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  1. Bulldogs again find their will to win

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- The familiar refrain after Gordon Hayward's missed half-court shot in last year's national championship loss to Duke was this: What if the shot had gone down? Hayward would have been an iconic figure in the sport, owner of the most ...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  2. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Butler Bulldogs guard Shelvin Mack is rea...

    Andy Katz

    Butler will take a step back in 2010 without NBA draft lottery pick Gordon Hayward. No one would ever dispute that fact. But losing Hayward, who was taken by the Utah Jazz at No. 9, after his sophomore season doesn't mean the Bulldogs no longer hav...

    Blog | Conversation | July 19, 2010
  3. Andy Katz: Will Brad Brownell take the Clemson Tigers to the next...

    Andy Katz

    Oliver Purnell raised the level of play at Clemson, but never quite took the next step before bolting. Can his replacement, Brad Brownell, do the trick?

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2010
  4. Andy Katz's Daily Word: West Virginia Mountaineers, Bob Huggins l...

    Andy Katz

    HAMDEN, Conn. -- Michigan State's Final Four appearance might have been yet another reason for coach Tom Izzo to stay put. Butler's appearance in the national title game helped catapult Gordon Hayward into the NBA draft lottery and turned coach Brad...

    Blog | Conversation | July 14, 2010
  5. NBA draft hopefuls work out for NBA personnel

    Andy Katz

    CHICAGO -- Gordon Hayward's half-court shot will be the moment from the 2010 national title game frozen in memory and the most dissected. The trajectory was on line. The 70,000-strong crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis was on its f...

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2010
  6. Ten more affected by NBA draft decisions

    Andy Katz

    NCAA coaches got what they wanted: a mostly stress-free May and early June. No one can whine anymore about an early-entrant testing the draft process and holding the program hostage for two months. The NCAA's deadline passed Saturday, and the with...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  7. Duke won this one the Butler way

    Andy Katz

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The national title game may be remembered for Gordon Hayward's near-miss from halfcourt that could have made Butler the most dramatic story in the sport. But it didn't go in. Duke 61, Butler 59. So we are left to decide how to p...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  8. Singler leading Duke in second half

    Andy Katz

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Quick thoughts with Duke ahead 53-49 over Butler with 7:58 left in the game. Kyle Singler is playing an MVP type of game with his ability to make big shots and come up with key defensive stops. Butler gambled and went smal...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  9. Halftime: Duke 33, Butler 32

    Andy Katz

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Quick thoughts at the half. Tremendous. Loved it. I was hoping we would have a first half just like that. What I loved was seeing players like Avery Jukes that weren't supposed to shine, come out of nowhere to be a major f...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  10. Butler hanging with Duke

    Andy Katz

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Quick thoughts from the first half of Duke-Butler. Butler held a 20-18 lead with 7:54 left in the first half. The crowd is pro-Butler, much more so than Saturday night. So far I'd give this an A for atmosphere. It has live...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  11. 2010 NCAA tournament: Duke Blue Devils find a way in the end

    Andy Katz

    This wasn't the most talented Blue Devils team, but it was tough, physical and defensive-minded enough to win a national title.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2010
  12. Bulldogs should be excused from class

    Andy Katz

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler University is in session Monday and the players have a full class schedule. But will they go? Should they go? The answer to both is likely no. Butler is in a unique situation. No other team has been the host school in ...

    Blog | April 04, 2010
  13. Final: Butler 52, Michigan State 50

    Andy Katz

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Quick thoughts on Butler's historic win over Michigan State: I love how calm and cool Butler coach Brad Stevens was when he walked over to shake hands with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. He had his left hand in his pocket like h...

    Blog | April 03, 2010
  14. Halftime: Butler 28, Michigan State 28

    Andy Katz

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Some thoughts at the half of Butler-Michigan State: I thought Butler would have more of a home-court advantage. Nope. There are certainly plenty of Butler folks, but it doesn't sound like the Bulldogs have an overwhelming advant...

    Blog | April 03, 2010
  15. One man's take on the latest poll

    Andy Katz

    Barring something unforeseen, the top four teams in the current poll should end up being the four No. 1 seeds. Kansas should be the overall No. 1, getting St. Louis as a Midwest Regional home. Kentucky (No. 2 in the poll) will likely be seeded in ...

    Blog | February 22, 2010
  16. Jimmy V Classic: Hoyas hit the stage

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- Villanova, Syracuse and West Virginia have all made their marks this season. These three teams are clearly contenders for the Big East title. Winning elite tournaments in the month of November was a sure sign that none of them is going...

    Blog | December 08, 2009