A pair of college basketball writers and fans who met through the all-powerful world that is college basketball Twitter, Kevin and Brad have established the best show for the 365-day-a-year hoops fan. The show focuses on analyzing the game at a high level and breaking down the biggest news in the college basketball world. Kevin's work can be found on Twitter at @CBB_Central and online on his website CBBCentral.com. Brad can be found on Twitter at @BradCav2.
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Grading the Coaching Hires
On this week's episode, Brad and Kevin step away from the transfer portal for a week to grade every coaching hire this offseason. They spend the first hour of the show on the high-majors, breaking down why they love the Chris Beard, Porter Moser, Shaka Smart and Craig Smith hires and why they don't love some of the others. The second hour speeds through every mid- and low-major hire, including A+ grades at Portland for Shantay Legans and less promising takes on Fordham's choice of Kyle Neptune.
Dive into our rankings for every single hire here!
Portalling Part Three
The portal isn't sleeping in May, so neither are we! Brad and Kevin bring you part three of our portal breakdowns, updating you on the latest key commitments of the last week and how they'll impact next college basketball season. We break down Adam Miller's fit with a reloading LSU club, Michigan finding its point guard in Coastal Carolina's DeVante Jones, how Rasir Bolton fits into the team construct at Gonzaga, and many other key moves of the last week. Plus, the guys dish their takes on Emoni Bates' decommitment and whether it actually makes sense for him to go play at Texas.
Portalling Part Two
The pod is back with more transfer talk as the guys react to the biggest news in the portal of late. They break down what adding Dylan Disu means for Chris Beard and Texas, how much of an impact De'Vion Harmon will make at Oregon and Rutgers finally making an addition with the signing of Aundre Hyatt. They also dive deep into some mid-major classes they like, including the monster group that Richie Riley has built at South Alabama and many other big-time mid-major additions at Robert Morris, Stony Brook, San Diego and more.
As the Portal Turns
After a bit of a break to digest the end of the season, Brad and Kevin are back with a LOADED episode about all things transfer portal. First is our new "bad gets" section -- where we talk about a few of the transfer additions we didn't like so far to push back on the "good get" culture on Twitter. Then, we go conference-by-conference through the high-major leagues to break down all the major transfer additions thus far. We break down if the Big 12 might be trending down, whether the SEC's recent hot streak will create a great year for the league, and how experience will help teams throughout the Big Ten. Plus, is Washington State a threat in the Pac-12 now?
It's All Over
Sad it's over, happy it happened. The 2020-21 college hoops season is officially in the books, so the guys break down the Final Four thriller between UCLA and Gonzaga before diving into how Baylor looked so good against the undefeated Zags. They take a quick look at some teams worth mentioning from the way-too-early top 25 rounds, then break down the coaching hires at DePaul, Texas, Texas Tech, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah State and the new vacancies at Arizona and UTEP.
Finally, we crown a few early winners from the transfer portal, namely Seton Hall and Maryland.
Four Teams Remain
Three games to go! Brad and Kevin dive into the last three games of the college hoops season, breaking down UCLA's miracle run, Gonzaga's continued dominance, Baylor's cruise-control run through the second weekend and Houston's defensive grinder mentality to get to the Final Four. The guys make their picks, then pivot to the coaching world and break down some of the key hirings and firings of the last week. Is Shaka the right guy to bring Marquette back? Can Mike Woodson make it happen in Bloomington? Plus, transfer portal musings.
Awesome podcast by Brad and Kevin, especially if you’re looking for a thorough pod that talks about all aspects of college basketball
If you want deep dives, not crazy takes, and incredible insightful easy come to the CBB Central Podcast. This podcast is better than any major network like CBS, ESPN or anything like that. Must listen to for every single REAL College Basketball fan.
Good show when talking hoops
I love this show... when they guys are actually talking about basketball. With a longer show it’s already sometimes difficult to make time to get through the whole thing, but then they start episodes with 10 minute tangents that have absolutely nothing to do with college basketball. My advice? Don’t spend as much time dwelling on the nitty gritty of each debate, cut the off topic stuff and all the sudden you have a 45 minute show strictly about basketball as opposed to a 90 minute show that loses my interest after 10