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  1. Weekend homework: Life in the Valley

    Andy Katz

    Wichita State had an epic comeback at Missouri State a week ago. That may just be the beginning of the grind in the Missouri Valley for one of the national title contenders. The Shockers will get everyone's best shot. This is Gonzaga in the ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  2. Andy Katz: 24 things to watch during 24-hour marathon

    Andy Katz

    Are you brave and/or crazy enough to watch the entire 24-hour Tip-Off Marathon on the ESPN family of networks? Andy Katz -- who is attempting to do just that -- has come up with 24 things to watch.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2009
  3. UNC sends message with Arizona rout

    Andy Katz

    In routing Arizona on the Wildcats' home court, North Carolina provided the most declarative win of all title contenders, Andy Katz writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2007
  4. Texas overcomes bumps, back on title path

    Andy Katz

    Texas has gone from contender to pretender back to title contender, and the Longhorns have enjoyed the ride.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2006
  5. 3-point shot: Outdoor Midnight Madness

    Andy Katz

    1. Pitt plans on making a statement in its final season in the Big East by resuming its traditional role under Jamie Dixon as a title contender after last season's NCAA miss. To tipoff the campaign, the Panthers are doing something out of the box for...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  6. Must-see games for 2010-11 men's college basketball season

    Andy Katz

    The 2010-11 season is filled with great matchups. Here are some games you can't miss.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2010
  7. Hummel heartbreak felt across country

    Andy Katz

    When asked by ESPN.com for a prediction earlier this week, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo picked rival Purdue to win the national title. And why not? If Izzo had to pick a national contender other than the Spartans, the Boilermakers made sense s...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  8. 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
  9. USC men's basketball team and others react to sanctions on Trojan...

    Andy Katz

    USC coach Kevin O'Neill assembled his players early Sunday morning to deliver the news that the Trojans' eight-game win streak and their newfound status as a Pac-10 title contender won't matter for an NCAA tournament berth. The school had decided to...

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2010
  10. Jimmy V Classic: Hoyas hit the stage

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- Villanova, Syracuse and West Virginia have all made their marks this season. These three teams are clearly contenders for the Big East title. Winning elite tournaments in the month of November was a sure sign that none of them is going...

    Blog | December 08, 2009
  11. Andy Katz's Daily Word: New Mexico Lobos look to be contenders in...

    Andy Katz

    December allows us to separate some pretenders from contenders in respective conferences. New Mexico may be one of the contenders. The Lobos weren't expected to challenge for the Mountain West title, not with BYU, UNLV and San Diego State loaded up...

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2009
  12. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Watch out for Ohio State Buckeyes and Ill...

    Andy Katz

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Illinois coach Bruce Weber didn't dismiss Michigan State's or Purdue's chances to win the Big Ten title or compete for a Final Four. But he said it would be a mistake to dismiss Ohio State as a contender. At Big Ten media d...

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2009
  13. Marquette Golden Eagles optimistic about 2009-10 despite offseaso...

    Andy Katz

    Georgetown expects to challenge for the Big East title. And it's obvious with the turnover of rosters that Louisville and Pitt should drop out of the top two slots from last season to make room for a contender that finished in the bottom six. Con...

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2009
  14. NCAA tournament: Saturday's beatdown shows Memphis Tigers are tru...

    Andy Katz

    Memphis' complete dismantling of Maryland on Saturday cemented the fact that the Tigers are contenders for the national title.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2009
  15. Huskies impress in Paradise Jam

    Andy Katz

    No national title contender has looked as impressive as Connecticut did in the Virgin Islands. It's still hard to judge North Carolina, in part, because the Tar Heels aren't completely healthy. And the Tar Heels haven't been challenged by a top 25...

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2008
  16. Rose struggles, but Dorsey and CDR come through as Memphis wins

    Andy Katz

    Memphis' two wins in New York City proved to be good learning tools for the title contender, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2007