CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

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Doug
 Jan 25, 2019
simply amazing. gary parrish is probably the smartest man alive. norlander wouldn't be bad if he didn't talk.

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CBS Sports’ official college basketball podcast is the most entertaining and informative of its kind. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander bring the sport into your ears three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.

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07/13: LIVE! from the Peach Jam: Will 15-year-old phenom Emoni Bates ever play in college, and is this new recruiting calendar doomed to fail?
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Straight from Norlander's hotel room, it's another face-to-face episode of the pod. Parrish and Norlander open with some unanticipated thoughts on things tangentially related to the Nike Peach Jam -- including a fun blind item about a coach -- then get into why coaches are still not satisfied with the current recruiting calendar (16:00) and what won't be done about it. From there, Norlander gets into the story of 15-year-old Emoni Bates (39:00), who is regarded by many as the most talented player in high school, regardless of age, and yet only has scholarship offers from Michigan State and Florida State. Will he ever play in college? Turns out, it's completely plausible. The guys close on NC State receiving its Notice of Allegations (58:00) earlier in the week, and discuss which school should be next and what punishment the NCAA could fairly dole out.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 13, 2019
07/02: The NCAA slams Kevin Ollie, and UConn doesn't care because it's going to the Big East next year anyway
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On Tuesday, the NCAA's Committee on Infractions levied a three-year show-cause against former UConn coach Kevin Ollie. The university was spared any meaningful/significant penalties. Norlander and Parrish open the ep by discussing that, the fallout, Dan Hurley's contract and more. After that, the duo gets on to UConn leaving the American to join the Big East (16:45) and debate that team's standing in college basketball going forward, in addition to weighing the options for the American in the coming years. Finally, the most significant transfer decision of the offseason, potentially, happened Friday (44:30). They close the pod with that -- and some #USWNT talk.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 02, 2019
6/21: Late-night emergency podcast: NBA Draft recap, reactions, biggest takeaways
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander go face-to-face for an in-person, late-night podcast to discuss the most interesting things to come out of Thursday night. This is going to be a memorable draft for a lot of reasons, many of them having to do with guys picked after first, second and third.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 21, 2019
06/13: Let's guess which six schools the NCAA is going to hit with Level I infractions in the coming weeks
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CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reported a major story on Wednesday: an NCAA official told Dodd that six men's basketball programs would receive notices of allegations this summer, including two high-profile schools that would be notified by early July. The timing is surprising. So who will the schools be, and should any punishment be expected for the 2019-20 season? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spend the first 30 minutes of the pod discussing that, then get to their NBA mock drafts (30:00), and lay out their predictions for the careers of Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett and more. They also discuss the players they have the most disagreement on in the first round, and touch on the diverging NBA paths of Darius Garland and Romeo Langford.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2019
06/06: Book Richardson receives prison sentence, and more college coaches are likely to get the same
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On Thursday, Book Richardson was sentenced to three months in federal prison. It was a history-making decision by U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos. Matt Norlander was in the courtroom, as he has been throughout both trials, and brings perspective and details from Thursday and beyond. He and Gary Parrish spend the first 40 minutes of the podcast discussing Richardson's sentence, Arizona's next steps, the NCAA's unfolding investigation and why Richardson said he didn't believe Sean Miller paid for players. After that, the guys touch on the new NCAA rules for 2019-2020 (48:30), most notably the extended 3-point line. They wrap by hitting on the 10-15 teams with the best odds to win the 2020 national title (58:30).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 07, 2019
05/30: Winners + losers from NBA Draft deadline decisions; Kansas' flurry of roster ups and downs; college basketball's talent drain
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Nearly 90 underclassmen opted to stay in the 2019 NBA draft pool. And nearly 90 decided to come back. Which schools benefitted most or were hurt significantly? This pod opens on that, then gets to a discussion (12:00) on the growing trend in college basketball to have more and more guys leaving early, even when they're not expected to be drafted. The guys zero in on Kansas (28:00) and R.J. Hampton's decision to bypass college and play in New Zealand. The pod wraps with a look at Parrish and Norlander's respective top fives (54:00) heading into the heart of the offseason.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 31, 2019
05/22: Michigan gets its best realistic replacement for John Beilein by hiring Juwan Howard
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On Wednesday, Michigan officially hired alumnus Juwan Howard to coach its men's basketball program. The first 20 minutes of this podcast are dedicated to that decision, with Parrish and Norlander bringing some deeper context into why this decision was made and why it's different from the Penny Hardaway hiring at Memphis. Then the guys get to notable five-star commitments within the past week (20:00): Precious Achiuwa to Memphis; Jaden McDaniels to Washington; Trendon Watford to LSU.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 23, 2019
05/13: John Beilein stuns college basketball by leaving Michigan to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers
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The basketball world woke up to surprising news Monday morning: John Beilein was walking on Michigan to take a job with the shaky Cleveland Cavaliers organization. This episodes goes heavy on that, including why Beilein doing this should -- or maybe shouldn't -- be that surprising, in addition to evaluating Michigan's program in the greater hierarchy of college basketball (20:00) and trying to establish which candidates actually make sense at the early stage of UM's search. From there, GP and Norlander get to Kentucky taking back its standing with the No. 1-rated recruiting class (40:00), followed close behind by -- well, well! -- Memphis (49:00) and the apparent monster Penny Hardaway has assembled for 2019-20.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 14, 2019
With the second trial over, and more guilty verdicts delivered, which schools were hurt the most -- and what will the NCAA do now?
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Our final podcast dedicated to the second college basketball federal trial opens on what the government set out to do, and failed. Then Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander take a tour of the schools that were hurt the most in all of this, and what might come next. Plus, Christian Dawkins, who again was found guilty by a federal jury, provided some helpful-yet-damning quotes once more in relation to Arizona coach Sean Miller after the trial ended Wednesday. Ultimately, the legacy and effects of this case will rest on the shoulders of the NCAA, which has a monumental challenge awaiting its enforcement division, effective immediately.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 09, 2019
05/01: The federal trial has been worse for Arizona than maybe everyone was expecting
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College basketball has maybe never been as newsy and buzzy on the first day of May as it is this. That's because the second of three scheduled federal trials is providing a lot of allegations, evidence and more against prominent names and schools. But nothing's hit as hard as the stuff attached to Arizona. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this episode by discussing what the trial is really getting at and what the government is trying to prove, then move on to Sean Miller and the pivotal calls played in court Wednesday (8:30) that have his former assistant, Book Richardson, alleging Miller was paying Deandre Ayton and Rawle Alkins. Norlander and GP close out the pod by hitting on Texas Tech ponying up huge money to pay Chris Beard (41:15) and get into some of the leftover stuff reported this week about UCLA's search.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 02, 2019
04/24: The second federal trial has Christian Dawkins on video accusing Arizona coach Sean Miller of cheating to get players
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Sean Miller's name is in headlines again thanks to the second college basketball corruption trial, which on Wednesday turned its attention the Arizona program due to video wiretaps that were played in court. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spend the first 40 minutes of this episode catching you up on the case, the implications for Miller, why Dawkins is to be believed and what else has happened this week in lower Manhattan. The final 15 minutes of the podcast are dedicated to North Carolina landing a commitment from elite 2019 guard Cole Anthony, Duke again securing the No. 1 class in college basketball and a new top 10 from Parrish for 2019-20. The Blue Devils aren't No. 1, but they're close.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 25, 2019
04/16: LSU shocks the college hoops world and reinstates Will Wade; the Hauser brothers shock Marquette and leave the program
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Minutes before the season premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones started Sunday night, LSU announced Will Wade had been reinstated to his post. So Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander start there, then lay out how this could still go wrong -- or, in a long shot, right -- for LSU and Wade. From there, the guys talk the shocking transfer decisions from Sam and Joey Hauser (23:00), who are leaving Marquette and thus tanking the Golden Eagles' 2019-20 stock. The guys get some trivia time in, look back on their preseason player rankings, then talk about Cincinnati hiring John Brannen (41:00) over Nick Van Exel and Darren Savino.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 16, 2019
04/09: Virginia beats Texas Tech and completes one of the all-time incredible stories in college basketball history
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Norlander was right: Virginia won the national title. It did so in a great game, probably one of the 10 best in NCAA Tournament title game history. Texas Tech had it! Until it didn't. So it went for every team UVA played in the NCAAs. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give a lot of time to the title game, to Tony Bennett, to the Cavaliers' biggest plays from the NCAA Tournament, to all you want to hear about in the wake of the end of the 2019 season. From there, some news away from the tourney, including UCLA hiring Mick Cronin (42:00), Chris Mullin stepping down at St. John's (53:00), and a flurry of early NBA drafts decisions (58:00) -- but two huge ones that involve players coming back to college.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2019
04/07: Virginia-Auburn insanity, Texas Tech throttles through again, and now we have an epic defensive title game matchup
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For the first time in 40 years, a national championship game will feature two schools that have never before made it this far. But first, GP and Norlander pick apart and set the scene for Virginia's inexplicable escape over Auburn in the Final Four. That was one of the wilder endings imaginable on the biggest stage in college hoops. From there, they get into Texas Tech's 61-51 win over Michigan State (23:00) and Izzo's 3-7 record in the Final Four. They close, naturally, with their thoughts and predictions (36:00) on what Monday night's title game will bring -- and they disagree on who wins and who covers.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 07, 2019
04/07: LIVE! from Minneapolis -- Parrish and Norlander preview and pick Saturday's Final Four games
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Who will play for the national championship on Monday night? It should be a pretty interesting Saturday on the way to finding out. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this episode -- in the same room, recording face to face; a podcast rarity! -- by discussing why Minneapolis is such a solid Final Four city. First impression, funny stories, all of it. Then, it's on to discussing Virginia vs. Auburn (18:00) and Michigan State vs. Texas Tech (29:45).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 06, 2019
04/02: Kentucky gives John Calipari a lifetime contract; Tom Izzo says he needs to win another title; top Final Four storylines
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Don't worry, we've got some Final Four chatter for you on this pod, but the episode starts with the biggest college hoops news of the past 24 hours: Kentucky and John Calipari have agreed to a lifetime deal for the coach, meaning he'll be there for essentially as long as he wants as coach -- and then will be an advisor/emeritus whenever he decides to retire. This is all in the wake of UCLA pursuing/botching its courting of Cal to Westwood. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with thoughts on that, thoughts on what UCLA was doing -- or not -- and recap Cal's first decade with UK. From there, they talk Tom Izzo and Michigan State (23:00) and whether a second title is needed to validate his Hall of Fame career. The guys then run the gamut on Final Four storylines (30:00), including which is the best, and close with Norlander giving honor to the great Rick Byrd (36:00), who retired this week after winning more than 800 games. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2019
03/31: That was probably the best Elite Eight in NCAA Tournament history, and it includes the end of Zion Williamson's Duke career
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Here's a Final Four almost no one had: Virginia, Michigan State, Auburn and Texas Tech. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with their initial thoughts on the national semifinalists, then gush and give their reactions to arguably the best Elite Eight in history. They start with where Norlander was at -- Louisville -- with Virginia's comeback/OT win over Purdue (10:00), then move on to Auburn beating Kentucky (28:00), Texas Tech beating Gonzaga (37:15) and Michigan State beating Duke (45:00) and ending the college careers of Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish and, almost certainly, Tre Jones.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 01, 2019
03/30: Duke's getting lucky, sure, but let's also get into how enjoyable that Sweet 16 was
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To start, Parrish and Norlander open with Duke barely escaping -- again -- thanks to a bunny missed at the buzzer. Virginia Tech almost had it. But you know who's to thank for Duke moving on? Tre Jones. From there, the guys preview Duke-Michigan State (8:45), then talk the West/Gonzaga vs. Texas Tech (13:20), the South/Virginia-Purdue (21:00) and the Midwest/Kentucky vs. Auburn (33:40).<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 30, 2019
03/27: Our picks — straight up and vs. the spread — for the Sweet 16 games; coaching carousel hirings, firings and rumors
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Tuesday got the college hoops coaching carousel whizzing, so before Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander resume their NCAA tourney convo, they open by talking the biggest jobs that are available and the ones that have closed or will close in the coming days. They touch on Nebraska, BYU, Arkansas, Iowa State, UCLA, Alabama and more. Then it's onto the predictions and previews for every regional semifinal, starting with the games in the West (24:30), then the South (33:30), the East (41:00) and the Midwest (47:00).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2019
03/25: See ya, Cinderella; this is the strongest Sweet 16 field in NCAA Tournament history
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A chalky run of results in the first two rounds of the NCAAs have Parrish and Norlander recapping and reflecting on the best, and most overlooked, moments of the first weekend. The guys start with their thoughts on the first two rounds, then move along region by region. They start with the East (11:00), which of course leads on Duke's escape from UCF. From there, it's to the West (22:00), then the South (32:00) and they close with the Midwest (42:00).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 25, 2019
03/23: NCAA Tournament whiparound: First round breakdown, second round previews and picks
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OK, we had a fun but not insane first couple of days of the Big Dance. So will the weekend make up for it? It's quite possible. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander go region by region and recap the biggest games, stories and moments for Thursday and Friday. They open with the West, because that's where Norlander saw Murray State's Ja Morant in person in Hartford on Thursday. After that, it's onto reflections and predictions in the East (21:30), the South (34:00) and, to wrap the pod, the Midwest (46:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 23, 2019
03/20: Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish pick every first round NCAA Tournament game straight up and against the spread
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A one-off episode that's different from the usual Eye on College Basketball ep. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with some thoughts on Rick Byrd and Belmont, which won over Fran Dunphy and Temple to move on in the First Four on Tuesday night. And from there, beginning at the 11:40 mark, the guys go through all 32 first round games and make their picks for which teams win and which teams cover. It's an entertaining episode with a lot of insight. No better way to gear up for the start of the first round than this, we promise.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2019
03/17: MEGA NCAA TOURNAMENT BREAKDOWN, PREDICTIONS, ANALYSIS PODCAST
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No teases needed. THIS EPISODE IS THE GOODS. Complete NCAA Tournament reaction, analysis and everything you want for the morning after Selection Sunday. Here's how Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander sort through the bracket on this episode: the opening is first impressions about what the committee did and anything that stands out in a major way. The nitpicking is next (16:00), and then comes the region-by-region analysis. East is first (26:15), then West (36:30), then South (43:00), then Midwest (56:30). The pod wraps with Final Four and title picks (1 hour, 7 minutes).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 18, 2019
03/15: Zion Williamson is destroying every expectation we have for him; setting the table for Selection Sunday
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Zion Williamson's return to Duke was probably the best return from injury in a single game in college basketball history. He went 13-of-13 from the field and put on maybe the best statistical performance by a Duke player since Christian Laettner. The guys open on that, then get to talking Duke-UNC predictions and the 1 seed situation that's at stake Friday and Saturday (11:00). From there, a quick chat on the Big 12, Texas and West Virginia (21:30), and a wrap-up on the bubble, the Big East and why St. John's fans have to feel uncertain (28:00).&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 15, 2019
03/13: In light of Gonzaga losing in the WCC title game, who will be the four 1 seeds on Selection Sunday?
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Saint Mary's stunned Gonzaga Tuesday night to win the WCC Tournament. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on that, Gonzaga's standing on the 1 line and Saint Mary's run to, potentially a 12 seed. From there, Norlander makes a case for UNC Greensboro (16:00) and then the guys take a look and make their predictions as to who will be the four 1 seeds on Selection Sunday (20:00). There's some small-conference tourney chatter (26:00) before a discussion of the reported incoming vacancy at Texas A&amp;M (36:30). Will Buzz Williams be the man to replace Billy Kennedy in College Station?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2019
03/10: Championship Week is here, so it's time to get fired up over mid-major bubble squads and major-conference trash teams
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This extensive episode leads on making the case for Belmont to be in the field. Matt Norlander brings the evidence, and Gary Parrish has some supporting thoughts. Plus, Furman and Lipscomb cannot receive auto bids, so how realistic are their chances? That's the first 27 minutes of this podcast (we love you, mid-majors) then it's on to a scenic tour of the seven major conferences in advance of those tourneys starting this week: the Big Ten (27:30), the Big 12 (33:55), the ACC (38:30), the SEC (44:45), the Big East (57:55), the American (1 hour, 2 minutes), the Pac-12 (1 hour, 7 minutes). Within those convos, there's bubble talk, 1 seed talk, suspension talk, Sean Miller talk and a ton more. Enjoy!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 11, 2019
03/08: LSU indefinitely suspends Will Wade, UNC become a 1 seed, and a huge preview of the weekend
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Today's episode opens with Gary Parrish flying solo for the first segment, talking the huge news: LSU indefinitely suspending Will Wade. Then Norlander hops in and the guys get to the SEC race wrapping and the big games in that league (13:00) this weekend. From there, it's on to a deep discussion on the American Athletic Conference (22:00), followed by a preview of Duke-UNC (35:00) with some seriously botched Trivia Time! in the process. The podcast wraps with a look at Michigan-Michigan State (43:30) and a debate over who should win Coach of the Year in that conference, plus a heads-up on the four leagues handing out NCAA Tournament tickets this weekend (47:00).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 08, 2019
03/06: R.I.P. to Kansas streak; with Zion Williamson out yet again, might RJ Barrett overtake him for National Player of the Year?
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For the first time since 2004, Kansas will not finish atop the Big 12 standings. The greatest streak in college hoops history is done. Parrish and Norlander open on that, then get to Texas Tech and Kansas State (11:00) fighting out the top of the league, in addition to a discussion on whether or not Chris Beard is a top-five (or top-10) coach in college hoops. Meantime, Duke (23:45) barely won at home vs. Wake Forest on Tuesday night. What? So with that, and with Zion unlikely to play at UNC on Saturday, Norlander poses the questions: Did Duke handle the initial timeline for Zion correctly and is he vulnerable to losing NPOY to his teammate? The guys close with thoughts on the sentencing that came down Tuesday (37:45) for the three men charged in the college basketball corruption case.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2019
03/03: THIS. IS. MARCH.
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That gift off the top -- that's for you, listeners. Thank you for subscribing. Please, if you could, rate the pod five stars and leave an good comment!&nbsp;<br><br>On this episode, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with the wild scene at Utah State over the weekend, in which Nevada got beat by the Aggies and then a fracas in the hallway behind the scenes went viral. From there, the guys get to Tennessee throttling UK (22:45), and also talk LSU and its No. 1 seed chances. This week's special segment is a throwback to the early part of the season, when Norlander promised Wofford would be a good (44:00). It's an absolute must-listen. Then, it's time for some WIDE-RANGING bubble talk (61:00) as the guy touch on almost every team's results from the weekend that had bubble impact and more.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 04, 2019
02/28: The bad Big East, a big bubble weekend ahead, and the must-watch games to build Saturday around
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Iowa coach Fran McCaffery has been suspended two games for accusing an official of being crooked. GP and Norlander open that, then get to St. John's not-good loss to Xavier on Thursday night (7:00), which leads the guys to a greater conversation about the bubble and the Big East this season. From there, a lot to get to with the weekend's games: Kentucky-Tennessee (20:15), UCF-Houston (32:00), Nevada-Utah State (38:45), Gonzaga-Saint Mary's (43:00), bubble chatter (52:00) and Maryland-Michigan (54:30). Also, the end of the pod veers into the odd: Parrish slept in his car before he recorded this episode.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 01, 2019
02/27: Which coach came off worse on Tuesday: Iowa's Fran McCaffery or Arizona's Sean Miller?
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Duke lost its second game without Zion Williamson, dropping to 24-4 in the process and losing its spot as the No. 1 overall seed, according to Jerry Palm. Parrish and Norlander open Duke and get in some classic trivia time segments in the process. They also clear up a matter with the selection process. Then it's on to Iowa's Fran McCaffery (16:30), who was reportedly caught accusing an official of cheating on Tuesday night. Norlander argues that McCaffery should be suspended, if what was reported is true. Arizona coach Sean Miller (30:00) had a less-noisy interaction on Tuesday, but it was bad for his image as well. The guys close with a preview of Marquette-Villanova (42:00) and touch on the weird dichotomy of this year's Big East.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2019
02/24: Texas Tech obliterates Kansas; Duke's dandy without Zion; Ole Miss players take a knee during the national anthem
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Another rewarding, and interesting, weekend of college basketball has GP and Norlander opening with Texas Tech's dominant revenge win over Kansas. From there, the guys get to Duke-Syracuse (7:25), which includes another edition of Trivia Time. Early Saturday, LSU won in overtime at home vs. Tennessee (20:00), so the guys are not short of topics to touch on there. Sunday's biggest result was Michigan State beating Michigan on the road (28:30), Sparty now asserting itself once more as the best team in the Big Ten. In closing, Parrish waxes on the public protest made by Ole Miss players Saturday (38:00) in response to pro-confederacy demonstrations made on Mississippi's campus on Saturday.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 25, 2019
02/21: Zion Williamson's knee injury was not as bad as initially feared, but it nevertheless ignited a national debate
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Zion Williamson's shoe-busting, knee-spraining spectacle less than a minute into the UNC game was the perfect storm of content creation for national discourse about Zion, Duke, the amateurism model and the NBA. But Parrish and Norlander do their best to cut through the obviousness and get to the things you might not have heard addressed. But also: Parrish got into a Twitter spat with Trae Young (23:00)! The guys also get into Norlander's powerful story about LSU succeeding despite losing a player to murder in the preseason (35:45) and wrap with a preview of six big games (42:05): Virginia-Louisville; Tennessee-LSU; Florida State-UNC; Duke-Syracuse; Kansas-Texas Tech; and Michigan State-Michigan.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 22, 2019
02/20: The UNC-Duke preview you crave, plus Kentucky's worrisome injury and VCU as the cream of the A-10
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The greatest rivalry in sports renews on Wednesday night, so Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander prep you for what to expect in Durham. But first, the duo opens on Indiana hitting a new low -- but offering hope for Hoosier fans. Then it's time to, finally, talk some VCU (12:00) and A-10. Meanwhile, Kentucky (20:00) got an easy win but also bad news on Tuesday: Reid Travis has a sprained right knee. How long will he be out, and is UK's SEC title chance at risk: The UNC-Duke chatter, which is wide-ranging and features fun tangents, starts at 24:30. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2019
02/17: Kentucky's win over Tennessee doesn't mean the Vols were overrated, and the same is true of Gonzaga now
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Matt Norlander attended Tennessee-Kentucky on Saturday, then wound up stuck at the Indianapolis airport for more than seven hours. So this is the first podcast in our history to record from an airport. The opening starts with that, and of course, UK over UT. From there, Gary Parrish explains why he doesn't have Duke No. 1 or Kentucky ahead of Michigan in his Top 25 and 1 (14:00). Gonzaga is also worth discussion in light of its winning streak (20:30). The Big 12 race is now entering its endgame (28:00), and since we're talking Big 12, Chris Beard's freakout over a walk-on dunking in a blowout (36:15) needs discussing. That's not all. The guys touch on two wild buzzer-beaters and Chris Clemons -- Fighting Camel! -- reaching 3,000 points (40:00) before wrapping with some of the games to watch Monday and Tuesday.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 17, 2019
02/14: A lovingly fun Valentine's Day episode that previews what's sure to be a sweet weekend in college hoops
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We love our listeners, and so that's why we've made sure to start this Valentine's Day episode with a little love chatter at the top before getting to the game of the weekend (6:00): Tennessee-Kentucky. Then, it's on to Iowa State and Kansas State (17:00) in the biggest game in the Big 12 this weekend. We also touch on Maryland-Michigan (25:05) before wrapping with thoughts around the sport and games to keep an eye on. Also, Norlander's got a weird theory on why the Big 12 is like Avengers: Infinity War.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 15, 2019
02/13: Louisville blows it vs. Duke; did Kentucky get jobbed vs. LSU?; and how did John Beilein get ejected?
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Tuesday night was wild in college basketball. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on Louisville's epic collapse vs. Duke, then get to the controversial ending between LSU and Kentucky (17:30), before wrapping (30:00) on K-State, Michigan, the Big Ten and .... Smashing Pumpkins. #HawksbeatLakers<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2019
02/11: Duke dominates Virginia; UVA-UNC lookahead; recapping selection committee's top 16; Georgia lands No. 1 player
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This Monday episode is loaded with tons from the weekend, plus has a preview of the big Monday and Tuesday night games, with Norlander on site in Chapel Hill. The guys open with Duke-Virginia and then get to Virginia-UNC. From there, they talk the selection committee's choices for the top 16 (21:00), which were broadcast on Saturday. At 28:15, some chatter on Nevada -- Parrish was there over the weekend -- and a little on Gonzaga, before the previews and picks (35:30) for three big games on Tuesday: Purdue-Maryland, LSU-Kentucky, MSU-Wisconsin. Norlander has some odds and ends from the weekend to get to (41:00) before the episode closes on Tom Crean and Georgia landing the No. 1 college basketball prospect in 2019 (47:00) and beating Kentucky in the process.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 11, 2019
02/07: Kansas loses another player, Arizona loses another assistant, and it's a beautifully loaded weekend
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The latest episode of your favorite college hoops pod starts with Kansas announcing Lagerald Vick is out indefinitely due to a personal matter. From there, Norlander and Parrish preview Duke-Virginia (8:45), talk Nevada and Gonzaga (13:45), preview Villanova-Marquette (21:30), get to Wisconsin-Michigan (30:00) and then take a breezy tour of Saturday's schedule (35:00), including making note of the poor Pac-12. Then, it's some talk about the NET (44:00) in advance of the CBS top-16 bracket reveal on Saturday, a look at Sunday's Houston-Cincinnati game (48:00) and the pod wraps by asking the question: Will Sean Miller be the coach at Arizona at the start of next season (53:30)?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 08, 2019
02/06: MSU, Marquette and KU all take different kinds of bad losses; love for Tennessee, shouts to mid-majors
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Parrish and Norlander take a diverse tour through college hoops, touching on a bunch of teams they normally don't get a chance to chat about. It starts with Michigan State's loss against Illinois, then onto St. John's beating Marquette (7:30) before touching on K-State leading the Big 12 (15:45) thanks to its convincing win over Kansas. From there, a tour around college hoops (22:40), including Syracuse, Duke, Utah State, Kentucky, Loyola-Chicago and Tennessee, which is still sort of underappreciated. The guys close (37:15) with love for the Wofford-East Tennessee State game on Thursday, and talk mid-major NCAA Tournament chances in general. This episode is brought to you by ZipRecruiter.com.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2019
02/03: NCAA bans Kansas' Silvio De Sousa for two years; Michigan schools get upset; NC State scored only 24 points (?!)
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It was a noisy weekend in college basketball, starting with the NCAA's two-year suspension on Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa. Parrish and Norlander open on that -- and get into a deep discussion on what is and isn't fair, what is and isn't known, and how this could be a harbinger for other punishments to come. From there, the guys get into what happened over the weekend, starting with Michigan and Michigan State going down/Indiana and Iowa winning (31:15), NC State's ridiculous 24-point game (38:30). Kentucky, North Carolina and Baylor also continued their winning ways (46:45), so the guys get to that as well before making their Super Bowl picks (54:00).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 03, 2019
02/01: Villanova is 3-point-shooting its way back into title contention; your weekend preview, bold picks included
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this episode by discussing Villanova's nine-game winning streak and getting into why it's happened. From there, the weekend preview gets going with UNC-Louisville (11:00), Kentucky-Florida (18:00), Texas Tech-Kansas (22:45), Indiana-Michigan State (26:00) and some expanded trivia time (35:00). Norlander also calls for Michigan to lose on Friday night at Iowa.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2019
01/30: Kansas is 1-5 on the road and might be broken for good; Ethan Happ and Grant Williams' cases vs. Zion for POY
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Kansas' loss at Texas has many wondering if the Jayhawks will fail to finish atop the Big 12's regular season standings for the first time in a decade and a half. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander start on that, then get to the eligibility case of Silvio De Sousa (11:00), which is expected to be resolved in the coming days. From there, the guys touch on Baylor's surprising January (16:50), make the cases for Grant Williams and Ethan Happ to challenge Zion Williamson for NPOY (23:00) and lay out the problems with Chris Mullin at St. John's (32:30). At the end, there's a Trivia Time session that goes a little sideways too.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2019
01/27: Kentucky in title form, Kansas is flawed, Purdue snaps Michigan State, Big East is a bunch of mush
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The biggest game of the weekend was Kentucky beating Kansas, so this ep opens on UK, then gets to Kansas' glaring issues (9:50). From there, Parrish and Norlander give Purdue some love (21:30) and pass on fretting about Michigan State. In the SEC, LSU is making a charge for Tennessee and Kentucky (25:30), while the Big East is tracking for -- maybe -- its worst season since it went to 10 teams (32:45). The podcast has recaps and thoughts on Iowa State, Houston, Cincinnati, Baylor and Nebraska (39:00), which probably was the biggest loser of the weekend; Norlander explains why. The guys wrap with some Vegas talk and make their predictions for Tuesday's two biggest games (47:40).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 27, 2019
01/24: Tennessee wins close again, but was the controversial call all that controversial?
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open up on Tennessee's win over Vandy to get to 17-1, then eventually touch on Grant Williams' (11:11) campaign for NPOY. From there, the guys preview Kansas-Kentucky (19:35), Auburn-Mississippi State (26:15), Iowa State-Mississippi (30:00) and Michigan State-Purdue (32:15). They also mix in some birthday talk, as Parrish turns 49, or is it 53? OK, maybe 43. The answer is on this episode. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 25, 2019
01/23: The SEC, Big Ten and Big 12 have a bunch of teams swiping and slipping in opposite directions
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Parrish and Norlander open with Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn hitting the skids on Tuesday, then touch on Indiana (8:35), which has now lost five straight and is approaching a crisis. There's also Duke and Virginia (15:00) to get to, as those teams rolled. The guys have a few good games to mull over on Thursday (20:00), primarily Michigan State-Iowa and NC State-Louisville. They make their way back for Wednesday's pair of interesting games (28:30): Tennessee-Vanderbilt and Purdue-Ohio State. This episode is sponsored by <a href="http://www.ziprecruiter.com/">www.ZipRecruiter.com</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2019
01/20: Down goes Virginia! Down goes Michigan! No undefeated teams remain, So who is No. 1 now?
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Saturday represented the busiest day of college basketball on the 2018-19 calender: the 150 games played were the most in one day of any this season. From that, 7-10 outcomes stood out most. Parrish and Norlander touch on those, leading with an in-depth discussion on Duke's win over Virginia at the top. From there, the guys get to Kentucky's road win at Auburn (28:00), go into the notable Big 12 upsets (37:00) and preview the big games coming Monday night (42:00), including Maryland-Michigan State, Virginia Tech-UNC and Iowa State-Kansas.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 21, 2019
01/18: Weekend preview: Virginia at Duke sets up as the best game of 2019 so far; will the final two unbeatens fall?
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Before the guys look ahead, Norlander and Parrish check in on Kansas State and the Big 12 at the top of this episode. Plus, Iowa State and TCU (7:10) have had notable weeks. That league is seemingly set to get more unpredictable by the week. The big topic on this episode, of course, is Virginia at Duke (12:00). The guys also touch on what became a debate topic this week: the idea that Zion Williamson should quit playing at Duke to preserve his draft stock (25:20). From there, the fellas get to UK-Auburn (32:40) and Michigan-Wisconsin (36:20).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 18, 2019
01/15: Syracuse stuns Duke, which loses Tre Jones to a shoulder injury; Indiana hits a troubling skid
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Monday night brought the unexpected: not just a Duke loss to Syracuse, but Tre Jones' troubling shoulder injury that is expected to keep him out for a while. Parrish and Norlander open this episode by discussing the game and the injury, then get to Indiana (20:45) losing at home to Nebraska. With a tough schedule upcoming, could the Hoosiers go from comfortable NCAA Tournament team to the NIT? The guys also touch on Pitt (29:15), which is doing well in its first year under Jeff Capel.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 15, 2019
01/13: What's wrong with UNC; how Duke escaped at Florida State; the Big Ten has 10 teams in play for the NCAAs
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North Carolina continued its bipolar ways this weekend. Just five days after winning at NC State, the Tar Heels <a href="https://cms.cbssports.com/hub/cmsframework/reroute/content_article/55724318-e1bf-4ffe-9735-c7fbb34a418c#link={%22assetType%22:%22article%22,%22uuid%22:%2255724318-e1bf-4ffe-9735-c7fbb34a418c%22,%22slug%22:%22north-carolina-vs-louisville-score-no-12-tar-heels-suffer-worst-home-loss-under-roy-willi%22,%22linkText%22:%22lost%2083-62%20at%20home%20to%20Louisville%22,%22href%22:%22https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/north-carolina-vs-louisville-score-no-12-tar-heels-suffer-worst-home-loss-under-roy-willi/%22,%22role%22:%22content_link%22,%22target%22:%22_blank%22,%22edition%22:%22us%22}">lost 83-62 at home to Louisville</a>. GP and MN open with that, then get to Cam Reddish (15:27), who <a href="https://cms.cbssports.com/hub/cmsframework/reroute/content_article/257ce80d-9b9c-4175-8edc-fa16a68dde32#link={%22assetType%22:%22article%22,%22uuid%22:%22257ce80d-9b9c-4175-8edc-fa16a68dde32%22,%22slug%22:%22with-zion-on-the-bench-after-being-poked-in-the-eye-dukes-cam-reddish-shows-he-could-be-a-player-to-watch%22,%22linkText%22:%22buried%20a%203-pointer%20in%20the%20final%20second%22,%22href%22:%22https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/with-zion-on-the-bench-after-being-poked-in-the-eye-dukes-cam-reddish-shows-he-could-be-a-player-to-watch/%22,%22role%22:%22content_link%22,%22target%22:%22_blank%22,%22edition%22:%22us%22}">buried a 3-pointer in the final second</a> to lift Duke past Florida State on Saturday. Ohio State (28:51) has gone from 12-1 to 12-4, and the Big Ten has 10 teams thinking NCAA tourney. In the SEC, Ole Miss (29:38) is 13-2 overall, 3-0 in the SEC. Gonzaga (38:16) beat a better-than-you-realize San Francisco team on the road late Saturday to improve to 16-2. Will Gonzaga not lose again until March? And finally, previewing Virginia Tech-Virginia (50:32), which takes place Tuesday.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 14, 2019
01/11: Markus Howard challenging Zion for POY; big, extended weekend preview
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Markus Howard became the first Division I player in the past 20 years to have multiple 50-point games <a href="https://cms.cbssports.com/hub/cmsframework/reroute/content_article/34e95a43-c484-43a0-9546-71c09069fec7#link={%22assetType%22:%22article%22,%22uuid%22:%2234e95a43-c484-43a0-9546-71c09069fec7%22,%22slug%22:%22marquette-vs-creighton-score-markus-howard-scores-big-east-record-53-points-in-golden-eagles-wild-ot-win%22,%22linkText%22:%22when%20he%20got%2053%20in%20Wednesday's%20win%20at%20Creighton%22,%22href%22:%22https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/marquette-vs-creighton-score-markus-howard-scores-big-east-record-53-points-in-golden-eagles-wild-ot-win/%22,%22role%22:%22content_link%22,%22target%22:%22_blank%22,%22edition%22:%22us%22}">when he got 53 in Wednesday's win at Creighton</a>. So Parrish and Norlander open this episode with that (and camels). From there Murray State's Ja Morant destroyed a UT Martin Skyhawk on Thursday (12:31); a loaded weekend preview (16:09), including No. 3 Tennessee at Florida, No. 4 Virginia at Clemson, No. 5 Gonzaga at San Francisco, No. 6 Michigan State at Penn State, No. 7 Kansas at Baylor, No. 8 Texas Tech at Texas, No. 10 Nevada at Fresno State, No. 16 Ohio State at Iowa and No. 22 Indiana at Maryland). The big game No. 1 Duke at No. 13 Florida State (25:53). And also, CBS' big game on Saturday (31:40): Ole Miss at No. 14 Mississippi State. This episode is sponsored by <a href="http://www.ziprecruiter.com/">www.ZipRecruiter.com</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 11, 2019
01/09: Explaining why Zion Williamson is, no exaggeration, tracking to be the best freshman in Duke history
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Zion Williamson finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Tuesday's 87-65 win at Wake Forest. So he's now the first freshman in Duke history to hit each of those numbers in the same game. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on that. And then it's to Tennessee (7:17), UNC's win over NC State (13:23) in addition to the possibility the Tar Heels finish atop the ACC. As for Nova (21:07), is it going to win the Big East in the same season it lost to Furman and Penn? The guys wrap (29:01) talking Wednesday night's schedule" No. 11 Auburn at Ole Miss, No. 17 Houston at Temple and No. 21 Marquette at Creighton. Which ranked team will get picked off on the road?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2019
01/06: Who will be the last undefeated team -- Virginia, Michigan or Houston?
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Matt Norlander's Chicago Bears lost a playoff game to the Philadelphia Eagles in the worst possible way, so he and Gary Parrish open this episode on that, with Norlander just trying to talk through the aftershock. But there's plenty of hoops to get to. First up is Nevada (11:34) losing its undefeated season. Then the guys touch on whether Virginia, Michigan or Houston will be the final unbeaten team (17:05). Bad news came down twice for Kansas (21:32) over the weekend, an Kentucky (28:43) didn't emerge with a win either. Meantime, Virginia Tech (35:03) is highlighted for the first time this season on the podcast. The guys close with a preview of Tuesday's big game (39:34): UNC at NC State.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 07, 2019
01/04: Mid-season picks to win all the big leagues; Bol Bol's college career apparently over; previewing the four big games
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A big weekend for Big Ten hoops awaits. On this episode, GP and Norlander open with a note on Michigan, then get into the bad Bol Bol news (6:00). From there, an extensive rundown on their picks to win each of the seven major conferences: the Pac-12 (12:00), the Big 12 (15:30), the ACC (17:00), the SEC (18:07), the Big Ten (22:29), the Big East (26:31) and the American (28:30). The guys wrap with a preview of the four biggest games (32:40) of the weekend: Michigan State-Ohio State, Florida State-Virginia, Kansas-Iowa State and Indiana-Michigan.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 04, 2019
12/31: Surprise podcast! Steve Alford was fired, so now UCLA is ringing in 2019 without a head coach
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Early Monday morning, UCLA fired Steve Alford midway through his sixth season. That called for an emergency podcast from Parrish and Norlander. The guys start on the news, then discuss the problems with the expectations of what the UCLA job is (and isn't). From there, there go deep into the candidate pool (20:40) and lay out a lot of names. Then, it's time to preview some good games this week. In order: Marquettte-St. John's (38:02), Nebraska-Maryland (40:40), Texas Tech-West Virginia (43:35), Oklahoma-Kansas (45:20) and Minnesota-Wisconsin (47:35).&nbsp;<br><br>Happy New Year, everyone, and thanks for subscribing. If you haven't already, please rate the podcast well and leave a nice review!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 31, 2018
12/30: UCLA lost to Liberty. Bruins are now 7-6. Is Steve Alford going to get fired before the season ends?
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UCLA fell 73-58 (!) at home (!!) to Liberty (!!!!) on Saturday. Bruins coach Steve Alford does not seem long for that job now. Parrish and Norlander open on that and go back in time to the reactions from multiple media members in 2013, when Alford was hired by UCLA. Then they get into who could replace Alford in 2019 (20:10) before moving on to the dumpster fire that is the Pac-12 (35:05), which looks to be a two-bid league ... if that. Elsewhere, Kentucky rounded closer to its best form by beating Louisville (44:15) and St. John's (51:30) got jobbed in a loss against Seton Hall.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 31, 2018
12/28: College basketball 2018 Year in Review
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When you take into account everything of consequence that happened in 2018, it's not that hard to make the argument that the sport won't see another year like this any time soon. Vacated national titles, federal convictions, a 98-year-old nun becoming the biggest thing in sports, a 16 beating a 1, Zion Williamson, scandals, a change in how the sport is operated. Big year.&nbsp;<br><br>So GP and Norlander get to that, but first open with Kentucky at Louisville, the game of the weekend in college basketball. From there, they run down six more games of note (15:45), including Nevada-Utah, Davidson-UNC, Wisconsin-Western Kentucky and Belmont-Purdue. Then it's on to St. John's (21:25) and it's big game in the Big East opener at Seton Hall. But for the bulk of the discussion on this pod, it's a look back at 2018 (30:20).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 28, 2018
12/26: The 2018-19 Almost-Midseason Awards, including updated picks for who will win the national title
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Today's day-after-Christmas podcast opens with some holiday cheer (well, sort of!), then gets to Parrish and Norlander's top-three picks for National Player of the Year (6:15) as conference play is set to begin in earnest in the coming week. Then it's Coach of the Year nominees (14:45), followed by the biggest surprises in college hoops (19:50) through November and December. As for disappointments (30:55), Parrish has a laundry list, while Norlander's pick is outside the box. The guys close with their updated national title picks (38:20), both of which have changed from who they took in the preseason.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 26, 2018
12/24: Who should be No. 1: Tennessee, Duke, Michigan -- or someone else? Plus, a full recap of a headline-making CBS Sports Classic
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A fun audio stuffing stocker of sorts for our loyal listeners, as Parrish and Norlander didn't let the weekend wrap before getting a good episode in to look back at the weekend and reflect on what went down in Chicago. The guys open -- briefly! -- on deep dish pizza before getting to Kansas' loss at Arizona State (4:20) and how that opens up a debate over who should be No. 1. Additionally, there's Kentucky (14:40) and its statement win over UNC ... and the issue now nagging at Roy Williams' heels (24:10). Ohio State (30:45) has Chris Holtmann one win away from the best start of his career, while UCLA has Steve Alford (35:05) and his job status beyond this season very much in doubt. Merry Christmas from us to you, and thank you for being loyal to the podcast.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 24, 2018
12/21: Duke-Texas Tech reaction, Kevin Keatts' great start at NC State, and a big preview of the CBS Sports Classic
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This Friday episode of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast opens with Duke's comeback win on a quality Texas Tech team that showed some ways in how the Blue Devils can, and eventually may, be defeated. From there, the guys get into NC State's 10-1 start (9:45) after it beat No. 7 Auburn, preview Ohio State-UCLA (20:50) and Kentucky-UNC (24:10) in this Saturday's big CBS Sports Classic, and wrap with Kansas' tricky road test at Arizona State (29:50).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 21, 2018
12/19: Penny Hardaway and Rick Barnes already don't like each other; Duke-Texas Tech preview; Buffalo's awesome 11-0 start
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The Memphis-Tennessee rivalry is back on in a huge way, with Penny Hardaway telling Rick Barnes to "get the f--- out of here." Parrish and Norlander open on all that fire, with Norlander pointing out why this could ultimately be a bad thing. From there, the guys get to talking 11-0 Buffalo (20:25), which won at Syracuse on Tuesday night. Wednesday's most critical game (29:30) could wind up being UCLA at Cincinnati. The fellas wrap by previewing Duke vs. Texas Tech (35:45), a top-tier matchup playing out on Thursday night at MSG,<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2018
12/16: Kansas is No. 1 but doesn't look like it; Gonzaga's hopes for a 1 seed aren't lost; will Big Blue Nation forgive Rick Pitino?
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Kansas is 9-0 and ranked No. 1. But the Jayhawks haven’t looked so great much of the season. Is this team overrated? Norlander and GP open on that, then get to Gonzaga (7:45), which lost its second straight on Saturday. Elsewhere, Indiana (18:06) provided the best ending of the weekend. Not good: the Pac-12 (23:27), which is now neck-and-neck with the American Athletic Conference in competing with the worst of the seven biggest leagues in college hoops. And if you missed it, Kentucky (34:02) honored its 1993 Final Four team, coached by Rick Pitino, on Saturday at Rupp Arena. But Pitino was not in attendance, despite John Calipari inviting him.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 17, 2018
12/14: Is Kentucky slipping under John Calipari? And a huge weekend awaits with loads of great games
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Quade Green has transferred out of Kentucky. Are the Wildcats losing a bit of their grip -- or is Calipari losing his touch? Parrish and Norlander start there, then give Crossroads Classic preview (14:24), as Notre Dame-Purdue and Butler-Indiana play on Saturday on CBS. There are loads of good games this weekend, including UNC-Gonzaga (19:00) and Nova-Kansas (24:05). Plus, Norlander tips you on teams on upset watch (29:33), in addition to a brief Sunday preview of games (39:15).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 14, 2018
12/12: Villanova is cracking; the Big East is open to expansion chatter; Mark Few takes aim at Mark Emmert
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this episode by discussing Villanova's worst nonconference performance since 2013, with a focus on the drama surrounding freshman point guard Jahvon Quinerly. From there, the guys discuss Norlander's report about the Big East having been approach by multiple schools about expansion (20:02) and Mark Few's reiterated criticism of NCAA president Mark Emmert (29:03).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2018
12/09: Tennessee proves it's a legit national title contender; Kansas is now No. 1; Kentucky isn't top-25 material
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Tennessee upset Gonzaga 76-73 on Sunday afternoon. Incredible game. Parrish and Norlander open on that and touch on a whole bunch with both teams, then get to Kentucky (16:09) dropping out of Parrish's Top 25 and 1 rankings. The new No. 1? Kansas (27:44). It had to rally this weekend to beat New Mexico State 63-60 in Kansas City. Elsewhere, there were a couple of good one-point games this weekend between currently unranked, but still big-time, basketball programs. Indiana beat Louisville 68-67 (37:32) and Syracuse beat Georgetown 72-71. The guys close on Villanova (42:51) and Bill Walton's polarizing nature as a color commentator (45:58).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 10, 2018
12/07: Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura might be the POY so far -- and here comes a huge test vs. Tennessee this weekend
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander look ahead to a stacked weekend of good college hoops, but start at the top with Duke landing Vernon Carey Jr., the No. 2 prospect in the class of 2019. From there, predictions and chatter on undefeated Nevada playing undefeated Arizona State late Friday night (6:49). And on Saturday, Kentucky-Seton Hall (15:20) leads off a loaded day slate. Also going down Louisville-Indiana and Wisconsin-Marquette's big games (18:20) and the CBS noon tip on Saturday of Michigan State-Florida (20:20). And yes, Buffalo -- unbeaten! -- gets some shine (23:50). The big game on Sunday is Gonzaga-Tennessee (26:35), but there's something the guys have to address with Texas (33:15), which has a big game vs. Purdue.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 07, 2018
12/05: Oklahoma seems like it's better without Trae Young; Kansas' big injury; Fred Hoiberg's chances of returning to college
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Matt Norlander was at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night for a doubleheader featuring Oklahoma-Notre Dame and Florida-West Virginia. This episode opens on that, and specifically: Is Oklahoma better without Trae Young? Florida (6:17) beat West Virginia, but pro prospect Jalen Hudson is oddly a non-factor. It's weird. In injury news, Kansas (10:30) big man Udoka Azubuike suffered a right ankle injury in Tuesday's win over Wofford that's expected to sideline him for a significant amount of time. The Miami Hurricanes (13:22) have lost four straight games for the first time under Jim Larranaga. How did the Hurricanes go from 5-0 to 5-4 with losses to Seton Hall, Rutgers, Yale and Penn? The pod closes with a discussion about the Chicago Bulls firing Fred Hoiberg (19:13). Is a return to college basketball inevitable?&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2018
12/02: Lagerald Vick saves Kansas; Nevada exceeding the hype; comparing the CFP to the NCAA Tournament
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There were no major upsets this weekend. But a handful of good teams -- No. 1 Gonzaga, No. 2 Kansas, No. 20 Texas Tech, etc., -- were pushed by unranked opponents. The pod opens on that, then gets to Lagerald Vick and Kansas (3:09) and Nevada's 8-0 start (12:43). On Sunday, Arizona got to 6-2 (20:17). Is Sean Miller going to get the Wildcats back to the NCAA Tournament even though most predicted he wouldn't? As for UConn (24:45), Akok Akok committed, which is big. Then the fun begins. Norlander has Parrish play "Guess the Celebrity" (28:31) and the guys wrap with a wide-ranging conversation on the College Football Playoff and how it compares to the NCAA Tournament process (37:10).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 03, 2018
11/30: Michigan looks as good as any team in college hoops; Bob Knight documentary; weekend rundown
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Michigan is 7-0 with blowout wins over the past two national champions. And the Wolverines are, once again, excellent defensively thanks to John Beilein's hiring of Luke Yaklich. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish open this episode by discussing what appears to be the Big Ten's best team.<br><br>After that, the conversation went like this:<br><br>7:03: Roy Williams said North Carolina stinks. Is he right?<br><br>11:52: The Bob Knight 30 For 30 -- "The Last Days of Knight" -- made its television debut on Thursday. The guys spent a few minutes discussing the controversial coaching icon. There's also a bacon story from Parrish.<br><br>24:50: Weekend preview, including Gonzaga-Creighton, Nevada-USC, Arizona-UConn and Oregon-Houston.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 30, 2018
11/28: Louisville tops MSU, Duke throttles Indiana, Coach K throttles his jacket, and early thoughts on the NET
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Chris Mack got his first signature win as Louisville's coach Tuesday night when the Cardinals upset Michigan State in overtime. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on that, then get to a lot going on with Duke and its win over Indiana (13:04), including Coach K's jacket-throwing technique and why Duke team managers run like Usain Bolt at the end of each half. Elsewhere, Nevada had no issues with Loyola-Chicago (26:09). Unfortunately, Vanderbilt's NCAA tourney chances could be doomed with Darius Garland likely out fot the year (33:33). The pod wraps with a lively discussion about the NCAA's NET rankings making their debut this week (41:05). GP and Norlander closed on whether college basketball fans should really be concerned about the algorithm and what the NCAA should've done differently to avoid yet another public relations nightmare.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2018
11/25: Villanova clicking again, but something's still amiss; Big Ten-ACC Challenge picks and preview
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Villanova got its first quality win of the season by beating Florida State 66-60 on Sunday in the title game of the AdvoCare Invitational. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander start this episode by discussing a lingering curiosity with Villanova, then get to Oklahoma State (10:02), which is off to a nice, under-the-radar start. From there, predictions and thoughts on the ACC-Big Ten Challenge (17:29), Duke thoughts (22:42) and a discussion on the best mid-major game of the week, Nevada vs. Loyola Chicago (30:14). and I opened this episode of the Eye On College Basketball by discussing the reigning national champs and Quinerly's disappointing start.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 26, 2018
11/24: Kansas should be ranked ahead of Gonzaga at No. 1; tourney takes from throughout Thanksgiving week
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Parrish and Norlander were all over the country this week, covering top-five matchups in person and reporting on them for CBS Sports. This special Saturday episode leads with Kansas beating Tennessee late Friday night at Barclays Center. From there, the guys get to Virginia's 6-0 start (10:03) and what happened in Vegas with Michigan State, Texas, UNC and UCLA (13:06). On the other side of things, Florida's off to a ragged 3-3 start (16:16). Arizona State (20:28) is doing well for itself again after last year's good start. Bad news: Vanderbilt's Darius Garland has a torn meniscus (23:00). A look ahead to Sunday's big game between Villanova and Florida State (29:40).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 24, 2018
11/22: Gonzaga puts an end to all that premature Duke-undefeated talk; No. 1 prospect James Wiseman picks Memphis over Kentucky
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The undefeated talk is over. Duke didn't make it past Thanksgiving without a loss. No. 3 Gonzaga beat No. 1 Duke 89-87 in the championship game of the Maui Invitational. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lead this Thanksgiving podcast with that -- and give their thanks to the listeners, of course. From there, the guys got into what worked for Gonzaga and evaluated Duke's freshmen both on Wednesday and overall in Maui. Also,&nbsp;<br>James Wiseman (23:30), the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2019, is going to Memphis. How big is that for Penny Hardaway? How bad is that for John Calipari? And did you know that Friday will bring another top-five matchup? No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 5 Tennessee (38:07) is on tap. Predictions included.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 22, 2018
11/18: Villanova and Syracuse plummet; a full-blown preview of the stacked Maui Invitational
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At the top, Norlander and Parrish open on Hawaii. Then it's on to Villanova (12:42), which lost again on Saturday — to Furman. Also 2-2: Syracuse (20:49). The Orange lost to UConn and Oregon at Madison Square Garden. Which team is more disappointing at this stage? Speaking of disappointing losses, Indiana let one get away at Arkansas on Sunday (26:07). How about the 3-ball this season (31:18): teams continue to bomb away more than ever before. The episode closes with a wide-ranging preview and set of predictions on the Maui Invitational (36:05).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 19, 2018
11/16: Michigan's stunner at Nova; UConn's great start under Dan Hurley; Big Ten is the best league to start the season
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Friday's episode leads on arguably the most shocking result of the season so far: Michigan's 73-46 win at Villanova on Wednesday night. From there, Parrish and Norlander touch how good Tennessee's looked to star the year (16:30), get into Zion Williamson's hilariously ridiculous statistical pace so far (17:45), and move on to Ohio State (24:40), which has the best two road wins of any team in college hoops at this point. The guys also highlight the Big Ten (31:15), which has the best record of any conference 10 days into the season. Of course, there's also the matter of UConn upsetting Syracuse (38:06), which included a viral moment from Dan Hurley and an inexplicable jersey mishap regarding Buddy Boeheim. The guys wrap by discussing a 3-point oddity that happened on back-to-back nights earlier this week.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 16, 2018
11/14: Georgetown's Mac McClung is a dunking cult hero; the Big Ten's good start; Cuse-UConn preview
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Georgetown went in and got a road win at Illinois on Tuesday night, doing so behind the entertaining play of freshmen duo James Akinjo and Mac McClung (:50). It's been a long time since the pod talked about the Hoyas. Parrish and Norlander also get into the Big Ten's quality start (16:30) before transitioning to Thursday night's key game between Syracuse and UConn (21:48). Also at MSG on Thursday night: Oregon and freshman center Bol Bol (27:00). The pod wraps with some thoughts about Duke's nonconference schedule and its contrast with UNC being willing to play opponents on the road in November and December (34:32).&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 14, 2018
11/11: A whiparound wrapup of college hoops' first weekend of 2018-19, with a debate over who has the best resume one week into the season
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After a weekend with a few notable upsets, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with West Virginia being the only ranked team to drop a game to an unranked team. Then it's onto Auburn (8:20), which looked great Friday night in an 88-66 win over Washington. Oh, and Duke freshman Zion Williamson (13:01) got 27 points, 16 rebounds, six blocks and four assists in Sunday's 94-72 win over Army. Just an absolute monster. Who should be ranked No. 1 right now -- Duke or Kansas? (20:00), and what about North Carolina (23:12)? 2-0 with two road wins -- one at Wofford, the other at Elon. Norlander said that amounts to the best resume in the nation right now. The pod wraps with a lookahead to the best games of Tuesday and Wednesday (31:48).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 12, 2018
11/09: No, Michigan's Fab Five wasn't definitely better—and certainly not more talented—than Duke's current freshman class
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander address, for the first and likely only time this season, some of the absurd early talking points already bubbling up around Duke. They open with the reaction to the reaction of Duke's debut, then get into some unexpected trivia about starting lineups on past Final Four teams. From there, they touch on the Justice Department giving the go-ahead to the NCAA to start investigating some schools brought up during the first federal trial, which ended in October.&nbsp;<br><br>The podcast wraps with a preview of the games to watch this weekend. Washington at Auburn, two top 25 teams, highlights the slate.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 09, 2018
11/07: On-site Champions Classic reactions: Did Duke just pull off the greatest season-opening win in history?
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No. 4 Duke's 118-84 win over No. 2 Kentucky was record-setting in many ways. The Blue Devils' freshmen showed up, showed out and exceeded the hype. And now Duke should probably be No. 1 in every legitimate poll out there. For Kentucky, yikes. How concerned should John Calipari be? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander provide immediate reaction from Indianapolis after they watched Duke go supernatural and Kansas looked flawed but still dangerously good in its win over Michigan State.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2018
11/04: The season is HERE. Let's preview everything great about opening night (college basketball podcast)
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College basketball has finally wised up and made the adjustment to its schedule that benefits the sport best. For the first time in the modern era, college hoops will start its season on a Tuesday night. The Champions Classic is the big event -- but there are four other really good games happening elsewhere. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander offer up their thoughts and predictions on Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State, North Carolina, Nevada, Florida, Washington and more. Welcome to the 2018-19 season.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 05, 2018
11/02: Big—and potentially crazy—predictions for the 2018-19 college basketball season (College Basketball Podcast)
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You need this episode, college hoops fans. It's the final piece of wide-ranging preseason college basketball content to hold you over the final weekend without college basketball until April. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish get into some of the big and small predictions that they expect to see as early as next week and as far off as the national title game. The season is ALMOST HERE!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 02, 2018
Our All-America selections and picks at which 2018 NCAA tourney teams won't make in back in 2019 (10.30)
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Is the R.J. Barrett love overstated heading into the season? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this episode by discussing the CBS Sports All-America teams and focus on Barrett's widespread recognition as a preseason national player of the year. They get into their picks, look at the POYs in years past and also try to identify the one player not on the A-A list who has the best shot at being a First Team guy come March. They also pick apart the teams that made last year's NCAA Tournament but don't seem built for a return this season. Arizona, Wichita State, Texas A&M, Creighton and Oklahoma included.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 30, 2018
Let's talk BASKETBALL! A wide-ranging preseason predictions conversation (10.26)
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Now it's time for hoops hoops hoops. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get into what we can expect for 2018-19, and they start by discussing Final Four darling Loyola-Chicago. Ramblers overrated? Not here. Norlander has them at 63 in his 1-353 ranking of every team in the sport. The guys also ask: Which preseason top 15 team is most likely to miss the NCAAs? Which team outside the top 20 is best suited to make a Final Four run? And which highly regarded player could wind up being a disappointment? And a whole lot more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 26, 2018
Guilty verdicts across the board make for a historic, landmark day in college sports -- and not for the better (10.24)
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A shock wave was sent through college basketball on Wednesday when Jim Gatto, Merl Code and Christian Dawkins were all found guilty on seven total counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Matt Norlander has been covering the trial from Manhattan, and he and Gary Parrish react to the verdicts and also lay out why this case was tipped in the government's favor from the get-go. Do those three men really deserve to be going to prison? Parrish and Norlander make arguments why this feels surreal and unnecessary. They also touch on what the NCAA now stands to do, and how coaches like Bill Self and programs like Kansas remain a high point of interest.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 25, 2018
Kansas, Duke, LSU face the federal fire; Zion Williamson's name attached to case; best players in college hoops (10.19)
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There is a boatload of new information to get to -- and we've got some on-court preview content as well. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this week's episode by extensively discussing and picking apart just what happened in federal court during week three of the college hoops corruption trial. it was troubling for Kansas and LSU especially -- but Duke is suddenly a part of this story, too. Zion Williamson's recruitment has been brought into question. So what comes next for him, Duke and the NCAA? And is Bill Self and his assistant's job in trouble? The guys also explain why the new NBA rule that allows G League players to earn as much as $125,000 coming right out of high school will have almost no impact on college basketball. They wrap with a discussion of the best players in college hoops; CBS Sports published its list of the top 100 (and one) guys in college basketball earlier this week.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 19, 2018
Taking you inside a contentious courtroom after a huge week in the federal corruption trial (10.12)
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Two critical government witnesses took the stand this week in the case of US vs. Gatto et al., which is the massive trial that has college basketball collectively curious, if not nervous. Matt Norlander was in New York City all week to watch and report what happened. On this podcast, he and Gary Parrish discuss the biggest statements and evidence brought to light this week. In short: it wasn't good for Kansas, Arizona, NC State, Creighton, DePaul and Louisville. Plus, Norlander provides a lot of quotes and scenes -- including wiretapped phone calls -- from the trial.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 12, 2018
College basketball's federal trial gets underway with some big opening statements (10.3)
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It's been a few weeks -- but the guys are back! Matt Norlander had a second child, so the podcast went on a brief hiatus, but he and Gary Parrish are in typical rhythm as they catch you up on the start of the highly anticipated federal trial in connection to college basketball corruption. Oregon was named, as were others like Arizona and NC State. The start of this trial brings up interesting plot lines to dissect; the guys do just that. They also touch on Mike White's success on the recruiting trail: Florida landed five-star prospect Scottie Lewis, who picked the Gators over Kentucky and St. John's. White is proving to be an ideal successor to Billy Donovan.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 03, 2018
Loyola-Chicago's non-con schedule shows why college hoops is still a rigged game (9.5)
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On this episode, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander dive into some details with Rick Pitino's new book and debate over what it really accomplishes. They also touch on the dilemma surrounding Loyola-Chicago. Final Four darlings from last season, the Ramblers had a hard time scheduling in the non-conference for 2018-19. Most big-time programs wouldn't play them. Is this a reality we should just accept, or can the selection committee and new evaluation criteria change the way coaches think when it comes to scheduling good mid-major teams?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 05, 2018
We polled 100-plus coaches on the biggest issues in college basketball; here's what they said (8.31)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have a fun-loaded, nearly hour-long podcast heading into Labor Day Weekend that touches on a number of topics. In recent weeks, the duo has published their annual Candid Coaches series over at CBSSports.com. It touched on the FBI investigation, Rick Pitino's next job (in coaching?), the new NCAA rules, the best coaching hire of 2018, and who coaches pick in the Jordan-vs.-LeBron debate. The guys go behind the scenes on these questions -- and make their picks for them as well.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 31, 2018
The RPI is officially dead; long live the new and improved NCAA Tournament (8.22)
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On Wednesday, the NCAA officially announced the end of the RPI era. The Division I men's basketball selection committee will now use a new metric, known as NET, to rank and sort teams for inclusion to the Big Dance. So what is NET, why is it better, and where did the NCAA still come up short? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give you a detailed but easy-to-understand overview of what awaits for March of 2019. They also get into some of the surprising revelations in the first few installments of their annual Candid Coaches series.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 23, 2018
A conversation about Kentucky in the Bahamas and Duke in Canada (8.16)
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It's a pretty slow time in college basketball right now. No coaches are on administrative leave. No notable players have been arrested. There's not much going on. But Kentucky just wrapped a four-game trip to the Bahamas. And Duke is in the middle of a three-game trip in Canada. So Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish had no problem getting 20-plus minutes out of those two things. Some fun developments occurring with both teams, and for different reasons.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2018
Parrish and Norlander give instant reaction to major/controversial NCAA rule changes (8.8)
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The NCAA on Wednesday announced sweeping changes to college basketball's bylaws and recruiting calendar -- and new legislation that gives more entitlements to student-athletes. But how much will it matter? Will it solve any problems within sport? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander answered those questions in this episode. The announcements created some nice headlines that'll possibly fool the uninformed. But here's the truth: All of this is an undeniable reaction to what the ongoing FBI investigation has exposed. But none of these announced changes actually address the issues that the FBI investigation exposed.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2018
With the future of the July recruiting period hanging in the balance, how will the NCAA vote? (7.17)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spent the week in North Augusta, S.C. and took in their annual viewing of the Peach Jam. There is speculation and real concern from virtually every coach they spoke to that the NCAA is going to overhaul July recruiting to the point where coaches are no longer allowed to attend tournament events that are held by apparel companies. What's the NCAA up to, and will they change their plan close to the 11th hour? Parrish wrote a column that sparked a lot of discussion at Peach Jam, and Norlander reported out a story with sources close to the vote who went on the record about where things stand. Overall, the future of recruiting hasn't been this foggy in as long as many can remember. There's a lot to unpack, and a lot to cover with all that happened at Peach Jam and beyond.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 17, 2018
Kansas or Kentucky for No. 1? Or ... Gonzaga? (7.6)
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Welcome back to the pod. On this episode, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander try to get to the bottom of who should be No. 1 heading into the season. Kansas has a good case, but Kentucky's could be better. And why not Gonzaga, though? The Bulldogs just added a coveted transfer for next season. The guys get into all of that, plus have a discussion on college stars who are stumbling to start Summer League.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 06, 2018
Should Wendell Carter's mom really be 'pissed' at Coach K? Should Kevin Ollie lose millions? (6.27)
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Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish open with discussing Wendell Carter Jr.'s mother's comments about how she was "pissed" when Marvin Bagley III reclassified, enrolled at Duke and caused her son to play a secondary role. After that, the guys discuss ... 18:45: Thanks to the late additions of Reid Travis and Ashton Hagans, Parrish has Kentucky ranked No. 1 in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one). 24:20: And now there seems to be mounting pressure on John Calipari to deliver another championship to Kentucky. What's reasonable, and unreasonable, for fans to expect of coaches. 37:28: This UConn-Kevin Ollie situation isn't a good look for anybody. School officials are doing real damage to their reputation and the reputation of an alum who won them a championship in 2014. But will it save them millions of dollars? Yes, perhaps.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 27, 2018
The players we love, ones we like, and who we're most dismissive of in the 2018 NBA Draft (6.14)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have a 56-minute podcast entirely dedicated to the 2018 NBA Draft, including an opening debate about what is happening with Michael Porter Jr. Is a hip issue now affecting his stock? Norlander says he wouldn't draft him. Parrish is torn. They get into Deandre Ayton's case (is it so convincing?) as the top prospect, and try to predict two top-10 projected picks who will flame out. They also label the players slotted later in the draft who have the best chance to wind up as top 20 pros in this year's crop. That includes a couple of players who went from being lowly ranked in high school to becoming first round draft picks.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 14, 2018
John Beilein is staying at Michigan and Bruce Pearl gets extended at Auburn (6.8)
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John Beilein will probably retire at Michigan. The 65-year-old announced on Twitter earlier this week that he would be continuing to coach the Wolverines. So, no Detroit Pistons future there. At Auburn, Bruce Pearl was rewarded with a contract extension. During the season, many believed he wouldn't be able to keep his job. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss both of those coaching situations on today's episode, and they wrap up by bringing attention to a somewhat surprising move: Detroit Mercy hiring Mike Davis, who once took Indiana to the national championship game.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 08, 2018
The Pistons would be wise to hire John Beilein; fallout from the final NBA Draft decisions (6.2)
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It's a special Saturday offseason podcast, as Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have in-depth discussions about the two most interesting developments in college hoops in recent days: John Beilein interviewing for the Detroit Pistons job, and the teams who benefited or were substantially hurt by players who left or stayed in the NBA Draft pool.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 02, 2018
Why we've got Tennessee at No. 3; top two draft sleepers; multiple universe theory (5.24)
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A slow week in college basketball has Matt Norlander trying to explain to Gary Parrish what multiple universe theory is, and why this very podcast might be part of a simulation of what we perceive to be reality. (You can thank NBA draft prospect Lonnie Walker for this, as the podcast explains.) The duo starts at the top of the episode by looking at potential preseason All-America choices for 2018-19. From there, the guys put Tennessee?s No. 3 ranking in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) into perspective. Weird to see Tennessee so high, but the Vols are a valid pick in the 3 spot. Norlander also provides his two NBA Draft sleeper picks, one of which is Lonnie Walker, which then opens up the conversation on, well, you?ll just have to listen to find out.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 24, 2018
Coaches are lobbying to expand the NCAA Tournament again; will it work? (5.18)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get into an issue that bothers both fo them: the idea that a 72-team NCAA Tournament is superior to a 68-team NCAA Tournament. But that's the proposal put forth by the ACC coaches. Will it catch steam? The guys give reasons for why it could die a quick death -- or gain steam. They also get into some results from this week's NBA combine, focusing their discussions on Donte DiVincenzo, Marvin Bagley III, Michael Porter Jr. and Jaren Jackson Jr.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 18, 2018
Kentucky gets better, and somehow, so does Arizona; plus, a curious hire tied to FBI probe (5.10)
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The headlines haven't stopped for college hoops. On this episode, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss: ? Condoleeza Rice's curious clarification on college players getting paid ? Kentucky getting better by earning a five-star commitment ? Arizona managing to keep its boat afloat and land a big pledge ? La Salle's new coach opting to hire a former Louisville assistant who was fired because of the FBI investigation<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 10, 2018
Romeo Langford, the program-changer for Indiana; why wasn't Donovan Mitchell this great at Louisville? (5.3)
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Romeo Langford's Indiana commitment has that state as optimistic about the Hoosiers as it's been in more than a half-decade. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander look at what Archie Miller's assembled -- and try to envision what IU will be like next season. Plus: Donovan Mitchell has been better as a rookie than anyone expected. In fact, he has no peer in recent years. No one has been this great after being a good-not-great college player. So what did we miss?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 03, 2018
What the Commission on College Basketball got wrong -- and where it's right (4.25)
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Wednesday morning brought a long-awaited reveal: a lengthy report compiled by the NCAA-appointed Commission on College Basketball. Condoleezza Rice was the chair, and she spoke in Indianapolis to assembled media and NCAA-related tastemakers in Indianapolis. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spend nearly an hour examining what was -- and wasn't -- addressed on Wednesday. For frequent pod listeners, some of their takeaways may surprise you.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 25, 2018
Villanova's No. 1 ranking hangs in the balance; the top coaching hires of 2018; Penny vs. Calipari (4.20)
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Don't worry, the guys aren't taking the offseason off. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are back for a 70-minute episode to discuss: ? Some NBA Draft declarations, and why many are destined to miss out on getting picked ? Villanova's interesting waiting game on Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman ? The top 10 most notable coaching hires from the past month ? Who sets up as the best hire and which is most likely to fail? ? The fascinating recruiting battle between Penny Hardaway and John Calipari<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 20, 2018
The FBI case gets new legs, now includes details pertaining to Kansas and NC State(4.11)
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The FBI's case regarding bribery and wire fraud in college basketball gained significant movement on Tuesday with a superseding indictment that was published against current defendants. In that indictment, Kansas and North Carolina State were named/looped into the story. For Kansas, no coaches are being targeted; the FBI is alleging that people outside the school steered two players to play for the Jayhawks. With NC State, at least one former coach is being held partially accountable for the illegal recruitment of former Wolfpack player Dennis Smith Jr. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lay out the latest information and go in detail on what comes next for Bill Self and Kansas, in addition to why NC State's issues aren't the same as KU's.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2018
Why Villanova has a case as one of the greatest teams ever, plus a recap of the entire season's biggest stories (4.4)
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Today's episode is sponsored by www.ziprecruiter.com. Is the 2017-18 Villanova team one of the best ever? As in: on the short list of greatest teams of all time? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander make that case. They recap the Wildcats' title-game win over Michigan, and get into what made Vilanova historically great. They also discuss Donte DiVincenzo's historic performance and the unnecessary side story about his six-year-old tweets that had nothing to do with what happened on Monday. From there, Norlander and Parrish looked back at the past five months and hit on the biggest storylines in college basketball -- on and off the floor. They wrap with a look to next season. Parrish dishes on his top 25 (and one).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 04, 2018
TITLE GAME PREVIEW: Villanova vs. Michigan, and who we think wins (4.2))
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander chat from San Antonio not just on the national title game Monday night, but also touch on the results from Saturday's national semifinals that led to Villanova playing Michigan for the 2018 title. They offer up their picks and provide some statistical analysis to back up their predictions. Forgive their voices ... the guys got together Sunday night, and perhaps late in Monday morning. All for the sake of a quality title game preview podcast.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 02, 2018
Previewing and making picks for the 2018 Final Four (3.31)
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The national semifinals are Saturday night here at the Alamodome. So Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish got together Saturday morning to preview both games. They start with UConn's lost to Notre Dame from Friday, then ... 6:38: Loyola-Chicago vs. Michigan. Parrish took the Wolverines. Norlander took the Ramblers. 18:42: Villanova-Kansas matchup. And once again, they picked different winners. Norlander has Nova. Parrish took Kansas.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 31, 2018
Hello from San Antonio; Chris Mack to Louisville; Jeff Capel to Pitt (3.28)
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Today's episode is sponsored by www.ziprecruiter.com. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are on the ground in Texas. They open with some San Antonio and Final Four, then get into Chris Mack taking the Louisville job, Jeff Capel taking Pitt, and looking at the Xavier opening. They also touch on Kansas and wrap with some more Final Four talk.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 29, 2018
Elite Eight recaps and first impressions of a pretty awesome Final Four field (3.26)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are both back at home, and before they head out to San Antonio, they touch on the regional final results that have given us a Final Four of Loyola-Chicago, Michigan, Villanova and Kansas. There's also a discussion of whether or not Duke's season could fairly be labeled as an underachieving one. Plus: Will Barack Obama get down to San Antonio to watch the Ramblers?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 26, 2018
A Sweet 16 recap and an Elite Eight preview -- with our picks (3.24)
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A 9 vs. an 11. A 3 vs. a 9. A 1 vs. a 3. A 1 vs. a 2. That's the Elite Eight, and Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are here to give their thoughts. They react to what the Sweet 16 gave us and what the Elite Eight is presenting. Come on in and listen before Saturday's regional finals get going.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 24, 2018
Previews and predictions for every Sweet 16 game (3.21)
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The NCAA Tournament starts back up on Thursday. Parrish and Norlander go long on their thoughts with all eight regional semis. They cap off the podcast with a discussion on Penny Hardaway going to Memphis. This episode is presented by www.ziprecruiter.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 22, 2018
That might have been the wildest first NCAA Tournament weekend ever (3.19)
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Well, your bracket is in flames and the NCAA Tournament just put on an unpredictable carnival of upsets. So was it the best ever? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lay out the results from every region and take a deep look at all corners of the bracket. If you found yourself obsessed with the tournament this past weekend, this is the perfect way to cap off the experience.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 19, 2018
A No. 16 has finally beaten a No. 1: UMBC is the story of the 2018 tournament (3.17)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spend much of this podcast discussing American sports history, as UMBC did the unthinkable on Friday night. They have so much to say, and discuss, about both teams and how this makes the 2018 NCAA Tournament already one of the most historic, unforgettable ones ever.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 17, 2018
Parrish and Norlander make their picks for every game in the bracket (3.13)
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Before the NCAA Tournament begins on Tuesday night, the guys give you not just their Final Four and national title picks, but go through each region and share their thoughts and picks on the games that stand out to them most. From the first round into the second weekend, then explaining why they've picked who they've picked to win it all. Plus, they only agree on one Final Four team: Virginia.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2018
Special Edition: Bracket Analysis!
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You can never get enough bracket analysis, predictions and picks this time of year. On this special edition of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast presented by Old Navy, Jamie Erdahl and Reid Forgrave give you their takes on the NCAA Tournament bracket with potential upsets, Final Four predictions and championship picks.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 12, 2018
2018 NCAA Tournament bracket breakdown (3.11)
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The most wonderful time of the sports year is finally back. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish go for an hour-plus on the field of 68, plus a few teams that got left out. Region-by-region breakdowns of the trends, games and storylines that stick out. It's one of the biggest, best pods of the season.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 12, 2018
Who's going to get all the 1 seeds? This is the best race for the top line in years (3.9)
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It's the final podcast before the brackets come out! Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get into the biggest storylines from Thursday and Friday, plus break down why Pitt needed to fire Kevin Stallings. They wrap up with a must-listen debate over the chase for 1 seeds. As of Friday morning, Virginia is the only lock for a 1. Five teams are chasing three spots. Who will get to the top line?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 09, 2018
Gonzaga destined to be underseeded? More conference champ talk; Penny Hardaway to Memphis? (3.7)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are in full March form. Come on in and hear them dish on Gonzaga's 30-4 season, Saint Mary's putting itself in a bad spot for the selection committee, and Cincinnati's chances for a No. 2 seed. They also get into Parrish's report about Memphis potentially replacing Tubby Smith with Penny Hardaway. Beyond that, the guys preview the Patriot League title game, take a look at the biggest bubble games in play on Wednesday, and discuss the latest with automatic bids.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 07, 2018
The Big Ten needs to get back to MSG; here comes Duke; champ week chatter! (3.5)
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After Michigan's run to a second straight Big Ten title, Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discuss the Wolverines as a Final Four threat and also why the Big Ten would be smart to try and replicate its 2018 tournament experiment at some point again in the near future. The guys also touch on Duke's No. 1 seed chances, Cincinnati's AAC title and push for a No. 2 seed, and talk auto bids. Radford won at the buzzer. Seven more tickets will be handed out Monday and Tuesday night.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 05, 2018
Arizona has risen from the ashes; UVA miracle; B1G apple; Michael Porter Jr. playing? (3.2)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander deliver the goods on this episode, spanning the sport. They open on an unexpected, fortunate turn of events for Sean Miller and Arizona. Then they get to Louisville blowing against Louisville, losing after being up by four with 0.9 seconds to go. From there, Norlander -- who is in NYC for the Big Ten tourney, talks that bracket in addition to the auto bids being handed out. And beyond that, there are a lot of games this weekend to get to. Stocked episode with a lot to talk about.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 02, 2018
Awaiting what's next with Sean Miller; Miami pulls a Villanova on UNC; looking at A-10 picture (2.28)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander continue with the Sean Miller saga at Arizona. As of when they recorded, no further word had come from the school. But given everything Miller is facing, is there a reasonable scenario under which Miller could continue coaching the Wildcats? There are a lot of untouched angles here still; the guys address all of them. Plus: actual hoops talk! Tuesday night had some crazy endings and great games. Miami-UNC, Davidson-St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph's-Rhode Island. And guess what? Thursday's got some under-the-radar games you need to be aware of.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 28, 2018
Sean Miller isn't coaching but Deandre Ayton is playing, so what and who to believe with this story? (2.25)
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After an explosive story about Sean Miller came out Friday night, the Arizona coach did not appear on the sideline of the Wildcats' loss to Oregon on Saturday. Miller released a statement saying he believes he will be "vindicated." Deandre Ayton has been deemed eligilbe. So who are we to believe and where is this story headed? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spend the first half of this podcast discussing a lot of angles and potential outcomes for Arizona, Miller and Ayton. Then they touch on the fact that many players named in the Yahoo Sports report from last Friday wound up playing anyway, and in fact they probably won't miss any games this season despite that story. There is actual basketball to be discussed, and the guys get to the biggest outcomes of the weekend in the final 20 minutes of the podcast.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 26, 2018
Truths and myths about Friday's big story and fallout from the FBI investigation (2.23)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander fill you in on what to know and what to keep in mind, now that everyone is raising their voice over the issues overtaking college basketball. What does the Yahoo! Sports story actually mean for the sport? The guys dedicate the entire podcast to what details are important and what might come soon with this story.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 23, 2018
Was the NCAA right to vacate Louisville?s 2013 national title? (2.21)
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What has been clear for a while became official Tuesday: Louisville will vacate its 2012 Final Four appearance and its 2013 national championship. So the Cardinals are suddenly one of just three programs to vacate multiple Final Fours. The others are Memphis and Michigan. Did the NCAA handle this correctly? Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish open on that. At 21:25: Is Louisville's impending coaching search hindered in any way? 31:22: Kentucky won 87-72 at Arkansas. What does that mean for the Wildcats? 36:33: It's a huge Wednesday in college hoops. The guys touch on a bunch of games to keep an eye on.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 21, 2018
This actually could be the strongest bubble in years (2.18)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have a lot to get to, starting with all the noise from the Big 12. They also touch on almost every single bubble team winning over the weekend, and evaluate Xavier, Villanova and the Big East and so much more. Michigan State's overall story is interesting -- and why does Gary have Sparty ranked above Villanova, anyway? Also, for the first time in podcast history, Grambling State gets about four minutes worth of love because the Tigers now have the longest win streak in college basketball at 11 games.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 18, 2018
If college basketball had a midseason All-Star Game, here's how we would draft our teams (2.16)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander riff for an hour on the state of college basketball's impossible-to-predict 2017-18 season. Top teams can't stop losing to unranked competition. They explain why this is going to be problematic in a year of change for the NCAA Tournament selection committee. Then they preview about a dozen games for the upcoming weekend, and wrap with a fun concept: picking college players for a college hoops All-Star Game, a la what the NBA did this season.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 16, 2018
Player of the Year up for grabs; Ole Miss job candidates; Rhode Island's rampage; game picks (2.14)
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Oklahoma has dropped seven of its past nine games. Trae Young has missed 18 of his past 19 3-point attempts. Consequently, the Player of the Year race has undeniably opened up. So Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discussed that at the top. At 15:23: How should Andy Kennedy be remembered at Ole Miss? Will he coach again? And who is next in Oxford? 23:53: How much has Dan Hurley changed as a man and a coach? How good is this Rhode Island team? Norlander has an in-depth profile up at CBSSports.com about the misunderstood "madman." 36:12: Thursday night previews and picks for Cincinnati at Houston, Temple at Wichita State and Arizona at Arizona State<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2018
Analysis, and some criticism, of the NCAA Tournament selection committee's new process (2.11)
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After the selection commiteee's top-16 reveal on Sunday, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give a full rundown not just of the teams picked and those snubbed, but go in depth on the new process and what you need to know about how the NCAA is changing the way it seeds and select teams. It's a long discussion, with some difference in opinion between the guys on what the committee does, but worth it for any fan who will watch again come Selection Sunday.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 12, 2018
Big Pac-12 problems, big home upsets, Christ Holtmann for COY, and a beefy rundown of the weekend (2.9)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander yap on this episode about a litany of upsets over the past 48 hours. Arizona lost at home to UCLA. Villanova lost at home to St. John's. Purdue lost at home to Ohio State. Auburn lost at home to Texas A&M. Those teams were all undefeated at home prior to those outcomes. Wild, right? The guys also assess Chris Holtmann's Coach of the Year case, give analysis on Duke-UNC, and run down what's on the line this weekend. This is a great prep episode for an interesting Saturday that's sure to bring upsets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 09, 2018
Kentucky's resume issues, Trevon Bluiett's greatness, schools who should make coaching changes, Duke-UNC preview (2.7)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with a discussion on the strength of Tennessee and the problematic resume of Kentucky. Then they give a lot of love to current No. 1 Xavier and reflect on the All-America season of Trevon Bluiett. And with February in bloom, the guys look at coaches who are on the hot seat and others who have coached their way off of it. They wrap with a preview and predictions on Duke-UNC, which is Thursday night.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 07, 2018
Arguments over Kansas, surprise over Washington, and an unprecedented event in college hoops (2.4)
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What a weekend. For the first time ever, Arizona, Duke, Kansas and Kentucky lost on the same day as ranked teams. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get into all of that, plus talk about Washington's buzzer-beating win, the consistency and secret formula to why the top teams in college basketball this season are where they are, and wrap with predictions and previews for Monday and Tuesdays best games.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 04, 2018
Weekend preview and picks; what's wrong with Wichita State; Tom Izzo's latest tactic (2.2)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get to plenty on this Friday episode. They open with thoughts on Arizona and Purdue combining for a 34-1 record since they met in November. Then they touch on Wichita State. How good is this team? They run down the weekend's games, make their predictions, and highlight Washington's at-large case. The Huskies have a huge home game vs. Arizona on Saturday night. They close on Tom Izzo's latest non-comments regarding the Michigan State scandal.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 02, 2018
Clemson's revenge, Trae Young's 44 points, Bruce Pearl's Coach of the Year problem (1.31)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get a quick, fun podcast chat in by leading on Clemson's win over UNC, which includes a short discussion on the mysterious suspension of Jalek Felton. They also touch on Trae Young going for 44 in Oklahoma's win over Baylor and assess Auburn's 20-2 start. That includes a convo on Coach of the Year. They wrap with the news out of Colorado State. Coach Larry Eustachy is reportedly undergoing a review as it pertains to his coaching behavior.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 31, 2018
Tom Izzo responds, Kentucky shocks, NC State upsets, and Virginia owns the ACC (1.28)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open this episode with reaction and discussion on Tom Izzo's press conferences from Friday night and Sunday afternoon. They go deeper into the Michigan State crisis, then transition to discussing the weekend's biggest results. Also included: previews of the best games on Monday and Tuesday, and a few random rounds of trivia.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 29, 2018
Michigan State's AD resigns; should Tom Izzo be next? Plus: UConn being investigated by NCAA (1.26)
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Friday was a huge news day in college sports. Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis announced his resignation, then hours later ESPN released a bombshell story that depicted a culture of failure within MSU's athletic department regarding sexual misconduct and assault with former football and basketball players, in addition to more context on how the university dropped the ball with Larry Nassar. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open the podcast with a wide-ranging discussion on Hollis, basketball coach Tom Izzo and pose the question: Will Izzo ultimately resign over this? They also touch on UConn being investigated by the NCAA -- more news that came about on Friday. Is this going to be what allows UConn to dodge a huge buyout with Kevin Ollie? The guys close with some basketball chatter, specifically: predictions for a bunch of games this weekend, led by Virginia-Duke, which is the big game at 2 p.m. ET Saturday on CBS.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 26, 2018
Trae Young as the new Grayson Allen; Cal vs. K, the next chapter; Villanova's rough news (1.24)
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Trae Young's nine-shot performance in a win on Tuesday night vs. Kansas has Parrish and Norlander wondering if something is set to change in a big way for the Oklahoma Sooners. They also touch on the quiet senior season of Grayson Allen so far, look at Calipari's comments that were directed at Duke, and react to the breaking news that Villanova's Phil Booth is out indefinitely with a hand issue. The pod wraps with a behind-the-story look at Norlander's extensive feature on Project 44, which culminated with a young boy's life being saved by former Butler player Chase Stigall.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 24, 2018
Duke is no guarantee because of Zion Williamson; preparing for the incoming Trae Young debate (1.22)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap the weekend with the three biggest headlines: A. Zion Williamson shockingly picking Duke. B. Kentucky continuing to spiral after its home loss to Florida C. Trae Young needing 39 shots to get to 48 points, while Oklahoma lost its second straight. They also hit on other things, like season-ending injuries and players leaving to play for Bosnia.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 22, 2018
Wednesday's results and a weekend preview, including Zion Williamson possibly picking Clemson (1.18)
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South Carolina beat Kentucky. Which means the Gamecocks won the annual #DevanDowneyGame in Columbia. Did you catch Gary Parrish shouting out DD the GOAT on TV? Where else did you think he and Norlander were going to start this episode. At he 7:02 mark: Kentucky's issues. At 10:05: The worst performance of Trae Young's college career. At 14:50, the guys hit on Wednesday night results. Among them: SMU 83, No. 7 Wichita State 78 Texas 67, No. 8 Texas Tech 59 Alabama 76, No. 17 Auburn 71 Creighton 80, No. 19 Seton Hall 63 At 21:14: Previewing Thursday night's Gonzaga-Saint Mary's showdown and also looked ahead to Saturday's schedule. At 32:11: Zion Williamson's college announcement is supposed to come this weekend. Clemson is the favorite, for what it's worth.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 18, 2018
Nevermind: Kansas is gonna win the Big 12 after all (1.16)
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Kansas and Duke were on the road Monday night and facing double-digit second-half deficits. Then the bluebloods pulled off just crazy wins for very different reasons. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander get into all of that, plus preview three really solid Tuesday night tilts. You know who's playing? Kentucky at South Carolina. A Devan Downey special. They close with some thoughts on Rick Barnes defending Cuonzo Martin.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2018
Big 12 is a cluster of fun; Big Ten is a cluster of weird; why court-storming can't be stopped (1.14)
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After a solid Saturday with a lot of discussion points, Gary Parrish and Matt Noralnder lead with Trae Young's 43-point performance vs. TCU that helped push the Big 12 to a four-team clog atop the standings. They also get into Michigan State's weird slump and Purdue as the best team in the Big Ten. Also: Another court-storm over the weekend with a dangerous physical interaction between a fan and a West Virginia player. The guys also touch on a bunch of other Saturday results before previewing a very good Monday night of hoops forthcoming.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 14, 2018
The fairest outcome for Brian Bowen at South Carolina; midseason awards; weekend predictions (1.12)
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Matt Norlander got Frank Martin on the phone earlier this week and asked the South Carolina coach why he decided to take a chance on former Louisville player Brian Bowen. Friday's ep leads with a long discussion with Gary Parrish on that, then the guys get into their midseason awards. They wrap with a hefty lookahead to a Saturday that is stacked high with a lot of interesting games.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 12, 2018
Reaction to Kentucky-Texas A&M, and the most entertaining team you don't know about (1.10)
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Kentucky is still a mystery. Texas A&M is on the bubble. Marquette's the most entertaining team you might not be watching. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss all those things, and plenty more, in a vintage episode.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 10, 2018
The most chaotic weekend of the season -- so who's the best team in college basketball?(1.7)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander got a 40-minute conversation in Sunday night on what amounted to the most upset-laden weekend in college basketball so far this season. From the bluebloods to Trae Young getting shut down, the guys cover all the biggest storylines. Plus, they wrap with some thoughts and advice for referee Ted Valentine, who says he's debating retirement after a controversial decision made earlier last week.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 08, 2018
Richard Pitino has a lot of explaining to do; massive weekend preview and picks (1.5)
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Gary Parrish is stuck in Manhattan, thanks to the "bomb cyclone." He and Matt Norlander open with their tales of fighting through this blizzard in order to do this podcast. Then they get to Minnesota, whose Reggie Lynch has been playing while under investigation for sexual assualt -- the second allegation against him. How does Richard Pitino explain this? They also get into Arizona State's suddenly tricky schedule, then do a massive preview of Saturday and Sunday's schedule.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 05, 2018
Texas Tech can be the team to dethrone Kansas; Bonzie Colson's injury dooms Notre Dame (1.3)
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Welcome to 2018. This podcast opens with Parrish and Norlander in disagreement over Kansas' future this season in the Big 12. They also talk up Texas Tech, then move on to Notre Dame's disastrous turn of events with Bonzie Colson no longer on the floor for at least eight weeks. As coincidence would have it, Norlander spent five hours with Mike Brey last week, so he has some insider information. GP and Norlander also touch on Kevin Stallings calling out Louisville's program -- in the middle of his team's game at Louisville. They wrap with their weekly Trae Young over/under game.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 03, 2018
Happy New Year! There are no unbeatens left in college hoops (12.31)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander deliver the goods on a surprise New Year's Eve edition of the podcast. They open with Butler's big win that knocked off Villanova, then get into why Parrish has Duke as his new No. 1. Also on the menu: Arizona-Arizona State, TCU-Oklahoma, and the fact there are no unbeatens left. Also included on this podcast are riffs about the most handsome coaches and some of Norlander's favorite albums of 2017.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 31, 2017
UK romps U of L; predictions, previews for Saturday's top games; looking back at 2017 (12.29)
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With 2017 about to wrap up, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander go for an hour on this end-of-week podcast. They lead with Kentucky killing Louisville, then get into why the Cardinals are interesting, but probably not going to be good, for the next month. Also on the phod: how good LSU's Tremont Waters is, picks for the four biggest games on a stacked Saturday, and a look back at the biggest and best memories for Norlander and Parrish in 2017.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 30, 2017
Not only is the Big 12 terrific, it could be historically great this season (12.27)
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It is not discussed enough just how great -- yes, great -- the Big 12 is both now and in the past half-decade. Today's podcast with Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander is all about putting this conference's consistency into context -- and having an in-depth debate on Kansas' chances to finish atop the standings yet again. If the streak is going to snap, this seems like as good a year as any in the past decade.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 27, 2017
Are Kentucky and Louisville doomed to underwhelm this season? (12.26)
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Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are back to bring you some college hoops podcast goodness on this day-after Christmas, and they start by discussing Miami and Kentucky's tough losses in the past couple of days. Whose was worse? Then they preview Kentucky-Louisville before getting to a look at the start of the Big East calendar. They wrap with some Christmas chatter.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 26, 2017
Gonzaga's wiggle room, Wofford's legendary win, remembering Dick Enberg (12.22)
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Happy Holidays to our listeners -- so here's an early pre-Christmas present. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander wrap up the week's worth of episodes by discussing Gonzaga's loss at San Diego State, reset Wofford pulling off a stunner at UNC, and try to figure out what Brian Bowen was thinking by doing that Outside the Lines interview. They wrap with some thoughts on the passing of legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg, who was on the mic for some of college hoops' biggest moments -- including its most important game ever.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 22, 2017
Trae Young is becoming a star who's transcending college basketball (12.20)
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Trae Young tied an NCAA single-game record with 22 assists on Tuesday night. The Oklahoma freshman is now the frontrunner, by a long shot, for National Player of the Year. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on Young, then get into how the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame committee screwed up by continuing to allow active coaches to be eligible for enshrinement.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 20, 2017
Indiana whiplash, Arizona curiosities, Duke myths (12.19)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander chat for 30 minutes on Indiana hoops, Archie Miller's chances at winning a national title one day, Arizona's concern for Allonzo Trier's knee, the Wildcats' almost-return to form, and then debate if Parrish is out of line for ranking Duke 10th.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2017
Six ranked teams lost to unranked foes on Saturday; UNC-Tennessee picks (12.16)
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Oklahoma upset Wichita State on Saturday. Does that tell us more about the Sooners or Shockers? Matt Norlander answers that question from Gary Parrish at the top of this episode. At the 10:59 mark: Clemson's upset of No. 22 Florida, Oklahoma State's upset of No. 19 Florida State and Rutgers' upset of No. 15 Seton Hall. At 17:18: Indiana's upset of Notre Dame. And Archie Miller's reputation. And Notre Dame's sketchy resume. At 26:43: North Carolina is at Tennessee on Sunday. Who wins? The guys disagree.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 17, 2017
A conversation about Villanova, Jalen Brunson, Mark Price and Saturday?s games (12.14)
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Villanova is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll. How long will the Wildcats stay there? Is all season possible? Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discussed that at the top of this episode. At the 9:08 mark: How teams should be ranked in December. At 13:06: Jalen Brunson could've been at Temple, not Villanova. At 20:50: Why did Charlotte fire Mark Price? At 25:45: Predictions for Virginia Tech at Kentucky Cincinnati at UCLA Oklahoma at Wichita State Purdue vs. Butler Notre Dame vs. Indiana<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 15, 2017
Duke and Kansas go down, Arizona State makes its case for the No. 1 team (!) in college hoops (12.10)
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Co-hosts Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish lead with the two bluebloods taking surprising defeats over the weekend. Which was more surprising: No. 1 Duke losing at Boston College, or No. 2 Kansas falling at home vs. No. 16 Arizona State? The guys have a lot of good words for the Sun Devils, too -- and touch on their in-state rivals, Arizona. On the back end of the pod, a look at the SEC's overall performance this season. Florida, Arkansas and Tennessee have gotten good wins of late, which has reinforced the SEC as a top-four conference.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 10, 2017
Re-ranking the top teams, game picks for this weekend, and why Trae Young's the best frosh (12.8)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander try to figure out what's gone wacky with college basketball this week. There have been bizarre upsets, which has led to an upside-down version of Parrish's Top 25 (and one). The duo also previews and makes predictions on seven big games coming this weekend, including Friday night's tripleheader at Staples Center. Also on this pod: Norlander goes behind the scenes with his feature on Oklahoma star Trae Young, who's putting up huge numbers and could become the Freshman of the Year.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 08, 2017
The case for Villanova as the best program in college hoops (12.6)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss why Villanova has a case as the best college basketball program across the past five years. The Wildcats got to 9-0 with a win over ranked Gonzaga on Tuesday night. They also touch on Arizona's unconventional win over Texas A&M and ask if the Wildcats still have potential to be a top-five team this season. They close with reflections on Norlander's story, which is posted at CBSSports.com, in which he talked to Roy Williams, Mark Few and Tom Izzo about what college basketball needs to do it up its ethics and improve its reputation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 06, 2017
Xavier-Cincy rivalry reaches new level, Luke Maye's big start; previewing top four Tuesday games (12.4)
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The annual Cincinnati-Xavier showdown that once gave us "Zip'em up" produced another less-violent altercation Saturday. This time it was UC coach Mick Cronin and Xavier senior J.P. Macura at the center of things. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander hit that at the top. At 15:08 mark: The breakthrough season from North Carolina's Luke Maye. At 22:29: Seton Hall. At 29:55: Wichita State's 6-1 start, including winning at Baylor on Saturday. At 34:51: previews and predictions for a great four-pack of games on Tuesday: Villanova-Gonzaga, Virginia-West Virginia, Texas A&M-Arizona, SMU-TCU.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 04, 2017
Georgia Tech's loss to Grambling is the worst of the season; Gonzaga, Oregon, Purdue analysis (12.2)
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A special Saturday edition of the podcast starts off with Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussing Purdue's quality road win vs. Maryland. They also touch on Oregon's uneven start to the season (are the Ducks going to miss the NCAA Tournament) and Gonzaga, once again, being built for another really good run. Plus, what was the real reason that the Bulldogs played host to Creighton on Friday night? The pair wraps up the pod by chatting the worst loss from any major-conference tam in college hoops so far this season: Georgia Tech getting beat on its home floor by Grambling State. Horrendous look for the Yellow Jackets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 02, 2017
The Big Ten could be in some trouble; Trae Young is fire; ND-Michigan State picks (11.30)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander assess what's gone wrong for the Big Ten so far this season, make their picks for Notre Dame-Michigan State, discuss Trae Young's big start to Oklahoma's season, and try to compare a college basketball coaching search that went as badly as Tennessee's has gone.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 30, 2017
Full PK80 recap; Big Ten-ACC Challenge preview; Tim Floyd out at UTEP (11.28)
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Matt Norlander's back from the PK 80, and he wraps up the one-of-a-kind tournament with Gary Parrish. They analyze most teams' performance in Portland, plus discuss when an event like this could happen again. Then they look ahead to the biggest games scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, and wrap up with thoughts on the unexpected Monday night retirement of UTEP coach Tim Floyd.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2017
What in the world has happened to Arizona; Norlander from Portland on PK80 (11.25)
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What in the world is going on with Arizona? Sean Miller's Wildcats are now 3-3. They finished last in the Battle 4 Atlantis. It's one of the worst early-season three-game efforts from a team ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press poll in college basketball history. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discussed all of that at the top. Then, at the 17:14 mark: PK80-Phil Knight Invitational talk. Chris Holtmann vs. Butler: 25:06 mark. PK80 title game previews start at 35:06.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 25, 2017
Michael Porter Jr. devastation; Wisconsin slipping; Maui title game; PK80 preview (11.22)
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander prep you for pre-Thanksgiving hoops with a rundown on a number of talking points across college hoops. They open with a discussion on Missouri losing Michael Porter Jr. to back surgery. From there, they discuss Baylor's hot start, Wisconsin looking abnormally average, then touch on the Maui title game between Notre Dame and Wichita State. They close with a look at the loaded PK80, and ask why the brackets have such awful names.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 22, 2017
Overrated Northwestern; Maui and HOF Classic picks; Trump rips LaVar (11.20)
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How badly was Northwestern overrated heading into the season? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander kick off this episode with that question. They also preview the Maui and Hall of Fame tournaments (Parrish provides his first strrrrrraight up! pick of the season). Both brackets tip Monday. And that conversation, of course, turns its attention to Donald Trump's Twitter takedown of LaVar Ball on Sunday. Norlander brings forth a theory from UCLA's angle of all of this, and what Steve Alford must be thinking right now.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 20, 2017
Michael Porter's mysterious injury; Billy Preston's mysterious car; NCAA and NBA meeting (11.17)
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Just what's up with Mizzou freshman Michael Porter Jr? He didn't travel with the team to Utah, and there is no timetable for just what's wrong with him. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open the podcast with that, then get to the flawed resolution the NBA is reportedly working on to eliminate the one-and-done culture in college basketball. They close by trying to guess what kind of car Kansas freshman Billy Preston was driving and has him waylaid from making his Jayhawks debut.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 17, 2017
Recapping an interesting, revealing Champions Classic; UCLA frosh return home from China, thanks to Trump? (11.15)
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Gary Parrish is back from Chicago, and he joins Matt Norlander to recap a lot from the Champions Classic. The duo also discusses UCLA's indefinite suspension for LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill. They close with the NCAA doubling back on Braxton Beverly's case at NC State. The NCAA cleared him to play, but what about others who are still waiting?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 16, 2017
11/13: Previewing the Champions Classic
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The podcast is now at a thrice-a-week pace. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander touch on notable results from Saturday and Sunday, discuss is Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim will be the only coaches in their lifetimes to win 1,000 games at one school, then preview the Champions Classic -- in addition to two compelling, under-the-radar tilts on Monday.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 13, 2017
11/11: Recapping an eventful opening night, plus our All-Americans and Final Four picks
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The season is finally, officially here. Did you miss what happened Friday night? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have you completely covered, from the SEC going 13-0 to the suspensions revealed that are tied to the FBI investigation. Plus: standout freshmen debuts, and big concern for Indiana, West Virginia and Pitt fans.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 11, 2017
11/08: Global college hoops catastrophe in China; Collin Sexton's eligibility uncertain at Bama
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are now on a thrice-a-week schedule, and the two get at it right away with the crazy -- and scary -- story coming form China regarding LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA freshmen that were arrested after allegedly shoptlifting at a Louis Vuitton store. When will they be released, and will they fly home with their team? Then, there's the eligibility -- or lack thereof -- of Alabama prized freshman Collin Sexton. Norlander explains what's on the table there, and how Sexton might not ever play for the Tide.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 08, 2017
11/07: The story behind the story of the man who turned on Josh Pastner
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Gary Parrish's scoop on the man -- and the details -- that led Georgia Tech and coach Josh Pastner to self-report violations that's led to the suspension of two players is the subject of today's podcast. Parrish details how he got the story and lays out why this is an issue for Pastner. Co-host Matt Norlander explains why Pastner's job isn't in jeopardy and why the violations here speak to how we view, write about and talk about NCAA violations to begin with.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2017
11/02: Auburn suspends two players, and now we wait on other schools to follow suit
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Auburn has announced indefinite suspensions to two of its four best players. That means a lot for the Tigers -- and for other schools. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander kick off this episode by discussing that, then go into the latest round of embrassing decisions by the NCAA regarding academic eligibility. The duo also touches on Duke coming in at No. 1 in the AP preseason poll, and why that could backfire, then finish up by discussing Norlander's assertion that Wichita State joining the AAC now means there's a "Major 7" group of power college basketball conferences.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 02, 2017
10/25: Joel Berry breaks hand; more FBI theories; breaking down our 1-351 team rankings
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander touch on plenty in this hour-long episode. They start with Joel Berry's hand injury at UNC. It happened playing video games. And now UNC is going to be a much different team for at least a month. They also discuss Miami coach Jim Larranaga's recent comments about the FBI investigation and offer up their latest thoughts. From there, the guys discuss the roaring success that was the Missouri-Kansas exhibition game, then ask: Why can't these exhibition tours be an annual thing, and why can't Kansas get over itself and play Mizzou every year? Norlander and Parrish wrap the pod by talking for 15 minutes about Norlander's annual ranking of all 351 teams in college basketball. Who's surprisingly high? Who's maybe too low? There's a ton to unwrap.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 25, 2017
10/15: The NCAA opts not to punish North Carolina despite decades of academic misconduct
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The NCAA opted not to punish North Carolina on Friday. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss it from every angle. Each minute of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast is dedicated to the North Carolina case. They explain why the NCAA didn't punish UNC even though the NCAA acknowledged student-athletes benefited from fraudulent classes for more than a decade. Parrish asked two reasonable questions: 1. If the NCAA had no case, why did the NCAA ever create a case? 2. Should the NCAA just get out of academics completely?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 15, 2017
10/03: Latest with FBI, Louisville, what's next, and what coaches are saying
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have a litany of updates on where everything stands with the FBI, the NCAA, college basketball and the evolving fallout from the biggest story in the sport. The pair offers up context from conversations they've had with coaches and others in the past week, and ponder how much trouble head coaches like Bruce Pearl, Sean Miller, Andy Enfield and Mike Boynton could be in. There's a lot to discuss. They also delve into LaVar Ball's unusual decision to yank LaMelo Ball from high school altogether, opting to homeschool him for the next two years as he prepares to play basketball at higher levels. Norlander and Parrish -- huge music fans, as listeners well know -- close with some thoughts on the passing of Tom Petty, and share their most cherished musicians still making music.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 03, 2017
09/27: An extensive discussion on the FBI case that has rocked college basketball
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The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced early Tuesday that charges of fraud and corruption have been brought against four current college basketball assistant coaches. Managers, financial advisers and representatives of a major sportswear company have also been charged with federal crimes in a scandal that has rocked the sport. So, yeah, it was a crazy day. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discussed it from every angle in this episode of the Eye On College Basketball Podcast. Will Rick Pitino survive at Louisville? Should other programs not named yet be scared? How often do shoe companies buy players for schools? They got into all of it, and we think you'll enjoy their conversation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 27, 2017
09/21: The Pac-12's scheduling approach to Arizona-UCLA is nonsensical
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The Pac-12?s scheduling approach to Arizona-UCLA is nonsensicalWhy would the Pac-12 have a scheduling formula that doesn't maximize the number of interesting games that can be played? More specifically, why aren't UCLA and Arizona forced to play each other twice every regular season no matter what just like Duke and North Carolina are forced to play each other twice every regular season no matter what? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander dive in. Also, Rick Pitino recently said he thinks the one-and-done rule will soon be gone. Is he right? Your favorite college hoops podcast duo closes with a discussion on Mitchell Robinson's decision to leave Western Kentucky for good -- and the NBA consequences.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 21, 2017
09/11: The transfer reality; NCAA takes PR hit with hurricane relief; Marvin Bagley fully cleared
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A change in transfer protocol could be coming college sports ... eventually. Most coaches are against it. Which makes them somewhat hypocritical, according to Parrish and Norlander. The two have a long convo on that, then recap why the NCAA was ripe for criticism -- but some of it misguided from media members. They wrap by talking through how the NCAA managed to clear Marvin Bagley III so quickly for eligibility at Duke.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 11, 2017
09/01: Will LaMelo Ball ever play in college? Is Coach K the most powerful person in the sport?
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Gary and Matt are back with an hour-plus Labor Day weekend episode that starts with a long, detailed debate about why LaMelo Ball could be the person to challenge, and potentially change, how the NCAA views amateurism. The pair also discusses the results from their Candid Coaches series on the most powerful people in college basketball. Plus, stories and remembrances of Jud Heathcote and Rollie Massimino, two national championship-winning coaches who died earlier this week.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 01, 2017
08/25: Inside our Candid Coaches series; Mitchell Robinson bypassing college
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander go an hour-plus on this week's episode to flesh out why Mitchell Robinson's Western Kentucky journey is over, and why he's unlikely to ever play in college. They also offer up the pros -- and cons -- of the 3-on-3 tournament that's been proposed for the Final Four, then get into a number of questions that were posted on CBSSports.com this week in regard to their annual Candid Coaches survey series. Plus, some Mayweather-McGregor discussion caps the episode.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 25, 2017
08/15: Marvin Bagley III commits to Duke, but still hasn't been cleared by the NCAA
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So how big is Marvin Bagley's commitment to Duke? Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discussed that at the top of this episode. And one thing they both made clear is this: Folks should slow down on the "Bagley will play for Duke this season" tweets. He probably will. But it's remains reliant on the NCAA, in simple terms, accepting his transcript and certifying his amateur status. Then they talked about Bagley's potential impact at Duke. Will he be a great player or merely a great prospect? Are we talking about a First Team All-American? And, finally, we tackled the biggest question, which is this: Is Duke really the favorite to win the 2018 title?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2017
08/10: Missouri's tournament hopes, Arizona's top-ranked class, college hoops' attendance issue
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It may be the middle of the summer, but your favorite podcast duo is not taking a break. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander cover four topics in this episode: Missouri's NCAA Tournament expectations for 2017-18 now that Jontay Porter is joining the roster; Arizona's top-ranked class for 2018, and what's to come for the Wildcats; college basketball's seemingly permanent problem with attendance; and the head coach that came very close to dying in July.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 10, 2017
08/02: Why we cover LaVar Ball; Mitchell Robinson bails on WKU; Dayton player's epic arrest
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are back from Las Vegas, and they start by addressing why LaVar Ball commands so much media attention -- and why what he did in Las Vegas warranted coverage. Beyond that, the two recap their Vegas experience, including anecdotes from coaches, on what made 2017 different. From there, they get into the mess at Western Kentucky, and detail an arrest with a Dayton player, who got drunk and arrested -- and subsequently beat up in his jail cell.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 02, 2017
07/27: LaVar Ball, LaMelo Ball, Zion Williamson, and the event too big for LeBron
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are in Las Vegas, and what a ridiculous scene they saw unfold on Wednesday night. LaVar Ball and LaMelo Ball's AAU team went up against YouTube phenomenon Zion Willamson, and it was such a frenzy, it has vets and coaches of the summer circuit saying it was the biggest event they'd ever seen. Plus, the crowd got so big, LeBron James was advised to not sit courtside after he showed up to the event.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 27, 2017
07/17: No. 1 recruit Marvin Bagley mulling playing college hoops this season; NCAA tourney tweaks
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Gary Parrish is back from his trip to the Peach Jam, and he discusses with Matt Norlander the biggest stories from that annual event. Will the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018, Marvin Bagley III, actually maneuver his way into college hoops this upcoming season? Plus, Norlander gives a full rundown on the major adjustment the NCAA made to its selection and seeding process for the NCAA Tournament, and explains why more change is coming within a year.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 17, 2017
07/06: Mo Bamba drama at Texas, plus great Mark Few and Brad Stevens stories
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander chat for 50 minutes about LaVall Jordan's challenge at Butler, Mark Few's DVR problems, a great Brad Stevens story with the Celtics, Mo Bamba's situation with Texas (truths and myths) and why fireworks are terrible.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 06, 2017
06/27: Post-draft predictions on players, and an in-depth debate on how to fix the NBA draft rules
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give their rearview mirror insights on the 2017 draft, lay out which college players look like top-10 picks for 2018, and discuss the likelihood that the NBA can/will change its draft rules. If the "one-and-done era" will soon be a thing of the past, will whatever comes next be any more morally or philosophically fair to the college players?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 27, 2017
06/13: Remembering Kevin Durant in college; Ohio State and Butler make their choices for new coaches
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the reputation now-NBA champion Kevin Durant had coming out of college. Parrish reminds listeners just how unbelievable Greg Oden was to make it sensible for Portland to pass on Durant. Then they transitioned into a conversation about Ohio State's coaching search that settled on Chris Holtmann. Then, a discussion on Butler's coaching search that settled on LaVall Jordan. Is Jordan right pick, and what level of a job has Butler become in the past decade?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2017
06/06: Ohio State surprisingly fires Thad Matta; full analysis, candidate speculation
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Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has made the borderline unprecedented decision to part ways with 13-year Buckeyes coach Thad Matta. Why did it come to this -- in early June? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander share their opinions on the firing, then get into deeper analysis on why this move makes for a possibly dangerous precedent. After that, the duo goes guy-by-guy in looking at realistic candidates to get this newly opened gig.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2017
05/25: Draft deadline analysis; Hamidou Diallo stays at UK; Cam Johnson saga at Pitt
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Did Hamidou Diallo make the right decision by returning to Kentucky? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that -- and the deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft in general -- at the top of this episode. They touched on Diallo, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan, North Carolina's Tony Bradley, etc. And that led into a conversation about the updated CBS Sports Top 25 (and one). Why Arizona No. 1? Who should be higher: Kentucky or Duke?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 25, 2017
05/19: Texas gets Mo Bamba; NBA draft decision predictions; the worst of LaVar Ball
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander find themselves with plenty to talk about. They start with Mo Bamba's commitment to Texas, then move on to Missouri establishing a top-10 class. The two programs are in very different stages, however. Plus, the two entertain the idea that Kentucky and Duke should tweak their recruiting philosophies. After that, they hit on NBA Draft stay-or-go predictions, and get into the pros and cons of all LaVar Ball has done to help and hurt his family's name.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 19, 2017
05/10: Kentucky's roster changes; Valpo to the Valley; mid-major recruiting loopholes
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander sit down for a 40-minute pod to discuss Kevin Knox committing to Kentucky, Hamidou Diallo potentially never playing for UK, and why this probably means UK isn't a top-five team heading into next season. They also chat on the Valley getting Valpo and what the Horizon will do next, and close up with a discussion on how other schools should try to be like ... DePaul. Plus, a quick chat on their favorite TV shows as of late.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 10, 2017
04/27: NBA draft decisions, teams still waiting on edge; thoughts on college hoops media
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The 137 college underclassmen who declared for the NBA Draft are not stupid or misguided or delusional or whatever other negative adjective you might've heard. They're merely taking advantage of a system in place that presents little to no downside to them doing what they're doing. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish talked about it at the top of this episode. They also also discussed the winners and losers of the early entry deadline. And UNLV's recruiting class. They close with thoughts on their friends who were laid off this week at ESPN. The entire network took a big hit -- but especially college basketball.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 27, 2017
04/19: Grayson Allen returns, Nigel Williams-Goss departs, NCAA back in North Carolina
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss Grayson Allen's decision to come back to Duke for his senior season. Is it the right call? What were the factors that dictated his choice? They also argue that Nigel Williams-Goss absolutely made the right decision in leaving Gonzaga, then take the NCAA to task for being hypocritical in doubling back on the stance to have postseason events in the state of North Carolina.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 19, 2017
04/13: Michigan State and Arizona now top-five teams; the Lawson debacle in Memphis
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the pair of big decisions that boosted college hoops on Thursday: Miles Bridges returning to Michigan State, Allonzo Trier returning to Arizona. Both mean their teams are now consensus top-five squads for next season. Beyond that, is Tubby Smith essentially doomed after all that's happened in the past two weeks?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 13, 2017
04/06: Title game recap, our offseason top 25, Ewing gets Georgetown
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With the season complete, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander share their appraisals of the UNC-Gonzaga title game, but also the year on the whole. They also get into the Way Too Early Top 25 (and one), plus discuss the mess at Memphis, Patrick Ewing taking the Georgetown job, and some of the most debatable going-pro decisions made by college players in the past week.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 06, 2017
Final Four recap, national title game preview, and an old friend stops by
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap Saturday's semifinals, set the table for the final game of the 2016-17, offer their predictions, and bring on an old friend of the podcast. It's more than a cameo, it's an all-out guest appearance. A true throwback episode. We think you'll enjoy. Be sure to listen before the title game tips.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2017
03/31: Previewing the national championship game and big storylines
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Because Parrish and Norlander love you all, here's a late-Friday podcast from Phoenix to prep you for Saturday's national semifinals.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 01, 2017
03/29: Final Four buildup, we hand out our major college basketball awards
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Live from Arizona! Well, halfway. Parrish is still in Memphis; he gets into Phoenix on Thursday. Norlander was at his cousin Eric's house (and shoutout to Aunt Nancy!) as they discuss their season-end awards, including First Team All-Americans, Freshman of the Year, Player of the Year and Coach of the Year. The guys open with Kentucky fans sending alleged death threats to an official who worked Kentucky's Elite Eight loss on Sunday night.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 30, 2017
03/27: An extensive Sweet 16, Elite Eight recap; Archie Miller to Indiana
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Nobody had this Final Four, but it's a pretty interesting one nonetheless. The blueblood and the new blood. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap everything from Chris Chiozza's buzzer-beater Friday night for Florida to Luke Maye's last-second shot to send UNC to the Final Four for the 20th time. South Carolina is the Final Four, and shoutout to Devan Downey. Also: Norlander explains how he missed out on meeting Paul McCartney, but not Darius Rucker. And Parrish debates getting a Devan Downey tattoo.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2017
03/24: Gonzaga, Xavier; Elite Eight lookahead; Georgetown's job opening
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander look back at Thursday night's fun foursome of games, and make their picks for who will go to the Final Four. They also run down the realistic candidates for the Georgetown opening. Also, they debate leaving their spouses to move to Winthrop together to start a new life, raising little Devan Downeys.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 24, 2017
03/22: Sweet 16 game-by-game preview, latest with coaches on the moves
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With the Sweet 16 set to begin, Parrish and Norlander give their predictions and opinions on each game, plus touch on storylines in each region. But this is an unusual podcast. It's the fist one interrupted by housekeeping, and Norlander has a laughter breakdown thanks to a tweet he sees at one point in the episode. From there, things get even sillier. At the end, the guys touch on LSU hiring Will Wade and VCU hiring Mike Rhoades to replace Wade at VCU.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 23, 2017
03/20: First weekend recap, coaching carousel latest, Baylor-South Carolina on tap!
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After a riveting first weekend of the NCAAs, Parrish and Norlander are enthralled with the Eye on College Basketball Podcast Sweet 16 special: Baylor vs. South Carolina. Shoutout to Terry Teagle, shoutout to Devan Downey! And yes, they cover the entire bracket with a look back at so much that went down over the weekend. Plus, the coaching carousel is spinning fast and the knock down some myths about the Syracuse and Indiana situations. It's one of the longest episodes of the season, and there's a lot to get to, so dive in.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2017
03/17: Thursday lookback, Saturday preview; Indiana's realistic coaching candidates
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With the tournament in full bloom, Parrish and Norlander look back at Thursday and recognized that, OK, it wasn't all that wild. But it also sets up a really fantastic Saturday. The guys preview all eight games, plus give their opinion on what Indiana should now do with its head coaching vacancy. Is Steve Alford going to leave UCLA for his alma mater? There is a case for and against.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 17, 2017
03/15: Game-by-game, region-by-region bracket predictions
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Parrish and Norlander go through the bracket and run through their thoughts on why they're picking the way they're picking. You'll notice some interesting facts, trends and coincidences with some of the games and potential matchups, too. Additionally, they discuss the coaching carousel at the end. Must-listen before Thursday's games tip.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 15, 2017
03/13: Selection Sunday recap, expanded debate on all things bracket
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Let's not waste any time. A full-fledged, hour-long bracket evaluation. And pointed words to the committee about Duke not being a 1 and Wichita State being a 10 and how to fix this process forever going forward.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2017
03/10: Josh Jackson?s inability to avoid trouble cost KU the No. 1 overall seed
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Josh Jackson did another dumb thing, got suspended and watched his Kansas teammates lose to TCU in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals without him. He cost the Jayhawks in a very real way. So Matt Norlander and Gary discussed that, touched on Duke-North Carolina in Brooklyn. That?s Friday night. Tickets are expensive. Meantime, Norlander spent part of this week writing about the plane crash that killed Illinois State assistant Torrey Ward and six others two years ago. He spoke to ISU coach Dan Muller, widows and others connected to the tragedy. We spent a few minutes on that. Then we closed by discussing Derek Kellogg?s firing at UMass. He made one NCAA Tournament in nine years. Wasn?t good enough, it seems. So a pretty good Atlantic 10 job is now open.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 10, 2017
03/08: Josh Jackson suspended, small league fever, predicting big-conf winners
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Josh Jackson will be suspended for KU?s first Big 12 Tournament game because of the improper way in which he handled a traffic incident. So add that to the list of troubling Kansas headlines this season. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish talked about that at this top of this episode. Then they dove into Championship Week, talked some coaching vacancies and predicted the league tournament champs for the ... ACC Big East Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 08, 2017
03/05: At-large talk, Missouri's job, how to fix small-conference tourneys
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Can Illinois State get an at-large? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They followed that conversation with a conversation about Missouri?s opening. They close the episode discussing the good things and the bad things about league tournaments for one-bid conferences.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2017
03/03: Wacky Big Ten; worthy weekend preview; job talk
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So is the Big Ten the wackiest conference or what? Gary Parrish discussed that with Matt Norlander at the top of this episode, including Wisconsin?s struggles, Northwestern?s amazing win over Michigan and the interesting Big Ten Coach of the Year race. The guys also looked ahead to an interesting weekend: Duke-North Carolina, and a possible MVC Tournament title game between Wichita State and Illinois State.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 03, 2017
03/01: Duke's strong resume, some fun trivia, and a big look at Wednesday's games
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Three teams have a college basketball-best 10 top-50 RPI wins. Butler Villanova Duke You might be surprised by Duke?s place on that list given everything the Blue Devils have endured this season. Matt Norlander certainly was when Gary asked him about it at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that discussion they talked about Kentucky clinching at least a share of the SEC title and Purdue clinching at least a share of the Big Ten title, at which point I also made my case for Caleb Swanigan to continue to lead the National Player of the Year race. They closed by previewing VCU-Dayton and some of Wednesday night?s bubble games -- most notably Marquette at Xavier. If Dayton beats VCU, the Flyers will secure an Atlantic 10 title for the second consecutive year.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 01, 2017
02/26: Gonzaga loses, and now the 1 seed debate really gets interesting
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Gonzaga lost. At home. To BYU. So Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lead with that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then discussed UCLA?s win at Arizona that has the Bruins in contention for a No. 1 seed -- and Kentucky?s win over Florida that basically secured a third straight SEC title. Then we looked ahead to North Carolina-Virginia. And Oklahoma State-Iowa State. And more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2017
02/24: Is North Carolina going to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament?
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Maurice Watson was a legitimate National Player of the Year candidate guiding a top-10 team and leading the nation in assists six weeks ago. Now he?s recovering from ACL surgery, suspended from Creighton and ... facing a felony sexual assault charge. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discuss. Also: Syracuse?s at-large resume, Villanova?s loss to Butler, Chris Holtmann?s future and North Carolina?s chances of becoming a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. And a preview of Saturday?s biggest games.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 24, 2017
02/22: Is Wichita State really on the wrong side of the NCAA tourney bubble? (Full episode)
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Would the NCAA Tournament selection committee really leave Wichita State out of the Field of 68 if the Shockers are 29-5 on Selection Sunday and in need of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top. Also covered: Is Florida now better than Kentucky? Plus, a preview of three important games coming Wednesday night.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 22, 2017
02/22: Is Wichita State really on the wrong side of the NCAA Tournament bubble?
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Would the NCAA Tournament selection committee really leave Wichita State out of the Field of 68 if the Shockers are 29-5 on Selection Sunday and in need of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top. Also covered: Is Florida now better than Kentucky? Plus, a preview of three important games coming Wednesday night.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 22, 2017
02/19: Calipari callout; Bill Self should be in HOF; Virginia concerns; Michigan State bad luck
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Kansas winning a 13th straight Big 12 title is basically in the books after Saturday's win at Baylor. Why isn't this achievement universally appreciated properly? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast -- as well as Bill Self's Hall of Fame candidacy. They then talk about North Carolina's destruction of Virginia and John Calipari's defense of Mark Gottfried and Mark Fox before closing with previews of Monday night's Miami-Virginia game and Tuesday night's South Carolina-Florida game.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2017
02/17: Who can NC State hire? The best Gonzaga stat; fun weekend preview
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Are NC State fans bananas? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed Mark Gottfried's firing at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, then spent a few minutes dispelling myths about this great Gonzaga team. They also previewed the weekend -- specifically Saturday's Kansas-Baylor and Virginia-North Carolina games.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 17, 2017
02/15: We gotta talk about Kansas-WVU; Duke-UVa; Maryland-Northwestern; Gottfried done?
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How wild was Kansas' comeback win over West Virginia? Are the Jayhawks guaranteed to win a 13th straight Big 12 title now? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss those things at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, then turn their attention to Mark Gottfried's situation at NC State. Is he really done? If so, is it reasonable for NC State to be done with him? After that, the conversation looks ahead to Duke-Virginia and Maryland-Northwestern. Parrish and Norlander offer predictions for both.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 15, 2017
02/12: Discussing how the selection committee got it wrong with Gonzaga
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What did the selection committee get right? What did the selection committee get wrong? Should Gonzaga fans be upset that the Zags were only made the fourth No. 1 seed in the bracket reveal show? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talked about Mark Gottfried's situation at North Carolina State and Tom Crean's situation at Indiana before looking ahead to West Virginia-Kansas and Baylor-Texas Tech.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2017
02/10: Thoughts from Cameron on UNC-Duke; Oregon-UCLA aftershocks; two huge weekend games
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Is Duke starting to look like a true Final Four contender? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they turn their attention to UCLA's win over Oregon, that weird call in the Indiana-Purdue game, IU's resume and VCU's miracle victories before previewing Villanova-Xavier and Gonzaga-Saint Mary's.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 10, 2017
02/07: Frank Mason takes the lead; debunking Kentucky myths; previewing Duke-Carolina
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Did Kansas guard Frank Mason solidify his place atop the Player of the Year rankings with Monday night's performance at Kansas State? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talked about that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they discussed how and why Kentucky's ups and downs shouldn't be surprising before closing with a preview of Norlander's first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 07, 2017
02/05: So, the weekend got nuts, and we've got a lot to talk about
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Saturday was a crazy day of college basketball. The teams that were ranked second, third, fifth, seventh, eighth and ninth in the AP poll all lost. So Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talked about that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast before diving deeper into Gonzaga's resume, that weird Arizona-Oregon outcome, Monday's showdown between Virginia and Louisville, Kentucky's struggles and Kansas' loss to Iowa State that snapped the Jayhawks' 54-game home winning streak. And they close by discussing what was, all things considered, a good day for the Big 12.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 05, 2017
02/02: Kansas' issues; big weekend to sort out; Cincinnati appreciation; Coach K back
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A special Thursday release for our final podcast of the week, as Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander touch on Wednesday's Kansas-Baylor game, get into the off-the-court issues hanging over Bill Self's head, and discuss who they think the best team is in college hoops right now. They open the pod by going over Mike Krzyzewski's return to the court for Duke, and Norlander quizzes GP on some NCAA tournament trivia. There's also talk of Cincinnati being an all-time great program, and the guys look ahead to what should be a massive weekend.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 03, 2017
02/01: Creighton's huge win, Monk's big night, Baylor-Kansas preview, and Maryland's Final Four chances
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How big was Tuesday's win at Butler for Creighton? And what does it say about Butler? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Kentucky's win over Georgia, Maryland's 20-2 record, West Virginia's win at Iowa State and the losing streaks at Minnesota and TCU before turning their attention to Baylor-Kansas and Northwestern-Purdue.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2017
01/29: KU cuts off UK, Nova with another buzzer-beater, Luke saves Duke
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Is there any way for Kentucky to still get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament after taking a second home loss this weekend? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Duke's win at Wake Forest, Villanova's win over Virginia and how much technology has changed the world. They close by previewing Monday's Duke-Notre Dame game and Tuesday's West Virginia-Iowa State game.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2017
01/27: Coach K punishes his players; weekend preview; Devan Downey anniversary
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It's now been seven years since Devan Downey put 30 points on Kentucky. So Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander opened on that, obviously, before quickly turning their attention to Mike Krzyzewski banning Duke's players from their locker room. The players are also not allowed to wear school-issued gear anymore. Is this silly or the solution to all that ails the Blue Devils? Parrish and Norlander discuss that and then preview the weekend -- specifically Kansas-Kentucky and Virginia-Villanova.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 27, 2017
01/25: A conversation about Villanova, Kansas and Kentucky all losing Tuesday
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Tuesday's wild night of results -- Marquette over Villanova, West Virginia over Kansas, Tennessee over Kentucky -- is the main topic of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Gary Parrish spends part of it insisting Matt Norlander credit him for his predictions, then the two discuss the idea of Gonzaga being ranked No. 1 and Purdue's Caleb Swanigan winning National Player of the Year. Toward the end, they talk about next month's Bracket Preview show and Brent Musburger's retirement announcement, which leads to a conversation about Musberger's role in the Rocky films.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 25, 2017
01/22: Hello, Arizona! Goodbye, UCLA? Weekend recap and Tuesday preview
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Was Arizona more impressive or UCLA more disappointing this weekend? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before diving into UCLA's Final Four hopes. Can the Bruins make it with a defense like this? Parrish and Norlander try to answer that question and then transition to Creighton's first game without Maurice Watson. After that, they discuss Kentucky running away with the SEC and how Georgia got screwed by a bad clock. Then they preview Tuesday's terrific slate of games -- specifically Villanova at Marquette, Kansas at West Virginia and Purdue at Michigan State.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2017
01/20: Big-time weekend preview, and ranking, in order, the best point guards
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander updated their national championship picks this week and both went with Kansas. But Parrish almost went with UCLA. And they discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that, Saturday's best games -- Arizona at UCLA, South Carolina at Kentucky and Louisville at Florida State -- are previewed. Then Parrish and Norlander close by discussing the nation's top point guard prospects -- namely Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Dennis Smith and De'Aaron Fox.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 20, 2017
01/18: Creighton's Final Four hopes dashed; the funniest moment of the season; game picks
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How brutal is Maurice Watson's torn ACL for Creighton? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball before getting into a conversation about Kentucky's SEC dominance. They then talk about Jimmy Patsos' hilarious trip through a nonexistent handshake line, the top candidates for National Coach of the Year and offer predictions for Notre Dame-Florida State and Florida-South Carolina.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 18, 2017
01/15: Everything from the weekend, including questioning Duke's title contention
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Is it time to be concerned about Duke? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander answer that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before discussing Gonzaga's win over Saint Mary's and the possibility of the Zags entering Selection Sunday with zero losses. They also talk about Xavier's unimpressive resume, Notre Dame's 5-0 start in the ACC, the impact Jamie Dixon is already having at TCU, UConn's crazy winning streak in women's basketball and the verbal altercation that happened Saturday between a Colorado State player and a New Mexico assistant coach.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 15, 2017
01/13: We can't stop loving UCLA; NCAA tourney just got smarter; weekend picks
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Is Friday the 13th still a thing? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before turning their attention to UCLA's incredible offensive performance at Colorado. Then they discuss the NCAA's decision to schedule a meeting between its selection committee and some of the sport's best statistical minds. Then they discuss Saturday's best games -- specifically Baylor at Kansas State, Duke at Louisville, Florida State at North Carolina, UCLA at Utah, Saint Mary's at Gonzaga and Wichita State at Illinois State.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 13, 2017
01/11: Discussing those big wins by Villanova, Florida State and West Virginia
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Villanova killed Xavier. Florida State killed Duke. West Virginia killed Baylor. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed all three blowouts in this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, and Parrish explained why he's moved Villanova back to No. 1 in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one). And, yes, Parrish and Norlander discussed Grayson Allen's latest incident because everything Allen does these days becomes a national story.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 11, 2017
01/09: More Grayson drama; debating Baylor at No. 1; Nevada's comeback; previewing a loaded Tuesday
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Are Grayson Allen's legs going to be a story the rest of this season? Yes, apparently. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that near the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talked about Baylor's No. 1 ranking, Kentucky's dominance in the SEC, Nevada's crazy comeback win over New Mexico and Tuesday's strong schedule of games highlighted by Baylor at West Virginia, Duke at Florida State, Xavier at Villanova and Indiana at Maryland.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2017
01/06: Criticism for Coach K; deep dive on the ACC; love for Baylor
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Did Coach K handle the Grayson Allen situation correctly? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before discussing Louisville, Virginia and the ridiculousness of the ACC schedule. The conversation then turns toward Baylor and how wild it is that the Bears are probably only one win away from becoming No. 1 in the AP poll for the first time in school history.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 06, 2017
01/04: Refs botch Kansas ending; Indiana in trouble; Coach K steps away
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How did the referees miss that travel in Kansas' win over Kansas State? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Indiana's struggles, Mike Krzyzewski's back surgery, Villanova-Butler and Brad Brownell talking crazy to Roy Williams.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 04, 2017
01/02: A recap of the bizarre starts to ACC and Big Ten play; Nova repeating is on the table
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A wild weekend of college basketball featured Duke losing at Virginia Tech and North Carolina losing at Georgia Tech, which produced some really weird ACC standings. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that -- plus the craziness of the Big Ten -- in this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before looking back at Villanova-Creighton and looking ahead to Villanova-Butler.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 02, 2017
12/30: Oregon over UCLA; Indiana-Louisville; Villanova-Creighton; and Butler's plane scare
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Butler had a scary experience on a flight home after its Thursday night loss at St. John's. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they look back at Oregon's win over UCLA and ahead to Saturday's showdown between Villanova and Creighton that provides Jay Wright's Wildcats a chance to finish a historically great 2016 calendar year. Also discussed: Virginia's win over Louisville, Indiana's loss to Nebraska -- and Saturday's Indiana-Louisville and Duke-Virginia Tech games.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 30, 2016
12/28: The best and worst moments of college basketball in 2016
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What were the biggest college basketball moments and memories in 2016? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss them at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talking about Texas' disappointing season and Michigan State's win at Minnesota before looking ahead to Virginia-Louisville and UCLA-Oregon.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 28, 2016
12/26: College vs. NBA officiating; we visit our preseason predictions and see what we got right (and wrong)
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NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy took a shot at college basketball officials during Sunday's Cavaliers-Warriors broadcast and referenced how often foul trouble affects college basketball games. Does he have a point? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, which leads to a conversation about the thankless job of officiating in general. After that, Parrish and Norlander revisit their preseason picks for the nation's best leagues. Would they stick with what they picked or switch? They went through each league and discussed.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 26, 2016
12/22: Grayson Allen saga; UNC vs. NCAA, part III; Louisville beats Kentucky
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What in the world is going on with Grayson Allen? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the Duke guard's suspension for tripping at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that, they talk about Louisville's win over Kentucky, Syracuse's shocking loss to St. John's, North Carolina's ongoing NCAA case and how much losing Udoka Azubuike will hurt Kansas this season.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 22, 2016
12/19: Monk's masterpiece; Giles debuts; previewing UK-Louisville; Butler rolling
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What to make of Harry Giles' lackluster debut at Duke? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talk about it at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they discuss Malik Monk's historic effort against North Carolina and preview Wednesday's Kentucky-Louisville game before talking about Michigan State's rough start to the season and Butler's great start to the season.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 20, 2016
12/15: Carlton Bragg cleared; UK-UNC preview; Bob Huggins stories; weekend breakdown
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How wild is the Carlton Bragg story? Turns out, according to police, the Kansas sophomore was falsely accused of battery by his girlfriend. So the charge was dropped. And Bragg is back on the team. But if you're expecting Gary Parrish or Matt Norlander to apologize for reporting the fact that Bragg was arrested and charged with battery last week, well, you're going to be disappointed. They open this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast with a discussion on that, then turn their attention to UCLA's Lonzo Ball, UCLA's TJ Leaf and UCLA in general. After that, they pick the winner of Saturday's showdown between North Carolina and Kentucky. And then they discuss West Virginia's Bob Huggins going for his 800th career win.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 16, 2016
12/12: Grayson Allen finally has a big game; Josh Hart leads POY; Carlton Bragg arrested
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Should Josh Hart now be the leading candidate for National Player of the Year? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Villanova as a team, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey's completely fair shot at the media, Duke's dominant win over UNLV, UCLA's incredible offense and the arrest of Kansas sophomore Carlton Bragg.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2016
12/08: Duke finds its next level; Washington is wasting Markelle Fultz
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How good did Duke look against Florida? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Which leads to a conversation about Duke's NBA prospects. Which leads to a conversation about Washington's NBA prospect -- namely Markelle Fultz. He's been terrific. His team has not. It feels like we're getting Ben Simmons/LSU all over again. After that, Parrish and Norlander talk about Kentucky's win over Valpo, Butler's loss at Indiana State and Xavier's loss at Colorado. Then they close with a preview of Saturday's game between undefeated Villanova and undefeated Notre Dame.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 08, 2016
12/05: Nothing fluky about UCLA's win over Kentucky; running down undefeateds
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How surprising was UCLA's win at Kentucky? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Both agree the Bruins are legitimately good and that there was nothing fluky about their upset at Rupp Arena. After that, Parrish and Norlander talk about Baylor's resume that now features a win over Xavier, which led to a conversation about Chris Mack's Musketeers. Other topics discussed: Gonzaga, Saint Mary's and the debuts of Duke freshmen Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2016
12/01: There is real meaning to Indiana's win; Roy Williams calls out UNC fans; Kentucky-UCLA preview
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How meaningful will Indiana's win over North Carolina be on Selection Sunday? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then talk about North Carolina coach Roy Williams' shot at North Carolina fans' lack of enthusiasm at games, at which point Parrish explains that, yeah, Williams has a point. Eventually, the conversation turns toward Duke's non-league home winning streak and West Virginia's swarming defense. And the podcast closes with a preview of Saturday's showdown between Kentucky at UCLA inside Rupp Arena.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 01, 2016
11/28: Unbeatens; predicting the winners for every game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
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Just how impressive is Baylor's 6-0 start? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that, they got into the nice early results for three SEC programs -- namely Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida. Other topics of discussion include Iowa State, Maryland and those teams' terrific point guards. Plus Duke's injuries. And the Big 12 race. And Parrish and Norlander concluded by picking every game of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2016
11/25: UNC looks like the best team right now; Creighton and Baylor not too far behind
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Is North Carolina the nation's best team? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Indiana's loss at Fort Wayne, the hot starts from Creighton and Baylor, Michigan State's struggles and whether it's OK to eat pumpkin pie for breakfast. The pumpkin pie discussion leads to Parrish admitting he sometimes eats fish for breakfast, which somehow leads to a story about a random encounter with ... well ... just listen.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 25, 2016
11/21: MSU controversy; Austin Nichols booted from UVa; Thanksgiving Week smorgasbords
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This is the first episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast since Gary Parrish and his wife welcomed a baby into the world. The baby is eight weeks premature. So, naturally, Parrish and Matt Norlander dive into the craziness of that at the top. Then they discuss Michigan State's struggles, Frank Mason's National Player of the Year campaign, Austin Nichols' dismissal from Virginia, the Maui Invitational field, Creighton's blowout of North Carolina State, and why the name "Gary" is going extinct.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 21, 2016
11/14: Let's recap that fun opening weekend, and look ahead to the 24-hour marathon
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Is Markelle Fultz about to pull a Ben Simmons and spend his one year in college not winning enough to make the NCAA Tournament? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that they talk about Arizona's win over Michigan State and Indiana's win over Kansas. Then they preview Kentucky-Michigan State and Kansas-Duke before making predictions for Villanova-Purdue and touching on Saint Mary's.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 14, 2016
11/10: Discussing -- it's finally here! -- college basketball's opening weekend
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Who is going to win Kansas-Indiana? Michigan State-Arizona? Is North Carolina on upset alert? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the opening weekend of college basketball -- yes, it's finally here -- at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that, they talk about most of the relevant leagues -- ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC, Big East, American, Atlantic 10 -- and then unveil their picks to win the national championship. Parrish likes Duke. Norlander likes Kentucky.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 11, 2016
11/4: Ben Simmons' hypocrisy with the NCAA; why we picked who we picked for All-Americans
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Former LSU standout Ben Simmons believes the NCAA is "f-cked up." Is he right? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that -- and the "One & Done" documentary starring Simmons -- at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then talk about Ray Smith's career-ending injury at Arizona, the state of Arizona Basketball in general, the CBS Sports All-America teams and ... the Chicago Cubs' World Series title.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 04, 2016
10/28: Breaking down and debating the top 100 (and one) players; Jayson Tatum's foot injury;
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The CBS Sports list of the Top 101 college basketball players has been published. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed it at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, and Parrish made Norlander explain why he has Villanova's Josh Hart so low. (Among the other players talked about are Valpo's Alec Peters, Michigan State's Mile Bridges, Xavier's Edmond Sumner and Duke's Grayson Allen.) After that, Parrish and Norlander dove into the injury scare that Duke's Jayson Tatum went through this week -- and the Blue Devils' talent in general. And they wrapped this episode by discussing the improbable rise of South Dakota State's Mike Daum. The 6-foot-9 forward was barely recruited out of high school. But he averaged 29.3 points per 40 minutes last season, which led the entire nation.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 28, 2016
10/21: What punishments for Louisville/Pitino; Michigan State in big trouble?
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Did Rick Pitino really not know what was going on at Louisville? Will he be suspended by the NCAA? Should the Cardinals' 2013 national championship banner come done? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss all of that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Michigan State's injury problems, the release of the USA Today Coaches poll, Norlander's ranking of all 351 Division I teams, and Theo Pinson's fractured foot.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 21, 2016
10/12: Inside info on Kentucky's frosh; Arizona still rising; preseason chatter
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An NBA scout told Gary Parrish that DeAaron Fox will be Kentucky's best pro prospect this season. Does Matt Norlander agree? The two of them discussed that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Is it going to be a down year in college basketball? Parrish and Norlander tackled that question before retelling a crazy story about former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie kicking former No. 1 recruit John Wall out of a practice. And they closed by talking about Arizona's recruiting class that added a top-40 prospect on Wednesday.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 12, 2016
Harry Giles' surgery; Calipari's new idea; NCAA doesn't OK vet to play
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How significant is Harry Giles' string of knee surgeries? Will his lack of health prevent Duke from reaching its goals? Is there still any chance of the five-star freshman becoming the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft? CBS Sports' Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about the NCAA's baffling decision to rule Isaiah Brock, a decorated war hero, ineligible at Oakland. And they close on John Calipari's idea to have "August Basketball."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 06, 2016
09/30: Virginia follows Colin Kaepernick's lead; the motive behind GW's new coaching hire
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Is that picture of the entire Virginia basketball team kneeling in support of Colin Kaepernick's protest indicative of what we're going to see once the season begins? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then talk about George Washington's decision to name Maurice Joseph its interim coach, Parrish's story on New Mexico transfer Cullen Neal, and the state of American Athletic Conference recruiting.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 30, 2016
09/23: Nova takes a big hit; the five once-proud programs who have fallen farthest
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The NCAA has ruled five-star prospect Omari Spellman ineligible at Villanova. How big of a loss is that for the reigning national champions? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they transition into Rick Stansbury's recruiting at Western Kentucky and Larry Brown's desire to maybe coach high school basketball. And they close by discussing five programs that were once great but haven't even been good lately.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 23, 2016
09/14: The NCAA and ACC take postseason basketball out of North Carolina
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The NCAA and ACC have both taken a stand against North Carolina because of its controversial HB2 bill. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Duke's pro days, Mike Krzyzewski's decision to otherwise close practices to NBA executives and scouts, the Miami player who was arrested for attacking a man he caught in a closet with his ex-girlfriend, and an important coaching clinic that's happening this week.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 14, 2016
09/01: Ayton picks Arizona; who's the best coach not to reach a Final Four?
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How surprising was it that DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2017, committed to Arizona over Kansas and Kentucky? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that on this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then dive into the question of whether Ayton will ever actually play college basketball. Also: Is Arizona's Sean Miller the best college coach who hasn't yet made a Final Four? That topic gets a few minutes -- as does Michigan State's Tom Izzo getting inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame this weekend. And, of course, Tim Tebow. Gary and Matt discussed Tebow signing with the Mets because ... why wouldn't they?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 08, 2016
09/01: Best new coaching hires; best coaches to drink with; Andrew White to Syracuse a big boost
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How big of an impact will Nebraska transfer Andrew White make at Syracuse? Should the Orange now be ranked in the preseason? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they spend a few minutes on Rutgers' unfortunate tweet before focusing on the Candid Coaches series that concluded this week with three questions: 1. Which coach would you most like to have a beer with? 2. What was the best offseason hire? 3. Clinton or Trump<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 01, 2016
08/24: Coaches and cops; next college coach going to the NBA; our must-see hoops venues
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss their Candid Coaches series at CBSSports.com -- specifically the question that showed how the experiences black coaches have had with law enforcement officials differs greatly from the experiences of white coaches. They also get into a conversation about which college coaches are best equipped and most likely to next jump to the NBA before settling into a back-and-forth about must-see college basketball venues.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 24, 2016
08/19: Nike, Under Armour and sophisticated 'cheating' in college basketball
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How big of a factor is Under Armour in grassroots basketball and recruiting? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then get into whether recruiting is cleaner or dirtier than it was five years ago. And, of course, they talked about Ryan Lochte, too.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 19, 2016
08/11: Talking about our Candid Coaches series and Gregg Marshall's outburst in Canada
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Should the NCAA take NCAA Tournament games out of North Carolina if the HB2 bill isn't amended or eradicated? Who's the one player in college basketball college coaches would take above all others? And what in the world got into Wichita State's Gregg Marshall during the Shockers' trip to Canada? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss all of that on the latest episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 11, 2016
07/29: Las Vegas and the 'Packet Racket' men use to stack cash in July
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Did Gary Parrish actually make that 6 a.m. flight out of Las Vegas? He and Matt Norlander discuss it at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then dive into the actual basketball that happened in Sin City and talk specifically about a top-10 recruit (Mitchell Robinson) who is committed to Western Kentucky. After that, Parrish and Norlander discuss how some event organizers are exploiting the system and stacking money in the month of July. And they close by talking about Norlander's upcoming beach vacation, the problem with beach vacations, and the great time that is Topgolf.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 29, 2016
07/19: Talking changes to the NCAA Tournament, non-league scheduling and Michael Porter Jr.
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Changes are coming to the NCAA Tournament. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss them on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Other topics include Washington hiring Michael Porter Sr. to get Michael Porter Jr., and the problem with non-league scheduling.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 19, 2016
07/14: Talking Larry Brown and the nation's top football-basketball combo schools
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How bizarre was it that Larry Brown resigned from SMU in the middle of July? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talk about that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then discuss the nation's best football-basketball combo schools, some good news for Illinois coach John Groce, and the devastating news related to Austin Peay coach Dave Loos.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 14, 2016
07/08: Parrish and Norlander talk hoops while at Peach Jam
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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are both at the Nike Peach Jam in South Carolina -- where the nation's top basketball prospects are competing. They discuss the DeAndre Ayton-Marvin Bagley matchup, and explain why there's no guarantee either will ever play college basketball. Beyond that, Parrish and Norlander talk about the amazing performances at Peach Jam from future Washington pledge Michael Porter Jr., some of the other interesting prospects they've watched, and Parrish's shoe choice that is being praised by coaches but not going over well with Nike officials.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 10, 2016
06/16: How can anybody blame Ben Simmons for trying to force his way to the Lakers?
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Is Ben Simmons smart to try to force his way to the Lakers? Will Denzel Valentine's reported knee issue cost him on draft night? Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss those things on the latest Eye on College Basketball podcast. And they also get into that wild video of Kentucky's Derek Willis intoxicated and sleeping in the road.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 16, 2016
06/02: Why John Calipari is wrong; the strangest potential lottery picks
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Does John Calipari really want to move the SEC Tournament to November? Would that actually fix any of the SEC's issues? And is former Washington player Marquese Chriss about to be a top-five pick? Gary Parrish talks about these things and more with Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 02, 2016
05/26: Draft deadline decisions, the best and worst of 'em all
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Did the new NBA Draft rules work? What is Mississippi State's Malik Newman doing? Is Kentucky's Marcus Lee smart to transfer? Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie tackle those questions on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. And they also run through the preseason Top 25 (and one) before discussing possible All-Americans, too.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 26, 2016
05/11: Pre-draft combine; Tim Floyd's outburst; Calipari vs. Coach K
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Is Syracuse about to lose Malachi Richardson? Is UTEP's Tim Floyd going to kill a local radio host? What's up with Kentucky's John Calipari pretending like that blog post wasn't clearly referencing Duke's recruiting tactics? And can Richard Pitino survive this mess at Minnesota? Gary Parrish discusses it all with Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 12, 2016
04/27: NBA Draft declarations; the NCAA's case vs. UNC
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Is North Carolina going to get off easy with the NCAA? And what are we to make of all of these underclassmen making themselves eligible for the NBA Draft? Gary Parrish discusses those things and more with Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 27, 2016
04/19: The coaching dominos and drama from the past two weeks
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The coaching carousel has been spinning the past two weeks -- thanks to Georgia Tech hiring Josh Pastner, Memphis hiring Tubby Smith, Texas Tech hiring Chris Beard and UNLV hiring Marvin Menzies. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss it all on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 19, 2016
04/06/16: Best title game ever with the best ending; amazing reactions; looking ahead to next season
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The season is over. Villanova is the national champion. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss it from all angles -- Kris Jenkins' buzzer-beating shot, UNC's defensive breakdown, Jay Wright's super-cool reaction, etc. They also dive into the Ridiculously Early Preseason Top 25 (and one). And Duke is No. 1 in that, by the way.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 06, 2016
04/03/16: Reaction to the shocking Final Four blowouts; predictions for the title game
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The national championship game is set. It's North Carolina vs. Villanova. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss it from Houston, site of the 2016 Final Four.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2016
03/31/16: Hello from Houston!
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Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie are at the Final Four for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast. They discuss the two national semifinals, Jay Wright's career, Roy Williams' disgust with the Washington Post, coaching carousel news, NBA Draft news and Kendrick Lamar.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 31, 2016
03/28/16: Elite Eight recap; the UNC-Syracuse saga stories to come; which Final Four coach is the best?
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The Final Four is set. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss it from all angles -- specifically how Syracuse got here via Virginia's collapse. What does that mean for UVA's Tony Bennett? And what does Kansas' loss in the Elite Eight say, if anything, about Bill Self? Who's the best coach in this Final Four? How big of a story will the Syracuse and North Carolina scandals be? Is Buddy Hield hitting a game-winner the best possible story for next Monday night? This episode is more than an hour of basketball talk -- with a shoutout to Devan Downey.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 28, 2016
03/25/16: Thursay recap; Coach K's lecture to Oregon; Friday lookahead; Final Four guesses
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Half of the Sweet 16 is set. And Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spent 46 minutes talking about Thursday's results and previewing Friday's games -- including North Carolina-Indiana. Beyond that, was Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski right to try to teach Oregon's Dillon Brooks a life-lesson? Parrish and Norlander discuss that right at the top.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 25, 2016
03/23/16: Dixon leaves Pitt, so who's gonna be the Panthers next coach; previewing the Thursday Sweet 16 games
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The Sweet 16 is here. And Gary Parrish -- with the help of Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie -- previews it on this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Thursday's matchups, including Kansas-Maryland. And they also talk about Jamie Dixon's decision to leave Pittsburgh for TCU.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 24, 2016
03/21/16: Everything from the best opening tournament weekend ... ever?
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The NCAA Tournament is underway ... and Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss the craziness from the first week. Everything from Northern Iowa's buzzer-beater to Northern Iowa's collapse. And Wisconsin's buzzer-beater. And Middle Tennessee's win over Michigan State. And Indiana's win over Kentucky. And Stephen F. Austin's loss in the Round of 32. And they close by turning their attention to some high-profile Sweet 16 matchups -- among them North Carolina-Indiana, Oregon-Duke and Kansas-Maryland.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 21, 2016
03/18/16: Kentucky-Indiana, coaching carousel, seeding, etc.
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Gary Parrish, Chip Patterson and Sam Vecenie use this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast to discuss Providence's win over USC, UALR's win over Purdue, the terrible tone some reporter used to ask Baylor's Taurean Prince a stupid question, and the coaching carousel (and how Stephen F. Austin's Brad Underwood might fit into). Beyond that, they discussed the way the committee seeds teams. And they previewed Kentucky-Indiana, of course.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 18, 2016
03/16/16: Previewing every region and discussing coaches' favorite bands
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Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie open this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast on Wichita State's win over Vanderbilt. They also discuss every region of the NCAA Tournament, the sexual harassment story originating at California, and Norlander's story that detailed every NCAA Tournament coach's favorite musical artist.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 16, 2016
03/14/16: Everything the committee got right, wrong, really wrong, and our picks for the Final Four
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The NCAA Tournament bracket is out. Gary Parrish discusses it from every angle with Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. Who got snubbed? Where did the selection committee really mess up? What's up with Tulsa's inclusion? And which fan base is going to lose its collective mind on Saturday -- Indiana's or Kentucky's?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 14, 2016
03/11/16: Dan Hurley to Rutgers? Plus: Bids and bubbles on the line
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Gary Parrish and Sam Vecenie discuss the Rutgers opening and whether Dan Hurley should take the job, if offered. They also talk about Buddy Hield's record-setting performance in the Big 12 Tournament, Tyler Ulis' decision to enter the NBA Draft, Fran McCaffery's awkward press conference and Vanderbilt's bubble-bursting loss in the SEC Tournament.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 11, 2016
03/09/16: Cuse's shaky tourney case; Buddy vs. Denzel is the best POY race in 10 years
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Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss bubble teams and Championship Week developments on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They also get into the ongoing National Player of the Year race between Buddy Hield and Denzel Valentine.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 10, 2016
03/06/16: Wichita State is the biggest at-large toss-up ever; revealing our big-conference awards
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They open on Wichita State's resume and whether the Shockers should be in or out of the NCAA Tournament. Then they talk about Indiana's outright Big Ten title, Northern Iowa's buzzer-beater in the MVC Tournament final, and the stupidity that is Big 12 voters giving Big 12 Coach of the Year to somebody not named Bill Self. They also unveil the CBS Sports conference awards, and they close on Gonzaga's resume.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 07, 2016
03/02/16: Zona's big win; Miami for the ACC title; coach of the year winners; George Mason 10 years later
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Arizona's win over California, the 10-year anniversary of George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four, Wichita State's resume, Miami's shot to win another ACC title, this weekend's North Carolina-Duke game, etc. And Parrish closes with a rant about how people can't seem to give league Coach of the Year awards to the coaches who actually deserve them.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 04, 2016
03/02/16: Indiana wins B1G; Iowa reeling; Oklahoma worrying?; Cal surging
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Indiana's outright Big Ten title, Skal Labissiere's nice performance against Florida, Buddy Hield's shooting issues, the emergence of Jaylen Brown at Cal, Iowa's losing streak, etc.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 02, 2016
02/29/16: Bill Self's 12 straight, and so much more
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kansas' 12th straight Big 12 title, Indiana's second Big Ten title in the past four years, rankings, brackets, OSCARS and why some people struggle with the idea that modern athletes, teams and achievements are just as amazing as past athletes, teams and achievements, if not more so.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 29, 2016
02/26/16: Grayson's trip; Sean Miller's anger; Nova-Xavier; weekend preview
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Sean Miller's comments about court-storming, Grayson Allen's reputation as a tripper, Ben Simmons' one-and-none season, Tubby Smith's turnaround at Texas Tech and Xavier's win over Villanova. Then they look ahead to the weekend -- games like Virginia-North Carolina, Kentucky-Vanderbilt, Arizona-Utah, Xavier-Seton Hall, etc. And there's also a strange number of minutes dedicated to when Iowa's Adam Woodbury used to poke players in the eye.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 26, 2016
02/22/16: Gary is back; the biggest results and loads of No. 1 and at-large debate
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the technical foul at the end of the Kentucky-Texas A&M game, Kansas' lead in the Big 12, Ben Simmons' academic issue, what Tubby Smith is doing at Texas Tech, the at-large resumes of Wisconsin, Ohio State and Seton Hall, Utah's better-than-you-think resume, Xavier's case for a No. 1 seed, etc. And Parrish opened the podcast by discussing the tragedy he and his family have endured over the past week, and the kindness all sorts of people have shown in response.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 22, 2016
02/19/16: The carnage from the week; previewing a massive Saturday; ranking the best players
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It's been just an unreal week -- what else is new? -- in college basketball. On today's ep, Matt Norlander subs in as host for Gary Parrish, and he's joined by Sam Vecenie and Chip Patterson. They cover just about every game of consequence from Wednesday and Thursday, and give an extensive preview of a big-time weekend ahead for big and small schools alike. Plus, Sam gives a rundown of his best players in the sport.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 19, 2016
02/15/16: Kansas' win, Grayson's travel, Calipari's ejection, and conference races
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kansas' win at Oklahoma, Duke's win over Virginia -- and Grayson Allen's controversial buzzer-beater -- Kentucky's win at South Carolina, John Calipari's ejection from that game, Wisconsin's win at Maryland, Cat Barber's ACC POY candidacy, etc.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 15, 2016
02/12/16: Thursday's two big games; huge weekend ahead; Player of the Year race
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Iowa's loss at Indiana, Oregon's loss at California, this weekend's games -- Kansas-Oklahoma, Kentucky-South Carolina, Indiana-Michigan State, etc., -- and the National Player of the Year race. And then, at the end, Parrish reviews his Thursday afternoon trip to Kanye West's listening party at Madison Square Garden.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 12, 2016
02/08/16: The No. 1 debate; looking ahead at the week; Louisville fallout
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss which team should now be ranked No. 1 in the nation, and whether their opinions of Oklahoma and North Carolina changed after those weekend losses to unranked teams. Then they get into Louisville's self-imposed postseason ban, and they close by looking ahead to Monday night's game between Duke and Louisville, and Tuesday night's game between Kansas and West Virginia.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 08, 2016
02/05/16: Kentucky's woes and new logo; Pac-12; Memphis debacle; Louisville
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kentucky's new logo, Oregon, USC and the Pac-12 in general, the weekend's schedule of games -- including Purdue-Maryland -- and the unprecedented buyout Memphis might have to pay to change basketball coaches.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 05, 2016
02/01/16: Kansas-Kentucky; Wichita surging; Buddy!; Monday's two big games
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Norlander's first trip to Allen Fieldhouse, whether Kentucky has turned a corner (even with the loss at Kansas), Buddy Hield's attempt to run away with the Player of the Year awards, Wichita State's dominance of the MVC, Louisville's big opportunity against North Carolina, etc.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2016
01/29/16: Maryland beats Iowa; huge weekend preview
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Maryland's win over Iowa and then preview the weekend -- everything from Kentucky-Kansas to Iowa State-Texas A&M to West Virginia-Florida to Oklahoma-LSU to Virginia-Louisville.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 29, 2016
01/25/16: Providence; coaching contracts; Big Ten curiosities and 3-point philosophies
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye On College Basketball podcast. They discuss SMU's first loss, Providence's win at Villanova, Iowa's 7-0 Big Ten record, Indiana's 7-0 Big Ten record, Michigan State's win over Maryland, Kentucky's resume, Duke's resume, Iowa State's turnaround and the pros and cons of signing college coaches to longterm contracts.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 25, 2016
01/22/16: Omogbo's tragedy; Gonzaga and MSU's worries; Oklahoma still No. 1
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the tragedy that Colorado State's Emmanuel Omogbo is dealing with, Michigan State's struggles, Gonzaga's at-large resume, Texas A&M's rise to the top of the SEC, the amazing job Arizona's Sean Miller is doing, and the case for Oklahoma to remain No. 1 in the AP poll with a win at Baylor this weekend.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 22, 2016
01/18/16: What ails MSU, Duke and UK; the one rule change CBB really needs; OU-Iowa State
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the recent struggles of Michigan State, Duke and Kentucky, Virginia's weird body of work, and whether Skal Labissiere should return to UK or go ahead and enter the NBA Draft no matter what. They also offer predictions for Monday night's showdown between Oklahoma and Iowa State, and they get into a conversation about how smart it would be for the NCAA to move to six personal fouls like the NBA.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 18, 2016
01/11/16: Dave Rice's firing; Villanova vs. Big East; player of the year; week ahead
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss UNLV's firing of Dave Rice, what ultimately undid him, and which candidates might replace him. Then they dive into Villanova's great Big East start, Virginia's recent struggles, the top Player of the Year candidates, Kentucky's resume, etc.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 11, 2016
01/08/16: UCLA-Arizona; the weekend's biggest games; San Diego State and the NCAA
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the San Diego State situation, UCLA's win over Arizona, Bryce Alford, Utah-BYU and preview the weekend -- including Jim Boeheim's return for Syracuse-North Carolina.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 08, 2016
01/04/16: Oklahoma-Kansas 1 vs. 2; PC; Iowa; So. Carolina; UK-LSU
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Noralder for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Monday night's No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup between Kansas and Oklahoma, remember the 2008 matchup between No. 1 Memphis and No. 2 Tennessee, talk about Kris Dunn and Providence, Iowa's great week and South Carolina's 13-0 start. And they also preview Tuesday's game between Kentucky and LSU.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 04, 2016
12/30/15: Who should be No. 1: Kansas, Oklahoma or Xavier? Plus: LSU's debacle
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Michigan State's first loss, the candidates to replace the Spartans at No. 1, the top of the Big East, LSU's terrible start, and touchy fanbases.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 30, 2015
12/28/15: The mystery of Skal Labissiere and the controversy of Rick Pitino
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss one scout's dumb opinion of Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere, the Kentucky-Louisville game in general, Rick Pitino (allegedly) flipping the bird and then (definitely) skipping the postgame press conference, and Tuesday night's game between top-ranked Michigan State and Iowa.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 28, 2015
12/23/15: Tuesday's huge night in hoops; Louisville-Kentucky on Saturday; Merry Xmas
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Oakland's Kay Felder (and his great performance against top-ranked Michigan State), this weekend's Louisville-Kentucky game, the state of the Wildcats, the idea behind #LastCallForDrunkBets, Parrish's debut appearance on The Weather Channel, etc.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 23, 2015
12/21/15: Valentine's injury; Izzo HOF?; Monmouth's top 25 case; huge Tuesday
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Denzel Valentine's injury, Tom Izzo's nomination for induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, Kentucky's struggles, Monmouth's Top 25 resume, Butler's amazing offense and Tuesday night's interesting schedule of games.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 21, 2015
12/16/15: Bo Ryan's abrupt retirement; Wisconsin's coaching search; Monmouth fever
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Bo Ryan's retirement at Wisconsin, whether AD Barry Alvarez is smart to wait to commit to assistant Greg Gard, and if Virginia's Tony Bennett is a realistic candidate. Then they talk about Monmouth's impressive wins and unbelievable bench -- and the injuries at Iowa State, Duke and North Carolina.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 16, 2015
12/13/15: Is LSU done? Texas' crazy win over UNC; Gonzaga's troubles
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss LSU's rough start and NCAA Tournament hopes, Gonzaga's struggles, North Carolina's two losses, the issue of too many mismatches for college basketball's best teams, etc.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 14, 2015
12/10/15: Dayton, Purdue, Sooners and Shockers; previewing the weekend's best games
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the brilliance of Archie Miller, the return of Fred VanVleet, Lon Kruger's Hall of Fame resume, Purdue's impressive start, the CBS Sports list of college basketball's top 100 players, the weekend's best matchups, etc.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 10, 2015
12/07/15: Gonzaga's gag; Providence's push; Big East; Pac-12; Nova-Oklahoma
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Gonzaga's early struggles, Providence's surprising start, the impact of Bobby Hurley at Arizona State, the Pac-12 in general, Villanova-Oklahoma, and Andrew Smith's deteriorating health.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 07, 2015
12/04/15: Clark Kellogg on why we're not seeing great teams this season
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Gary Parrish is joined by CBS Sports analyst Clark Kellogg for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Ohio State's struggles, Denzel Valentine's breakthrough, Ben Simmons' monster numbers, the lack of greatness at the top of the sport, etc.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 04, 2015
11/30/15: Stuffed on college hoops after a huge weekend of outcomes
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Michigan State-Providence, Wichita State, Xavier, Syracuse, Rick Pitino's Top 25 comments, Wisconsin and the Big Ten in general.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 30, 2015
11/25/15: Maui, Battle 4 Atlantis, Maryland, Indiana, and the Utah State debacle
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Ohio State's struggles, Maryland's close wins, Indiana's defense, the David Collette situation at Utah State ... plus turkey and cranberry sauce.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 25, 2015
11/23: The biggest surprises from the first week; Turkey week tourneys
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Miami (and the ACC in general), Ben Simmons, Skal Labissiere, Brandon Ingram, Feast Week, Wichita State's injuries, Norlander's new baby and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 23, 2015
11/16: A Weekend of Upsets
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Gary Parrish is joined by Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the opening weekend of the season -- the wild upsets, North Carolina's 2-0 start, Skal Labissiere, Kris Dunn, Grayson Allen, etc., -- and look ahead to the Champions Classic and other games happening this week.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 16, 2015
11/11: The season is finally here! Our Final Four and POY picks
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the start of the college basketball season, which teams they believe will end up in the Final Four and ... babies and baby names. Someone is soon to be a father.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 11, 2015
11/04: CBB vs. CFB selection process; why certain coaches are on the hot seat
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss different coaches on the so-called hot seat -- among them Tom Crean, Josh Pastner, Travis Ford and Lorenzo Romar -- and talk about how weird it must be to have people debate whether you're going to keep your job.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 04, 2015
10/28: Pitino skips ACC media day; online class fraud; dissecting KenPom rankings
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the Louisville scandal, Caleb Swanigan's eligibility concerns, the Pacific investigation, KenPom's preseason rankings and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 28, 2015
10/21: The Louisville scandal grows larger; will Pitino last the season?
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for the latest Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the latest on the Louisville scandal and whether Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino will be able to survive it.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 21, 2015
10/14/15: Breaking down the top 101 players and our Top 25 (and one),
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast that focuses on the CBS Sports preseason rankings of teams and players, the latest on Kentucky's Skal Labissiere and ... the Major League Baseball Playoffs.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 14, 2015
10/08/15: Louisville/Pitino vs. the NCAA; our All-American teams; Kentucky eligibility issues
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss the latest news on the Louisville scandal, the CBS Sports All-America teams and the eligibility of Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 08, 2015
09/30/15: SMU's 2016 postseason ban and the NCAA's case vs. Larry Brown
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. And the three of them discuss SMU's NCAA troubles from every possible angle.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 30, 2015
09/23/15: Best players heading into the season; MSU's No. 1 class; recruits seeking handouts
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. They discuss the possibilities for Preseason National Player of the Year, Michigan State's recruiting class, the idea that coaches are being asked for extra benefits more often than usual on the recruiting trail these days, and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 23, 2015
09/10/15: Possible San Diego State violations; top programs going forward
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss Jim Boeheim's comments about the NCAA's punishment of Syracuse being excessive, the NCAA's investigation into allegations of potential rules violations at San Diego State, why UConn was left off the CBS Sports' list of the 15 programs best positioned to succeed over the next five years, and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 16, 2015
09/10/15: John Calipari to the Hall of Fame, and other coaches who could join him
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Gary Parrish is back with a new edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss John Calipari's induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, whether his vacated Final Fours should matter, which current coaches will also eventually enter the Hall of Fame, and much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 10, 2015
09/01/15: Indiana drama, the best jobs in college hoops, summer stories
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss the latest dismissal at Indiana, a Big East assistant leaving his job to become a math teacher, what really are the best three jobs in college basketball, and whether it's sexism, more than anything else, that'll prevent a men's coach from hiring a female as a full-time assistant.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 01, 2015
07/13/15: Best of July recruiting, Austin Nichols leaves Memphis, Kansas wins int'l title
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Duke's strong recruiting, Syracuse's commitment of Tyus Battle, Austin Nichols' transfer from Memphis, Kansas' win at the World University Games and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 13, 2015
06/08/15: New Iowa St coach; UNC+NCAA; Calipari's comments; draft chat
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss North Carolina's notice of allegations, John Calipari's back-and-forth with Dan Patrick, the Okafor-Towns debate and Iowa State's new head coach.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 08, 2015
04/29/15: Donovan to OKC; Duke reloads; re-ranking our top 10 teams
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the possibility of Billy Donovan leaving Florida for OKC, Duke's recruiting class, how the preseason rankings should look, etc.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 29, 2015
04/08/15: Duke wins fifth title; recapping all things Final Four
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball Podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. They discuss the Final Four from every angle, tell stories of credit card mishaps, discuss what it's like to party with Tony Romo and finish with an example of why K-Cups should never be flushed down a toilet.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 08, 2015
04/03/15: Final Four preview; Shaka to Texas; Marshall stays in Wichita
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. All three are in Indianapolis for the Final Four. They discussed Shaka Smart's move to Texas, Wichita State's commitment to Gregg Marshall, Saturday's national semifinals and what it's like to bump into Condoleeza Rice at the bar.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2015
03/30/15: Huge Elite Eight recap and Final Four lookahead
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They review the Elite Eight and look ahead to the magnificent Final Four.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 30, 2015
03/27/15: Sweet 16; UK killing WVU; Donnie Tyndall out at Tennessee
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Tennessee firing Donnie Tyndall, what's next in Knoxville, the future of Gregg Marshall, Thursday night's Sweet 16 games -- plus the Arizona-Wisconsin and Kentucky-Notre Dame matchups.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2015
03/25/15: Arizona State job; Gregg Marshall's Alabama comments; Thursday's Sweet 16 games
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ary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Arizona State's firing of Herb Sendek and targeting of Jeff Capel before getting into Kansas State dismissing Marcus Foster and Gregg Marshall's comments to Jim Rome about Alabama. They also previewed Thursday's Sweet 16 games and debated who could theoretically give Kentucky a better game -- Notre Dame or Wichita State.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 25, 2015
03/23/15: Ben Howland to Miss. State; Bama targets Gregg Marshall; Sweet 16
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.They discuss Mississippi State landing Ben Howland, Alabama's pursuit of Gregg Marshall, the Sweet 16 and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 23, 2015
03/20/15: Discussing an all-time great NCAA tourney Round of 64
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss goaltending, father-son moments, the Big 12 and pretty much everything else from a wild first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2015
03/18/15: Jim Boeheim leaving in 3 years; more NCAA tournament talk
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the developments at Syracuse, the First Four, the coaching situations at UNLV, Georgia Tech and Texas, etc.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 18, 2015
03/16/15: NCAA tourney podcast extravaganza
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the NCAA Tournament bracket from every angle, then get into the coaching carousel that's already spinning.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 16, 2015
03/13/15: Texas/Rick Barnes' future, the final bubble debates, and dog vomit
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Texas' resume, Rick Barnes' future, Murray State and dog vomit.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2015
03/11/15: Bubble banter, championship week, and the hot seat season cometh
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Gary Parrish is joined by NBCSports.com's Rob Dauster for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk about Murray State, BYU and other bubble teams -- plus Kentucky, Wisconsin, Villanova, etc. -- before discussing what it must be like to coach on the hot seat.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 11, 2015
03/09/15: Put Murray State in; Boeheim's no-show; tournament chatter galore
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Murray State's chances to make the NCAA Tournament, Jim Boeheim skipping his postgame presser, possible No. 1 seeds, Davidson's unlikely A-10 title, how to fix the First Four, etc.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 09, 2015
03/06/15: Syracuse sanctions and the final weekend of the regular season
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They spend the majority of it discussing the NCAA's sanctions on Syracuse.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2015
03/04/15: Seth Davis chats UK, KU and state of college hoops
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Gary Parrish is joined by Seth Davis for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kentucky's quest for perfection, KU's 11th straight Big 12 title and the state of college basketball.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 04, 2015
03/02/15: Biggest bubble debates; No. 1s and 2s; Cliff Alexander and Kansas
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the likelihood that Kansas will backdoor its way into a Big 12 title, the predictability of this season, BYU's resume, KSU's resume, the Cliff Alexander situation, Wichita State-Northern Iowa, top seeds, Kentucky, etc.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 02, 2015
02/27/15: Kevin Stallings incident; Chris Jones' arrest; Arkansas vs. Kentucky
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Chris Jones' arrest and Kevin Stallings' outburst before previewing Saturday's slate of games.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2015
02/25/15: Jerry Palm talks all things bubble, seeding, NCAA tourney
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Gary Parrish is joined for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by resident Bracketologist Jerry Palm. They discuss misconceptions about the process, how to compare resumes of teams from vastly different leagues, why programs like Gonzaga and Wichita State are held to different standards, and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 25, 2015
02/23/15: L'ville drama; Sparty surging; Texas, UCLA in trouble
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie on the Monday podcast. They hit on the news of the weekend, the teams in some bubble trouble, and Monday's big games for Kansas, Xavier and St. John's.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 23, 2015
02/20/15: No. 1 seed talk; Okafor > Kaminsky; Kansas' Cliff Alexander miscue
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Gary Parrish is joined, as always on Fridays, by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. On the table: Chris Jones' suspension at Louisville is lifted. The eight teams still vying for No. 1 seeds. Jahlil Okafor should still be ahead of Frank Kaminsky for Player of the Year. And why Kansas is getting it wrong with Cliff Alexander.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2015
02/18/15: UK 26-0; the Sterling Gibbs fallout; Gonzaga deserves a No. 1
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Gary Parrish is joined by Inside College Basketball's Jason Horowitz for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kentucky's quest to finish undefeated, the Sterling Gibbs-Ryan Arcidiacono incident, Gonzaga's body of work and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 18, 2015
02/16/15: Calipari and Bo Ryan should be in HOF; frosh ineligibility a horrible idea; Utah can win Pac-12
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss John Calipari's and Bo Ryan's Hall of Fame nominations, Larry Scott's silly proposal of freshman ineligibility, conference races, Kansas-West Virginia and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 16, 2015
02/13/15: Great Tark stories; Gonzaga deserves a No. 1 seed; Villanova-Butler
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Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie joined Gary Parrish early Friday. They discussed the life and legacy of Jerry Tarkanian. And also: Should Gonzaga, if it wins out, definitely get a No. 1 seed? Is the WCC better than most realize? Is Villanova-Butler this Saturday really the biggest game in the history of Hinkle Fieldhouse, as the local newspaper labeled it?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2015
02/11/15: Frank Kaminsky for Player of the Year?
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Gary Parrish is joined by NBCSports.com's Rob Dauster for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Sam Dekker's career-high night, Frank Kaminsky's POY credentials, FIFA 15, parenting, the Big 12, the coaching carousel and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 11, 2015
02/09/15: Dean Smith; Florida's last chance gone; Adam Woodbury's eye-poking
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk about Dean Smith's death and his impact on and off the court. Then they discuss Virginia and Justin Anderson, Florida's disappointing season, Kentucky's road to perfection, and Fran McCaffery's not-so-cool response to a question about Adam Woodbury poking players in the eye.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 09, 2015
02/06/15: Why the NCAA shouldn't be satisfied with Syracuse's self-punishment
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Syracuse's postseason ban, Texas' struggles, whether the Orlando Magic can maybe hire a high-profile college coach ... plus Notre Dame-Duke and Louisville-Virginia.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2015
02/04/15: Kentucky vs. the SEC; Louisville Final Four capable?
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Gary Parrish is joined on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by former Western Kentucky and South Carolina coach Darrin Horn, who is now a college basketball analyst for ESPN. The two discuss Kentucky, the SEC in general, Florida's issues, what makes Virginia good, whether Louisville has turned the corner offensively, and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 04, 2015
02/02/15: ACC now up for grabs; Briante Weber's injury changes VCU's season
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Duke's win at Virginia, Briante Weber's career-ending injury, how the officials screwed Arkansas at Florida, USC's awful season, Kansas' dominance in the Big 12 and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 02, 2015
01/30/15: Sulaimon gone; D'Angelo as No. 2 pick; UConn not making NCAAs
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk Duke's loss at Notre Dame and the subsequent loss of Rasheed Sulaimon. Then they get into D'Angelo Russell's emergence at Ohio State, Utah's loss at UCLA, UConn's struggles, Wichita State-Northern Iowa and Bruce Pearl's return to Knoxville.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2015
01/26/15: 1K, Jahlil Okafor, and college hoops' growth issues
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Gary Parrish is joined in this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by USA Today's Nicole Auerbach. They discuss Coach K getting his 1,000th win, Jahlil Okafor solidifying his place atop all NBA Draft big boards, the issues hindering college basketball's growth, D'Angelo Russell, Josh Smith, Oregon State's emergence ... and snowstorms.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 26, 2015
01/23/15: Truth and fiction with Indiana; D'Angelo Russell; weekend preview
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk Gonzaga, Indiana, D'Angelo Russell, Arizona, Utah and Stanford, Hugh Greenwood's interesting postgame interview and preview the weekend.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2015
01/19/15: Florida and UConn not making the NCAAs? LeVert injury; SMU's NCAA issues
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Gary Parrish is joined in this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by ESPN analyst Sean Farnham. The two of them talk about Florida's struggles -- specifically Chris Walker. Then they turn their attention to Tennessee, Kentucky, Duke's zone, Caris LeVert's injury, UConn's struggles, SMU's NCAA mess and UCLA's up-and-down season.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 19, 2015
01/15/15: What's up with Duke? And the best games of the weekend. And assassins.
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Duke's defensive woes, Traevon's Jackson's injury, the nation's best football-basketball coaching combos and much more -- including Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend, who may or may not be an assassin.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2015
01/12/15: Huge weekend of unexpected upsets
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Gary Parrish is joined by NBC Sports' Rob Dauster for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Sunday's upsets -- N.C. State over Duke, Oregon State over Arizona, Rutgers over Wisconsin -- plus Virginia's wild win at Notre Dame on Saturday. Will Oregon coach Dana Altman survive this sexual assault scandal within his program? Gary and Rob talk about that, too.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 12, 2015
01/08/15: Utah vs. Zona in Pac-12, Cuse's rise and Pastner's player issue
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Gary Parrish is joined by Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. The two of them discuss whether Utah can challenge Arizona in the Pac-12, the nation's three undefeated teams, Syracuse's five-game winning streak, Kansas' commitment of Carlton Bragg, Kuran Iverson's public criticism of Memphis coach Josh Pastner ... and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2015
01/05/15: UCLA in trouble; the Big East's best; curious top 25 cases
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk UCLA's struggles, the new Chris Jones, the three remaining undefeated teams, the Big East, the SEC and much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 05, 2015
01/01/15: Big East's prospects, the ACC's best and NYC talent
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Gary Parrish is joined by CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein. They talk New York hoops, the Big East, the ACC, the American, Kentucky, Duke, Virginia, Michigan State and more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 01, 2015
12/29/14: UK's glories -- and one lingering issue; addressing power leagues; Virginia ACC's best?
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss Kentucky's guards -- specifically the Tyler Ulis/Andrew Harrison dynamic -- as well Montrezl Harrell's size, Virginia's perfect record, Mike Davis' wins at Texas Southern, Frank Martin's third season at South Carolina and much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 29, 2014
12/22/14: MSU's BAD loss, Brad Stevens not going to IU, and previewing UK-L'ville
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Happy Holidays to all! Gary Parrish is joined on this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss Kentucky's destruction of UCLA, Virginia's blowout of Harvard, Montrezl Harrell's suspension, Brad Stevens trying to squash the Indiana talk and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 22, 2014
12/18/14: Big 12's boom, SEC's issues and Cincy's solid start
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Gary Parrish is joined by the Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the Cincinnati program, how Alex Poythress' injury might lessen Kentucky, possible Big 12 expansion, the fantasy that is Indiana hiring Brad Stevens after this season, the SEC in general and much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 18, 2014
12/15/14: Montrezl Harrell for POY? And our picks for most disappointing teams.
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Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie in this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Montrezl Harrell's Player of the Year candidacy, the loss of Alex Poythress at Kentucky, the nation's biggest disappointments, the cliche of "college kids just being college kids," and much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 15, 2014
12/11/14: Best of the west; Nebraska's struggles; Bryce Dejean-Jones arrest
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Gary Parrish is joined by Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Eisenberg. The two of them discuss Kansas, Nebraska, "I Can't Breathe" shirts and Mark Emmert's idea of maybe letting D-League players return to college. And, because Eisenberg lives on the West Coast, there's a lot of talk about West Coast basketball -- specifically UCLA and USC.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 11, 2014
12/08/14: Arizona-Gonzaga; Kentucky's historic D; giving unbeaten UVA some love
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This week's Eye on College Basketball podcast features Gary Parrish being joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss, Arizona, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Virginia, VCU, Nebraska, the Player of the Year race and much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 08, 2014
12/04/14: Duke's amazing night and Wichita's streak ends at 35
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. His guest this time is NBC Sports' Rob Dauster. The two of them discuss Duke, Wisconsin, Kansas, North Carolina, Texas-Kentucky, Gonzaga-Arizona, Memphis, Wichita State and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 04, 2014
12/01/14: Curious Kansas; terrific Texas; Duke-Wisconsin; AAC in big trouble?
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vacenie. The three of them discuss Kansas, Texas, Gonzaga, Butler, the Poll Attacks and preview this week's Duke-Wisconsin and Gonzaga-Arizona games.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 02, 2014
11/24/14: Bad losses, best teams and UConn's issues
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by his colleagues, Matt Nolander and Sam Vacenie. The three of them discuss Duke, Gonzaga, Nebraska, West Virginia, Ohio State, Memphis, the Big East and much, much more. Plus, Vecenie's dog barks every once in a while. Penny!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 24, 2014
11/21/14: One week in, nobody looks as good as Kentucky -- and Gonzaga
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined this time by The Bleacher Report's Jason King. They talk Kentucky, Kansas, Gonzaga, Wichita State, Donnie Tyndall's NCAA troubles and ... Kamala the Ugandan Giant.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 21, 2014
11/17/14: First-weekend reactions and previewing a loaded Tuesday
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Gary Parrish is back on regular schedule with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by his colleague, Matt Norlander. The two of them discuss the start of the college basketball season, and Gary tells a story about sticking a jalapeno in his eye.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 17, 2014
11/12/14: Strange and sad recruiting saga; season outlook; our F4 picks
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie, and the three of them discuss the sketchy situation surrounding the recruitment of Skal Labissiere, the NCAA's investigation into Southern Miss, their Final Four picks and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 12, 2014
11/05/14: Tom Crean's crossroads and Coach K's unexpected thoughts on ISIS
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball Podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and new CBSSports.com college basketball writer Sam Vacenie. They discuss Tom Crean's troubles at Indiana, Jahlil Okafor, Cliff Alexander, Mike Krzyzewski's comments about President Obama and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 05, 2014
10/29/14: Drama at ACC media day and dissecting the top 100 players in college hoops
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander, who expresses his love for a Big West player in between Parrish discussing his afternoon at ACC Media Day talking with Roy Williams and Jim Boeheim about the NCAA issues that have, on some level, damaged the brands of their basketball programs.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 30, 2014
10/22/14: Reaction to the North Carolina academic fraud report
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander, and the two of them discuss the North Carolina academic scandal in great detail before turning their attention to Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Madness celebrations, and the unfortunate roster developments at SMU.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 22, 2014
10/15/14: Our favorite of the favorites, autograph scandals and Brandon Miller's future
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander, and the two of them discuss autograph scandals, Andrew Harrison and Kentucky, Wisconsin, Arizona, Butler and Brandon Miller, Kelly Oubre and Kansas, Rick Ross, "Gone Girl," Pearl Jam and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 15, 2014
10/8/14: Explaining our preseason All-American picks
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Gary Parrish is back with the latest Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by CBSSports.com colleague Matt Norlander, and the two of them discuss everything from Jahlil Okafor to the All-America teams to the situation with the Alabama women's program and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 08, 2014
9/22/14: USA Basketballl drama; ethics of shoe companies in recruiting
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I sat down Monday with Jeff Borzello and Matt Norlander to conduct a fun offseason chat on college basketball. We touched on lots of different topics, among them: Does Mike Krzyzewski actually gain a recruiting advantage by working with USA Basketball?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 22, 2014
7/22/14: Emmanuel Mudiay to China; the best prospects from July
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined this time by Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. They talk extensively about the Emmanuel Mudiay situation -- what it means for Mudiay, SMU and college basketball in general. Then they discuss some of the best prospects they've seen this July.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 22, 2014
5/21/14: Situations at Oregon schools; Kevin Ollie's future; top pick of the draft
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Jeff Borzello and Matt Norlander. The three of them discuss the situation at Oregon, the coaching carousel, Kevin Ollie's new deal at UConn and much, much more.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 21, 2014
4/29/14: Winners and losers from draft deadline; picking next year's best
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined in this episode by Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. The three of them discuss the NBA Draft deadline, the No. 1 ranking Kentucky will take into the preseason, potential First Team All-Americans, Missouri's hiring of a 59-year-old rookie coach at the Division I level, and much, much more ... including the weather.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 29, 2014
4/9/14: Recapping the Final Four
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. The three of them look back at the Final Four and ahead to next season. They also discussed the tragic death of Lacey Holsworth, the huge announcement of UMass guard Derrick Gordon, and their trip to Dealey Plaza in Dallas.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 09, 2014
4/3/14: Hello from Dallas! Setting up the Final Four
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined for this episode by Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. All three of them are at the Final Four. They discuss a lot of basketball and a little Hooters, and they do it all while sitting in the same hotel room.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2014
3/31/14: A surprising but very satisfying road to the Final Four
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. His guests as usual on every Monday are CBSSports.com writers Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. They look back at the regional finals and ahead to the Final Four.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 31, 2014
3/24/14: Was that the best first weekend in more than a decade?
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We've got a loaded podcast for you. After week-long break, of course we have to dive into every aspect of the bracket, talking 68 teams down to 16. Virtually every major headline/game from the past four days is covered in today's podcast. But Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello also touch on the big headlines that happened outside of the NCAA tournament over the past five days. Yeah, a lot of that too. If you spent any time glued to your TV in the past week watching hoops, today's podcast is as must-listen as it gets.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 24, 2014
3/17/14: Diving into all the tournament talk
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It's the Monday after Selection Sunday. You know exactly what to expect. Gary Parrish brings on Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello to give an overview of the field of 68, offer their Final Four picks, choose their favorite Thursday/Friday games and discuss SMU's omission/why BYU shouldn't be in the field.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 17, 2014
3/13/14: What March means for the big stars -- from an NBA perspective
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. His guest for this episode is DraftExpress.com's Jonathan Givony. They discuss college basketball players as NBA prospects -- everybody from Doug McDermott to Joel Embiid to Andrew Wiggins to Jabari Parker to Kentucky's heralded recruiting class headlined by Julius Randle.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2014
3/10/14: Wrapping up the regular season and setting the table for Championship Week
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Jeff Borzello and Matt Norlander join Gary Parrish for the weekly Monday podcast to look back, look ahead and discuss issues in the sport. How awesome is Wichita State's 34-0 season to date? Why do people who claim to respect KenPom still question the Shockers? What was it like to witness Doug McDermott's Senior Night? What are we to make of Joel Embiid's lingering back issue? How good of a job has Billy Donovan done with the Gators?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 10, 2014
3/6/14: Wally Szczerbiak on No. 1s, McDermott comparisons and his old teammate, Fred Hoiberg
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. His guest for this episode is CBS Sports Network college basketball analyst Wally Szczerbiak. The two of them discuss Doug McDermott, Wichita State, Florida, Kentucky and Szczerbiak's old NBA teammate ... Fred Hoiberg.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2014
3/3/14: Everything of impact from a loaded weekend
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What a big weekend that was. Host Gary Parrish has on the Monday regulars -- Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello -- to discuss Kentucky's big slip, Mick Cronin's verbal altercation with Ted Valentine, the continued Wichita State doubting, San Diego State's place in the rankings, the Big Ten vs. the Big 12 vs. the ACC, and who is setting themselves up for that fourth No. 1 seed. And plenty more. One of our most loaded podcasts of the season.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 03, 2014
2/27/14: Setting up a critical weekend in college hoops
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Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined this time by CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. The two of them discuss the SEC, the ACC, Atlantic 10, the Big East, the American ... and Villanova, Saint Louis and Wichita State specifically.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2014
2/24/14: It's time to hold college coaches responsible for their sideline antics
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Gary Parrish and the guys are back for the usual Monday podcast. They get into it over Syracuse-Duke and discuss Jim Boeheim's outbrust and ejection. Why aren't we holding a higher standard for the way college coaches treat referees? Beyond that, was the critical final call the right one? They also look at whether Michigan State's title hopes really have gone away, in addition to a number of bubble situations that presented themselves over the weekend. And, yes, a call for another defense for the Wichita State Shockers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 24, 2014