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  1. Coaches prove you didn't have to play to win

    Andy Katz

    Everyone knows about the coaches who have the playing pedigree to match their coaching success. But there are a handful of college coaches who never played at that level, and they're winning just the same, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2007
  2. Marquette win could validate new Big East

    Andy Katz

    WASHINGTON -- For the Marquette Golden Eagles, there is so much more at stake than a berth in the Final Four. The Big East brand isn't on the line, but a Marquette win will enhance it more than any television deal or agreement to play games at Mad...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Cardinal need momentum

    Andy Katz

    1. This is a huge week for Stanford. The Cardinal are looking for momentum as they start Pac-12 play since they failed to pick up quality wins in games against Missouri and Minnesota in the Battle 4 Atlantis and since they lost a home game to Belmont...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  4. Arsalan Kazemi of Oregon wins waiver, eligible to play this seaso...

    Andy Katz

    Oregon forward Arsalan Kazemi won an NCAA waiver Thursday, making him eligible to play immediately.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  5. 3-point shot: Penalty won't oust Calhoun

    Andy Katz

    1. The departure of UConn junior forward Alex Oriakhi is not a surprise. The Huskies may not win the appeal to play in the 2013 NCAA tournament. The UConn staff expects freshman Andre Drummond and sophomore Jeremy Lamb to decide here soon about decla...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  6. 3-point shot: The Illini are still fighting

    Andy Katz

    1.The Illini finally got that they have something to play for: themselves. In their win over Iowa Sunday, Illinois actually looked like a team that still cared about playing and fighting for an NCAA tournament berth. Meyers Leonard and Brandon Paul ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  7. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Never too early to speculate about matchu...

    Andy Katz

    No. 14 Murray State will not play a ranked team the rest of the regular season. The 16-0 Racers did play one earlier in the season, knocking off then No. 20 Memphis on the road. Beating Southern Miss in double overtime to win the Great Alaska Shootou...

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  8. Tar Heels overcome huge hole to advance

    Andy Katz

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Kendall Marshall's ability to make plays has transformed North Carolina into a Final Four contender. If there was ever an example of how a playmaker can create an opportunity to win a game, Marshall conducted a clinic during th...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  9. Close call against Pitt Panthers in season-opener has Rhode Islan...

    Andy Katz

    PITTSBURGH -- Rhode Island could have pulled off a season-long, shelf-life win over Pitt in the opener on Monday night, especially since the Rams play one more nonconference game against a team projected to go to the NCAA tournament. Slaying the No....

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2010
  10. The worst is over: O'Neill expresses relief

    Andy Katz

    USC was finally healthy, had Mike Gerrity eligible to play the point and appeared to be a real contender for the Pac-10 title after beating Tennessee and sweeping its way to the Diamond Head Classic title with wins over Saint Mary's and UNLV in late ...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  11. Andy Katz: Big Ten early-season review

    Andy Katz

    The 2009-10 college basketball season is almost two months old. And the nonconference portion of the schedule is nearly complete. So it's time to take a look at where the Big Ten stands with conference play on the horizon.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2009
  12. Quick reaction from the MSG mauling

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK - What does it say if you don't play well and you still win by 35? Well, for Duke, which defeated Gonzaga 76-41, it means the Blue Devils can find ways to win without leaning heavily in a big game on Kyle Singler. Jim O'Connor/US Press...

    Blog | December 19, 2009
  13. Andy Katz's Daily Word: U.S. team shows plenty of moxie in front ...

    Andy Katz

    Serbia had a 3-pointer to win the game, but the shot by Ivan Paunic didn't go down. So on Tuesday night in Belgrade, the U.S. team escaped with a 68-66 victory in the final pool-play game prior to the medal round in the World University Games. ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2009
  14. No more pressure on BC

    Andy Katz

    ATLANTA -- Boston College's convincing win over Virginia on Thursday night may not have been needed to ensure a bid to the NCAA tournament. But it did provide the Eagles with one comfort: They can play Duke in the quarterfinals Friday without any mu...

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2009
  15. Andy Katz: Teams still in search of first conference win

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for Friday, beginning with the remaining teams looking for a win in conference play: • DePaul (8-17, 0-12 Big East): According to one opposing coach, the Blue Demons have had "no fight" in them of late. There is some talent, like...

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2009
  16. Andy Katz: Missouri Tigers poised to pounce on Big 12 title

    Andy Katz

    Missouri plays Kansas at home Monday. Oklahoma comes to Columbia on March 4. Why shouldn't Mizzou coach Mike Anderson believe the Tigers can win the Big 12? Well, he does. Monday night's contest is the first of two games between the heated rival...

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2009