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  1. 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
  2. 3-point shot: Donovan should be rewarded

    Andy Katz

    1. USA Basketball should reward Billy Donovan by considering him for the FIBA World Basketball Cup in 2018 and the 2020 Olympic staff in some manner. Donovan won gold medals for the U-18 last summer in Brazil and then Sunday for the U-19 in Prague. H...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Camouflage jerseys for Nov. 9

    Andy Katz

    1. Nike has special camouflage jerseys for the eight teams participating in the military-themed games on Nov. 9 just like it did last year for Michigan State and North Carolina in the Carrier Classic in San Diego. Michigan State's Draymond Green made...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  4. 3-point shot: Coaches Newark-bound

    Andy Katz

    1. Baylor coach Scott Drew said he is coming to Newark to witness history: three Baylor players taken in the NBA draft. All three -- Perry Jones III, Quincy Miller and Quincy Acy -- have a legitimate chance to be in the first round. Miller is on the ...

    Blog | June 28, 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. 3-point shot: Indiana to sub KU for UK?

    Andy Katz

    1. Indiana now has an open date with the Kentucky series dead and Kansas wants to fill the Hoosiers schedule with a game. One Kansas official said the Jayhawks would gladly start a home-and-home with Indiana, beginning next season in Lawrence. Indian...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  7. Andy Katz: Indiana Hoosiers still lead revised Top 25, but plenty...

    Andy Katz

    With several underclassmen and recruiting decisions in the books, Andy Katz takes another look at the Top 25 for 2012-13.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  8. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Which Sweet 16 teams face the most pressu...

    Andy Katz

    A Sweet 16 appearance elevates a program to the next level. A Final Four moves it up another notch. The matchups usually make the difference in getting this far. Talent -- and star power -- also play big roles. There is a certain level of pressur...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  9. Terrence Jones, Anthony Davis a powerful combination for Kentucky...

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: To watch Katz's interview with Anthony Davis and Terrence Jones, visit the Nation blog. John Calipari has had brute strength in the post at Kentucky with DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson. He's also had a rugged overachiever i...

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2011
  10. Dave Rice, UNLV Rebels enjoying win over North Carolina Tar Heels...

    Andy Katz

    Reggie Theus was a popular choice to replace Lon Kruger as UNLV's head coach before this season. Theus had the national name, the swagger, the style and the deep connection to the Rebels' initial burst onto the college basketball scene under Jerry T...

    Blog | Conversation | November 28, 2011
  11. Game-by-game look at ESPN's Tip-Off Marathon -- college basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    College basketball has an unofficial blockbuster tipoff for the first time with the Carrier Classic between projected No. 1 North Carolina and perennial national contender Michigan State on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson on Nov. 11. The follow-up t...

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2011
  12. 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
  13. College basketball will be loaded with talent in 2011-12

    Andy Katz

    College basketball was spoiled with the decisions of a number of potential lottery picks who chose to return for the 2011-12 season instead of ending up in Thursday night's draft. Don't expect that to occur in 2012. The talent pool is too rich,...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2011
  14. Kendall Marshall a key cog to North Carolina Tar Heels' title hop...

    Andy Katz

    The Boston Celtics have employed the Big Three for a few years now. But everyone who follows the NBA knows that the Big Three isn't complete without an equal if not more critical fourth in point guard Rajon Rondo. Let's not compare North Carolina's...

    Blog | Conversation | June 07, 2011
  15. 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
  16. Baylor freshman star Perry Jones returning to school

    Andy Katz

    Baylor freshman standout Perry Jones is staying in school.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2011