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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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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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Enjoy the Pod

By EMAWfan4life - Dec 09 2019
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Almost as good as Titus & Tate

Podcast Review

By Andrew M21 - Dec 09 2019
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Matt Norlander does a great job.

iTunes Ratings

1487 Ratings
Average Ratings
1249
78
47
38
75

Enjoy the Pod

By EMAWfan4life - Dec 09 2019
Read more
Almost as good as Titus & Tate

Podcast Review

By Andrew M21 - Dec 09 2019
Read more
Matt Norlander does a great job.

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CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

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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.

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.

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Sep 27 2017

1hr 14mins

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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.

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Dec 21 2015

45mins

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11/29: The Michigan Wolverines are 7-0 and poised to go from unranked to the top 10 come Monday afternoon

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Hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend so far. This Friday episode leads on Michigan's outstanding run to the Battle 4 Atlantis title. The Wolverines beat Iowa State, UNC and Gonzaga to get to 7-0. Best resume in America -- best team in America? Parrish and Norlander open on that, then get to who should be the No. 1 team (21:00) in the country, or if not that, who looks like the best team out there. Take a peek at Parrish's latest top 10 and you might be surprised at what teams sit where. They close on the Final Four And 1: the five best bets (32:00) for a thinner weekend slate, but there's a great one set up for Sunday afternoon.

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Nov 30 2019

55mins

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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). 

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Mar 18 2019

1hr 19mins

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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.

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Jun 02 2016

45mins

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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.

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Feb 18 2018

59mins

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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.

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Jan 27 2017

37mins

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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!

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Nov 02 2018

56mins

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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.

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Nov 25 2017

38mins

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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.

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Dec 26 2016

42mins

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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.

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May 24 2018

35mins

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11/27: Stephen F. Austin's buzzer-beating win at Duke is one of the biggest upsets in college basketball history

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What a Thanksgiving treat: Stephen F. Austin's Nathan Bain provided an all-time memorable moment when his foot-race layup that beat the clock by 0.1 seconds lifted SFA over Duke 85-83 in OT, giving Duke its first nonconference defeat in almost 20 years. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have about 48 things to talk about from this game and these programs and they cover it all in the first 31 minutes of the podcast before getting to the great story coming out of Hawaii (32:00): Obi Toppin and the Dayton Flyers, who are a win from Kansas away from taking the Maui Invitational. The guys close with thoughts on the Battle 4 Atlantic, specifically Wednesday's fantastic quarterfinal matchup of Oregon-Seton Hall (45:00). Opening bumper credit to ACC Network and its affiliates; shouts to Eric Collins, who was on the mic for the terrific call.

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Nov 27 2019

1hr 1min

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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.

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Apr 25 2018

59mins

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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.

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Nov 28 2016

44mins

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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.

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Dec 22 2016

36mins

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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. 

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May 14 2019

1hr 2mins

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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. 

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Jun 13 2019

1hr 3mins

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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.

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Feb 20 2017

43mins

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11/03: Previewing a historic, unprecedented opening night in college basketball: Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 will face off in the same building

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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are back with three episodes per week for the entire 2019-20 college basketball season. Excited? Oh, yeah, Here we go: Sunday night episodes BACK. This one opens with some random college hoops talk to loosen the muscles before getting into Champions Classic. Duke-Kansas talk (10:00) and then Michigan State-Kentucky (26:00), as those are by far the two biggest games to open the season Tuesday. From there, some big-picture predictions: Best value bets to win the national title (51:30) and picking the over/under win total (56:00) for 14 of the most prominent teams in the sport.

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Nov 04 2019

1hr 18mins

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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.

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Jun 08 2018

34mins

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12/13: Looks like the Big Ten is going to be the best conference in college basketball for the time since 2013

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If you're reading this, we want your mailbag questions. Here's how to do it: submit your questions -- and a five-star rating -- in the Apple Podcasts review section. Every Wednesday, we'll have a mailbag-themed segment. Be funny, inquisitive, curious, ask whatever you'd like. You'll get shouts on the pod, too!


Today's ep opens with thoughts on whether or not college basketball is in the throes of a problematic or underwhelming season. Data suggests it could be. Then it's on to the Big Ten (13:40). Norlander says which nine teams will be in the 2020 NCAA Tournament. From there, the Final Four + 1 (28:00) with picks and an elongated discussion on the games this weekend.

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Dec 13 2019

59mins

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12/11: A bearded, crowd-surfing walk-on was the biggest reason Texas Tech beat No. 1 Louisville and flipped the rankings AGAIN

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College basketball got a great story on Tuesday when unranked Texas Tech knocked off Louisville by 13 points, thanks in no small part to a player named Avery Benson. The TTU walk-on got the postgame TV treatment and has a FANTASTIC back story that Norlander provides on the pod. This ep starts with Parrish and Norlander talking Tech, Louisville and Chris Beard. Then they get to Indiana beating UConn () and finish with the irrefutable case for Ohio State as not just the best team in the country, but the only great team in the country.

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Dec 11 2019

49mins

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12/08: Ohio State has college hoops' best resume and really might be the best team in the sport right now

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You're in for a very fun, very informative episode here. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open with Ohio State murdering another projected NCAA Tournament team by 25-plus points, then get to Baylor's nice win over Arizona (17:00). Virginia beating UNC for a fifth straight time (26:30) precedes a discussion about Gonzaga beating Washington (38:00) for a sixth straight time. Then it's on to Xavier coach Travis Steele with a boss move (44:00) bringing his family to a local college bar and paying for drinks for everyone in the place. And the best is for last: camel fighting (58:00), podcast basketball tournaments -- and Norlander losing it.

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Dec 09 2019

1hr 7mins

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12/06: It's taken more than 30 years, but the undefeated DePaul Blue Demons are back, baby

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Norlander woke up with a dead deer in his yard. Perhaps it's an omen for end times, as in related news: DePaul is 9-0 and off to its best start in 30-plus years. The guys open on that, then talk Purdue kicking the crap out of Virginia (18:15) and Ohio State knocking the tar out of North Carolina (23:30). Big week for the big Ten. In between some other quickie hoops topics, the guys close out with the Final Four + 1 (32:30), by picking these five games: Arizona-Baylor; Colorado-Kansas; Dayton-Saint Mary's; Gonzaga-Washington; and Florida-Butler.

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Dec 06 2019

56mins

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12/04: Michigan State was expected by almost everyone to be the best team in college basketball. No: that's Louisville

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Your hump day edition of the pod has Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander opening on Michigan State getting de-pantsed by Duke. The convo opens on avoiding groupthink and assessing MSU's season now, then the guys get to Vernon Care Jr. (12:00), the Duke freshman who's been the second-best first-year player in the country this season. As for Louisville (16:30), well, Cards fans are going to love this segment. Indiana (27:30), we see you, too. The Hoosiers haven't left home yet, but an 8-0 start is worth spending some words on. The pod wraps on a serious topic: Georgetown (33:40). Two players have transferred, but three players have been accused of sexual violence, sexual harassment and burglary. Norlander provides some reporting and details; Parrish provides some questions that deserve answers, but answers Georgetown is yet to offer.

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Dec 04 2019

45mins

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12/01: Maryland is 8-0; is it one of the three best teams right now in college hoops? Plus: ACC-Big Ten Challenge preview, picks

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Give credit to Maryland: it's having its best start under Mark Turgeon. So how good are the Terps, though? Top-three good? Top-five good? Certainly top-10 good. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open the show by talking Maryland-Marquette, including Markus Howard going from scoring 51 points on Friday to only six on Sunday. Then, how about Florida State (16:00): the Noles are 7-1 and breaking through to make a case that the ACC has five on its top shelf, not four. The final segment is the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (30:00), which is highlighted Tuesday by Michigan-Louisville and Duke-Michigan State.

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Dec 02 2019

56mins

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11/29: The Michigan Wolverines are 7-0 and poised to go from unranked to the top 10 come Monday afternoon

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Hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend so far. This Friday episode leads on Michigan's outstanding run to the Battle 4 Atlantis title. The Wolverines beat Iowa State, UNC and Gonzaga to get to 7-0. Best resume in America -- best team in America? Parrish and Norlander open on that, then get to who should be the No. 1 team (21:00) in the country, or if not that, who looks like the best team out there. Take a peek at Parrish's latest top 10 and you might be surprised at what teams sit where. They close on the Final Four And 1: the five best bets (32:00) for a thinner weekend slate, but there's a great one set up for Sunday afternoon.

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Nov 30 2019

55mins

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11/27: Stephen F. Austin's buzzer-beating win at Duke is one of the biggest upsets in college basketball history

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What a Thanksgiving treat: Stephen F. Austin's Nathan Bain provided an all-time memorable moment when his foot-race layup that beat the clock by 0.1 seconds lifted SFA over Duke 85-83 in OT, giving Duke its first nonconference defeat in almost 20 years. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have about 48 things to talk about from this game and these programs and they cover it all in the first 31 minutes of the podcast before getting to the great story coming out of Hawaii (32:00): Obi Toppin and the Dayton Flyers, who are a win from Kansas away from taking the Maui Invitational. The guys close with thoughts on the Battle 4 Atlantic, specifically Wednesday's fantastic quarterfinal matchup of Oregon-Seton Hall (45:00). Opening bumper credit to ACC Network and its affiliates; shouts to Eric Collins, who was on the mic for the terrific call.

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Nov 27 2019

1hr 1min

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11/24: Nothing brings in those Thanksgiving vibes like the start of the Maui Invitational

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Matt Norlander was at the 48-45 Virginia win over Arizona State on Sunday. UVA's holding opponents to fewer than 43 points per game. So this pod opens with Gary Parrish and Norlander peeling back some of the layers on an interesting and sure-to-be polarizing UVA team. From there, the guys talk Baylor (18:00) beating Villanova to win the Myrtle Beach tournament, and move on to talking top freshmen (28:00) three weeks into the season. But the ep closes with Maui Invitationa (36:00) chatter and picks -- and one of the great TRIVIA TIME! segments in this pod's history.

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Nov 25 2019

1hr 2mins

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11/22: Is Georgetown ready for a return to national relevance?

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It'll be Patrick Ewing's Hoyas vs. Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Norlander will be there, but first, he and Gary Parrish chat Duke, Georgetown and Texas in light of what happened Thursday and what they are looking forward to Friday. From there, thoughts on Tom Izzo (20:00) quitting the NABC Board of Directors over the denial of Joey Hauser's appeal for immediate eligibility at Michigan State. And since this is a Friday ep, the #FavFive is back (35:00), with the guys making their picks on five intriguing games this weekend -- including three on Friday!

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Nov 22 2019

51mins

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EMERGENCY POD: NCAA rules Memphis freshman James Wiseman ineligible for 12 games

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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give you two podcasts in one day. This episode is solely dedicated to the NCAA's decision to suspended James Wiseman for a total of 12 games and all the fallout surrounding the ruling, plus speculation on whether Memphis can successfully appeal that suspension down a few games before Wiseman is scheduled to return to action on Jan. 12.

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Nov 21 2019

39mins

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11/20: The best mid-major team in America, some outrageous stats on Duke -- and Gonzaga's Final Four chances strengthen

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Gonzaga brought back Killian Tillie on Tuesday night, which is huge news for the Zags, who are beating opponents by 30 points per game and figure to still be a Final Four hopeful. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on the Bulldogs, then get to Vermont (10:00) and its star, Anthony Lamb, who almost got the Catamounts a win at Virginia on Tuesday. They close with some thoughts on Texas, Georgetown and Duke (22:00), all of which will be playing in New York City on Thursday and Friday.

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Nov 20 2019

35mins

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11/17: The most overrated team through the first two weeks of the season is the Florida Gators

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Fresh off watching UConn manage to give Florida its second loss of the season already, Matt Norlander talks with Gary Parrish about why the Gators were wrongly pegged as a top 10 team in the preseason. And what of UConn (14:00)? Well, it's the Huskies' first win at Gampel vs. a ranked opponent in almost six seasons. The guys then discuss a glorious moment from Friday night (22:00) in which a bench player from a mid-major team stole the show. The guys wrap with Tennessee's double-digit win over Washington (32:00); the Vols might be the best team in the SEC right now.

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Nov 18 2019

48mins

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11/15: Michigan State-Seton Hall best game of season so far; Memphis folds to NCAA; top five picks of the weekend

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Myles Powell's 37 points weren't enough to get Seton Hall a win over Michigan State Thursday night, but they were enough to make Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander wonder if he was ever even hurt in the first place. The guys open on that great game, then get to Memphis and the NCAA seemingly coming to a behind-closed-doors agreement (25:00) on James Wiseman’s ineligibility case. Then, it’s the second week of the #FavFive: Norlander and Parrish make their picks for five games this weekend (42:30), and the choices are as random as they are fun.

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Nov 15 2019

1hr 4mins

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11/13: Evansville's win at Kentucky was statistically and historically one of the biggest upsets in regular-season college hoops history

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Prior to Tuesday night, the last time a mid-major program won on the road against a No. 1 team in men's D-I hoops was in 1993. (Who did it? Listen to find out.) Then Evansville, which won all of 11 games last season, knocked off No. 1 Kentucky 67-64 at Rupp Arena, giving the Wildcats the worst loss of any team so far this season -- and giving Evansville its biggest win in program history. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on that, then get to two five-star commitments in the Big 12 from Tuesday: Bryce Thompson picking Kansas, Nimari Burnett picking Texas Tech (20:45). The guys close by looking ahead to the best ranked matchup of the week (35:00): Michigan State at Seton Hall on Thursday night.

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Nov 13 2019

44mins

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11/10: Memphis is giving the middle finger to the NCAA over James Wiseman's eligibility; top wins from opening weekend

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The James Wiseman story at Memphis went from surprising to surreal in a hurry on Friday night. Fear not: Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander have an extensive discussion on the details, ethics and issues with how Memphis got here and what it will or won't do next. That's the first 44 minutes of the podcast. We highly recommend it. From there, the guys talk Myles Powell's injury (46:00), the three biggest wins over the weekend (52:15) and the tragic news of Cassius Winston losing his brother on Saturday (1:06:00).

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Nov 11 2019

1hr 10mins

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11/08: Jim Boeheim hates playing Virginia, Cole Anthony unleashes the hype and our five favorite bets for this weekend's games

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How did Virginia look in its first game after winning a national title? Oh, just Tony Bennett one-upping himself by holding Syracuse to its lowest point total since World War II. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on the 48-34 Cavaliers win, then get into Jim Boeheim accusing his conference of taking a "money grab" to schedule UVA-Syracuse to open the season (13:00). After that, the guys chat Cole Anthony (26:00), who did something in UNC's opener that's only been two by two other players (care to guess?) in the past 15 years. And the pod closes with the #FavFive, a picks segment on this quintet of games: Auburn-Davidson, Colorado State-Duke, Baylor-Washington, Texas-Purdue and Boise State-Oregon.

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Nov 08 2019

50mins

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11/06: LIVE from Madison Square Garden, a Champions Classic recap!

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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander, as promised, give you an immediate-reaction podcast from Madison Square Garden at 2 a.m. in the wake of Duke upsetting Kansas and Kentucky upsetting Michigan State. It's fun, informative, reported out -- and of course just a little bit goofy. We love our listeners. Enjoy!

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Nov 06 2019

41mins

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11/03: Previewing a historic, unprecedented opening night in college basketball: Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 will face off in the same building

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Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are back with three episodes per week for the entire 2019-20 college basketball season. Excited? Oh, yeah, Here we go: Sunday night episodes BACK. This one opens with some random college hoops talk to loosen the muscles before getting into Champions Classic. Duke-Kansas talk (10:00) and then Michigan State-Kentucky (26:00), as those are by far the two biggest games to open the season Tuesday. From there, some big-picture predictions: Best value bets to win the national title (51:30) and picking the over/under win total (56:00) for 14 of the most prominent teams in the sport.

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Nov 04 2019

1hr 18mins

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10/27: The NCAA tries to take a step into the future, but stumbles and throws up on itself a little anyway

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So, the NCAA is now open to allowing college athletes to "benefit" off their name, image and likeness. But are they, really? What did Tuesday bring us? A statement with no action or specifics on what new NCAA rules would entail. Matt Norlander has good news for why that ultimately won't matter, while Gary Parrish loads up and tears down some of the ridiculousness surrounding what happened Tuesday in Atlanta.

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Oct 30 2019

39mins

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