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Episode 423 - Tennessee's Rick Barnes
Tennessee's Rick Barnes wants to see more discipline, toughness, and consistency from the Volunteers after their first seven games. Why he believes their grueling non-conference schedule will benefit them at the end of the season. Getting back to full strength will be a key moving forward. Why coach is not big on complacency. Why you must get better and getting better. How much longer does he see himself coaching? Why he loves the fans in Tennessee. Could he see himself doing something other than coaching? And do they have enough to get back to the Final Four? Plus, parity reigns supreme. No dominate team has emerged and that makes for a fun season!
Episode 422 - Miami's Jim Larranaga
Miami's Jim Larranaga likes the Hurricanes early season scoring but would like to see the rebounding and defense improve. His thoughts on Kentucky ahead of their big matchup Tuesday night. What did he learn about his team after the Baha Mar Tournament? The reality of getting every teams best shot and why coach looks forward to that. Wooga Poplar... has he exceeded expectations so far? And as the games start to get tougher, can they keep their mental and emotional poise? Plus, Jon's takeaways from Feast Week!
Episode 421 - Arizona's Tommy Lloyd
Arizona's Tommy Lloyd gives us his thoughts on the Wildcats' first five games. Is he surprised by how in sync they've been with so many new players? Discussing the big win at Duke. Why he loves the balance of this year's team. Finding balance with Love. Why he enjoys the challenge of the non-conference schedule. Previewing their matchup with Michigan State. And why you don't get bitter, you get better! Plus, Jon's giving thanks for the amazing spread of college basketball games this week! And is this the best Maui Invitational field ever?
Episode 420 - Illinois' Brad Underwood
Illinois' Brad Underwood and the Illini are gearing up and preparing for an early season test against Marquette. Coach breaks down this heavily anticipated matchup. He also discusses the importance of early season "buy" games and exhibitions. Terrence Shannon Jr is their go-to guy but who are the candidates to emerge as other primary scorers? His assessment of their point guard play. Why he likes his team depth. Thoughts on possibly going to a 20 + league game schedule. And what are the biggest keys for the Illini to have a successful season? Plus, week one is in the books! Arizona with a monumental win at Duke. Previewing the Gavitt Games and Champions Classic.
Episode 419 - Virginia's Tony Bennett
Virginia's Tony Bennett enters the season with a new look team and a ton of excitement. But how good will they be defensively and what goes into finding that identity? Was it harder to build Virginia up to a national championship contender or keep it among the nation's elite after winning it all in 2019? Breaking down his team - Who steps up as a returner and who makes the biggest impact out of the incoming players? How can the ACC get more teams into the NCAA tournament this season? How much separation is there really between conferences? And will taking the underdog approach be the key to a successful season? Plus, College Basketball games are finally here! Jon's four big questions heading into the season. Plus, the return of games to watch!
Episode 418 - Purdue's Matt Painter
Purdue's Matt Painter is humbled by the Boilermakers back-to-back early NCAA tournament exits and has taken a deep dive into why that has happened. How has his team been so dominate in the regular season and not been able to find success in the NCAA Tournament? But why is a teams' success only measured by their NCAA Tournament performance? Is the NCAA not listening to the coaches? His thoughts on the current NCAA system. With the core nucleus in tack for this season the expectations are sky high... What is the biggest key to getting back to the tournament? Why he's thankful for an exhibition against Arkansas. How Zach Edey continues to learn and grow as a player. The hardest part about losing to Fairleigh Dickinson as the one seed in the NCAA Tournament? And has he figured out who will get frontcourt minutes with the plethora of talent on the team? Plus, only one week away from the start of the 2023-24 NCAA Basketball season! Why Jon's impressed by Tennessee. And can Ty Berry be the X-factor for Northwestern?
Apology to Gators?
When FL Gators exceed your lowly predictions will you apologize to them?
Love ya buddy. Been with you for a long time. Nice to hear you spend MORE time on the broadcast selling us then telling us anything relevant about basketball. Can I send you some $ to get you back to being you again instead of JT Barnum? Keep pimping
Not enough Mids
I love the show but rarely gives any love to the mids. How about a Kent State, Northern Kentucky, Ohio U, Stony Brook, Southern Miss every once in awhile?