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  1. Weekend Homework: Dayton's restart

    Andy Katz

    Dayton had the early buzz with a win over Gonzaga. The Flyers had a strong showing at the Maui Invitational with a shelf-life win over Cal and a one-point, "good" loss to Baylor. But a 2-1 showing in Maui doesn't complete any team's résum&#23...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  2. Bracket reveal: Las Vegas Invitational

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. Starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, we'll unveil the final six: Charleston, 2K Sports, Diamond Head, CBE, Wooden and Maui. A thread of previews a...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Terps moving on Wells waiver

    Andy Katz

    1. Dez Wells is expected to keep a low profile at Maryland while the school applies for a waiver to see if he can play immediately after being expelled from Xavier. According to a source, Maryland hasn't approached Xavier about helping with the waive...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  4. Bracket reveal: Las Vegas Invitational

    Andy Katz

    When and where: Nov. 23-24 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas Semifinal schedule for the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational Nov. 23: Arizona State vs. Arkansas (7 p.m. ET, ESPN3); Creighton vs. Wisconsin (10 p.m. ET, ESPN2) Nov. 24: Third-pl...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  5. Week In Review -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    It was a week that began with a loaded field at the Maui Invitational and ended with two of the top four teams in the country being upset by unranked foes. Let's take a look back at the week that was in college basketball.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2011
  6. 3-point shot: Pac-12 off to slow start

    Andy Katz

    1.The Maui Invitational final between Kansas and Duke is yet another example of why neutral site tournaments are a must in the sport. Elite teams have an aversion to true home-and-home series, outside of forced league agreements. Setting up potentia...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  7. UCLA Bruins need to find answers fast -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    UCLA coach Ben Howland said he is considering playing more zone so he can use a bigger lineup in the Maui Invitational. He said he will change some of the Bruins' man-to-man defense, too. "We've also got to do some things offensively," said Howlan...

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  8. Belmont Bruins have chance to shine early against Duke Blue Devil...

    Andy Katz

    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Memphis coach Josh Pastner said the exact same thing when asked about opening the season in a loaded Maui Invitational field. The two programs could potentially meet in the semifinals, but each would have to play Belmon...

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  9. 3-point shots: Mizzou tourney no lock

    Andy Katz

    1. Missouri's promise of putting on a college basketball tournament in December in Kansas City if it were to leave for the SEC won't be such an easy outcome. Team-oriented invitational tournaments are dying in the sport. Few power-six schools play in...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  10. Where are they now? Dave Odom -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Dave Odom might be a retired college coach, but he's hardly retired. Between his duties as Maui Invitational chairman and high school volunteer assistant, the former Wake Forest and South Carolina coach approaches 70 as invigorated as ever.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2011
  11. Knight gets another shot at Walker, UConn

    Andy Katz

    HOUSTON -- Kemba Walker's performance in the Maui Invitational title game against Kentucky on Nov. 24 was remarkable. Walker scored 29 points and was 10-of-17 from the field, 3-of-4 on 3-pointers and 6-of-6 from the free throw line with 6 assists,...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  12. UConn shows depth in win over Tennessee

    Andy Katz

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- No team may benefit more from sprinkling in key nonconference games in the middle of its conference season than Connecticut. The Huskies, who have already built a strong resume with three wins at the Maui Invitational in Novembe...

    Blog | January 22, 2011
  13. Big East, SEC expand to 12-team invitational

    Andy Katz

    The Big East/SEC Challenge is headed to campus venues next year, and 12 teams in each conference will be involved.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2010
  14. Tough early wins set Old Dominion Monarchs up for NCAA bid

    Andy Katz

    Wichita State's loss to Connecticut in the Maui Invitational put the Shockers in the losers' bracket against teams that won't be in the NCAA tournament. The Shockers have one more nonconference game against a team that is likely bound for the NCAAs...

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2010
  15. Big East-SEC event lacks campus buzz

    Andy Katz

    The SEC-Big East Invitational has one more season left in its four-year contract. Pittsburgh, in the new home of the NHL's Penguins, is one site for next year. Nashville could be the other. The event got a huge lift when 15,874 fans showed up a...

    Blog | December 11, 2009
  16. Mississippi State Bulldogs continue the wait on Renardo Sidney's ...

    Andy Katz

    Mississippi State plays DePaul in the SEC/Big East Invitational in Tampa on Thursday and then UCLA in the Wooden Classic in Anaheim on Saturday. After those two games, 7-foot-1 freshman center John Riek will have served his 30 percent suspension for...

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2009