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  1. Weekend homework: Life in the Valley

    Andy Katz

    Wichita State had an epic comeback at Missouri State a week ago. That may just be the beginning of the grind in the Missouri Valley for one of the national title contenders. The Shockers will get everyone's best shot. This is Gonzaga in the ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  2. Kentucky Wildcats transfer Ryan Harrow can play with Georgia Stat...

    Andy Katz

    Georgia State's chances to be a contender in the Sun Belt took a huge step forward with the NCAA's decision Wednesday to grant Kentucky transfer point guard Ryan Harrow immediate eligibility.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  3. Future is promising for the Mountain West Conference - college ba...

    Andy Katz

    The Mountain West was wildly unpredictable again on Wednesday. And next season, it should be just as promising. Boise State, a rising program, and San Diego State, a perennial contender, are now officially back in and not leaving. Utah State, e...

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: Cincy, contender or pretender?

    Andy Katz

    1. Cincinnati has received almost zero preseason buzz and yet Bearcats coach Mick Cronin said he may have his quickest, deepest and one of his most athletic teams since he arrived. The Bearcats will find out if they are a contender or a pretender wit...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  5. Plenty of new faces, but hopes are high for Missouri Tigers - men...

    Andy Katz

    After falling victim to the ultimate Cinderella (Norfolk State) in the NCAA tournament, it's time to turn the page at Missouri. A new conference. Basically a new roster. Outside Kentucky, no national contender from 2011-12 had as much of an offseas...

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2012
  6. 3-point shot: BYU in on Jabari Parker?

    Andy Katz

    1. BYU is still a serious contender for the No. 1 player in the country in Jabari Parker. How so? Parker made an unofficial visit to Provo on Thursday and met with coach Dave Rose, according to multiple sources. Parker, who is Mormon, has made multip...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  7. 3-point shot: Outdoor Midnight Madness

    Andy Katz

    1. Pitt plans on making a statement in its final season in the Big East by resuming its traditional role under Jamie Dixon as a title contender after last season's NCAA miss. To tipoff the campaign, the Panthers are doing something out of the box for...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  8. Steve Alford confident his New Mexico Lobos will remain a contend...

    Andy Katz

    It's only July, but Steve Alford isn't holding back one bit about the Mountain West Conference race. Pick UNLV or perhaps San Diego State. Go ahead. Most will. But before you do, Alford would like to remind you of what the Lobos have done in the pa...

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  9. 3-point shot: Hall, Cincy are contenders

    Andy Katz

    1. Seton Hall and Cincinnati have as legitimate a shot to finish second in the Big East as any other teams. Both are veteran squads and are making winning plays late in games. The schedule is also kind. Nothing is a given, but the Hall doesn't play S...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  10. 3-point shot: Pitt's befuddling offense

    Andy Katz

    1.Pitt's inability to score more than 60 points in the past two games is befuddling. The Panthers were playing a possible NEC contender, note possible, in Wagner and then played one of the Big East's bottom third teams in Notre Dame. Yet the Panther...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  11. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Missouri is on a roll so far under new co...

    Andy Katz

    Missouri had another smashing victory Thursday night, crushing a weaker opponent -- this time Kennesaw State -- by 37 points, shooting exceptionally well, handing out assists and looking like a contender for a No. 1 seed. Missouri is on a roll like ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 16, 2011
  12. Under Jim Boeheim, Syracuse basketball culture has always been un...

    Andy Katz

    In the world of big-time college hoops, coaches often micromanage their tight ships. For 35 years, Jim Boeheim has done almost the complete opposite at Syracuse, creating a culture that's extremely popular with players and assistants -- but one that is now under examination.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2011
  13. 76 preview: Saint Louis vs. Oklahoma

    Andy Katz

    Breaking down the 76 Classic final: Saint Louis was supposed to be a contender for the 76 Classic final. Oklahoma was not. But New Mexico never got out of the first round against Santa Clara to even face the Sooners. The Billikens were proje...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  14. Taking a closer look at Big Ten league schedules -- college baske...

    Andy Katz

    Ohio State was tabbed as the consensus Big Ten favorite on media day Thursday in Chicago -- and the conference certainly plans to reward the Buckeyes early on in league play. Examine the conference schedules of the contenders and it's clear that, ba...

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2011
  15. Bo Ryan has made the Wisconsin Badgers an annual contender

    Andy Katz

    Coaches Stu Jackson and Stan Van Gundy made it cool to be in frigid Madison, Wis., by recruiting NBA-bound talent in the early 1990s. Coach Dick Bennett gave Wisconsin a defensive identity and ultimately a Final Four in 2000. And coach Bo Ryan h...

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2011
  16. Game-by-game look at ESPN's Tip-Off Marathon -- college basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    College basketball has an unofficial blockbuster tipoff for the first time with the Carrier Classic between projected No. 1 North Carolina and perennial national contender Michigan State on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson on Nov. 11. The follow-up t...

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2011