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  1. 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
  2. Tyler Griffey's shot sends Illinois Fighting Illini past No. 1 In...

    Andy Katz

    Brandon Paul's bounce pass to a cutting Tyler Griffey stunned him so much that, for a nanosecond, he thought about dunking the ball and Indiana out of the No. 1 spot. "But I thought I wouldn't get it off in time," Griffey told ESPN.com by phone late...

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  3. Illinois Illini part ways with Bruce Weber - college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Bruce Weber might have been out at Illinois no matter how the Illini's season ended. Mike Thomas is clearly looking to get his own coach, as is often the case when a new athletic director takes over at a school. There was no shortage of mistakes m...

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  4. Illinois Fighting Illini players still have reason to play hard--...

    Andy Katz

    The Illinois players need to forget about the coaching staff's fate and realize they can still go to the NCAA tournament. This is on the players. Coach Bruce Weber is likely out at season's end. No one has actually told Weber this yet, but accordin...

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  5. Illinois Illini should stand by coach Bruce Weber through rest of...

    Andy Katz

    Sometimes we fault coaches for not saying enough. Sometimes we fault coaches for saying too much. Illinois coach Bruce Weber was emotional after a loss to Purdue on Wednesday. It was a game that the Illini should have won, but didn't, and the break...

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2012
  6. Player of the year, coach of the year, BracketBusters and more --...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for a Monday as we hit the stretch run of the season: • Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis should be the new front-runner for national player of the year. Kansas' Thomas Robinson deserves all the adulation he has received for what h...

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  7. Oh what could've been had these underclassmen returned -- college...

    Andy Katz

    Locked out by NBA owners, Kemba Walker is spending his October working out with his former Connecticut teammates. Walker doesn't have second thoughts about declaring for the NBA draft. He was gone as soon as the Huskies won the national title, and ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  8. A list of players who might end up on Wooden Award watch list - c...

    Andy Katz

    At this time last year, Ben Hansbrough's name didn't appear on the Wooden Award preseason watch list. Five months later, he edged out Connecticut's Kemba Walker for Big East Player of the Year. Using that as a backdrop, let's remember that the list...

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  9. Andre Drummond, the top player in 2012, will not play for Connect...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for Monday: • The speculation about whether 6-foot-10 Andre Drummond, the No. 1 player in 2012 (currently at St. Thomas More School in Middletown, Conn.), could end up playing in the fall at UConn is over. It's not happening. Acc...

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2011
  10. Virginia Cavaliers' win shows there are no guarantees in the ACC/...

    Andy Katz

    The Big Ten is seven or eight deep in potential NCAA tournament teams. The ACC has Duke and a host of teams that are hard to discern from No. 2 on down. So of course the Big Ten will capture the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, right? Not quite. Virginia rev...

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2010
  11. A college basketball week in review and a weekend primer

    Andy Katz

    College basketball starts with a heavy dose of weekend games, before ESPN's 24-hour Tip-Off Marathon offers up a slew of must-see affairs Tuesday. But before looking forward, there must be some housecleaning done on a few issues. So here are my first...

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  12. Andy Katz's Daily Word: USA Select Team gives college upperclassm...

    Andy Katz

    Credit Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for giving college upperclassmen more opportunities to not only get seen, but to improve for a quick sojourn in Las Vegas later this month. The USA Basketball experience at the national team level has become an NB...

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2010
  13. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Expansion talk hinges on whether Notre Da...

    Andy Katz

    Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe is one of the 10 members of the NCAA tournament selection committee and was on the inside of the decision-making process that led to the change from a 65- to a 68-team field, despite the assumption nationally that the 96...

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2010
  14. Andy Katz's Preseason Top 25: Defending champ Duke will start new...

    Andy Katz

    Now that we know who's in the draft and who's out, who gets Andy Katz's top spot in his revised top 25? The same team that ended last season No. 1. But a pair of Big Ten teams aren't far behind.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2010
  15. Andy Katz: Why the Big Ten/ACC Challenge matters

    Andy Katz

    ACC 10, Big Ten 0. That's the tally in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. And if you think that doesn't matter, just ask any fan, coach, player or administrator on either side.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2009
  16. Andy Katz's Daily Word: DePaul's Jerry Wainwright knows the heat ...

    Andy Katz

    In the brand-new ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia, Jeff Sagarin's all-time program rankings place DePaul at 26, reinforcing how the Blue Demons were once a mighty regional and, at times, national name. But the DePaul of decades past was never...

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2009