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  1. Arizona shows balance in win over Duke

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon watched the Champions Classic two weeks ago like most college basketball fans. After studying the teams -- notably the three led by freshmen -- he realized that he was in the perfect spot at Arizona. "T...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  2. Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon might not be the best freshman, but...

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon watched the Champions Classic two weeks ago, like most college basketball fans. After studying the teams -- notably the three led by freshmen -- he realized that he was in the perfect spot at Arizona. "The of...

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2013
  3. Parker, Gordon share stage in NIT final

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- This is the last time any of the fantastic four freshmen will be pitted against each other until possible postseason matchups. Duke's Jabari Parker and Arizona's Aaron Gordon lead their respective top-10 teams but in hardly the same ma...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: Arizona has gem in Gordon

    Andy Katz

    1. Arizona coach Sean Miller has quite a gem in incoming freshman forward Aaron Gordon, who had a breakout summer playing for the USA FIBA U-19 gold-medal winning team in the Czech Republic in July. Miller said this about Gordon, "Aaron's greatest ta...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  5. 3-point shot: Aaron Gordon a rising star

    Andy Katz

    1. VCU's Shaka Smart, who was an assistant to Florida's Billy Donovan on the gold-medal winning FIBA USA U-19 team, said on our ESPNU College Basketball Podcast Tuesday that Arizona-bound forward Aaron Gordon was the "best pressing forward I've seen....

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: FIBA U-19 team starts out 3-0

    Andy Katz

    1. The FIBA U-19 USA team is off to a 3-0 start in pool play in Prague at the World Championships, and already there are some interesting statistical results that could foreshadow the upcoming season. Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, who wants to play ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  7. 3-point shot: Ackerman the right hire

    Andy Katz

    1. If Val Ackerman ends up finalizing the deal to become the next Big East commissioner -- as expected -- then the new conference would have saved itself from an embarrassing situation. It was no secret the athletic directors and coaches were frustra...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  8. 3-point shot: Draft disappointment

    Andy Katz

    1. Alabama took a hit with both JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell going undrafted Thursday. So too did Georgetown after Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims went unselected. Add New Mexico's Drew Gordon, Xavier's Tu Holloway, Long Beach State's Casper Ware,...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  9. Florida Gators' Bradley Beal -- Oklahoma City Thunder have talked...

    Andy Katz

    Florida's Bradley Beal said the Thunder are among the teams that said they would try to move up to draft him.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  10. New Mexico cashes in with MWC title

    Andy Katz

    New Mexico's fans have long treated the Lobos basketball program as the professional sports team the state does not have. They pack the Pit. They talk about UNM all year long. They paint the town red. And with that comes high expectations. B...

    Blog | March 11, 2012
  11. New Mexico Lobos get on a roll with healthy Drew Gordon -- colleg...

    Andy Katz

    No one could've seen Drew Gordon performing at an All-American level. Not even Gordon -- who arrived at New Mexico in 2010-11 as a castoff from a UCLA program that was watching players transfer out in search of higher, more stable ground. Part of G...

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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