College Basketball Podcast: What did the selection committee get right? And wrong?

The NCAA Tournament selection committee unveiled its top 16 on Sunday. So Matt Norlander and I spent much of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast discussing it in some form. I'm fine with the No. 1 seeds. But I think Michigan State is too low. And I would not have Arizona or Oklahoma in my top 16. And I hate how much the committee relies on strength of schedule, which is a number that A) can be manipulated, and B) is always misleading.

The strength-of-schedule conversation starts at the 8:11 mark and goes back and forth, and drifts, for a while. Then, at the 26:52 mark, we explain why Duke is deserving of its No. 2 seed (even if many can't stand it). My biggest issue with the committee besides its reliance on strength of schedule? The way it doesn't care about losses as much as I care about losses. Norlander agrees. So we talked about that at the 34:01 mark. And #TraeYoungOverUnder -- which has been "borrowed" by the ESPN GameDay crew -- starts at the 39:06 mark.

Gonzaga looked awesome Saturday night. Norlander wrote about it. We talked about the Zags at the 46:32 mark. Then, at the 48:27 mark, we spent a lot of time on Virginia, which is the clear No. 1 in my mind even after Saturday's loss to Virginia Tech. At the 1:04:18 mark, we got into some interesting Tuesday games -- including Oklahoma at Texas Tech. Then, at the 1:08:45 mark, we discussed the return of ... Homeland. Oddly, Norlander and I have both watched every episode but don't really remember anything about the past few seasons. (I still love Mrs. Brody, though.)

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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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