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  1. 'Divided' situation for Jimmer

    Andy Katz

    Utah general manager Kevin O'Connor relayed to Jimmer Fredette's camp Thursday that the Jazz are "terribly divided" on Fredette and whether to select him at No. 12, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Fredette's camp doesn't bel...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  2. What will BYU basketball look like in a post-Jimmer world?

    Andy Katz

    CHICAGO -- Brigham Young coach Dave Rose watched consensus national player of the year Jimmer Fredette go through drills at the combine here, observing him one last time in a competitive format before he officially becomes a professional in next mont...

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2011
  3. NCAA tournament 2011: Saying so long to Jimmer Fredette

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- The season started with a question about who would be the face of the sport. The answer then was no one. It was hard to predict, at the time, because no one stood out yet. But as the season progressed, the faces emerged, sta...

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  4. Florida's fresh legs finish off BYU

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- Florida debated how early to take the last shot of regulation. The differential between the shot clock and the game clock was eight seconds. The Gators' coaching staff was adamant that they didn't want BYU's Jimmer Fredette to take ...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  5. Rapid Reaction: Florida 83, BYU 74

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- The Jimmer show closed its college tour in New Orleans on Thursday night. Florida outlasted BYU 83-74 in overtime to advance to its first Elite Eight since winning consecutive national championships in 2006 and '07. BYU's quest for ...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  6. Sweet 16 preview: BYU vs. Florida

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- A quick glance at the Florida-BYU game: No. 3 seed BYU (32-4) vs. No. 2 seed Florida (28-7), 7:27 p.m. ET (TBS) Storyline: Rematch of a thrilling double-overtime win for BYU in last season's NCAA tournament first round. Headli...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  7. Stakes higher this time for Florida, BYU

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- During last year's NCAA tournament, the Northern Iowa upset of Kansas dominated the first weekend. Butler's dramatic wins in Salt Lake City upstaged that effort in the second weekend. And then Butler did it again by nearly pulling o...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  8. 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
  9. Twenty finalists for John Wooden Award

    Andy Katz

    Quick hits for Tuesday: The Wooden Award asked for its top 20 finalists for national player of the year. Plenty of media members offered a list of 20 players; here is mine (don't get hung up on the order): 1. Jimmer Fredette, BYU 2. Nolan Smith,...

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2011
  10. Katz: Five observations from the week

    Andy Katz

    Five observations from the week that was: 1. Jimmer Fredette is the clear frontrunner for national player of the year. Duke's Nolan Smith and Ohio State's Jared Sullinger can certainly end the season with higher-profile performances, but Fredette ...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  11. BYU is more than just the Jimmer Show

    Andy Katz

    SAN DIEGO -- BYU has had a history of being hated on the road in the Mountain West, and before that in the WAC, throughout the past 30 years. Previous Cougar teams have relished playing the role of the villain. But BYU hasn't had a player so talen...

    Blog | February 26, 2011
  12. BYU makes statement, topples SDSU

    Andy Katz

    SAN DIEGO -- BYU made sure the selection committee, the voters and the casual fan knows this team is more than capable of going on a deep run in March. And maybe the Cougars should start that run as a No. 1 seed. BYU beat SDSU 80-67 Saturday at...

    Blog | February 26, 2011
  13. Wrapping up Saturday's action

    Andy Katz

    The story Saturday wasn't about Jimmer Fredette. He scored 32 points, but BYU lost a tough conference road game at New Mexico. No, the stories that should headline the night deal with four players: Xavier's Tu Holloway. Louisville's Pey...

    Blog | January 30, 2011
  14. POY: The case for Jimmer Fredette

    Andy Katz

    Opposing teams and coaches can't solely focus on Ohio State's Jared Sullinger and hope to beat the Buckeyes. Locking in on trying to stop Connecticut's Kemba Walker can't be the sole game plan against the Huskies. Banking on Purdue's JaJuan Johnson o...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  15. More on Mickey McConnell's big shot and North Texas Mean Green's ...

    Andy Katz

    Jimmer Fredette had the game of the week with 43 points against San Diego State. But Mickey McConnell of Saint Mary's had what is so far the shot of the week -- the one that beat Gonzaga late Thursday night at the Kennel in Spokane. With t...

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2011
  16. Jimmer Fredette and Stephen Curry could share similiar NCAA path

    Andy Katz

    Jimmer Fredette is not Stephen Curry. They are not the same type of player. Fredette is not a lock for the lottery, as Curry was. And BYU is hardly Davidson. BYU is not a mid-major. The Cougars play in front of 22,000 fans at the Marriott Center. ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 27, 2011