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Covering the newsmakers in college basketball all year long

Covering the newsmakers in college basketball all year long
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Covering the newsmakers in college basketball all year long




UCF's Johnny Dawkins, NCAA Sr. VP of Basketball Dan Gavitt, and Bruce Rasmussen

The next set of Final Four destinations was just announced and Andy Katz spoke with NCAA Sr. VP of Basketball, Dan Gavitt, and outgoing Chair of the NCAA Selection Committee, Bruce Rasmussen, about how a Final Four city is chosen, and why Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Indianapolis were all awarded spots in this latest round. They also explain why Detroit, Los Angeles, and North Texas did not make the selection this time around. Then UCF Head Coach Johnny Dawkins joins to update the...


Rhode Island's David Cox, Marquette's Steve Wojciechowski, & Marquette Deputy AD Mike Broeker

New Rhode Island Head Coach David Cox speaks to the importance of maintaining and building upon the culture set by former coach Dan Hurley, returning players Jeff Dowtin and Cyril Langevine, losing the Nevada game from their upcoming schedule, and why he aspires to be like Gonzaga. Marquette Deputy Athletic Director Mike Broeker provides a verbal tour of their brand new, state-of-the-art arena, and what it's been like scheduling games around the Milwaukee Bucks. And Marquette Head Coach...


Pitt Head Coach Jeff Capel and South Carolina's Frank Martin

Jeff Capel is the new head coach at Pitt, and he's got plans for rebuilding the Pitt brand of basketball, and making his team competitive despite their smaller size. He shares the valuable lessons he learned as an assistant at Duke under Coach Krzyzewski, and what he hopes his Pitt team learned during a recent trip to Arlington National Cemetery and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History And Culture in Washington DC. And Andy talks to South Carolina head coach Frank...


Danny Manning, Marvin Menzies, and Bob McKillop

Wake Forest Head Coach Danny Manning and UNLV Head Coach Marvin Menzies weigh in on the NBA draft rule that currently prohibits players who declare and go undrafted from returning to college. Coach Manning also shares stories from his Gold Medal Olympic team, what he learned from Bill Self, and how he feels about his roster this upcoming season. And Coach Menzies shares thoughts on Brandon McCoy, the Mountain West Conference, and why he wants to emulate Villanova. Plus, Davidson Head Coach...


Shaka Smart of Texas and Tim Miles of Nebraska

Texas Longhorns head coach Shaka Smart checks in with an update on Andrew Jones leukemia battle, and his plans to return to school and basketball. Shaka also has a theory on Kansas' success, why Texas' Kerwin Roach has the opportunity to be one of the best two-way players in the country, and details on the Longhorns' upcoming season schedule. And Nebraska head coach Tim Miles gives Andy a tour of the campus and basketball facilities, including some of the high tech amenities available to...


John Beilein and Chris Mullin

John Beilein is staying at Michigan, and plans to retire there! He explains the decision that involved him turning down an NBA offer from the Detroit Pistons. He also speaks to Charles Matthews' NBA draft process experience and subsequent return to Michigan, and the skill development goals he's set for his returning roster of players. Then St. John's coach Chris Mullin checks in with thoughts on his roster for the upcoming season which includes incoming transfers and true freshman. He also...


Gonzaga's Mark Few and Minnesota's Richard Pitino

Gonzaga is #1 on Andy's pre-season Power 36, and head coach Mark Few has more than a few thoughts about that! Mark also updates Killian Tillie and Josh Perkins' respective injury recovery statuses, and speaks to the development of Rui Hachimura. Then Minnesota Head Coach Richard Pitino discusses Jordan Murphy sitting out the NBA draft, Dupree McBrayer's potential impact next season, and how he feels about the Big 10 going to 20 conference games.


USC's Andy Enfield and Auburn's Bruce Pearl

USC Head Coach Andy Enfield speaks candidly about USC's absence from the NCAA Tournament, the health and return of Bennie Boatwright, next season's roster size and talent level, and how he feels about the possible change to the draft rule that would allow players to return to college if they go undrafted. And Auburn Head Coach Bruce Pearl runs through the NBA draft probability for four of his players including Austin Wiley and Mustapha Heron, and updates Anfernee Mclemore's injury status,...


Kansas coach Bill Self, Saint Joseph's Phil Martelli, and John Fanta

Kansas coach Bill Self talks next season's roster, losing 4 starters, new recruits, why K State could win it all, and the Supreme Court's recent decision to open sports betting on a State-by-State basis. Andy also talks to Saint Joseph's Phil Martelli about the renaissance of Catholic School basketball programs, his team's crushing victory over Rhode Island last season, and Jameer Nelson's current return to Saint Joseph to get this degree. And John Fanta, host of the "Big East Shoot...


Tom Crean and Eric Musselman

New Georgia head coach Tom Crean relays what he learned from his year behind the mic for ESPN that will help his coaching skills, why he's not a fan of the term "culture," how he plans to approach the Kentucky factor in the coming season, and the difference between winning each and every game and winning the league. And Nevada's Eric Musselman checks in regarding the NBA draft and combine and how that will possibly affect the Nevada roster, the recruits and transfers he's tapped to...


Penny Hardaway and Tubby Smith

Penny Hardaway is the new head coach of the Memphis Tigers, his own alma mater and son's current college! Penny talks about the decision to take the Memphis job, coaching his son, the culture he hopes to instill in the program, his philosophy on recruiting, and the vision he has for the Tigers for the upcoming season. Then former Memphis head coach Tubby Smith joins Andy to shed some light on his decision to return home to coach the High Point University Panthers, why he's opting not to...


Porter Moser and Fran Fraschilla

Andy's joined by Porter Moser, Loyola of Chicago's head coach who took the Ramblers on that incredible run to the Final Four. Porter discusses the reasons he stayed at Loyola, the need they have to raise the win column and the infrastructure to operate like a top program, what recruiting and scheduling has been like since their incredible tournament performance, and throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field. Then ESPN College Basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla joins to talk about the...


NCAA Championship Game Head Coaches - Jay Wright and John Beilein

Andy's joined by the two head coaches of the National Championship game - Villanova's Jay Wright and Michigan's John Beilein. Jay discusses the impact of Jalen Brunson on the team's championship win, and how Jalen is preparing for the NBA draft. He also weighs in on the recommendations that he hopes Condoleezza Rice and the commission make on Wednesday. Michigan's John Beilein talks "remodeling versus rebuilding," Mo Wagner, assessing next year's teams, and why shooting hurt Michigan the...


UConn's Dan Hurley

Dan Hurley is the new head coach at UCONN, and he's discussing the difficult decision to leave Rhode Island on March Madness 365. He tells Andy what his goals are for UCONN on and off the court, how he plans to change the culture, advice he's already received from legendary Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun, and why recruiting in New England is critical for the program. Dan's also talking about Rhode Island's recent tournament experience, his Selection Sunday agony and joy, and how he really...


Xavier's Travis Steele and Louisville's Chris Mack

New Xavier head coach Travis Steele says there's always room for improvement when it comes to culture and recruiting! He also explains how his coaching philosophy is different from Chris Mack, what he's learned from Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer, how he plans to beat Villanova in the coming season, and why he believes his returning team has the chance to be one of the best defensive teams in college basketball. And former Xavier head coach Chris Mack is Louisville's new head coach...


The NCAA Championship Preview with Jay Wright and John Beilein

It's Michigan vs Villanova in the NCAA Championship game, and Andy Katz is speaking with both coaches on the eve of this momentous event! Michigan's John Beilein explains how growing up with 8 siblings on a farm near Lake Ontario taught him a lot about teamwork, and how he uses music to stay attuned to his players. Villanova's Jay Wright comments on Jalen Brunson's basketball IQ and development, Omari Spellman's growth in the second half of this season, and why he was never concerned about...


Final Four Preview with Clayton Custer, Mo Wagner, Malik Newman, and Omari Spellman

And then there were four... and all four are represented right here on March Madness 365 with Andy Katz! Clayton Custer from Loyola of Chicago talks about leaving Iowa State for Loyola, what it means to the team to be in the Final Four, and what he hopes others learn from Loyola's tournament success. Moritz "Mo" Wagner says Michigan owes their tournament success to the way Coach Beilein prepares them, and weighs in on his moment with Corey Davis. Omari Spellman from Villanova has thoughts...


The Sweet Sixteen with Eric Musselman, Billy Kennedy, and Bruce Weber

The Sweet Sixteen is here, and if you're surprised by some of the teams who've advanced in the bracket, imagine how Nevada, Loyola of Chicago, and Texas A&M are feeling! Nevada head coach Eric Musselman talks about the strategy Nevada followed throughout the season to get to this point, what it took to mount that 32-8 run over Cincinnati to advance, and how they plan to handle Loyola of Chicago's defense. Texas A&M's Billy Kennedy credits his team's commitment for overcoming the injury and...


Jim Boeheim, Avery Johnson, and Andy's bracket

Andy fills out his bracket and chooses the NCAA Tournament Champ! Plus, he talks to Alabama head coach Avery Johnson about their first match-up against Virginia Tech, Donta Hall's status, and Collin Sexton's incredible freshman year. And Syracuse Hall of Fame head coach Jim Boeheim shares thoughts on being the last team selected for the tournament, what beating Louisville and Miami on the road during regular season play did for his team, and how he plans to handle ASU's tremendous offense.


Jay Wright, Porter Moser, Tony Delk

Villanova head coach Jay Wright shares thoughts on Jalen Brunson, Xavier, playing at the Garden, and why, next to the NCAA Tournament, there's no better basketball event in the country than The Big East Tournament. Loyola of Chicago head coach Porter Moser's team is going to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 33 years, and he explains what it's taken to get there, their "pace and space" philosophy, and how he plans to make his program more consistent. And Andy's March Madness...