Kentucky got off to a relatively slow start this season. But John Calipari's Wildcats are this weekend taking a three-game winning streak to Allen Fieldhouse, where they'll meet Bill Self's Jayhawks in a rematch of the 2012 national championship game.
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss UNLV's firing of Dave Rice, what ultimately undid him, and which candidates might replace him. Then they dive into Villanova's great Big East start, Virginia's recent struggles, the top Player of the Year candidates, Kentucky's resume, etc.
Rice, 47, went 95-54 at UNLV and made the NCAA Tournament twice. But the UNLV graduate never advanced in the Field of 68, and his lack of success relative to the talent in place was always a point of frustration for UNLV supporters. He was previously an assistant at BYU.