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  1. Brady Heslip's shooting key to Baylor's success -- college basket...

    Andy Katz

    Brady Heslip's importance rose quickly as the spot shooter on a deep Baylor team that reached the Elite Eight two years ago. And if Baylor is going to get back to the NCAA tournament after a year in the NIT, one of the reasons will likely be that Hes...

    Blog | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  2. Mark Gottfried and NC State are looking ahead to a brighter futur...

    Andy Katz

    Mark Gottfried admits the expectations for NC State were too high entering last season. At the outset of a rebuild, Gottfried looks ahead to a bright future and teams he hopes will live up to the hype.

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: APR ban shuts out legit teams

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA's APR postseason penalty ban is no joke and has taken three legit teams out of contention for a NCAA tournament berth as well as eliminated two NIT spots. UConn would have been an NCAA team and if for some reason the Huskies weren't then ...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  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. Notre Dame Fighting Irish announce 10-year deal with Mike Brey

    Andy Katz

    Notre Dame coach Mike Brey has a new 10-year contract.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2012
  6. Mark Madsen returns to Stanford as assistant coach -- college bas...

    Andy Katz

    Johnny Dawkins is close to turning Stanford into a consistent winner. He led the Cardinal to an NIT championship this past March, and they should be in contention -- behind UCLA and Arizona -- for a top-three Pac-12 finish and an NCAA tournament ber...

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  7. NCAA grants Minnesota Golden Gophers' Trevor Mbakwe sixth season ...

    Andy Katz

    Minnesota has reached this year's NIT semifinals, but the Gophers took a major step toward the reaching the NCAA tournament in 2013 when the NCAA on Thursday granted forward Trevor Mbakwe a sixth year of eligibility.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  8. Baylor Bears get shut out of NCAA postseason -- college basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    Lost amid the NCAA tournament selection snubs and seeding controversy was the release of the NIT bracket -- and the omission of a team that just a few short weeks ago believed it was being considered for inclusion in the field of 68. Baylor didn't g...

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2011
  9. NIT provides safety net for Vermont Catamounts and Fairfield Stag...

    Andy Katz

    The pressure to win two or three games in a conference tournament can be intense for a traditional one-bid league. But the NIT rule guaranteeing the regular-season winner a spot in its 32-team field has actually taken the pressure off the fear that...

    Blog | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  10. Never heard of Wofford? Time to learn

    Andy Katz

    Let's put Wofford's Southern Conference title in perspective, shall we? The Terriers haven't been in the NCAA tournament. The Terriers haven't been in the NIT. The Terriers have never won a conference tournament or a regular-season title. This ...

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  11. NCAA buys tournaments, ends NIT litigation

    Andy Katz

    The NCAA has purchased the preseason and postseason NIT tournaments for $40.5 million and another $16 million to end the litigation with the NIT.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2005
  12. NCAA in talks to purchase, operate older rival

    Andy Katz

    The NCAA is negotiating to buy the NIT tournaments as part of its settlement of the NIT's antitrust lawsuit, Andy Katz reports.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2005
  13. NIT case hinders NCAA's tourney approval

    Andy Katz

    The NCAA was set to endorse a proposal that would keep exempted tournaments alive, but the NIT isn't cooperating.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2005
  14. Texas proves Dance-worthy with win in Stillwater

    Andy Katz

    Big Dance invitations aren't handed out on historical data, nor should they be based strictly on a team's conference record or RPI. Sometimes, you just have to pass the eye test, and Texas does that without a need for corrective lenses.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2005
  15. Marquette suffering from Final Four fallout

    Andy Katz

    Marquette may not have expected to reach San Antonio. But it expected at least a return trip to the Dance.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2004
  16. Expect more competitive in-season tourney matchups

    Andy Katz

    College basketball got a rare dose of offseason good news Monday night when an Ohio federal judge rescinded the NCAA's 2-in-4 rule because it violates antitrust laws. That means tournaments such as the Maui Invitational, Great Alaska Shootout, Preseason NIT, Coaches vs. Cancer Classic and any other in-season exempted events should include at least one to two major-name teams.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2003