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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. FIU pulls Raymond Taylor from game over NBA draft rule

    Andy Katz

    Florida International guard Raymond Taylor was pulled from the team's game against Bethune-Cookman Thursday to allow the school to investigate further whether he's eligible after withdrawing from the 2012 NBA draft after the NCAA deadline of April 10.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  3. Top draft choices in 2014

    Andy Katz

    If the 2014 NBA draft lives up to its hype, the upcoming college basketball season could rival or supersede any since the turn of the century. That's a big if. But the buzz isn't going away and won't unless the returning and incoming talent takes a d...

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  4. Slowed Jerry Tarkanian hopes to "make a good showing" during Hall...

    Andy Katz

    While Rick Pitino shows no signs of slowing down, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian just hopes to "make a good showing" during this weekend's induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  5. Rick Pitino in their own words -- Walter McCarty, David Padgett -...

    Andy Katz

    The voices who can chime in on this weekend's Hall of Fame induction of Rick Pitino are many, spanning the spectrum from various levels of college basketball to the NBA. Walter McCarty has one of the more unique perspectives on Pitino. He was recrui...

    Blog | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  6. Jerry Tarkanian's loyalty lasts a lifetime -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Jerry Tarkanian is being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for his innovative style, his transformative program at UNLV and his overall dominance for long stretches of his wildly successful career. But it is his loyalty -- his unshakable loya...

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  7. After an interesting journey, Reggie Theus back in the college ra...

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: All week ESPN.com is taking a look at new faces in new places. As part of our coverage, Andy Katz will be diving into the mid-major ranks to profile a different first-year coach each day. Finally, Reggie Theus can talk about a team aga...

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  8. UCLA transfer Joshua Smith needs to stay on the court to make an ...

    Andy Katz

    Joshua Smith's ability to get on the court in his new role at Georgetown and be productive, to play a full season without any issues, is not simply about his weight. This is about his commitment to working, finding cardiovascular endurance and believ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  9. Jahii Carson desperate to lead Arizona State Sun Devils back to N...

    Andy Katz

    No team heading off on a foreign trip needs it more to be a springboard than Arizona State. The Sun Devils travel to China on Thursday, and if this trip works well for them, they may just be a Pac-12 top-four team this season -- bound for the NCAA to...

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2013
  10. Ole Miss Rebels' Marshall Henderson needs help, but will he ask f...

    Andy Katz

    Ole Miss' staff knew that Marshall Henderson needed help. He needed someone outside the department and university to talk with him, so the Rebels sought out Chris Herren, the former NBA and Fresno State guard who famously battled drug and alcoho...

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  11. Timing was right for Brad Stevens to jump to NBA -- college baske...

    Andy Katz

    Danny Ainge mentioned poise and intelligence in describing Brad Stevens at the Boston Celtics' news conference on Friday. He continued to go back to his new coach's demeanor under pressure. The qualities Stevens possesses will serve him well in the N...

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  12. Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, others react to Brad Stevens' move ...

    Andy Katz

    Brad Stevens' move to the Boston Celtics is hailed by Coach K, other peers, Andy Katz writes.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  13. Players deserve better information in the NBA draft evaluation pr...

    Andy Katz

    NBA draft prospects deserve better information in the evaluation process, and a unique underclassmen combine would help, writes Andy Katz.

    Blog | Conversation | July 01, 2013
  14. 2013 NBA draft: Ben McLemore overcomes odds

    Andy Katz

    A look at the journey of the top shooting guard prospect out of Kansas.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  15. Will Doc Rivers deal set a precedent for college programs? -- col...

    Andy Katz

    The Clippers and Celtics are in the process of completing an unprecedented deal, which involves trading a coach and reworking his contract in exchange for a future first-round NBA draft pick. Few coaches in the NBA are as coveted as Boston's Doc Riv...

    Blog | Conversation | June 24, 2013
  16. Sources: Val Ackerman emerges as front-runner for Big East commis...

    Andy Katz

    Former WNBA president Val Ackerman has emerged as the front-runner for the new Big East commissioner's job, multiple league and industry sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013