Eye On College Basketball

CBS Sports' official college basketball podcast is the most entertaining and informative of its kind. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander bring the sport into your ears three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.

Eye On College Basketball

CBS Sports' official college basketball podcast is the most entertaining and informative of its kind. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander bring the sport into your ears three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.

Most Recent Episode

  • Chet Holmgren is the obvious No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft; Iowa State reloads in the transfer portal (College Basketball 05/16)

    Does it matter how the NBA Draft lottery shakes out to determine who will be the No. 1 pick in the draft? Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone says it shouldn't -- that Chet Holmgren is the obvious top pick in the draft. Plus: the Iowa State Cyclones raid the A-10 for some reinforcements.

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Episodes of This Show

  • Tennessee takes a jump with big 5-star commitment; Mike Brey tells coaches to shut up; remembering Adreian Payne (College Basketball 05/12)

    Julian Phillips commits to the Vols; where does that put them in GP's rankings? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander dig in. Plus: Mike Brey wants coaches and ADs to stop complaining about the changing landscape in college sports. Does he have a point? And: Norlander and GP remember the legacy of former Michigan State star/NBA player Adreian Payne.


    (00:45) - Julian Phillips commits to Tennessee

    (20:50) - Mike Brey tells coaches to put a sock in it.

    (33:18) - Remembering Adreian Payne

    Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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    Follow the Eye on College Basketballteam on Twitter: @EoCBBPodcast  @GaryParrishCBS @MattNorlander  @Kyle_Boone @DavidWCobb @NataTheScribe

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    For more College Basketball Coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/

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  • Bonus Pod: NEW 2022 NBA Mock Draft: Pre-Lottery Edition, with a pick-by-pick breakdown of the 1st round (College Basketball 05/11/22)

    If you took the names off the front of the jerseys, threw age out the window and discarded recruiting accolades, it would be interesting to see how perceptions around the top of the 2022 NBA Draft class would change. Kyle Boone invites David Cobb on the show to complete this thought experiment.


     

    Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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    Follow the Eye on College Basketballteam on Twitter: @EoCBBPodcast  @GaryParrishCBS @MattNorlander  @Kyle_Boone @DavidWCobb @NataTheScribe

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  • The 10 college basketball players who shape next season's Top 25 — or the back of the first round in this year's NBA Draft (College Basketball 05/09/22)

    Everyone knows about the Jabari Smiths, Chet Holmgrens and Paolo Bancheros of this year's NBA Draft. However, who are the guys on the fence who have yet to make a draft decision yet that could the NBA Draft ... or college basketball? Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone do a deep dive on 10 prospects you need to know.

    (2:07) -Patrick Baldwin Jr

    (7:55) - Shaedon Sharpe

    (11:02) - Max Christie

    (16:15) - Justin Lewis

    (20:21) - Julian Strawther and Drew Timme

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  • The February noncon scheduling plan that could change college hoops; Calipari speaks out on NIL; Creighton flies up Top 25 (College Basketball 05/05)

    Earlier this week, Matt Norlander reported on the nonconference change that could potentially change how mid-major teams get at-large bids. So we brought the topic on the pod and discussed in depth. It stands to be a sport-changing idea. Also, John Calipari made some interesting comments on NIL. Does he have a point? Plus: Gary is on Version 8.0 of the Top 25 And One. What spurred this change?

    READ Norlander: The bold, new college basketball flex scheduling model that would bring big nonconference games into February

    (00:27) - About this new nonconference schedule

    (27:00) - Kentucky Coach John Calipari made some interesting comments

    (39:15) - The Top 25 and One Version 8.0

    (51:26) - Armando Bacot will be on Netflix's Outer Banks, what's your guilty pleasure TV show?

     

    Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast."

    Follow the Eye on College Basketballteam on Twitter: @EoCBBPodcast  @GaryParrishCBS @MattNorlander  @Kyle_Boone @DavidWCobb @NataTheScribe

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    For more College Basketball Coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

  • Isaiah Wong exposes the truth of how NIL is being done; transfer portal deadline notes; Iverson Classic recap (College Basketball 05/02)

    Isaiah Wong renegotiated his NIL deal in public and the entire college basketball media landscape went nuts. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down the story behind that story, as Norlander's reporting illuminated a LOT of what is happening behind the scenes. PLUS: who are the uncommitted players in the transfer portal you need to pay attention to? Lastly, Parrish shares the player that many thought was the most NBA-ready prospect at last weekend's Iverson Classic. The name might surprise you.

    READ: Norlander's column

    Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast."

    Follow the Eye on College Basketballteam on Twitter: @EoCBBPodcast  @GaryParrishCBS @MattNorlander  @Kyle_Boone @DavidWCobb @NataTheScribe

    Visit the Eye on College Basketball YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFb_xyBgOekQPZYC7Ijilw

    For more College Basketball Coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

  • Mark Emmert was a bad NCAA president. Can the job be salvaged? Also: Iverson Classic preview, other CBB notes (College Basketball 04/28)

    NCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down from the job no later than June of 2023. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander take a look at Emmert's legacy and come to one conclusion: it was pretty bad. The guys also wonder if the job can be salvaged and what that job might look like in 18 months. Where is the NCAA headed? PLUS: a preview of this weekend's Allen Iverson Classic, and a heartfelt farewell to one of the greatest basketball SIDs ever, Kenny Klein, who is retiring.

    Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast."

    Follow the Eye on College Basketball team on Twitter: @EoCBBPodcast  @GaryParrishCBS @MattNorlander  @Kyle_Boone @DavidWCobb @NataTheScribe

    Visit the Eye on College Basketball YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFb_xyBgOekQPZYC7Ijilw

    For more College Basketball Coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

  • Caleb Love returns to UNC, are the Tar Heels the best team in the country?; Nijel Pack secures $400k to transfer to Miami; Hunter Dickenson, Yuri Collins return to school (College Basketball 04/25/22)

    On Sunday afternoon, UNC point guard Caleb Love announced his return to the Tar Heels. Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone break down why the Heels are likely the No. 1 team headed into the '22-23 season. Plus, Nijel Pack makes a lucrative transfer and the guys explain why NIL is here to stay — and why it's a great thing for college basketball. Boone and Parrish also keep up with the latest in transfer portal news, including Hunter Dickinson (Michigan) and Yuri Collins (Saint Louis).

  • 🚨🚨 JAY WRIGHT RETIRES FROM VILLANOVA🚨🚨

    We thought there would only be one emergency episode on Wednesday. Shortly after that, rumblings that legendary coach Jay Wright would retire emerged. And then it actually happened. So you're getting a second emergency podcast. You're welcome. Norlander takes you behind the scenes of how this decision came to be, and Parrish puts Wright's career into perspective. The guys also have a few good Wright stories to share. What a stunner this was.

  • 🚨🚨 Breaking News: Oscar Tshiebwe returns to Kentucky; Johnny Juzang and Kofi Cockburn declare for the NBA Draft (College Basketball 04/20/22)

    The Naismith Player of the Year has decided to return to the world of college basketball. What does Oscar's return mean for the Kentucky and the rest of the sport? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss.


    (01:02) - Oscar Tshiebwe returns

    (20:38) - Johnny Juzang and Kofi Cockburn head for the NBA

  • Transfer portal melodrama, but is it actually hurting the sport? And: North Carolina gets Leaky Black back! OK, Bacot too. (College Basketball 04/19)

    The transfer portal is still active, and some fans are upset. But should they be? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander examine if the transfer portal has done more to help college basketball than hurt it. A long discussion with a lot of context than any fan should be aware of as guys continue to go into the portal. Plus: is there a new number one team in college basketball? Could it be North Carolina is making its way toward the top?

  • Big coaching carousel recap: Scheyer takes over at Duke, Miller to X, Matta to Butler, Payne to L’ville and more (College Basketball 04/12)

    During the NCAA Tournament, a crazy thing happened: schools started filling all of their coaching vacancies. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander go through all of the hires in power conferences and give out superlatives and predictions for most of them.

    (02:58) - Which coaching hire will be the best three years from now?

    (18:14) - The SEC has six new coaches; we rank them.

    (31:03) - Todd Golden headlines the three first-time power-conferences coaches. Is he best set up to succeed?

    (48:20) - Thad Matta and Sean Miller are back where they used to be.

    (59:50) - Archie Miller, Frank Martin, Steve Lavin and all the other notable mid-major hires in this year's cycle

  • Why Coach K can’t come back; putting Kansas’ title in historical perspective; full way-too-early Top 25 And 1 team-by-team rundown (College Basketball 04/07)

    It's the offseason for college basketball, and Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander introduce said offseason in style. Here's how we begin ...

    (03:12) - Coach K is really retired. For real. No take-backs.

    (15:05) - Kansas!

    (24:10) - The Mitchell twins committed to Arkansas. Hogs moving up?

    (29:15) - A complete run through the 1.0 edition of GP's Top 25 And 1.

  • Kansas beats Carolina to win the national title; postgame recap and early look at GP’s Top 25 And 1 (College Basketball 04/05)

    The Kansas Jayhawks are your NCAA men's basketball champions, defeating the University of North Carolina Tar Heels 72-69. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander take you through the entire game, ponder what's next for Bill Self and the Jayhawks AND give you a way-too-early look at Gary's Top 25 And 1.

    (00:41) - The Kansas Jayhawks are your national champions!

    (12:47) - Bill Self is the best coach in college basketball

    (38:20) - The first look at the 2022-2023 Top 25 And 1!

  • One more look at Duke-UNC, Kansas-Carolina title game preview + picks, plus: Norlander+Guster’s viral moment, and his Sunday photo with … Leaky Black! (College Basketball 04/03)

    There's less than 24 hours away from the improbable National title game that is Kansas and North Carolina. The band is back together as Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down last night's UNC/Duke game, wax poetically about a Guster laptop sticker and preview the National Championship game.


    (4:17) - About that Guster laptop sticker...

    (16:39) - A look back at Coach K's final game

    (30:00) - Kansas/UNC preview

    (59:40) - Matt got a photo with Leaky Black

  • UNC sends Coach K into retirement in epic Final Four game; Kansas routs Villanova setting up classic National Championship game (College Basketball 04/03)

    The long coaching tenure of Coach K is over at the hands of his biggest rival. The Kansas Jayhawks have turned the corner and routed everyone on their way to a national championship game. The games were epic and it sets up for a potentially classic title game. Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone recap Saturday Night's games and do a way too early preview of Monday's championship game.


    (0:51) - Coach K's career is over

    (27:56) - Kansas obliterated Villanova

    (37:45) - Championship game preview

  • Stories from NOLA, (final) Final Four picks, our end-of-year awards, LaVall Jordan out at Butler( CBB 04/01)

    The Friday before the Final Four is officially upon us and it's time to make FINAL picks on what happens on Saturday night. But first, LaVall Jordan was terminated from his post over at Butler. Matt Norlander and Kyle Boone break all of that down. Plus make their final decision on Naismith player of the year and break the games down.


    (2:34) - LaVall Jordan out at Butler.

    (7:41) - Naismith Player Of The Year discussion

    (25:30) - Kansas/Nova Game Breakdown

    (44:06) -Duke/UNC Breakdown

  • Inside Carolina Podcast - On the Beat: The Biggest Rivalry on the Biggest Stage

    Big games mean big roundtables and this week’s On the Beat Live! has you covered as the InsideCarolina.com crew of Tommy Ashley, Gregory Hall, Joey Powell, Taylor Vippolis, Sean Moran and Sherrell McMillan get together to make sense of what is coming to college basketball on Saturday night. One could say that the National Semifinal between Duke and Carolina might be the biggest college basketball game in decades. And if one did say that, there is little doubt that the assertion would be challenged. With that, the IC crew gives its takes, analysis and opinions on what we all might see when the ball is tossed around 8:49pm on Saturday night in New Orleans.

  • Hello from NOLA! Setting the scenes for the Final Four bluebloods (yes, Nova included): Kansas-Villanova, Duke-North Carolina (College Basketball 03/30)

    It is Final Four week and the Eye on College Basketball Podcast is taking the show on the road to the Big Easy! Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander begin by going over the great history of the Final Four in New Orleans. Then ask a question that many have asked this week -- is Villanova a blue blood program. And they finish off the show with previews of both Villanova-Kansas and UNC Duke!


    (04:21) - There's a long history with the Final Four and New Orleans

    (09:55) - Is Villanova a blue blood program?

    (27:00) - Kansas-Villanova preview

    (39:16) - UNC/Duke preview

  • See ya, Saint Peter’s; Elite Eight recaps; Plus: is Duke/North Carolina/Villanova/Kansas the best Final Four twin bill ever? (College Basketball 03/27)

    The Final Four is set! UNC dispatched St. Peter's to punch their ticket and Kansas thrashed Miami to punch their ticket as well. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish set the stage for what looks like an epic Final Four In New Orleans

    (3:45) Kansas beat Miami to make the Final Four.

    (18:30) UNC beat Saint Peter's to make the Final Four.

    (41:30) So the Final Four is set.


    Game 1: Kansas vs. Villanova

    Game 2: Duke vs. North Carolina

  • Duke, Villanova punch their tickets to the Final Four; We discuss Naismith Award candidates; Memphis gets hit with multiple NCAA Level 1 Violations (College Basketball 03/27/22)

    On the first night of the Elite Eight, two teams punched their tickets to New Orleans! Villanova outlasted Houston to earn their spot and Coach K's career will end in New Orleans as Duke beat Arkansas punched their ticket to New Orleans. Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone recap all of the happenings.


    (03:20) - Duke beat Arkansas to get to Coach K's 13th Final Four.

    (18:50) -Villanova beat Houston to get to Jay Wright’s 4th Final Four.

    (35:50) - Memphis released its notice of allegations.

  • Saint Peter's upsets Purdue, the magical run continues; UNC & Miami win; ACC sends three teams to the Elite Eight (College Basketball 03/25)

    The Elite Eight is set as Saint Peter's magical run keeps on keeping on. UNC sends UCLA home. Kansas dispatches Providence and Miami beats Iowa State. Matt Norlander and David Cobb go through the slate of four games and get you prepared for Saturday

    (3:35) - Saint Peter's is an all-time sports story

    (24:16) - UNC beats UCLA

    (37:24) - Kansas beats Providence

    (48:21) - Saturday Picks

  • Arkansas upsets Gonzaga; Houston upsets Arizona; Coach K and Duke make it to the Elite Eight | March Madness 2022 Sweet 16 Recap (College Basketball 03/25/22)

    After Thursday Night's game, there's only one more one-seed left in the tournament! Both Arizona and Gonzaga were sent home and Duke needed to rally from behind a second straight game to move on to the Elite Eight. Villanova trounced Michigan. Plus more games were great in spite of the refereeing....again. Plus Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone both pick games against the spread for Saturday as well.


    (01:26) - Arkansas upsets Gonzaga

    (11:45) - The Officiating was a problem, again.

    (25:30) - Duke outlasts Texas Tech

    (37:32) - We will never pick again Kelvin Sampson and the Houston Cougars again

    (44:26) - Jay Wright and Villanova are back in the Elite Eight again.

  • 2022 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Picks and Previews (College Basketball 03/23/22)

    The Sweet 16 is here! Gary Parrish and David Cobb take you through every single game, give their insight on the game, and give you the likely winner of the game as well.


    (1:47) - Gonzaga vs Arkansas

    (6:58) - Villanova vs Michigan

    (8:45) - Duke vs Texas Tech

    (11:18) - Arizona vs Houston

    (21:14) - Purdue vs St. Peter's

    (26:24) - Kansas vs Providence

    (35:25) - UNC vs UCLA

    (38:23) - Miami vs Iowa State

  • March Madness recap: The best of Sunday and the first weekend; a manifesto on the bad officiating situation; setting up the Sweet 16 (College Basketball 03/21)

    The first weekend of the college basketball schedule was bonkers! Sunday saw the Duke Blue Devils move on as well as Texas Tech, Arizona and surprisingly..Miami!. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down the implications of the weekend PLUS have an important discussion on the impact of refereeing had on this set of games.


    (1:18) - Coach K moves on to the second round

    (15:19) - Miami sends Auburn home

    (27:00) - Arizona/TCU was an outright classic

  • March Madness 2022 Round of 32 Saturday Recap: Saint Peter's advances to the Sweet 16 for the first time ever! (College Basketball 03/20/22)

    It was another crazy night of NCAA Tournament games! Gonzaga survives a scare from Memphis, UNC triumphing over Baylor and the refs and Saint Peter's!!! Matt Norlander and David Cobb recap the first night of the round of 32 games. Plus dive into some coaching news and notes.


    (02:41) - Saint Peter's is in the Sweet 16

    (13:58) - UNC upsets Baylor

    (35:00) - Gonzaga survives against Jalen Duren and Memphis

    (55:30) - Coaching News and Notes

  • March Madness 2022 1st Round Friday Recap: Johnny Davis and Wisconsin hold off Colgate

    Ten of the 16 NCAA Tournament games played Friday were decided by double-digits.

    Not great.

    But there was still plenty to talk about. So Kyle Boone joined Gary Parrish on the podcast and talked with #CreepyPinocchio in the background.


    (03:20) - Illinois holds off Chattanooga

    (15:00) - Naismith Player of the Year Watch

    (28:15) - Coach K vs Izzo

  • March Madness 2022 1st Round Thursday Recap: Kentucky UPSET by Saint Peter's in Overtime!!

    The opening day of the NCAA Tournament hit and it was absolutely WILD. Michigan beat Colorado State, Richmond sent Iowa packing, the Mountain West all got sent by the close of business and the biggest upset of them all, Kentucky loses in OT to Saint Peter's. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap all of the shenanigans PLUS one of them makes a bird noise.


    (02:12) - Kentucky goes home early

    (19:58) - San Francisco/Murray State might be the game of the tournament

    (25:00) - Other Thursday Night shenanigans

  • 2022 NCAA Tournament Mega-Preview and Bracket Predictions: Parrish, Norlander reveal all their picks

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    Thursday is ALMOST. HERE. We're less than 24 hours out from the full field of 64 games starting. So, Gary and Matt have decided to spoil the entire tournament for you: The duo spends much of the episode breaking down the entire bracket, all the way to the championship game in New Orleans. PLUS: Norlander goes solo on the back end and takes listener questions galore on the bracket. Huge ep ahead.

    READ: Norlander - NCAA numbers to know

    READ: Gary and Matt's picks for every region

    (03:03) - West Bracket Breakdown

    (22:45) - Eastern Bracket Breakdown

    (35:43) - South Bracket Breakdown

    (47:46) - Midwest Bracket Breakdown

    (01:00:41) - Norlander's NCAA Mailbag

  • 2022 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Mega-Preview And Predictions (College Basketball 3/15/22)

    It's not just March Madness for the men. For the first time ever, the women have a field of 68 tournament as well and we give you a full mega-preview of the episode as well. However, instead of GP and Deadleg...We invited Aaron Barzilai, Gabriel Ibrahim, and Megan Gauer of HerHoopsStats.com to give the best comprehensive breakdown of the women's tournament on the internet. 

    Subscribe to Her Hoop Stats!!


    (05:00) - What are the difference between the Women's Tournament and the Men's Tournament?

    (09:34) - Who are the one seeds in the tournament this year?

    (11:33) - Is there a lot of parity in Women's College Basketball this year?

    (13:25) - Teams to know starting with South Carolina

    (18:27) - NC State overview

    (22:46) - Can the defending champs Stanford run it back?

    (28:01) - What about Louisville?

    (30:56) - Can UConn rebound after an underwhelming season?

    (43:12)- Can Baylor play a factor?

    (48:27) - Can Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes make a run to the Final Four?

    (53:14) - Can Kentucky use the momentum from the SEC Tournament win?

    (59:05) - Where are the potential upsets in the tournament?

    (01:10:00) - Matchups we're looking forward to

    (01:22:00) - What's your Final Four?

  • 2022 NCAA Tournament Preview: Midwest Region Bracket Breakdown, Picks, Predictions (College Basketball 3/14/22)

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    Final region-preview ep, here we go. In the Midwest, the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks look to have an easy stroll toward New Orleans, right? Matt Norlander, Kyle Boone and Chip Patterson delve into the one part of this bracket that leaves some thing to be desireD. They talk top storylines, make their best gambling picks vs. the spread, double-digit seeds into the second weekend and sleeper pick for the Final Four.

  • 2022 NCAA Tournament Preview: South Region Bracket Breakdown, Picks, Predictions (College Basketball 3/14/22)

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    We move to the South, where it's Arizona as the top seed. A trendy national title pick, there looks to be more than a few road bumps on a potential Final Four trip to New Orleans. Who's the biggest challenger to Zona? What lines to know, what double-digit seeds here can win a pair of games? Our trio for this ep: Gary Parrish, David Cobb and special guest/Cover 3's won Chip Patterson break it all down.

  • 2022 NCAA Tournament Preview: West Region Bracket Breakdown, Picks, Predictions (College Basketball 03/14/22)

    The Brackets are out! And in the West Region, the No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga Bulldogs loom large over the competition -- yet this is a really strong corner of the bracket. We have you covered: the best bets to get out of the region, first-round lines to know, some upsets looming, and Gonzaga's biggest challenger in this portion of the tournament. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and special guest/Cover 3's own Chip Patterson break it all down.

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  • 2022 NCAA Tournament Preview: East Region Bracket Breakdown, Picks, Predictions (College Basketball 03/14/22)

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    The Brackets are out, and in the East Region, the reigning national champs (Baylor Bears) are the 1-seed. Who are the best bets to get out of the region, what are some of the upsets you should look for, and can Baylor get to New Orleans? Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander, and special guest/Cover 3's own Chip Patterson break it all down.

  • BRACKETS! SELECTION SUNDAY NCAA TOURNAMENTS REACTIONS, SNUBS AND FINAL FOURS PICKS (03/13)

    Selection Sunday is HERE! The men's NCAA Tournament selection committee released the bracket, and it must be taken to task. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander let you know where exactly the committee messed up AND gave a little insight on where they may be picking. A huge overview of the 2022 men's field, including some sleeper and Cinderella picks and a lot more stuffed into this special episode.

    READ: Norlander ranks tournament teams from 1-68

    (04:14) - The brackets are released

    (10:20) - Tennessee was hosed out of a two-seed

    (25:02) - Early Bracket Preview

  • A SELECTION SUNDAY CHAT WITH NCAA MEN'S TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR TOM BURNETT

    The Full Bracket is out and Matt Norlander of the Eye On College Basketball Podcast gets a quick breakdown on why teams like Michigan, Rutgers, and Tennessee were selected and seeded where they were. 


  • Fascinating bubble teams developing heading into Selection Sunday; who’s in, who’s out? Plus: 1-seed predictions; coaching carousel latest (College Basketball 03/11)

    It's the final Friday before Selection Sunday and there are many questions that still need to be answered. Has Indiana secured a bid to the NCAA Tournament? What about Michigan? And are we really sure Notre Dame is safe? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander attempt to answer these questions and more!


    (02:15) - We had some crazy bubble fluctuations

    (15:20) - Are we sure Notre Dame is a NCAA Tournament team?

    (23:08) - Baylor is a two-seed now

    (33:52) - Norlander's Big East and ACC Tournament Observations

    (44:10) - Naismith Watch Update

    (48:38) - Coaching Hirings and Firings


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  • Bracketology: Gonzaga = No. 1 overall seed lock? Big bubble teams, Wed/Thurs games to watch. Plus: mid-major auto bids from Tuesday (College Basketball 03/09)

    How about a special bracketology-themed ep for you on this Wednesday of champ week? Before that, Norlander and GP talk about the small-conference auto bids, including the emerging legend that is Bryant's Peter Kiss and what's he's done to get his team to the NCAA Tournament. After that, Jerry Palm makes his debut, as the guys pepper him with questions. Is Gonzaga for sure, already, the lock for the No. 1 overall seed? How many teams still have a chance at the 1-line? Craziest resume is ... ?

    (00:45) - Peter Kiss is amazing; auto-bids recap

    (17:00) - Jerry Palm is in the House

    (25:55) - There are six teams vying for a 1-seed

  • 2022 BIG 12 TOURNAMENT BRACKET, PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS: OKLAHOMA SOONERS UNLIKELY TO GET IN TOURNEY

    The last of our six conference tournament preview pods focuses on Kansas City, where the Big 12 will have a nine-team field because Oklahoma State is ineligible for the postseason. Is Baylor safely on the 1-line no matter what? Will Kansas jump up to the No. 1 line? Can bubble team Oklahoma find themselves a path to make the NCAA Tournament? Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone are your guides here.

  • 2022 SEC TOURNAMENT BRACKET, PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS: AUBURN, KENTUCKY ARE FIGHTING FOR A ONE SEED

    Can Kentucky or Auburn secure the last No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament with an SEC Tournament championship? What are the games to look for, what are the stakes down in Tampa? Gary Parrish and David Cobb discuss.

  • 2022 BIG TEN TOURNAMENT BRACKET, PREVIEW & PREDICTIONS

    The Big Ten tournament starts Wednesday; there are two main storylines: Can 17-13 Michigan find a way to solidify its at-large status? No. 2: Can Rutgers, despite being a 4-seed and bad computer numbers, find a way to work its way into the NCAA Tournament? Plus, which teams can win this bracket, and is Illinois the best team in the league now? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break it all down. 

  • 2022 ACC TOURNAMENT BRACKET, PREVIEW, AND PREDICTIONS

    Can the ACC, after a lackluster regular season, manage to send five teams to the NCAA Tournament? Is anyone a threat to Duke to win this bracket? Our tourney preview has Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander touching on a pair of bubble teams, one possible bid thief, plus their picks for what will happen in Brooklyn this week.

  • 2022 BIG EAST TOURNAMENT BRACKET, PREVIEW AND PREDICTIONS

    Madison Square Garden is going to be a madhouse in Manhattan this week. Xavier might be in need of at least one more win to secure a NCAA bid. Meantime, Providence is the No. 1 seed for the first time, and UConn's fanbase will make its triumphant return to MSG. Beyond all that, is this still Villanova's conference or what? Picks and predictions on this ep courtesy of Matt Norlander and David Cobb.

  • 2022 PAC-12 TOURNAMENT BRACKET, PREVIEW & PREDICTIONS

    The Pac-12 is an interesting tournament his year. Only three teams are NCAA Tournament-worthy. However, can Colorado steal a bid -- or will UCLA, USC or Arizona use this tournament as a springboard for something more in the NCAA Tournament? Who wins? Biggest storylines? Matt Norlander and Kyle Boone look ahead to what's set to happen in Las Vegas.

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  • UNC spoils Coach K’s curtain call; Big Ten flips to Illinois; Michigan, Memphis rally for bids; bubble-team recap (College Basketball 03/06)

    The final weekend of the regular season provided us with more than a few surprise endings. UNC ruined what was supposed to be a storybook finish at Cameron for Coach K. Wisconsin looked to have sewn up the standalone Big Ten regular-season championship, until it lost to Nebraska. On the flip side, Memphis and Michigan appear to be solidly in the NCAA Tournament. Big show. A bit wacky, too. Hey, it's March.

    READ: Norlander on UNC upsetting Duke

    (00:45) - UNC ruined Coach K's retirement party

    (32:00) - Nebraska strolled into the Kohl's Center

    (40:47) - Michigan and Memphis are on the right side of the bubble now?

    (49:00) - Is Houston this year's computer tricker?

    (55:00) - Other notable results from the weekend

  • Norlander in Durham; Coach K’s final home game; NCAA tourney bids start this weekend; picks and previews (College Basketball 03/04)

    It's the final regular season weekend in college basketball, and Norlander took a road trip to Durham for Coach K's final regular season game against UNC. The episode opens on UNC-Duke and what K said Thursday. Then they go over the 10 best Duke players ever to suit up for Coach K. All of that PLUS their Final Four and One Picks and their Naismith Player of the Year top 3.

    READ: The 42 best players to play for Duke under Coach K

    (02:30) - Coach K is coaching his final regular season game

    (28:39) - Who are the top 10 Duke players ever?

    (35:44) - Jersey Mike's Top 3 Naismith candidates

    (43:26) - Final Four And One Picks

  • 🏀🗣️🏀🗣️WELCOME. TO. MARCH. (College Basketball 03/02)🏀🗣️🏀🗣️

    After four long months, we're finally here. It's March! So strap in, because you know how this episode has to begin. After that, it's onto the hoops. Wisconsin earned themselves at least a share of the Big Ten regular season title with a win over Purdue. Nebraska walked into Value City Arena and handed Ohio State a Quad 3 loss. Arizona destroyed USC on its way to a Pac-12 regular season title. PLUS Matt Norlander discusses his feature on the emotional struggles of the seven Ukrainian-born men's college basketball players are going through with their home countries in the middle of war halfway across the world.

    READ - Norlander's feature: Ukranian players deal with crisis

    (08:24) -Wisconsin earns AT LEAST a share of the Big Ten regular season title

    (25:14) - A lot of other Monday and Tuesday results to know

    (56:46) - How seven players from Ukraine are trying to cope while their home country is torn apart by war

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  • Unprecedented Saturday: seven of top nine lose; we analyze each game, then talk other big results from the weekend (College Basketball 02/27)

    It was a historically chaotic weekend, as the top six teams in the sport lost. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander take you through all six of these games and tell you where it broke down for each. Are any the start of a skid, or just a small bump in the road before March? Plus: the other notable news from the weekend and a preview of some big Monday and Tuesday night matchups!

    (00:30) — t was a historic weekend in college basketball for all of the right reasons --upsets

    (15:00) — Let's go through the top six teams losing, game by game.

    (58:06) — Providence secured their first Big East Regular season title, and many other notes from this weekend.

  • Why can’t CBB coaches control themselves? NPOY watch, picks for Kansas-Baylor, Kentucky-Arkansas, Auburn-Tenn and more (College Basketball 02/25)

    It's a loaded penultimate weekend in the college basketball regular season, with Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander here to help guide you through the noise. But first: Brad Underwood got kicked out, Dan Hurley-style, and Ohio State had a massive win against Illinois, so what does that do for the Buckeyes' seeding chances? Matt and Gary discuss. And the Jersey Mike's Naismith Player of the Year watch roars on, with a few new names added to the list.

    READ: Norlander's power rankings

    (02:00) - Brad Underwood loses his mind ... and Illinois nearly won the game

    (21:16) - Jersey Mike's Naismith Watch

    (33:45) - Final Four And One Picks/humongous tour of the weekend ahead

  • A bonus for our listeners: a special Thursday mailbag episode 📬📬

    We at the Eye on College Basketball podcast realized last week that it's been a while since a mailbag episode was done. Join us as we answer questions about how we think Hubert Davis is doing, dark horse NCAA title contenders, whether the rest of the WCC will be good going forward, the best power-conference bid thieves, Gary Parrish's arm-wrestling capabilities and much, much, much more.

  • UConn-Villanova takeaways; Dan Hurley’s laughable ejection; bubble team résumés; Mountain West spotlight (College Basketball 02/23)

    After Tuesday night's tussle with Villanova, Norlander explains why UConn is BACK! See, the Huskies and Big East are made for each other. This is a special, as Kyle Boone jumps in to co-host in Parrish's stead. The guys look back on the early week results and do a little bit of bubble watching. Plus: could the Mountain West get four teams into the NCAA Tournament? Norlander and Boone discuss all that and more on a fresh episode of the podcast!

    (01:30) - UConn has a big win, Dan Hurley gets ejected

    (23:29) - Bubble Watch!

    (42:59) - The Mountain West deserves some love

  • 🚨🚨🚨 BREAKING NEWS: JUWAN HOWARD SUSPENDED FOR REST OF BIG TEN REGULAR SEASON

    It took most of Monday, but the suspensions have been handed down in the aftermath of the Wisconsin-Michigan fracas. Matt Norlander breaks down the implications of the punishments handed down by the Big Ten.

  • Juwan Howard/Greg Gard/Michigan/Wisconsin melee, plus a lot of actual basketball discussion too: top 16 bracket reveal and a big weekend recap (College Basketball 02/20)

    By 1 p.m. on Sunday, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander were preparing to talk about Florida upsetting Auburn. That is until the postgame fracas between coaches took place between Greg Gard and Juwan Howard. What led to that Howard-Greg Gard incident? Where does the blame fall? What should happen next? The guys discussed all that and the on-court happenings this weekend on the latest episode.

    Read: Norlander - Juwan Howard isn't the only one at fault

    (01:30) - The Wisconsin/Michigan melee

    (31:46) - The Tournament Committee ALSO gave out their top 16 seeds. We react.

    (38:40) - Extensive news and notes from around the weekend

  • Rutgers?! Plus: an extensive weekend picks+preview, and we build two 12-man college basketball All-Star teams (College Basketball 02/18)

    After beating four ranked teams in a row, is it time to re-evaluate where Rutgers stands as an NCAA Tournament team? The Naismith Award watch rolls on, and Matt Norlander introduces the College Basketball All Star team. All of that plus weekend preview and picks!


    00:45 - Is Rutgers an NCAA. Tournament team yet?

    17:58 - Naismith Award Watch, sponsored by Jersey Mike's

    38:00 - Final Four And One Picks And Previews

  • Villanova reminds Providence who owns the Big East; Tennessee punks Kentucky; Coach K leaves early in Duke’s escape vs. Wake (College Basketball 02/16)

    It was a raucous Tuesday night as Villanova proved once again that the Big East runs through the Main Line. Kentucky got run over by the Vols in Knoxville. Mark Williams of Duke made his presence felt against Wake Forest. Most importantly, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander will take you through all of the happenings as it went down.

    READ: Norlander's weekly Court Report

    (01:05) - Villanova is still the king of the Big East

    (19:46) - Tennessee opened a can on the Kentucky Wildcats

    (28:46) - More Tuesday results to recap

  • Who are the No. 1 seeds? Is Arizona’s Tommy Lloyd COY? Plus: a big Tuesday preview (College Basketball 02/14)

    There are two schools on the West Coast that are killing it on the college basketball front -- Gonzaga and Arizona. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander highlight the connections, both the obvious, and the not-so-obvious, as to why both are incredibly dominant. Plus, as of today, have Rutgers and Memphis done enough to earn their places in the NCAA Tournament?


    Read: Norlander on Arizona, Tommy Lloyd

    (00:30) - Gonzaga and Arizona are doing damage out West

    (29:14) - Extensive tour through other weekend observations

    (52:08) - Tuesday's loaded slate/games to watch

  • Purdue upset by Michigan; Chet Holmgren inserts himself into the Naismith Player of the Year Convo; Weekend College Basketball Picks (College Basketball 02/11/22)

    Super Bowl Week also means a loaded Saturday full of college basketball! But first, Gary Parrish and David Cobb recap the late week games which include Purdue getting ambushed in Ann Arbor. How has Chet Holmgren inserted himself into the player of the year conversation and the Final Four And One picks and previews segment will help you prepare for the weekend slate of games.


    (01:00) - Purdue got bushwhacked by Michigan

    (20:00) What David Collins did to Wendell Moore was reckless, but not dirty

    (29:05) Jersey Mike's Naismith Player of the Year update

    (47:17) - Final Four And One Picks

  • Arkansas-Auburn, Virginia-Duke, Illinois-Purdue, Texas-Kansas; Marquette-UConn; four-bid WCC in danger (College Basketball 02/09)

    So much to get to. The top-ranked Auburn Tigers fell at Arkansas on Tuesday night. The seventh-ranked Blue Devils lost on Monday to mediocre Virginia. Those two games are just a mere sample of the chaos that befell college basketball on the early part of this week. Plus, the Horizon league decided to pull some shenanigans with a leaving member of the conference AND members of the media. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish cover it all on this latest episode of Eye On College Basketball.


    (00:30) - Arkansas upset Auburn, Muss then went shirtless.

    (17:15) - Duke lost at home to Virginia

    (31:20) - RIP #FourBidWCC, Illinois-Purdue, UConn-Marquette, Kansas-Texas, much more

    (57:59) - Shenanigans are afoot with the Horizon League

  • UNC’s NCAAT chances dip after Duke blowout; Illinois this year > Illinois last year? Plus: every team that can realistically win the national title (College Basketball 02/06)

    There were blowouts all over this weekend, but the NCAA Tournament picture gained a small bit of clarity with Illinois handling business in Bloomington. The guys open on that, and then a discussion broke out about how many teams could realistically be considered NCAA Tournament contenders right now. Also: UNC got run over by Duke at home, so what does its tournament hopes look like now?

    READ (Norlander): Illinois looks like a final four contender

    READ (Parrish): UNC Falls Flat

    (00:30) - Illinois shuts off the internet in Bloomington

    (09:00) - How many teams can realistically be considered good enough to win it all?

    (22:39) - UNC is in some danger of missing the tournament

    (37:54) - Weekend observations, including Baylor-Kansas and Kentucky-Alabama

  • Arizona-UCLA; player of the year rankings; Coach K’s final game at UNC leads maybe our best Saturday so far (College Basketball 02/04)

    Arizona got revenge vs. UCLA on Thursday night, so the guys open on the doings in the desert. As for the weekend ahead, it’s a stacked Saturday, led by Coach K's final game at the Dean Dome. Elsewhere, Kansas and Baylor battle for control of the Big 12 and there’s a good Big Ten tip between Illinois and Indiana. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander also begin looking at Naismith player of the year candidates in a new Friday segment.

    (01:55) - UCLA-Arizona reaction

    (19:45) - Naismith Player of the Year Watch, presented by Jersey Mike’s

    (30:46) - Final Four And One Picks/big weekend preview