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Eye on College Basketball Podcast: Best first weekend in how long?

We have 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 Matt Norlander, Jeff Borzello and I 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, this podcast is as must-listen as it gets.

Among the topics:

  • How good/memorable this first weekend was.
  • That Wichita State-Kentucky classic.
  • Kansas losing to Stanford is a pretty huge deal; how much do these early exists affect Bill Self's legacy?
  • All the good games. Seriously, there were 48 played, and we make mention of at least half of them.
  • What about the stars that are no longer involved? Not having Doug McDermott, Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins, Marcus Smart and Aaron Craft could hurt the second weekend for some casual viewers.
  • Baylor has done it again. Three Sweet 16s in five years.
  • The SEC is 7-0 but was still a terrible major conference.
  • The games we're most excited about in the Sweet 16.
  • Major off-the-court headlines. Buzz Williams leaves Marquette. Who will take his job? What does Wake Forest do? And Noah Vonleh leaves Indiana for the NBA.

And a lot more. Nearly 67 minutes of discussion.

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Gary Parrish is a senior college basketball columnist for and frequent contributor to the CBS Sports Network. The Mississippi native also hosts the highest-rated sports talk radio show -- The Gary Parrish Show -- in the history of Memphis. He lives in that area with his wife, two children and a dog.
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