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Episode 413 - Michigan State's Tom Izzo
Michigan State's Tom Izzo has a loaded team and is excited to get their first official practice under the belt. Are the Spartans built to get back to a Final Four for the ninth time under Coach Izzo? Why it's all about the chemistry. Which returning players will have the biggest jump in production this year? Discussing their talented Freshman class. Could they have up to a 12-player rotation? Thoughts on the Big Ten becoming a coast-to-coast league? And why hasn't the Big Ten done better in the in the NCAA Tournament? Plus, a report from Jon's road travels! How's Villanova and the Big East looking?
Episode 412 - Duke's Jon Scheyer
Duke's Jon Scheyer knows continuity is a major factor in the Blue Devil's success this year, but you can't assume anything, and every day is a chance to get better. How has the summer progressed for the team? Have they been getting better each day? An update on Kyle Filipowski's health. Who steps up and makes the biggest jump this year? Excitement around their incoming Freshman class. Why he wants to be tough and together. Thoughts on their style of play this year. Conference realignment and how the ACC is a coast-to-coast league now. And why he believes the key to the season is blocking out the noise and being present in the moment. Plus, just seven weeks away from the start of College Basketball!
Episode 411 - Miami's Jim Larranaga
Miami's Jim Larranaga led the Hurricanes on a tremendous run in the NCAA Tournament last year that ended in the Final 4! Is it National Championship or bust for coach and the Canes this year? Reflecting on last year's team and season. Reasons for playing "small". Which returning players make the biggest jump this year? Why he believes their bench needs to get more experience. Could he imagine a life without basketball in it? Thoughts on the ACC/SEC matchup with Kentucky. Why the ACC regular season is all about sustained effort. And find out the one goal coach has left to accomplish! Plus, don't miss this week's 5-Good Nuggets.
Episode 410 - Florida Atlantic's Dusty May
Florida Atlantic's Dusty May led the Owls to a historic season that ended with an appearance in the Final 4! Was it a surprise to him that they had such a great year? Can they sustain this type of success into the future? Dealing with being the "hunted". Lessons learned from Bob Knight. How were they able to keep their core nucleus intact in a time when player movement is the new normal? Thoughts on moving up a weight class and joining the American Athletic Conference. Tackling a daunting non-conference schedule. Why he coaches confidence and fearlessness. And how do they put themselves in a position to achieve this same success again? Plus, we are only 9 weeks away from the start of a new season!
Episode 409 - Saint Mary's Randy Bennett/West Coast Conference Preview
Saint Mary's Randy Bennett has been the head coach of the Gaels for over 20 years... How has he built what he has up in Moraga, California?! Can he lead them to a third NCAA Tournament in a row for the first time in school history? Is the door open in the WCC to win the conference outright? Gonzaga vulnerable? The Saint Mary/Gonzaga dynamic. How they've cracked the scheduling code. When did he start thinking about implementing an international pipeline? His unique coaching tree. Thoughts on his team this season... one that returns 70% of their scoring from last year. Why there is no skipping steps. And why he's doubling down on development. Plus, a full WCC offseason breakdown and preview of what's to come this season!
Episode 408 - Auburn's Bruce Pearl/SEC Preview
Auburn's Bruce Pearl has consistently led the Tigers into the NCAA Tournament but knows it will be harder to sustain success moving forward. What will it take for the Tigers to get back to a Final Four? Could this be the team to do it? Why team depth is a strength for them. Discussing his philosophy of "getting old and staying old". The sense of pride he feels coaching at Auburn. Using Non-conference scheduling to send a message to the fans? Could we see eight SEC teams back in the NCAA Tournament this year? And why he believes they can be the best offense team in the conference. Plus, a full SEC offseason breakdown and preview of what's to come this season! Is there a true "Great" team in the conference?
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?