if. But the buzz isn't going away and won't unless the returning and incoming talent takes a d...

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  3. Rick Pitino in their own words -- Walter McCarty, David Padgett -...

    Andy Katz

    The voices who can chime in on this weekend's Hall of Fame induction of Rick Pitino are many, spanning the spectrum from various levels of college basketball to the NBA. Walter McCarty has one of the more unique perspectives on Pitino. He was recrui...

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  4. Jerry Tarkanian's loyalty lasts a lifetime -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Jerry Tarkanian is being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for his innovative style, his transformative program at UNLV and his overall dominance for long stretches of his wildly successful career. But it is his loyalty -- his unshakable loya...

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  5. After an interesting journey, Reggie Theus back in the college ra...

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: All week ESPN.com is taking a look at new faces in new places. As part of our coverage, Andy Katz will be diving into the mid-major ranks to profile a different first-year coach each day. Finally, Reggie Theus can talk about a team aga...

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  6. UCLA transfer Joshua Smith needs to stay on the court to make an ...

    Andy Katz

    Joshua Smith's ability to get on the court in his new role at Georgetown and be productive, to play a full season without any issues, is not simply about his weight. This is about his commitment to working, finding cardiovascular endurance and believ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  7. Jahii Carson desperate to lead Arizona State Sun Devils back to N...

    Andy Katz

    No team heading off on a foreign trip needs it more to be a springboard than Arizona State. The Sun Devils travel to China on Thursday, and if this trip works well for them, they may just be a Pac-12 top-four team this season -- bound for the NCAA to...

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  8. 3-point shot: For the sake of seeding

    Andy Katz

    1. The selection committee's tweaks to the bracketing principles seems like such an obvious response that the committee should be applauded for actually realizing the mistake. Seeding should never have been sacrificed for the sake of avoiding early-t...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  9. 3-point shot: Jeter, Hamilton still searching

    Andy Katz

    1. Sheldon Jeter and Isaac Hamilton are still searching for places to play next season. Jeter was initially blocked by Vanderbilt from transferring to Pitt, but a source said that is still where he'd like to land. Jeter still hasn't found a home. The...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  10. 3-point shot: Coach K and retirement

    Andy Katz

    1. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said that he thought about retirement a little bit a year ago after winning Olympic gold in London, according to reports from the Las Vegas USA Basketball minicamp. But those thoughts of leaving Duke and not coaching the...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  11. 3-point shot: Can Wiltjer pull an Olynyk?

    Andy Katz

    1. Not all redshirt transfers are created equally at Gonzaga. And that's why it would be unfair to expect Kyle Wiltjer to come back as thick and strong as Kelly Olynyk -- an All-American and the No. 13 pick in the NBA draft -- after Wiljter redshirts...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  12. 3-point shot: Marcus Smart earning respect

    Andy Katz

    1. Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart is having quite a summer and being rewarded for his service. His efforts will play well with the USA men's national team and ultimately earn him unlimited respect among NBA personnel decision makers. Smart decided to ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  13. 3-point shot: National team fails to medal

    Andy Katz

    1. The USA's World University Games team will go down as a disappointment for failing to medal in Kazan, Russia. But the intent was to put together a team, not a collection of all-stars. That's exactly what was done in forming the squad. The staff of...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  14. Ole Miss Rebels' Marshall Henderson needs help, but will he ask f...

    Andy Katz

    Ole Miss' staff knew that Marshall Henderson needed help. He needed someone outside the department and university to talk with him, so the Rebels sought out Chris Herren, the former NBA and Fresno State guard who famously battled drug and alcoho...

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  15. Timing was right for Brad Stevens to jump to NBA -- college baske...

    Andy Katz

    Danny Ainge mentioned poise and intelligence in describing Brad Stevens at the Boston Celtics' news conference on Friday. He continued to go back to his new coach's demeanor under pressure. The qualities Stevens possesses will serve him well in the N...

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  16. 3-point shot: Donovan should be rewarded

    Andy Katz

    1. USA Basketball should reward Billy Donovan by considering him for the FIBA World Basketball Cup in 2018 and the 2020 Olympic staff in some manner. Donovan won gold medals for the U-18 last summer in Brazil and then Sunday for the U-19 in Prague. H...

    Blog | July 08, 2013