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  1. Kentucky Wildcats are No. 1 in preseason USA Today coaches poll

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky is the No. 1 team in the preseason USA Today coaches' poll

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Players to watch: Centers

    Andy Katz

    Traditional centers were once a fading fad. It was almost as if they weren't growing that way anymore. But that is no longer the case. Suddenly, centers are plentiful. And while 5-men today must be able to score facing the basket, the centers ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  4. Expecting the unexpected at Final Four

    Andy Katz

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The favorite? Florida. The trendy pick? Kentucky. And that's why this could be one of the most surprising Final Fours. Wisconsin has the look of a No. 1 seed and the resume to back it up. UConn has arguably the best college player...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  5. Host schools named for 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden

    Andy Katz

    Syracuse, Texas, California and Iowa are the four host schools for the 2K Sports Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project to be held at Madison Square Garden in November 2014, the organizers announced Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  6. NCAA gives SWAC automatic berth exemption

    Andy Katz

    The SWAC received a special exemption from the NCAA men's basketball selection committee to adjust which team earns its automatic berth to the tournament, the NCAA announced Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2014
  7. Weekend Homework: OSU's big week

    Andy Katz

    Forget the Big 12 record. Dismiss the seven-game losing streak and the three-game suspension of Marcus Smart and the losses that occurred without him in the lineup. Oklahoma State's season has begun anew with two tune-up wins over Texas Tech and T...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  8. NCAA tweaks rule, says player who enters stands will be ejected

    Andy Katz

    The NCAA rules committee and officials have tweaked a rule in the wake of Marcus Smart's confrontation with a Texas Tech fan earlier this month, with a flagrant noncontact foul 2 and ejection now given to a player who goes into the stands.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  9. Michigan State, North Carolina, Florida, Texas in new 4-team even...

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State AD Mark Hollis has helped create a four-team barnstorming event with Michigan State, North Carolina, Florida and Texas all agreeing to play three games, one each in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles over an eight-day period.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  10. 3-point shot: Best Final Four hosts

    Andy Katz

    1. The Final Four is accepting offers for future sites for 2017-20. The deadline for the bids is Oct. 11. Let's clear this up a bit. Indianapolis, host again in 2015 after North Texas in 2014, has a deal with the NCAA that they will host at least eve...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  11. 3-point shot: Kennedy unfazed by negativity

    Andy Katz

    1. ESPN top 100 recruit Alex Robinson, a guard out of Arlington, Texas, told CBS Sports.com that opposing coaches tried to use Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy's Parkinson's disease against him in recruiting. If that did occur then it's another smear ag...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  12. 3-point shot: Put priority on natural rivalries

    Andy Katz

    1. Syracuse has done an exceptional job of handling its departure from the Big East as to not alienate any of the former rivals. The Orange have scheduled Villanova and St. John's for next season and likely will get a deal done with Georgetown for ei...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  13. 3-point shot: Stronger SMU good for AAC

    Andy Katz

    1. SMU grabbed headlines in college basketball in late August. Stop and digest that for a moment. The commitment of Arlington (Texas) Prime Prep Academy point guard Emmanuel Mudiay to SMU was a significant development for the program and the fledglin...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  14. 3-point shot: Tough blow for Texas

    Andy Katz

    1. The easy thing to do is pile on Texas and coach Rick Barnes for Ioannis Papapetrou's decision to sign with Olympiacos BC, a professional team in his native Greece. This departure is completely different than the decisions made by Jaylen Bond, Juli...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  15. 3-point shot: Ole Miss star may return

    Andy Katz

    1. Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, appearing on our ESPNU Katz Korner special Thursday night, still hasn't ruled out a return for Marshall Henderson. Henderson is suspended after a violation of team rules (ESPN and media reports cited a failed drug test...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  16. 3-point shot: Transfers bolster Hurricanes

    Andy Katz

    1. Miami had to go the transfer route to catch up in the ACC and continue the momentum. Adding Kansas State's Angel Rodriguez and now Texas' Sheldon McClellan does give the the Hurricanes two experienced players coming into the program. McClellan was...

    Blog | June 19, 2013