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  1. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Which Sweet 16 teams face the most pressu...

    Andy Katz

    A Sweet 16 appearance elevates a program to the next level. A Final Four moves it up another notch. The matchups usually make the difference in getting this far. Talent -- and star power -- also play big roles. There is a certain level of pressur...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  2. Andy Katz: Purdue Boilermakers will reload in 2010-11 hungry for ...

    Andy Katz

    Purdue's Final Four dreams ended in devastating fashion this season after losing Robbie Hummel to injury. But with Hummel returning to a senior-laden squad, the Boilermakers are the early favorites as the top team in 2010-11.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2010
  3. Andy Katz: Trio of North Carolina players are key to title defens...

    Andy Katz

    The losses to the NBA are heavy, but North Carolina is still loaded with talent. Three players -- Marcus Ginyard, Ed Davis and Larry Drew II -- will hold the key to UNC's title defense.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2009
  4. Final Four: Records set in the first half

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- It was a historic first half for the Tar Heels ... North Carolina scored the most points ever in the first half of a title game (55). The previous record was Syracuse's 53 versus Kansas in 2003. North Carolina's 21-point halftime le...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  5. Final Four: UNC future in good hands with Davis

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- Ed Davis just scored and got fouled by Goran Suton to put the Tar Heels up 20. Tyler Hansbrough said earlier this week that he wasn't sure how good Davis was when he first got to campus. But once he started to play, it was clear Davis w...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  6. Final Four: Pregame thoughts from press row

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- A few thoughts while sitting courtside as Ford Field quickly fills up ... • Michigan State coach Tom Izzo walked outside early Monday morning to get a sense of the cold weather. He wanted to see how much snow was falling, how bit...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  7. Final Four: Tom Izzo, Roy Williams sense magnitude of Monday's mo...

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- North Carolina was projected to be here, to win a national title. It seems the Tar Heels face that pressure to perform at the highest level every season. Roy Williams has dealt with that weight since he began coaching. Kansas and No...

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2009
  8. Final Four: An unlikely rematch of a December blowout

    Andy Katz

    It seems like a lifetime ago now, but it's only been four months since North Carolina put the beatdown of a lifetime on Michigan State. With a national title at stake on the same court Monday night, will that first matchup mean a thing?

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2009
  9. NCAA tournament: Tyler Hansbrough's memorable college career near...

    Andy Katz

    A season that began in street clothes will end where it was always supposed to for Tyler Hansbrough -- at the Final Four. But will one of the sport's most decorated players walk away with the one thing that eludes him?

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2009
  10. NCAA tournament: Andy Katz's Final Four breakdown

    Andy Katz

    Four teams. One goal. The Final Four and its teams offer plenty of intrigue and story lines.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2009
  11. NCAA tournament: Previewing the Sweet 16 matchups

    Andy Katz

    Last season made history, with four No. 1 seeds making the Final Four. This year has already made history, with all the 1-, 2- and 3-seeds making the Sweet 16. Andy Katz previews the upcoming games.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2009
  12. Andy Katz: Wake Forest Demon Deacons show they are players

    Andy Katz

    After holding off North Carolina on Sunday, Wake Forest showed that it has the potential to reach the Final Four in Detroit, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2009
  13. Ford Field becoming fan-friendly for Final Four

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- The NCAA is banking on the Final Four being one of the most fan-friendly environments in sports. Greg Shaheen, the NCAA's senior vice president for basketball and business strategies, was at Ford Field this week prepping for the Final F...

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2008
  14. Andy Katz: North Carolina Tar Heels enjoy Ford Field trip

    Andy Katz

    No. 1 UNC went to Detroit for a site survey of the Final Four venue, and the Heels got a feel for the Ford Field surroundings for what likely will be their return trip in April, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2008
  15. Committee gets it right as four No. 1s head to San Antonio

    Andy Katz

    In the end, the committee got it right. As four No. 1 seeds head to San Antonio, each has a unique story with so much at stake, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2008
  16. Williams, Pitino have their powerhouse programs back on track

    Andy Katz

    North Carolina and Louisville are elite programs that needed CEO coaches and big personalities to take the helm. They got just that in Roy Williams and Rick Pitino, respectively. And now they'll face off with a Final Four berth on the line, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2008