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  1. Weekend Homework: UMass' renewed hype

    Andy Katz

    UMass handled its first game as a ranked team since 1998 with a road win at Eastern Michigan. The Minutemen dealt with EMU's 2-2-1 zone as well as travel issues. UMass' team bus broke down, forcing the team to take four to five cabs to the arena a...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  2. Florida Gators, Duke Blue Devils to headline future Tip-Off Class...

    Andy Katz

    The Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic is making an attempt at securing its place as a destination for elite teams in late November by securing Duke as a headline team in 2016, according to multiple sources.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: UNLV takes another hit

    Andy Katz

    1. UNLV coach Dave Rice didn't hesitate to suspend sophomore Savon Goodman from the team for this season. But he hasn't given up on him. Rice had no choice but to boot Goodman after it was reported in Las Vegas that a warrant had been issued for his ...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  4. Bracket reveal: Charleston Classic

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. A thread of previews and info for all 11 tourneys can be found here. Tournament bracket for the Charleston Classic When and where: Nov. 2...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  5. 3-point shot: Good news for Butler's Miller

    Andy Katz

    1. New Butler coach Brandon Miller couldn't have had the summer lay out better for him with the decision by assistants Michael Lewis and Terry Johnson to stay on the Bulldogs staff. It's unclear if either had a shot to go with former coach Brad Steve...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: Who's going international

    Andy Katz

    1. Here is an unofficial list of teams going on foreign trips in August from league officials as well as Basketball Travelers (there could be many more to come): 1. Alabama -- Belgium, Netherlands; 2. Auburn -- Bahamas; 3. Clemson -- Italy; 4. Florid...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  7. Butler beat UMass and buried its bad loss to VCU in the past - co...

    Andy Katz

    After getting crushed at VCU, the Butler Bulldogs beat UMass and appeared to have found an identity as Selection Sunday nears, writes Andy Katz.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  8. Nonconference schedule analysis: A-10

    Andy Katz

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen of nation's top leagues. On Monday, we began with the ACC, SEC and C-USA. Let's start our second day off with the Atlantic 10 ... BUTLER Toughest...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  9. Bracket reveal: Puerto Rico Tip-Off

    Andy Katz

    Tournament bracket for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off When and where: Nov. 15-16, 18 at Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico Initial thoughts: NC State is hardly a lock to win this event. The Wolfpack will be getting all the preseason prais...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  10. 3-point shot: Interesting times for CAA

    Andy Katz

    1. The Colonial Athletic Association will meet June 1-2 in Hilton Head, S.C., and the site of the 2013 tournament is expected to be a hot topic. Drexel coach Bruiser Flint said he could see the tournament moving to Baltimore, out of Virginia Commonwe...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  11. 3-point shot: Turgeon high on Maryland

    Andy Katz

    1. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said Tuesday that coming to Maryland was the best decision of his life. He said his family absolutely loves living in the D.C. area. He also is confident that he can get the Terps turned around. So, too, is Gary William...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  12. Nonconference schedule analysis: C-USA

    Andy Katz

    EAST CAROLINA Toughest: at Old Dominion (Nov. 29) Next-toughest: vs. Appalachian State in Charlotte (Nov. 22), Charlotte (Dec. 3), UMass (Dec. 6) The rest: Milligan (Nov. 11), at Campbell (Nov. 14), Coker (Nov. 17), Chowan (Nov. 26), at UNC Gree...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  13. Charter flight carrying UMass men's basketball team makes emergen...

    Andy Katz

    The UMass men's basketball team had to make an emergency landing in Albany after its chartered airplane from Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Mass., to Olean, N.Y., had smoke in the cockpit Tuesday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2011
  14. Calipari adds layer to Kentucky-Louisville

    Andy Katz

    Saturday's game between Kentucky and Louisville has been circled since last April when UK announced John Calipari as Billy Gillispie's replacement. Louisville coach Rick Pitino helped Calipari get his job at Pitino's alma mater UMass, but there is...

    Blog | January 01, 2010
  15. Andy Katz's Daily Word: If a Final Four is taken away, did it eve...

    Andy Katz

    The 1985 Final Four banner that Memphis earned is down for the summer. The plan, as is the case every year, is to put it back up at FedExForum in the fall. Memphis officials say the NCAA's ruling against the Tigers in 1985, in which then-Me...

    Blog | Conversation | August 24, 2009
  16. Despite a few defeats, Miami isn't dead

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for Tuesday: Over the weekend, I went to UMass-Dayton in Springfield, Mass., and then watched Miami beat BC in Newton, Mass. • Miami isn't dead at all. The Hurricanes got a raw deal on Dec. 2 when Jack McClinton was tossed...

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2009