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  1. Five things on UConn's last-second win over Florida

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- Shabazz Napier hit a game-winning, buzzer-beating jumper to beat Florida 65-64 in a thriller Monday at Gampel Pavilion. Here are five observations for the Huskies and Gators. 1. UConn and Napier came through late, agai...

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  2. Kevin Ollie takes over UConn Huskies with Jim Calhoun's encourage...

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- Kevin Ollie's voice is hoarse. He hasn't stopped talking throughout the entire Connecticut practice. It is his voice that reverberates over the clapping, the cheering and the enthusiastic responses from the players. The energy at ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  3. Kevin Ollie happy for the chance to lead UConn  college basketba...

    Andy Katz

    Kevin Ollie has one season to prove he's the right guy to follow Jim Calhoun as UConn basketball coach. Ollie is sure he'll be there for the long haul.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  4. Connecticut Huskies' backcourt will have to lead the way -- colle...

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- While Connecticut isn't eligible to compete in the Big East tournament, NCAA or NIT, Jim Calhoun is confident the Huskies have a shot to be major factors in the Big East regular-season race. Whether that happens, there's no doubt w...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2012
  5. Jim Calhoun and the Connecticut Huskies' future -- men's college ...

    Andy Katz

    Now in his 70s -- with 40 seasons and 873 wins in his rearview mirror -- Connecticut's Jim Calhoun sat down with ESPN.com to discuss his career, his health, his team and his succession plan for the program he built into a national power.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2012
  6. Early-entry draft deadline benefits a few schools during spring--...

    Andy Katz

    Oregon State put the full-court press on Victor Robbins as soon as Jared Cunningham declared for the NBA draft by the NCAA's April 10 deadline. The Beavers nabbed the 6-foot-6 forward from Compton, Calif., to give them a much-needed body up front wh...

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  7. Uncertainty looms over UConn Huskies program -- college basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    UConn's near future got cloudier with the NCAA's decision on Friday to deny a waiver that would have allowed the Huskies to play in the 2013 NCAA tournament. The university will appeal the decision to the Academic Performance Subcommittee on Appeals...

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  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. News and notes from around the country -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Quick hitters after talking to several coaches here at the AAU nationals: • The U.S. World University Games team -- led by Purdue coach Matt Painter (U.S. team head coach) along with Butler coach Brad Stevens and Tenn...

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  10. Katz's Daily Word: News and notes from around the country -- coll...

    Andy Katz

    Some news and notes on this Wednesday afternoon: • Team USA's two exhibition losses to Lithuania have caused some concern stateside, but the Lithuanians are considered the favorites heading into the U-19 World Championship tournament in Latvi...

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  11. Men's college basketball early top 25 (updated edition)

    Andy Katz

    Andy Katz updates his early top 25 after the NBA draft's early-entry deadline

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2011
  12. Daily Word: Hard to fathom what has happened to the San Diego Tor...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters on a Tuesday morning: • Bill Grier had a clause in his contract to succeed Mark Few at Gonzaga. It was an agreement that the two and athletic director Mike Roth had agreed to years ago, but once it became clear Few wasn't going ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2011
  13. NCAA tournament: Final Four primer for Butler Bulldogs, Kentucky ...

    Andy Katz

    Get the Final Four lowdown on the teams playing in Houston.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2011
  14. Sweet 16 field is set for the NCAA men's basketball tournament

    Andy Katz

    A first look at the favorites, the newcomers, the stars and the storylines that make up this year's Sweet 16.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2011
  15. 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
  16. Connecticut Huskies hire Kevin Ollie as assistant coach

    Andy Katz

    The Connecticut men's basketball program took the first step toward cleansing itself of an NCAA investigation by hiring former player Kevin Ollie to be an assistant coach.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2010