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  1. Expecting the unexpected at Final Four

    Andy Katz

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The favorite? Florida. The trendy pick? Kentucky. And that's why this could be one of the most surprising Final Fours. Wisconsin has the look of a No. 1 seed and the resume to back it up. UConn has arguably the best college player...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. Andrew Wiggins, freshmen are special

    Andy Katz

    CHICAGO -- This isn't a normal class of freshmen. Julius Randle nearly single-handedly lifted No. 2 Michigan State past No. 1 Kentucky before eventually succumbing to the experience of a Spartans team that knew how to handle late-game situations i...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  3. Kentucky Wildcats' John Calipari finalizing Champions Classic wit...

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky coach John Calipari is close to completing another type of Champions Classic with three of the more iconic programs -- North Carolina, UCLA and Ohio State -- to match the current one the Wildcats are in with Duke, Kansas and Michigan State.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  4. Tark, Pitino pumped for HOF weekend

    Andy Katz

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- While Rick Pitino shows no signs of slowing down, former UNLV Rebels coach Jerry Tarkanian just hopes to "make a good showing" during this weekend's induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mas...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  5. Rick Pitino in their own words -- Walter McCarty, David Padgett -...

    Andy Katz

    The voices who can chime in on this weekend's Hall of Fame induction of Rick Pitino are many, spanning the spectrum from various levels of college basketball to the NBA. Walter McCarty has one of the more unique perspectives on Pitino. He was recrui...

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: Calipari finds freshman leaders

    Andy Katz

    1. Kentucky coach John Calipari said he can already tell who his leaders may be for the upcoming season. Calipari said freshman Julius Randle and the Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew, "are going to be the leaders." He said Randle has already proven i...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  7. Kentucky Wildcats transfer Ryan Harrow can play with Georgia Stat...

    Andy Katz

    Georgia State's chances to be a contender in the Sun Belt took a huge step forward with the NCAA's decision Wednesday to grant Kentucky transfer point guard Ryan Harrow immediate eligibility.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  8. Kentucky Wildcats, Kyle Wiltjer handle situation correctly -- col...

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer is likely headed to the West Coast to redshirt next season. But he could be back at Kentucky playing on a loaded team. And there's always a chance he could redshirt next season -- in Lexington. He has options, and Kent...

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  9. 3-point shot: UConn adds depth in Kromah

    Andy Katz

    1. Lasan Kromah originally told George Washington he was returning as soon as the season ended. And then in late April he met with GW coach Mike Lonergan and athletic director Patrick Nero in late April and said he was leaving (once he earned his deg...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  10. 3-point shot: Wiltjer to the West Coast?

    Andy Katz

    1. If Kyle Wiltjer does leave Kentucky and sit out next season at another school he has a real shot to be a major player in the sport in 2014-15. The schools that are going to pursue him in seeking a release are Gonzaga, Portland, Oregon, Oregon Stat...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  11. 3-point shot: Memphis' Pastner faces issues

    Andy Katz

    1. Memphis coach Josh Pastner had former Missouri guard Michael Dixon on campus Tuesday for a face-to-face visit. Dixon's case is complicated, as ESPN.com's Jason King reported, and there is plenty he must do to become eligible. There are a few issue...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  12. 3-point shot: Lottery goes Noel's way

    Andy Katz

    1. The new Big East pulled off an officiating coup from its competitor the American Athletic Conference when it landed veteran official John Cahill as its coordinator. Art Hyland, who is retiring as the old Big East's coordinator, will stay on as a c...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  13. NCAA basketball rules committee approves more replays for out of ...

    Andy Katz

    The NCAA men's basketball rules committee couldn't get enough support to even vote on reducing the 35-second shot clock but introduced more replay at the end of regulation and overtime for out-of-bounds and shot-clock violation calls.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  14. Andrew Wiggins or not, Kentucky Wildcats' options are many - coll...

    Andy Katz

    From the first time Nerlens Noel worked out at Kentucky, John Calipari knew he had something special on his hands. "He had something in him; he could take it all to another level," Calipari of Noel. "He had that will to win. I've had players like th...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  15. 3-point shot: Marshall could rule the MVC

    Andy Katz

    1. Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has always said he has a million-dollar job and it would take something special to take him from his current position. The Shockers dismantled Pitt on Thursday in the NCAA tournament, and Marshall should again be...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  16. 3-point shot: Kentucky's next steps

    Andy Katz

    1. Kentucky cured any hangover from the Robert Morris loss by getting a commitment Wednesday from Julius Randle. The Wildcats will have as heralded an incoming class next season as they did in John Calipari's first and third seasons in Lexington. But...

    Blog | March 21, 2013