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  1. 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
  2. Andrew Wiggins or not, Kentucky Wildcats' options are many - coll...

    Andy Katz

    From the first time Nerlens Noel worked out at Kentucky, John Calipari knew he had something special on his hands. "He had something in him; he could take it all to another level," Calipari of Noel. "He had that will to win. I've had players like th...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: NBA deadline looming

    Andy Katz

    1. A number of college stars still have major decisions to make this week on their NBA draft plans and, according to either coaches or family members, the decisions are down to 50-50 for Miami's Shane Larkin, Michigan State's Adreian Payne, Creighton...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  4. Q&A with former Pac-12 coordinator of officials Ed Rush

    Andy Katz

    Former Pac-12 coordinator of officials Ed Rush agreed to a question and answer session Friday night in response to the allegations made by a number of officials in the Pac-12 to ESPN and other media outlets.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  5. 3-point shot: No hurry on NBA decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA's random date of April 16 to declare for the NBA draft isn't pressuring a number of players into making quick decisions. Coaches are now savvy to the date as being meaningless. That's why Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk may wait to decide until th...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  6. 2013 NCAA tournament - Louisville Cardinals' return to the Final ...

    Andy Katz

    Louisville is the exception to the rule at the Final Four this weekend. Elite programs don't normally return with the same core group.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  7. 3-point shot: Misinformed draft decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. Anthony Bennett's decision to leave for the NBA was expected. The UNLV freshman forward will contend for a top five position in the draft. But Bennett is not the norm in this season's class of possible draft picks. A number of players are making d...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  8. 3-point shot: Let staff know before public

    Andy Katz

    1. Tubby Smith and his staff had no idea they were about to be fired Monday morning as they sat in a staff meeting at 10 a.m. going over recruiting, offseason workout plans and evaluations of the Gophers' loss to Florida the previous day. Members of ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  9. 3-point shot: Strange turn in search at USC

    Andy Katz

    1. The USC coaching search story has to be one of the more bizarre this season. I can't see how the Trojans could hire Tim Floyd back after an NCAA probationary period, regardless if Floyd wasn't named in the violations. He was still the head coach a...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  10. Antony Davis' NBA debut shows the benefits of time in college

    Andy Katz

    Anthony Davis had a dominating performance for the New Orleans Hornets in a season-opening loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Davis scored 21 points, grabbed seven boards, made all nine free throw attempts and converted 6 of 12 field ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  11. Villanova Wildcats coach Jay Wright preaches patience -- men's co...

    Andy Katz

    There's no sugarcoating the rebuilding job Jay Wright has ahead of him at Villanova. "It's definitely a challenging time for us," said Wright, whose Wildcats finished with a stunningly pedestrian 13-19 overall record, 5-13 in the Big East. "We've ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  12. John Calipari noncommittal on future with Dominican Republic

    Andy Katz

    John Calipari said he will meet with the Dominican federation in Las Vegas later this week to discuss the future with the national hoopsl team. He said he is non-committal about his involvement going forward.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  13. 3-point shot: Coaches Newark-bound

    Andy Katz

    1. Baylor coach Scott Drew said he is coming to Newark to witness history: three Baylor players taken in the NBA draft. All three -- Perry Jones III, Quincy Miller and Quincy Acy -- have a legitimate chance to be in the first round. Miller is on the ...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  14. 3-point shot: NBA draft in sight

    Andy Katz

    1. Jared Sullinger, Terrence Jones and Perry Jones III all returned for their sophomore seasons to be top-five picks and compete for a national title. None was invited to the NBA draft green room Thursday night. But none of them should regret a thing...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  15. College coaches rave about Mike Dunlap -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Mike Dunlap saved a season at Arizona. He did something similar at St. John's. Now he faces his toughest challenge yet with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. A revered basketball savant among his coaching peers, Dunlap has become the "fix-it man." O...

    Blog | Conversation | June 19, 2012
  16. Weber State Wildcats' Damian Lillard leaves his mark on the progr...

    Andy Katz

    Weber State coach Randy Rahe will be at the Chicago pre-draft camp this week to support Damian Lillard in a public forum, and to also show his gratitude for what Lillard has done for the Wildcats. Lillard ensured that Weber State was a Big Sky con...

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2012