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  1. Quick hitters: Marcus Smart, Colorado Buffaloes' rise and Santa C...

    Andy Katz

    As we head into a feast full of games this week, this is what we know two weeks into the season: • Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart is as good as advertised and should have the inside track to national freshman of the year after leading the Cow...

    Blog | Conversation | November 19, 2012
  2. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Dan Hurley leads surprising Wagner Seahaw...

    Andy Katz

    Dan Hurley's first reaction when Kenneth Ortiz's buzzer-beating shot at Santa Clara went from the end line to over the basket and through the net was to get off the court. Hurley doesn't agree with the argument that the ball came over the basket. He...

    Blog | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  3. Andy Katz's Daily Word: A primer for the West Coast Conference se...

    Andy Katz

    The West Coast Conference season officially started with Gonzaga's blowout win over Portland on Wednesday night. But the race to the top truly begins with Thursday's opener between BYU and Saint Mary's at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga, Calif. Here's a lo...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2011
  4. 76 preview: Saint Louis vs. Oklahoma

    Andy Katz

    Breaking down the 76 Classic final: Saint Louis was supposed to be a contender for the 76 Classic final. Oklahoma was not. But New Mexico never got out of the first round against Santa Clara to even face the Sooners. The Billikens were proje...

    Blog | November 27, 2011
  5. 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
  6. WCC keeps fingers crossed with BYU

    Andy Katz

    Earlier this month, when Big 12 athletic directors were pursuing a possible 10th member to replace Texas A&M, they reached out to Brigham Young University. But will the Cougars listen again if the phone rings? Would they dismiss being an indep...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  7. Andy Katz: As postseason arrives, Duke Blue Devils are pleased wi...

    Andy Katz

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Forget for a minute the loss to North Carolina. The Jon Scheyer-Elliot Williams experiment is working so well that Duke is quite pleased with its progress going into the postseason. "The lineup we've had the last few games is a...

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2009
  8. Last-second losses put Hokies in a hole

    Andy Katz

    Virginia Tech is eight points away from being undefeated. If you want to break it down even further, the Hokies are three shots away from being 8-1 instead of 5-4. Go back to last season's ACC tournament and toss in another last-possession loss to ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 12, 2008
  9. Impressive week for the Big East

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for Wednesday: • The Big East is on quite a roll this week. Connecticut was dominant in dispatching Miami and Wisconsin to win the Paradise Jam in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Tuesday, Notre Dame outlasted Texas, 81-80, in t...

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2008
  10. Stabbing brings awareness to Santa Clara

    Andy Katz

    Santa Clara coach Kerry Keating has his talking point, his example from the one guy he never wanted to use in this light. As senior center John Bryant recovers from being stabbed last week, Keating had to remind his team about athletic visibility,...

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2008
  11. Formerly academically ineligible Brook Lopez cleared to play

    Andy Katz

    Stanford announced that sophomore center Brook Lopez is eligible to play again for the Cardinal and will play for them Wednesday against Santa Clara.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2007
  12. AIS preps Aussies, keeps them eligible for U.S. college life

    Andy Katz

    Australian players, especially ones from the Australian Institute of Sport, are coming to the United States eligible and ready for play. That has a number of coaches ready for more flights Down Under, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2007
  13. Keating to leave UCLA for Santa Clara coaching job

    Andy Katz

    UCLA assistant Kerry Keating will be the next head coach at Santa Clara, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2007
  14. Outcome won't have negative effect on Izzo's Spartans

    Andy Katz

    Don't condemn Michigan State just yet. Hawaii's upset victory might provide the impetus to a not-so-surprising run at an NCAA Tournament bid.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2005
  15. Bulldogs feed off Morrison's drive

    Andy Katz

    Adam Morrison is the reason Gonzaga might advance as far as the 1999 Bulldogs – to the Elite Eight.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2005
  16. Was getting to WCC finals enough?

    Andy Katz

    St. Mary's felt the pressure Sunday night. They survived, but have the Gaels done enough?

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2005