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  1. 3-point shot: Preseason leaders

    Andy Katz

    Andy Katz looks at the preseason leaders at Arkansas, St. John's and Alabama....

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  2. 3-point shot: Surge in season ticket sales

    Andy Katz

    Andy Katz looks at the surge in season ticket sales at Auburn and SMU and previews rising leaders in the preseason at Dayton and Baylor....

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  3. Position battles: Centers

    Andy Katz

    CHICAGO -- Julius Randle is gone, but he wouldn't mind watching the Kentucky big men battle in the fall. "Yes, there's going to be some competition," Randle said at the NBA draft combine in Chicago. "But Coach [John Calipari] will figure it out." ...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  4. Players to watch: Centers

    Andy Katz

    Traditional centers were once a fading fad. It was almost as if they weren't growing that way anymore. But that is no longer the case. Suddenly, centers are plentiful. And while 5-men today must be able to score facing the basket, the centers ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  5. Look back, look ahead: Mountain West

    Andy Katz

    There is nothing mid-major about San Diego State, New Mexico, UNLV and at times a few others in the Mountain West Conference. The capacity of their arenas, the coaching salaries, the money put into the programs and the ability to buy nonconference ga...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  6. Look back, look ahead: Ivy League

    Andy Katz

    Harvard is no longer a one-year wonder, a trendy upset pick or a unique story in college basketball. The Crimson have arrived as a regular. Nothing can be taken for granted in the sport, but the Crimson are suddenly expected to produce winnin...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Bracket winners and losers

    Andy Katz

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Here are the winners and losers after the NCAA tournament bracket was announced Sunday. WINNERS Virginia: The Cavaliers didn't beat a team in the field in nonconference play and got rocked by Tennessee in late December. But an A...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  9. Weekend Homework: Show and tell

    Andy Katz

    The game of the day isn't in Durham, N.C. It's not in Gainesville, Fla. Saturday's showdown is in front of the Show, San Diego State's self-dubbed student section at Viejas Arena. San Diego State hosts New Mexico with the Mountain West Confe...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  10. Weekend Homework: OSU's big week

    Andy Katz

    Forget the Big 12 record. Dismiss the seven-game losing streak and the three-game suspension of Marcus Smart and the losses that occurred without him in the lineup. Oklahoma State's season has begun anew with two tune-up wins over Texas Tech and T...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  11. Weekend homework: Cats-Buffs big for CU

    Andy Katz

    Colorado has had to prove it was NCAA tournament worthy since the moment Spencer Dinwiddie went down with a season-ending knee injury Jan. 12. The Buffaloes are 6-5 since, including the Washington game in which Dinwiddie went down in the second ha...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  12. Weekend Homework: American dreams

    Andy Katz

    The American needs Memphis-UConn to become a rivalry. The league is losing Louisville after one season. Memphis and Cincinnati already had something going from their previous conference affiliation. Cincinnati and UConn have had their moments as m...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  13. Weekend Homework: Baylor's stretch run

    Andy Katz

    Baylor doesn't have the resume. The Bears don't have momentum. They don't have much to show for the talent they possess. But that's the beauty of the Big 12 this season. The Bears are 14-8 and second-to-last in the conference standings, but ...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  14. Weekend Homework: B1G elimination game

    Andy Katz

    Conference play is unforgiving in the Big Ten. The hits keep coming. There are no breaks. Not this year. Not any year, usually. And that's why the loser of Ohio State (16-5, 3-5) at Wisconsin (17-4, 4-4) on Saturday (noon ET, ESPN) will find it...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  15. Weekend Homework: Badgers need defense

    Andy Katz

    The Wisconsin bus was making its way to the airport after losing to Minnesota when the gate came down right on the front bumper. The Badgers were stalled, stuck and now going to be late getting back to Madison. Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan considere...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  16. Cleanthony Early and the Wichita State Shockers could rock the na...

    Andy Katz

    In ESPN The Magazine's Music Issue, Andy Katz writes that nothing about Cleanthony Early is conventional. Not his name, not his road to Wichita State and not his decision to stick around for his senior season.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014