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  1. 3-point shot: Getting tougher in Texas

    Andy Katz

    1. Texas lost 18 games last season. The Longhorns won seven in the Big 12 and were shut out of the NCAA tournament for the first time since head coach Rick Barnes arrived in 1998. Sheldon McClellan and Julien Lewis were third and fourth, respectively...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  2. 3-point shot: Irish face loaded schedule

    Andy Katz

    1. Syracuse wasn't the only newcomer the ACC took care of in scheduling. Notre Dame has a tremendous first-year schedule in the league with home games against North Carolina and Duke. Three Big Ten nonconference games are also on Mike Brey's daunting...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Izzo takes on draft issues

    Andy Katz

    1. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Thursday on our ESPNU College Basketball podcast that underclassmen should be able to work out for NBA teams before making a decision on whether to remain in the draft. That was the rule before the change by the...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: Not a conference tourney fan

    Andy Katz

    1. Highlights from Tuesday's Katz Korner show on ESPNU: Kentucky coach John Calipari didn't hold back his feelings about the SEC tournament. Calipari said the tournament is for the fans and noted a number of UK fans at the SEC tournament don't normal...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  5. 2013 NBA draft -- Anthony Bennett is the first pick ... and that'...

    Andy Katz

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Less than 30 minutes before the NBA draft, Anthony Bennett's agent was wondering if his client would drop to the Detroit Pistons at No. 8. Jeff Schwartz wasn't alone. He had legitimate angst because there was suddenly concern about ...

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  6. 3-point shot: 'Seriously tough' A-10

    Andy Katz

    1. Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade isn't hiding her joy over getting Butler a year early for next season. She said the league will be "seriously tough" in 2012-13 -- and she's right. The A-10 will have as competitively balanced a league ...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  7. 3-point shot: Who replaces Frank Martin?

    Andy Katz

    1.SEC commissioner Mike Slive expects the men's basketball schedule will eventually get rid of a divisional format when the league goes to 18 games and 14 teams next season. The SEC was already headed that way -- shedding its traditional East-West f...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  8. Rapid Reaction: Wisconsin 73, Montana 49

    Andy Katz

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Reaction from No. 4-seeded Wisconsin's 73-49 win over No. 13 Montana. Overview: The last time the Badgers played at The Pit, in 2000, they went to the Final Four. But that was a regional final. This is just a second- and...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  9. Previewing Albuquerque: Afternoon games

    Andy Katz

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A look at Thursday's early games at New Mexico's famed Pit: No. 4 Wisconsin (24-9) vs. No. 13 Montana (25-6), 2:10 p.m. ET This may be Wisconsin's worst team under Bo Ryan. Yet he's still in the NCAA tournament as a No. 4 ...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  10. Selection committee fills out its first ballot - college basketba...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters on a Championship Week Thursday: • The selection committee filled out its first ballot on Wednesday. That means the teams that committee members vote for are in the NCAA tournament (no matter what). The selection committee usuall...

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  11. Bracket Impressions: Andy Katz

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters on the bracket: The First Four will be a good watch. Well, at least the two games involving bubble teams. USC has proved it can beat just about anyone in the field. The matchup against VCU will be one of the better early-round games...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  12. Oakland Golden Grizzlies coach Greg Kampe regrets skipping Bracke...

    Andy Katz

    Oakland coach Greg Kampe chose not to participate in BracketBusters weekend because he didn't see the benefit for the Golden Grizzlies. He does now. And he regrets telling the Summit League that he didn't want to be a part of the event. "I ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2011
  13. Quick hitters from around the country -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    USC coach Kevin O'Neill didn't like the "disappointing" tag that many gave his Trojans. He thought it was premature. And maybe it was. (Or maybe, just maybe, there were indeed several disappointing losses.) Either way, it is still early in the...

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  14. Daily Word: Analyzing WAC expansion possibilities - college baske...

    Andy Katz

    The agreement to keep Fresno State and Nevada in the WAC for two more basketball seasons should be a benefit to the power rating of the league and any possible at-large berths that might come out of it. Neither Fresno State nor Nevada has been a ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2010
  15. NCAA tournament: Andy Katz breaks down the East

    Andy Katz

    From the most intriguing players to potential upsets, Andy Katz breaks down the East Regional.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2010
  16. NCAA tournament: Andy Katz breaks down the West Regional

    Andy Katz

    From the most intriguing players to potential upsets, Andy Katz breaks down the West Regional.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2010