College Basketball Podcast: Can anybody figure out what's going on with North Carolina?

North Carolina continued its bipolar ways this weekend. Just five days after winning at NC State, the Tar Heels lost 83-62 at home to Louisville. They were a double-digit favorite that lost by 20-plus. You don't see that every day. It was the most lopsided home loss Roy Williams has ever suffered at UNC. So we opened this episode of the Eye On College Basketball Podcast by discussing it.

After that, the conversation went like thisI

  • 16:09: Cam Reddish buried a 3-pointer in the final second to lift Duke past Florida State on Saturday (after Zion Williamson was sidelined by an eye injury). How did Reddish get that wide open? Was that the breakthrough performance he needed?
  • 20:49: A three-game losing streak has dropped Ohio State to 12-4. The Buckeyes are 2-3 against top-50 KenPom teams and just 5-4 vs. the top 115. So how good are they really?
  • 29:40 Ole Miss was picked last in the preseason SEC poll. But the Rebels are 13-2 overall, 3-0 in the SEC and ranked 14th in the Top 25 And 1. Incredible work by first-year coach Kermit Davis. (I wrote about it Saturday.) Is he about to win SEC Coach of the Year in his first season at Ole Miss just like his father, Kermit Davis Sr., won SEC Coach of the Year in his first season at Mississippi State 48 years ago?
  • 38:14: Gonzaga beat a better-than-you-realize San Francisco team on the road late Saturday to improve to 16-2. Will the Zags be 32-2 on Selection Sunday? Can the WCC get two bids to the NCAA Tournament?
  • 50:28: It's a big week for Virginia. First the Cavaliers host Virginia Tech on Tuesday -- then they'll travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium for the first of at least two showdowns with Duke. Will Virginia be 17-0, 16-1 or 15-2 this time next week?

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Gary Parrish is an award-winning college basketball columnist and television analyst for CBS Sports who also hosts the highest-rated afternoon drive radio show in Memphis, where he lives with his wife... Full Bio

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