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  1. Ohio State-Marquette a year in the making

    Andy Katz

    Ohio State and Marquette were supposed to play on a ship off the coast of South Carolina last season. Condensation on the court canceled that game. Ohio State coach Thad Matta said there was no correlation in wanting to play the Golden Eagles a...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  2. Ohio State Buckeyes expect to carry on just fine without Deshaun ...

    Andy Katz

    Ohio State will have to find a variety of options to make up for the 20 points per game Deshaun Thomas took with him, but Thad Matta's track record suggests Buckeye fans shouldn't worry.

    Blog | Conversation | May 20, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: No timetable for UNLV's Moser

    Andy Katz

    1. UNLV received good news late Sunday night after X-rays showed that forward Mike Moser didn't fracture his dislocated shoulder. But there is no timetable for Moser's return. The injury occurred a few minutes into the late-possession win at Cal Sund...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  4. 3-point shot: Colonial decision on Tuesday

    Andy Katz

    1. The Colonial Athletic Association will announce Tuesday if it has reversed course and allowed departing members Old Dominion (C-USA) and Georgia State (Sun Belt) to compete in the 2013 conference tournament, according to the league office. The CAA...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  5. 3-point shot: Recruit recounts New Orleans

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA would have had a field day trying to keep fans and a top recruit separate Sunday night. It was hard to miss ESPNU 100 No. 1 player Nerlens Noel walking down Bourbon Street with a host of other high school All-Americans. There were hundred...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  6. Talented Ohio State group falls short again

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- Thad Matta's attitude is incredibly healthy. It was a year ago, after Ohio State lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 on a final possession, when Matta sat back and reflected on the phenomenal regular season the Buckeyes had with just ...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  7. Ohio State Buckeyes' Thad Matta flies under the radar during Fina...

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- Ohio State needed this Final Four. Thad Matta did not. Matta has never been about self-promotion. The Buckeyes' coach is a fierce competitor but never talks about his need to collect rings, according to his good friend and former ass...

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2012
  8. Jim Larranaga finds fresh opportunity with Miami Hurricanes

    Andy Katz

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and North Carolina coach Roy Williams were in attendance, as were Florida State's Leonard Hamilton, Ohio State's Thad Matta and Pitt's Jamie Dixon. Alabama and NC State were represented as well. ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  9. Ohio State Buckeyes assistant coach Kevin Kuwik still honoring an...

    Andy Katz

    A year ago, Ohio State coach Thad Matta shocked assistant Kevin Kuwik by saying he wanted to do something to remember Kuwik's former girlfriend on the one-year anniversary of her death in a commuter plane crash outside of Buffalo. So the Buckeyes w...

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2011
  10. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Oh, Canada! Buckeyes go off the beaten pa...

    Andy Katz

    Late Saturday and Sunday night, Thad Matta heard his players running through the Canadian woods playing "capture the flag" near Kingsville, Ontario. When Ohio State arrived in Canada on Thursday night, card and board games started within 20 minut...

    Blog | Conversation | September 01, 2009
  11. Lighty injury a tough blow for Buckeyes

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for Friday: • Losing David Lighty is a crucial blow to Ohio State. In Lighty, the Buckeyes lost a guard with Final Four experience, someone who understands Thad Matta's system and could be a much-needed mentor to the younger pl...

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2008
  12. Koufos shines on the brightest stage

    Andy Katz

    Kosta Koufos has performed under pressure. But that was for the Greek 18-and-under national team. On Wednesday, he had a national coming-out party here in the States, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2007
  13. Matta's energy matches his meteoric rise

    Andy Katz

    Ohio State's Thad Matta has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of the college coaching profession, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2007
  14. Final Four coaches separating themselves from peers

    Andy Katz

    The Final Four isn't the only barometer for a coach's success, but it never hurts. This year's crop of four is showing itself to be elite, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2007
  15. Matta is excited about Buckeyes' upcoming transition

    Andy Katz

    Ohio State coach Thad Matta is excited about this season's transition as Ohio State continues to evolve into an elite program, Andy Katz writes.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2006
  16. Xavier coach caught in denials

    Andy Katz

    The way Matta handled pursuing the job in the past two weeks soured what could have been a home run for the Buckeyes.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2004