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  1. Siena coach Jimmy Patsos a MAAC guy -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: All week ESPN.com is taking a look at new faces in new places. As part of our coverage, Andy Katz will be diving into the mid-major ranks to profile a first-year coach each day. If Loyola (Md.) had stayed in the MAAC, Jimmy Patsos woul...

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  2. Hall of Fame Tip-Off Primer

    Andy Katz

    The Hall of Fame Tip-Off is a tournament set up for one marquee team. That's what it did last season for Kentucky. That's what it's doing this season for Ohio State. The Buckeyes are set to play in a "title" game, regardless of what occurs Satu...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  3. 3-point shot: ASU to add Musselman?

    Andy Katz

    1. Arizona State coach Herb Sendek could be on the verge of a coaching coup. He lost two assistants this month when Scott Pera left for Penn and Lamont Smith departed for rival Washington. Multiple sources said that Sendek has had serious conversatio...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  4. 3-point shot: Huge addition for Cincy

    Andy Katz

    1. Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said landing 7-foot-1 David Nyarsuk is a huge addition, both literally and figuratively: "He's a shot blocker, finisher and runs great. If he was a JUCO he would have been No. 1 in the country." Nyarsuk went to NAIA Mo...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  5. 3-point shot: Calipari keeps staff together

    Andy Katz

    1. Kentucky coach John Calipari said Tuesday afternoon that Rod Strickland, a director of basketball operations, would be staying with the Wildcats and not heading to work for Larry Brown at SMU. Calipari said his entire coaching staff will remain in...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  6. Gary Williams is happy for Jimmy Patsos' success at Loyola (Md.) ...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters on Tuesday: • No coach was happier to see Jimmy Patsos reach the NCAA tournament than his former mentor Gary Williams. Patsos worked tirelessly under Williams. I still remember sitting behind the Maryland bench during the 2002 na...

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  7. Katz: Games to track this weekend

    Andy Katz

    For full coverage of the Michigan State-Ohio State matchup, click here. Friday Iona at Loyola (ESPNU, 7 p.m. ET): Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos was peeved that his squad was left out of the TV BracketBusters games. Well, this one is on TV and it's ...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  8. First impressions of BracketBusters lineup

    Andy Katz

    The matchups for the 10th annual BracketBusters event were announced Monday night, but projecting how important some of these games will be three weeks before they happen is hardly an exact science. Nevertheless, the evidence exists that BracketBu...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  9. 3-point shot: BracketBusters tonight

    Andy Katz

    1. The BracketBusters pairings will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU Monday night. I have no idea what they will be but I'm on the show to discuss the Feb. 17-19 event. I've bounced around plenty of pairings and here are my top four: Saint Mary's...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  10. Andy Katz's Daily Word: A primer for the West Coast Conference se...

    Andy Katz

    The West Coast Conference season officially started with Gonzaga's blowout win over Portland on Wednesday night. But the race to the top truly begins with Thursday's opener between BYU and Saint Mary's at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, Calif. Here's a lo...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  11. 3-point shot: Calipari on NBA deal

    Andy Katz

    1. Kentucky, which has elite freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, could have been the biggest beneficiary if the NBA had changed the draft rule to two years out of high school. But ESPN's Ric Bucher reported Tuesday nigh...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  12. Detroit Titans primed to unseat Butler Bulldogs in Horizon League...

    Andy Katz

    Butler lost its exhibition opener Wednesday night 53-50 to Northern State. But that won't change the opinion of Detroit's Ray McCallum or most of the coaches in the Horizon League. The Titans may have the most talent, but the Bulldogs are still t...

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  13. MAAC should feature a competitive race with Fairfield and Iona

    Andy Katz

    Late last week Iona received news that Lamont "MoMo" Jones, instrumental in helping Arizona to the Elite Eight last season, has been granted a hardship waiver and can play immediately, instead of sitting in residence under NCAA rules. The MAAC regul...

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2011
  14. WCC keeps fingers crossed with BYU

    Andy Katz

    Earlier this month, when Big 12 athletic directors were pursuing a possible 10th member to replace Texas A&M, they reached out to Brigham Young University. But will the Cougars listen again if the phone rings? Would they dismiss being an indep...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  15. Butler Bulldogs lift expectations in the Horizon League

    Andy Katz

    Grace Calhoun wanted to make sure when she left Indiana for the athletic director's job at Loyola of Illinois that the school was committed to chasing down Butler in the Horizon League. Back-to-back Final Four appearances by Butler has changed the ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 29, 2011
  16. LMU on the rise, but schedule doesn't help

    Andy Katz

    Loyola Marymount is the trendy pick to challenge Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference, even receiving one first-place vote in the preseason coaches poll. But the Lions are not yet in a position to realistically make a run at the WCC title as the s...

    Blog | November 04, 2010