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  1. First take on the BracketBusters matchups

    Andy Katz

    The eighth annual BracketBusters begins in 18 days and the matchups of the 11 nationally televised games were just announced on ESPNU. Should make for a fun slate of games on Feb. 19-20. Of the 22 teams, 19 are ranked in the top 100 of the RPI. He...

    Blog | February 01, 2010
  2. Weekend Homework: UMass' renewed hype

    Andy Katz

    UMass handled its first game as a ranked team since 1998 with a road win at Eastern Michigan. The Minutemen dealt with EMU's 2-2-1 zone as well as travel issues. UMass' team bus broke down, forcing the team to take four to five cabs to the arena a...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  3. Andrew Wiggins or not, Kentucky Wildcats' options are many - coll...

    Andy Katz

    From the first time Nerlens Noel worked out at Kentucky, John Calipari knew he had something special on his hands. "He had something in him; he could take it all to another level," Calipari of Noel. "He had that will to win. I've had players like th...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: Still winning without McCollum

    Andy Katz

    1. Wednesday was a wild night, but one result may have more significance than any other. And no it wasn't Miami beating Duke by 27 points or La Salle beating Butler at home or Creighton losing to Drake as Wichita State was winning to take first place...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  5. The art of nonconference scheduling -- men's college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Nonconference scheduling is in many ways an art. Coaches have different philosophies and different restrictions and it can be an often-frustrating game.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2012
  6. Andy Katz's Daily Word: There's no close second after drafting Ke...

    Andy Katz

    New Jersey is hosting a draft combine Saturday and Sunday for mostly second-round and some possible first-round picks. Minnesota will host a similar event May 30-31 before the NBA takes over for the annual draft camp in Chicago June 6-8. Here are s...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  7. Vols look to slay another Big East giant

    Andy Katz

    BRISTOL, Conn. -- Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl declined to take a tour of ESPN on Friday afternoon, choosing to stay back at the team hotel. But for the first time in four games he doesn't have to stay there once the game tips off. Pearl is co...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  8. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Recapping the season's first six weeks

    Andy Katz

    As we head into the holiday weekend (a happy holiday to all!), let's take a quick and broad look at what's gone on the first six weeks of the season ... Top storyline: Syracuse The Orange had the offseason hype of adding Iowa State transfer We...

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2009
  9. Reinforcements on the way for Seton Hall as schedule gets tougher...

    Andy Katz

    Seton Hall better not take a cue from UTEP or Boston College when adding a key player to the mix midstream. The transition can be bumpy. UTEP added Derrick Caracter to its lineup Sunday for the first time this season. Caracter scored two poin...

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2009
  10. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Offseason has been rocky, but don't count...

    Andy Katz

    The pounding Cleveland State put on Wake Forest in March was hard to take for the Demon Deacons faithful. Wake was gone in the first round of the NCAA tournament, well short of the expectations of its fans and the national media (especially this rep...

    Blog | Conversation | August 06, 2009
  11. Gonzaga Bulldogs' Austin Daye decides to stick with NBA draft

    Andy Katz

    Austin Daye was looking for a first-round guarantee. He still doesn't have one, but the Gonzaga sophomore forward is willing to take the risk by staying in the draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2009
  12. Andy Katz: Down to the wire for several underclassmen

    Andy Katz

    Jeff Teague. Jodie Meeks. Luke Harangody. All standouts. All still officially undecided about whether to return to college. They're just three of several underclassmen still on the fence as Monday's deadline draws near.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2009
  13. Tampa had its day, so what's on tap this weekend?

    Andy Katz

    Tampa essentially saved the first round of the NCAA tournament. What lies ahead in Round 2? Andy Katz takes a look.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2008
  14. Brown coach Robinson coaching brother-in-law Obama, too

    Andy Katz

    Craig Robinson has plenty to worry about with his own Brown team, but this offseason he's immersed himself in his brother-in-law's politics as well, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2007
  15. Upperclassmen rewarded in first round

    Andy Katz

    Fourteen of the NBA draft's 30 first-round picks were upperclassmen, a reversal of recent years. Suddenly, the well-schooled player is hip again, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2007
  16. The coaches who will make this season's headlines

    Andy Katz takes a look at the 25 people who should make the biggest impact of the 2006-07 season. First up: the coaches.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2006