Eye on College Basketball Podcast: Lots of talk about Marcus Smart
Gary Parrish , Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello discuss the Marcus Smart situation from every angle, then get into Iowa State, Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Kentucky.
I sat down Monday morning with Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello to look back, look ahead and discuss a number of issues in the sport. Among them:
- What does Saturday's incident say about Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart?
- What does it say about Texas Tech super-fan Jeff Orr?
- What does it say about OSU coach Travis Ford?
- Why is it socially acceptable for fans to yell crazy things at players and coaches?
- Would it be acceptable in any other walk of life?
- (Can you tell we spent a lot of time talking about Smart?)
Beyond all that, we got into a conversation about the Big 12 Player of the Year race -- talked about Iowa State's Melvin Ejim, Iowa State's DeAndre Kane, and the Cyclones' body of work in general. How big is this week for Pittsburgh? Will the Panthers beat top-ranked Syracuse on Wednesday? Did you even realize Duke-North Carolina is Wednesday? Has North Carolina turned the so-called corner? Is Wisconsin back on track? Will Kentucky beat Florida this week? (And, regardless of your answer, is your answer your hope or your opinion?)
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