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  1. 3-point shot: Why did Rutgers keep Rice?

    Andy Katz

    1. Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti's decision to keep Mike Rice even after the coach's suspension and $50,000 fine made no sense. The two years remaining on Rice's contract -- with one year in the soon-to-be-named conference before entering th...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  2. 3-point shot: No hangover for Gonzaga

    Andy Katz

    1. Gonzaga coach Mark Few said on the ESPNU college basketball podcast that Florida coach Billy Donovan called him the day after the Zags lost to Butler. He told Few to tell his team "make sure Butler doesn't beat you twice." It was good advice. Gonz...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  3. Villanova Wildcats pass a rough test against Purdue Boilermakers ...

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- Officials Brian O'Connell and Bo Boroski huddled around the monitor. They asked for more replays of a trap on Purdue's D.J. Byrd and the subsequent raised elbow that sent Villanova's Darrun Hilliard flailing back onto the court. The two...

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  4. 3-point shot: Filling Jim Calhoun's shoes

    Andy Katz

    1. Villanova's Jay Wright, Notre Dame's Mike Brey and Pitt's Jamie Dixon all said this past week that UConn coach Jim Calhoun was a mentor to them when they got into the Big East. They mentioned how Calhoun essentially indoctrinated them into the lea...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  5. Villanova Wildcats coach Jay Wright preaches patience -- men's co...

    Andy Katz

    There's no sugarcoating the rebuilding job Jay Wright has ahead of him at Villanova. "It's definitely a challenging time for us," said Wright, whose Wildcats finished with a stunningly pedestrian 13-19 overall record, 5-13 in the Big East. "We've ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  6. 3-point shot: Balance in the Atlantic 10

    Andy Katz

    1.The Atlantic 10 may have its most competitive balance in years from top to bottom. But the problem is that beating each other may end up hurting the league when it comes to tournament selection. The one thing that may occur is some leap-frogging. ...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  7. Resilient Vols return focus to basketball

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- The NCAA mess that Bruce Pearl and his staff got the Tennessee program into will rear its ugly head again when the NCAA releases its official document of allegations, most likely within the next month. But for one night at least, the V...

    Blog | November 26, 2010
  8. Guard trio carries Nova over UCLA

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- Scottie Reynolds got Villanova back to a Final Four with an epic, game-ending layup to beat Pitt in the 2009 Elite Eight. The shot will forever be etched in Nova lore. But Reynolds' influence on the Wildcats is now gone and it shows...

    Blog | November 25, 2010
  9. Halftime: Robert Morris 28, Villanova 22

    Andy Katz

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- First-half impressions from Robert Morris' stunning 28-22 halftime lead over Villanova: Villanova coach Jay Wright benched starters Scottie Reynolds and Corey Fisher for a "teaching moment." The teaching issue didn't last more...

    Blog | March 18, 2010
  10. NCAA tournament: Jamie Dixon, Jay Wright could be new Big East ro...

    Andy Katz

    If Jamie Dixon and Jay Wright stay put -- if they decide to continue their run of excellence at Pitt and Villanova -- then you are about to witness the beginning of the new hierarchy of the Big East.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  11. NCAA tournament: Villanova, Pitt meet again

    Andy Katz

    BOSTON -- Villanova's players had no idea about the history of the Spectrum. But Wildcats coach Jay Wright did. He knew once the old home of the Sixers and Flyers got rockin', the Wildcats were in the midst of something special. This was the last...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  12. Low makes big impact but only after 0-2 start

    Andy Katz

    The Pan Am team started slowly with losses to Uruguay and Panama and finished with a disappointing fifth-place finish, but you can't blame Derrick Low, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2007
  13. U.S. cuts Pan Am roster to 14 heading into Brazil trip

    Andy Katz

    The Pan Am Games about to begin, the USA Basketball selection committee took to thinning the U.S.'s roster from 30 to 14 Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2007
  14. 30 college stars will vie for 12 spots

    Andy Katz

    The Pan Am Games cut from 30 players to the final 12 may be tougher than the competition in Brazil, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2007
  15. Hernandez, Haryasz showing international flair

    Andy Katz

    Stanford's duo is making all the smart plays in the training camp for the World University Games.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2005
  16. Two college-aged teams compete this summer

    Andy Katz

    Saint Joseph's Phil Martelli and Villanova's Jay Wright will lead two college-aged teams for USA Basketball this summer.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2005