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.
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  • Huge show: UConn finally jumps Purdue in GP's rankings, Kentucky's mega W @ Auburn; introducing the T-BAL metric (College Basketball 2/18)

    Norlander's back from Alabama, but before we get to that, we must get to: Parrish finally caving and ranking UConn over Purdue. He has no choice at this point. The Huskies destroyed Marquette, while Purdue got Diebler'd at Ohio State.

    Plus: Kentucky's win at Auburn, with an on-the-scene report from Norlander, then a tour around the weekend, including why Houston is also a "great" team alongside UConn and Purdue; the Bad Losses of note; the T-BAL metric you need to know about NOW; an absurd run of quotes from Rick Pitino; and a remembrance of Lefty Driesell, who died over the weekend at age 92.

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Episodes of This Show

  • No. 1 UConn clashes with Marquette in our game of the week

    The Eye on College Basketball guys get you ready for a great weekend of games.

    (00:00:00) - Intro

    (00:01:30) - Who are the No. 1 Seeds?

    (00:08:00) - National Coach of the Year Right Now 

    (00:17:50) - Final Four and One

    #CollegeBasketball #CBB #NCAA #NCAAM #uconn #uconnhuskies #marquette #marquettebasketball #virginia #virginiacavaliers #wakeforest #bigeast #bigeasthoops

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  • 🚨🚨 EMERGENCY POD: Ohio State FIRES Head Coach Chris Holtmann

    Matt Norlander gives the background information on Chris Holtmann's departure from Ohio State and who Holtmann's replacement might be.



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  • Happy ❤️ Day: Upset-laden Tuesday (UNC, UVa), plus the compelling developing race on the 2-seed line

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap an early week slate of college basketball that had a ton of upsets.


    (00:45) - Who wins the ACC?

    (15:25) - Who's most likely to get a two-seed?

    (30:49) - SEC Watch

    (40:00) - Indiana State takes a bad loss

    (43:15) - Wednesday and Thursday games to know




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  • Gonzaga-Kentucky reax; Tenn/Auburn/Wisco take AWFUL losses; Sparty, Wazzu big Ws; Super Bowl picks

    Super Bowl Sunday means we go a day earlier to recap a college basketball slate full of fireworks. First up, Gonzaga snatched a Q1 win AT Kentucky to keep their faint NCAA Tournament hopes alive. The guys then go into the absolute banger that was Baylor/Kansas, recap a frantic Big 12 race and much more!

    (01:02) - Gonzaga FINALLY gets first Q1 win.

    (20:00) - Kansas survives Baylor

    (24:10) - More Big 12

    (26:30) - Illinois loses a bad one to Michigan State

    (30:00) - Shouts to Wazzu

    (38:06) - Vols got stomped in College Station

    (44:00) - Auburn got rolled

    (50:21) - Wisconsin loses BAD

    (53:58) - Clemson will be dancing

    (55:14) - Dayton loses to VCU

    (58:20) - Super Bowl picks and thoughts

    (1:04:47) - Monday and Tuesday games to know

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  • Appreciation for Gonzaga-Kentucky playing in February; Arizona 3OT escape in Utah; F4 + 1 picks highlighted by Baylor @ Kansas

    It used to be commonplace for high-profile non-con games to happen in February. That custom died off more than a decade ago, but Gonzaga and Kentucky are bringing it back. The show opens with Norlander and GP breaking down the matchup and explaining why we should appreciate getting this type of game.

    (00:48) - Can Gonzaga get its first Q1 win?

    (22:58) - Arizona beat Utah in TRIPLE OT.

    (30:48) - UAB beats FAU in ONE OT

    (36:53) - Final Four And 1, Game 1 - No. 10 Illinois at Michigan State (-1)

    (39:40) - Final Four And 1, Game 2 - Gonzaga at No. 17 Kentucky (-3)

    (44:23) - Final Four And 1, Game 3 - No. 13 Baylor at No. 4 Kansas (-3)

    (51:54) - Final Four And 1, Game 4 - Indiana at No. 2 Purdue (-19)

    (56:49) - Norlander's Friday and Saturday TV guide

    (1:02:50) - And 1: Arizona (-3) at Colorado

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  • South Carolina officially For Real; 👍🏼week for ACC; K-State over KU; Kelvin Sampson erupts; Michigan State worries continue

    READ: Norlander's Court Report

    (00:48) - Can the Gamecocks win the SEC?

    (17:37) - Clemson got closer to securing a tournament bid with win over UNC

    (23:59) - Kansas State beat Kansas in OT again

    (28:12) - Iowa State gave Texas #hornsdown

    (37:12) - Mountain West recap

    (40:00) - Michigan State's tournament chances are in the wind

    (46:50) - Benny Williams dismissed from Syracuse

    (53:15) - What's on tap for Wednesday and Thursday

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  • Huge Sunday episode: The best and worst from the weekend that was in college basketball

    The most hyped weekend of the season has come and gone. And there was no shortage of season-defining results! Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander take you through all of them.

    Read: Norlander from MSG on UConn-St. John's

    Read: Parrish from his couch on UNC-Duke

    (00:45) - Purdue will win the Big Ten

    (10:49) - Kansas bulldozed Houston

    (19:31) - UNC holds serve at home against Duke.

    (31:56) - Vols STOMP Kentucky

    (39:46) - Big 12 check-in

    (45:40) - Why Connecticut has a claim as the best team in the country

    (56:30) - Auburn finally gets a Quad 1 win

    (1:07:41) - Important bubble wins

    (1:13:21) - Monday and Tuesday what-to-know


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  • 🏀 Mega-primer: Previewing the BEST regular-season weekend of the year 🏀

    It's the most loaded weekend in college basketball. Duke-Carolina, Kansas-Houston, and more. But first, Wisconsin tried to stroll into Pinnacle Bank and received an L for their trouble. All that AND the Final Four and One in a fresh episode!



    (01:30) - What have we tried to tell you about walking into Pinnacle Bank..

    (14:49) - Is anyone catching UConn in the Big East?

    (21:00) - Memphis is dropping like a rock.

    (32:09) - Final Four And 1, Game 1 - No. 4 Houston (-5) at No. 8 Kansas.

    (36:54) - Final Four And 1, Game 2 - No. 7 Duke at No. 3 North Carolina (-5)

    (46:35) - Final Four And 1, Game 3 - No. 5 Tennessee (-2) at No. 10 Kentucky

    (51:27) - Final Four And 1, Game 4 - No. 2 Purdue (-1) at No. 6 Wisconsin

    (57:54) - Other games to watch

    (1:02:26) - Final Four And 1, Game 5 - Drake at Indiana State (-6)



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  • Top-10s keep losing vs. unranked foes (Heels & Vols the latest); panic time for Nova/Ohio St; Kentucky probably can’t win the title—here’s why

    Georgia Tech upset North Carolina, South Carolina got its second top-10 win in seven days, and Tom Izzo reached 700 W. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap all of this AND more on a fresh episode!

    (00:32) - Diving into the historic pattern of top-10 teams losing on the road

    (19:00) - South Carolina gets another top-10 win; Lamont Paris in NCOY talk

    (33:11) - #hornsdown again

    (36:53) - Nova and Ohio State are in deep trouble

    (47:52) - Other early week results to know

    (51:41) - Kentucky probably won't win the title, here's why <-- Norlander's Court Report

    (1:00:25) - Wednesday/Thursday viewing guide

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  • Huge Saturday recap: Iowa State-Kansas leads Big 12 roundup; Horns Down gets another viral moment; Ed Cooley’s rowdy Providence return; so many OT games

    READ: Norlander on Ed Cooley back in Providence

    With the AFC and NFC championship games taking up Sunday afternoon and evening, we wanted to get you a show well before the football gets going. This one's a solid 80 minutes of hoop talk.

    00:41 - Iowa State topples No. 7 Kansas + a long tour around the Big 12

    30:13 - Ed Cooley has no regrets

    49:30 - Big East doings

    55:20 - Catching up with the SEC

    59:26 - Arizona hands Oregon a solid L — they're tied in the Pac-12

    1:03:11 - Monday and Tuesday games to watch

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  • 🐫! A closer look at the SEC; Arizona takes ANOTHER rough loss; CBB spying allegation 🔍; weekend picks/preview

    It is MOST DEFINITELY a Friday show.

    00:45 - Camel fighting and shouts to John Fanta

    2:45 - Assessing the top of the SEC

    15:45 - Arizona loses on buzzer-beater to Beaver Feaver

    21:50 - A tour of the past two days in college hoops (including the new Game of the Year??)

    35:00 - Final Four And 1 — with Australian accents to boot. You're welcome/we're sorry.

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  • Kentucky’s comedown; Carolina’s elite D; DePaul’s disaster; 10-bid Big 12

    Read Norlander's Court Report

    02:15 - South Carolina brings Kentucky back to earth

    14:37 - The most notable results from Monday and Tuesday, including UNC, Dayton and Texas

    33:53 - DePaul head coaching job is open: who are Norlander's five candidates?

    45:01 - Wednesday and Thursday games to watch.

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  • Illinois brings Terrence Shannon Jr. back; Big Z’s incredible Kentucky debut; Big East’s top 3 nab road Ws; Kansas, Duke take bad losses; HUGE weekend recap

    Content warning: The opening 20 minutes of this episodes centers around an allegation of sexual assault.

    An extra-long Sunday show here for you, and there's a lot of hoop to talk, but before that, a bigger story: Terrence Shannon Jr.'s return to Illinois.

    (23:00) - Big Z hits Lexington. Read: Norlander on Kentucky

    (37:43) - Weekend whiparound leads on Big East and Big 12 results, plus Caitlin Clark's collision Sunday

    (1:08:25) - Monday and Tuesday games to watch/reaction to Kansas and Duke losing on Saturday

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  • Big East’s big weekend; Memphis exposed; Juwan Howard’s future; DOJ vs. NCAA; F4+1 weekend picks/preview

    There are three tournament-level game shaping games in the Big East this weekend, and the guys will take you through them. All that plus the Final Four and 1 games presented by Fanduel.

    (00:46) - Three Big East games with six projected NCAAT teams

    (16:31) - Norlander's news and notes

    (34:00) - Final Four And 1, Game 1 - No. 9 Baylor (-2) at Texas

    (39:09) - Final Four And 1, Game 2 - Rhode Island at No. 21 Dayton (-15)

    (46:11) - Final Four And 1, Game 3 - San Diego State (-1) at Boise State

    (50:04) - Final Four And 1, Game 4 - Alabama at No. 6 Tennessee (-4)

    (54:58) - Other games to know

    (58:28) - And 1 - Saint Mary’s at San Francisco (-2)

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  • Dalton Knecht rise from JUCO to potential A-A at Tennessee; Seton Hall = surprise Big East bully; Tom Izzo tells Norlander he’s not retiring any time soon

    READ: Norlander talks to Izzo

    The guys discuss Dalton Knecht's chances at being an All-American, Seton Hall's surprise run to the top of the Big East, Kansas State's FIRST Q1 win of the season and more.

    00:45 - Is Dalton Knecht a first-team All-American?

    16:15 - Seton Hall is the surprise of the Big East so far

    21:32 - IU gets blown out at home

    24:32 - Kansas State gets a big win over Baylor

    34:40 - Mountain West movement

    37:15 - Norlander spoke to Tom Izzo about retirement

    49:48 - Wednesday and Thursday games to know.

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  • UNC looks F4-good; Big 12 surprises; Kentucky’s rep doesn’t match its résumé; Zona 📉, Wisconsin 📈

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap the week/weekend that saw eight top-10 teams take a loss. The only ones that didn't: UConn and UNC. We open the show on the Tar Heels.

    01:33 - Was North Carolina underrated the whole time?

    10:56 - Life in the Big 12

    21:00 - Maryland got a big W against Illinois

    24:29 - Texas A&M notched a resume win against Kentucky

    29:09 - Arizona with another bad loss in the Pac-12

    31:50 - Can the Mountain West get six bids in the NCAA Tournament? Yes.

    42:38 - Monday and Tuesday games to watch

    46:15 - Rick Pitino is a wild guy

    56:00 - GP has some splaining to do ...

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  • How many schools will be No. 1 this season? Plus: Big troubles out west (USC, UCLA, Gonzaga), Big Ten doings, weekend picks/preview

    After a week filled with highly ranked teams taking road losses, which one is most deserving of No. 1 status? That and a whole lot more on a fun Friday show.

    (00:45) - No, GP isn't taking the Alabama football job

    (02:15) - Sooooo ... who's No. 1?

    (15:45) - USC loses Isaiah Collier for 4-6 weeks -- or more?

    (20:43) - Gonzaga's tournament streak is in trouble. Michigan State, too.

    (27:24) - UCLA is a quagmire

    (34:23) - Marquette lost again.

    (42:30) - Final Four and One Game 1 -- St. John’s at No. 22 Creighton. (Creighton -8)

    (46:37)- Final Four And One Game 2 -- No. 19 San Diego State at New Mexico. (San Diego State -1)

    (49:06) - Final Four And One Game 3 -- No. 9 Oklahoma at No. 3 Kansas. (Kansas -4)

    (55:20) - Final Four and One Game 4 -- No. 2 Houston at TCU. (Houston -7)

    (1:00:00) - And 1: No. 5 Tennessee (-7) at Georgia

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  • Nos. 1 and 2 go down: Purdue + Houston fall; Nebraska, Iowa St., Texas get first big wins of the season. Plus: the case for and against Kansas as No. 1

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap a wild middle of the week that saw both the No.1 and No.2 teams lose.



    (00:31) - "You don't just walk into..."

    (09:00) - The final undefeated team falls.

    (18:35) - Kansas is the clear no. 1 in the land

    (29:29) - Tuesday Whiparound

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  • Weekend recap: The last unbeaten; Kansas’ controversial escape; Mick Cronin’s lame no-show; surprising two-loss teams

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap a wild weekend that saw Kansas barely survive a test against TCU, saw FAU stumble in Charlotte, and much more in the first college basketball weekend of 2024.



    (00:45) - GP was right....

    (11:57) - Kansas BARELY escapes TCU. There was a lot of controversy

    (25:03) - Weekend Whiparound

    (26:02) - Mick Cronin....not looking so hot.

    (35:20) - Are BYU a bunch of #computertrickers?

    (40:31) - Who wins the SEC? Tennessee, Kentucky or Auburn

    (54:41) - The Big East is topsy-turvy

    (1:11:11) - Tuesday games to know

    (1:13:45) - What leads Wednesday's show?


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  • Who wins their league by a bigger margin -- Arizona or Purdue?; Providence's Howard done for season

    Gary Parrish and David Cobb preview the weekend's big games.


    (00:34) - Who wins their conference by more games

    (07:05) - Providence's Bryce Hopkins suffers season-ending injury



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  • Who is No. 2 behind Purdue in B1G? Plus: Mountain West is better than Pac-12 and ACC; coaches need to stay off the court

    READ: Norlander's Court Report

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give you a midweek rundown and set the table for Wednesday/Thursday.

    (00:45) - Pink eye is a scourge (and is why this episode was a few hours behind schedule)

    (04:32) - Can the Illini keep it up without Terrence Shannon Jr? Who is top-three in Big Ten?

    (12:00) - Is the Mountain West the best multi-bid league in the country? Yes. Here are the numbers.

    (18:18) - Norlander goes four for five on Trivia Time! Can you get all five?

    (27:23) - Midweek games to know, plus: Why can't coaches keep their feet off the damn floor?

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  • Saturday special (Happy NYE 🍾): WTH, FAU? Plus: Marquette, SDSU notch major Ws; bad losses dotting the weekend

    Surprise: We've got a weekend recap show for you long before you get your NYE plans on. Matt Norlander and Kyle Boone recap the post-Christmas break slate, led by FAU's troubling loss Saturday night against FGCU.

    (00:45) - Strongjaw is BACK!

    (04:15) - FAU has the ugliest two-pack of losses this season

    (13:43) - Marquette outlasted Creighton on CBS

    (20:44) - San Diego State got a big win over Gonzaga on Friday; the Zags are no tourney lock

    (36:23) - Weekend Whiparound: Is the Pac-12 going to be a three-bid league at best?

    (38:50) - Michigan has another bad loss -- this time to McNeese State. Yikes.

    (46:12) - Tuesday Games To Know

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  • Illinois' Terrence Shannon Jr. suspended following rape allegation; the biggest CBB stories of '23; F4+1 weekend picks

    You're getting a Friday podcast on a Thursday, and surprising news emerged Thursday afternoon, which jumped to the top of the show: Terrence Shannon Jr.'s suspension after a rape charge. The guys start with that, then compare their top 10 stories in men's college basketball for 2023 before making some weekend picks, leading on the San Diego State-Gonzaga game Friday night.

    READ: The 23 biggest stories of 2023

    (1:00) Illinois suspends Terrence Shannon Jr. after rape allegations

    (13:00) Norlander’s top CBB stories of 2023 (Nos. 10-6)

    (26:45) The top five CBB stories of the year

    (51:30) Final Four And 1

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  • 🎁🎄Ho-Ho-Holiday Mailbag Special! 🎁🎄

    As promised, our annual mailbag spectacular is here. We hope you had a great Christmas; here's another present for yo u. GP and Norlander answer your questions ranging anywhere from the nicest fan bases to James Madison's chances at a 1-seed to concerts in Paris and why the NCAA Tournament could never be like European soccer.

    (0:00) Intro + mailbag time!

    (14:00) Which college team would lose by the fewest points to the Pistons?

    (21:30) High school recruits vs. transfers

    (27:00) Norlander's five nicest fan bases

    (33:00) Rapid fire on 10 future bubble teams

    (38:45) Auburn’s metrics vs rankings

    (47:40) A James Madison 1-seed bid?

    (52:25) Oxford commas + coach quotes

    (1:00:30) NCAA Tournament and Champions League

    (1:06:45) Mark Few: top-10 coach ever if he wins a title?

    (1:13:10) How far would you go to see a concert?

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  • Kenny Payne watch; Duke, UNC get big Ws; Big East’s upside down start; weekend picks + Christmas tunes🎄

    Merry Christmas, everybody! We've got a long Friday episode as our present to you. Let's get right to it.

    (00:45) - Louisville got drubbed, obviously. Was it Kenny Payne's last game?

    (09:10) - UConn stumbled against Seton Hall?

    (15:40) - Duke showed up and showed out in MSG

    (23:51) - UNC gives Oklahoma its first loss

    (35:00) - Norlander's scoop on the WCC

    (45:32) - Final Four And 1, Game 1: No. 13 Illinois (-6.5) vs Missouri.

    (49:00) - Final Four And 1, Game 2: Maryland at UCLA (-3.5)

    (58:23) - Final Four And 1, Game 3: No. 4 Arizona (-7) vs No. 14 FAU

    (1:03:40) - Final Four And 1, Game 4: Vanderbilt at No. 23 Memphis

    (1:09:03) - And 1: St. John’s @ No. 5 UConn (-12)


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  • Penny has his best Memphis team yet; Providence makes loud Big East statement; WTF UCLA; remembering UNC great Eric Montross

    READ: Norlander's Court Report

    The Memphis Tigers served Virginia a dish too hot to handle, and it left Norlander andParrish wondering, is this Penny Hardaway's best squad? Also, Providence dropped a lump of coal in Marquette's stocking on Tuesday night. It's time to recognize what the Friars have done?

    01:25 - Memphis destroys Virginia

    15:43 - Providence obliterates No. 6 Marquette

    28:00 - Norlander's news and notes; RIP, Eric Montross

    41:00: - A lookahead to Wednesday's four-pack of great games, plus UK-Louisville on Thursday

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  • Special Saturday night show: Purdue-Zona, Kentucky-UNC, Kansas-IU, MSU’s huge win, Bama-Creighton and MUCH more!

    As promised, we're bringing the goods after the best Saturday of the season so far. Parrish (from Atlanta) and Norlander (from HQ studio in Stamford) recap every big game from Saturday, plus touch on UConn's win in Seattle over Gonzaga from Friday.

    (00:35) - Purdue-Arizona, and why Purdue should be No. 1 over Kansas

    (14:02) - Let's talk about the CBS tripleheader, led by Kansas-Indiana, highlighted by UK-UNC

    (48:41) - Weekend Whiparound leads on the biggest win of the day: Michigan State stunning Baylor

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  • When will Louisville open; Creighton = terrible Mountain West team; UConn-Gonzaga, Purdue-Arizona + CBS Sports Classic lead LOADED weekend

    Strap in, because the next two days are gonna give us the best 24 hours of college hoops to date this season. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander preview it all, but open on the catastrophe in Louisville.

    (00:39) - The Kenny Payne experience at Louisville needs to end

    (10:56) - Do you think it's time to be concerned about Creighton?

    (31:33) - Final Four And 1, Game 1: UConn (-4.5) vs. Gonzaga

    (37:57) - Final Four And 1, Game 2: Kansas (-6) at Indiana

    (45:15) - Final Four And 1, Game 3: Arizona vs. Purdue (-1)

    (52:05) - Final Four And 1, Game 4: North Carolina (-2) vs. Kentucky 

    (56:03) - Other games to know this weekend

    (58:43) - And 1: Ohio State (-3) vs. UCLA 

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  • Juwan Howard’s future at Michigan; power-ranking 12 NCAA title contenders; most popular CBB players in 2023

    It's finals week, which means the deluge of games turns into a slow drip. This leads Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander to get to the No. 1 curiosity in the sport right now: Is Juwan Howard's future at Michigan in doubt? Why was there another incident? Plus: Who are the leaders in the clubhouse when it comes to title prospects, and why are there 12 teams? And who is the most searched college basketball player in the country?

    (00:45) - What's going on at Michigan with Juwan Howard?

    (20:26) - There are only 12 teams who are realistic contenders. Here's why.

    (44:30) - A fun look at the most searched-for players in 2023

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  • Seven unbeatens remain; Purdue + Arizona set up for epic game; USC loses in Bronny James’ debut; Michigan State 😬😬

    Big weekend on a number of fronts. There are seven undefeated teams remaining after five went down on Saturday and Sunday. Another hour-plus show awaits you, as Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish recap all of the action.

    (00:45) - There are only seven undefeated teams left in the country

    (10:12) - Trivia Time!

    (16:02) - Purdue and Arizona are the two best teams in the country — for right now.

    (32:41) - Trivia Time #2

    (36:45) - Weekend Whiparound, with a lead on Bronny James and the Pac-12

    (50:07) - Trivia Time #3

    (1:03:39) - Monday and Tuesday lookahead


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  • Biggest surprise team is ____? Marquette exposes Texas. Illinois-Tenn, Bama-Purdue, Bucky-Zona, LOUISVILLE-DEPAUL lead the weekend preview

    Parrish and Norlander preview a pretty poppin' weekend slate of choops:

    (01:25) - BYU has been one of the more surprising teams ...

    (11:31) - ... and so has Colorado State!

    (16:29) - Shaka Smart's post-Texas glow-up

    (35:11) - Final Four And 1, Game 1: No. 20 Illinois at No. 17 Tennessee (-5)

    (40:49) - Final Four And 1, Game 2: No. 4 Purdue(-5) vs. Alabama

    (48:51) - Final Four And 1, Game 3: No. 23 Wisconsin at No. 1 Arizona (-6)

    (52:50) - Final Four And 1, Game 4: Saint Mary’s at No. 13 Colorado State (-8)

    (55:02) - A LOT of weekend games to know

    (59:01) - Final Four And 1, Game 5: Louisville at DePaul (-1)

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  • Jimmy V recap on UConn-UNC, Illinois-FAU + Michigan State's 25-year NCAA tournament streak is in jeopardy

    READ: Norlander's Court Report

    Norlander and GP react to Illinois' victory over FAU (with a special guest appearance), go deeper on UConn's win against UNC and ask if Michigan State can turn their early season struggles around. The Spartans have made every tourney since 1998. Does that end in 2024?

    (1:00) Illinois-FAU

    (13:45) UConn-UNC

    (28:00) Michigan State

    (38:15) Wednesday/Thursday lookahead

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  • Duke, Kentucky, Nova, Purdue, UConn, Marquette all ranked roadkill = Arizona should be No. 1. Plus: comparing CFP to college hoops

    College sports saw a lot of chaos this weekend, and the big story was with the CFP, so this episode takes a twist an opens with thoughts on how the committee got to four Playoff teams and that process compared to college basketball's. Then it's on to a lot of talk about a lot of big upsets in the past 48 hours. Five ranked teams lost to unranked opponents. Parrish and Norlander navigate you through the most chaotic weekend of the season thus far. 

    (00:45) - Did the College Football Playoff selection committee get it right? (Featuring a cameo from Cover 3's Chip Patterson)

    (16:40) - Is Arizona the only choice at No. 1?

    (28:00) - Which team are you worried about the most: Duke, Kentucky, Villanova or Purdue?

    (46:32) - Weekend Whiparound

    (1:03:53) - Monday and Tuesday games to know

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  • Instant quickie reax: Northwestern upsets No. 1 Purdue for second time in 2023; No. 5 Kansas escapes No. 4 UConn

    We had to give you another quickie pod after No. 1 Purdue lost to Northwestern for the second time in 2023 and that epic showdown between Kansas and UConn. What does it all mean? Let Matt Norlander explain.

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  • Bronny James cleared; Arkansas saves its November; believe in UNC; No. 4 UConn @ No. 5 Kansas Friday night

    Loaded Friday show for ya. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talk about Bronny James return to USC, recap Norlander's trip to Fayetteville, and pick some games for the Final Four And 1.

    (00:45) - Bronny James will be making his USC debut soon

    (10:05) - Mikey Williams' Memphis future remains TBD

    (17:03) - Norlander recaps his Fayetteville trip

    (33:16) - Other midweek results, led by Tennessee-UNC

    (50:24) - Final Four And 1, Game 1: UConn at Kansas (-2.5)

    (54:46) - Final Four And 1, Game 2: Colorado State (-5) vs. Washington

    (57:36) - Final Four And 1, Game 3: USC vs. Gonzaga (-4)

    (1:00:36) - Final Four And 1, Game 4: Creighton (-2) at Nebraska

    (1:03:35) - Other weekend games to know

    (1:07:00) - And 1: Marquette (-1) at Wisconsin


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  • Kentucky should be SEC favorite; Clemson exposes Alabama; Tenn-UNC Duke-Arkansas on tap Wednesday night

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap Kentucky's shellacking of Miami and preview Duke vs. Arkansas in the ACC/SEC Challenge. Warning: This episode does threaten to go off the rails at least twice.

    (01:32) - Kentucky blew the doors off of Miami

    (29:13) - Norlander is in Fayetteville for Duke/Arkansas. We've also got Tennessee-North Carolina and Colorado-Colorado State to look forward to Wednesday.

    (34:41) - Wednesday and Thursday games to know


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  • Nova, FAU, Oklahoma biggest weekend winners; inaugural SEC/ACC Challenge gets going with Miami-Kentucky entree

    Gary and Matt recap a slow-ish weekend that saw FAU and Villanova win big, Oklahoma move to 6-0 and Baylor continue its dominance. They also touch on Louisville almost taking another bad loss, UNC saving some face in the Bahamas, a great Dan Hurley clip and more. Then, the guys preview the Monday and Tuesday slate, led by Miami @ Kentucky on Tuesday night.

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  • Nova + Memphis thrive, UNC + Arkansas stumble in Bahamas; Purdue takes Maui, will be No. 1; Colorado St’s stunner over Creighton; weekend picks

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander help you get out of your Thanksgiving coma with an extra-long ep. Maui recap, Battle 4 Atlantis results and plenty more.

    (01:15) - Don't look now: the Memphis Tigers are balling

    (21:00) - Purdue is the best team in the country

    (35:43) - A bevy of other notable results

    (52:55) - Final Four And 1, Game 1: Villanova (-3) vs. Memphis

    (55:41) - Final Four And 1, Game 2: Baylor (-3.5) vs. Florida

    (1:00:33) - Final Four And 1, Game 3: Iowa State (-6) vs. Virginia Tech

    (1:03:55) - Final Four And 1, Game 4: Alabama (-7.5) vs. Ohio State

    (1:08:30) - Other games to watch

    (1:12:05) - And 1: Texas A&M (-3.5) vs. FAU

  • 🦃🍂🏀 Maui, Maui, Maui; Shaka + Self squabble; UConn closing in on NCAA record; Battle 4 Atlantis, Michigan St-Arizona previews

    Happy Thanksgiving! We are always thankful for you for subscribing and engaging with the show. This is always a unique episode because of how it lands amid the Maui tournament. Norlander and Parrish cover a ton of ground in 50 minutes.

    01:15 - Maui recap: Purdue and Marquette move on to play in Wednesday's title game.

    25:55 - UConn is still really good. READ: Here's Norlander's column on it from MSG.

    32:45 - Other News & Notes

    34:55 - Battle 4 Atlantis Preview and other great basketball matchups on Wednesday and Thursday. Gobble, gobble!


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  • Uh-ohs: FAU, Maryland, Mizzou, Arkansas; Kentucky’s sizzling shooting; Miami’s top-10; previewing best Maui field EVER

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap a weekend that saw an FAU loss to Bryant, a UConn smashing of Indiana and a near-win for Louisville ... until Texas snatched it in the last second. 

    (01:45) - FAU had a BAD loss over the weekend

    (15:28) - Is Reed Sheppard Kentucky's best player?

    (23:30) - Norlander's nuggets from the weekend

    (26:29) - The 1-3 Terps are in trouble

    (29:01) - UConn and Texas win in the Empire Classic

    (38:09) - Miami wins the Baha-Mar. Top 10?

    (39:40) - More buy-game brutality

    (41:14) - Preview of the best Maui field in history

    (49:28) - Maui Tourney Picks

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  • Weekend picks/preview; teams with 4-0 starts; Ed Cooley wants tougher questions from media; UConn injury news

    Parrish and Norlander get you ready for Feast Weekend by musing aloud which 4-0 teams will most likely win their conference. And of course, we have the Final Four and One to head into the weekend. Some ridiculousness peppered throughout the ep as usual, too.

    01:12 - Which 4-0 team has the best chance of winning its conference?

    7:54 - Ed Cooley has a message for young journalists.

    23:15 - Final Four and 1 Picks, presented by FanDuel Sportsbook, plus a tour through the other games of the weekend to know, and one power-conference coach taking the bus to a game

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  • Kansas looks the part, Kentucky’s fun, Duke’s fine, Michigan St’s TBD. Plus: Marquette’s big W, Nova’s worrying L and St. John’s flop

    No shortage of talking points after the past two days around the sport. Here's how today's show sets up:

    (00:45) - Kansas reigns over Kentucky

    (12:31) - Duke beats Michigan State

    (28:30) - Michigan is 3-0

    (35:01) - Villanova: yikes

    (43:08) - A few more notable results, led by Marquette over Illinois

    (44:45) - A big win for Elvis' alma mater!


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  • Opening weekend winners (Zona, Tenn, BYU) + losers (Maryland, Georgetown, L’ville); previews of Champions Classic, Pitino MSG debut, Gavitt Games

    First weekend brought plenty of notable results. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander start with Arizona's big win over Duke, then get into more than a dozen other outcomes.

    (02:45) - Nobody had a better weekend than Arizona

    (13:02) - Who else won the weekend? 

    (33:06) - Weekend Whiparound

    (48:51) - Monday and Tuesday games to watch — the biggest being Tuesday's Champions Classic

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  • Quickie podcast, instant reaction: Arizona's upset of Duke gives Jon Scheyer first home loss of his career

    We're going to try something new this season: Every so often, when a game result warrants it, we're going to provide appetizer-sized reax pods. Arizona's 78-73 road victory over Duke on Friday night qualifies as our first opportunity to drop one on ya — and it's all Norlander on this show. Want more instant recap pods? Let us know! And we'll still be back Sunday with a full weekend recap. 

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  • Weekend preview and picks: How Arizona @ Duke came together + the best games and TV guide for Friday in college hoops

    HUGE DAY for games. The best of the bunch is Arizona at Duke. That opens the show. The Final Four And 1 is back as well. What should be on the line this season between Norlander and Parrish? Email your suggestions: shoutstoCBS@gmail.com

    (00:45) - We need more home-and-home matchups, thank you to Duke and Arizona!

    (17:30) - Steele Venters is done for the season. How big of a deal is this for the Zags?

    (21:15) - Jaylon Tyson is cleared to play at Cal.

    (25:44) - Friday Norlander nuggets

    (36:25) - Final Four And 1, Game 1: No. 12 Arizona at No. 2 Duke (-5.5)

    (42:02) - Final Four And 1, Game 2: No. 15 Texas A&M at Ohio State (-1.5)

    (46:48) - Final Four And 1, Game 3: UCF at No. 13 Miami (-9.5)

    (50:06) - Final Four And 1, Game 4: No. 9 Tennessee (-2.5) at Wisconsin

    (57:37) - Final Four And 1, Game 5: No. 17 San Diego State at BYU (-1.5)

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  • Baylor-Auburn; James Madison shocks Michigan St.; Bill Self’s the richest coach in CBB; a bat attack in Nevada

    Not such a bad start after all, huh? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap:

    (00:32) - Hey America, say hi to Baylor's Ja'Kobe Walter

    (13:44) - No. 4 Michigan State stumbles against James Madison

    (28:38) - USC shines vs. K-State

    (29:30) - Some teams with uh-oh season-opening losses

    (37:45) - Louisville actually WON a game ... and the colony of bats that took over a game Tuesday

    (51:24) - Midweek matchups to know, plus the greatest grudge-holder in greater Syracuse history

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  • The season is here! … And CBB’s grand opening is weak (AGAIN). Plus: A dozen big predictions for the next five months

    The season begins Monday. That's great. But here's the problem: The first four nights are lackluster, to say the least. Again. Who can fix this?

    (01:21) - The opening schedule kinda stinks. Here's what to know.

    (16:30) - There are a couple of games worth watching Monday/Tuesday, like K-State-USC and Baylor-Auburn

    (37:00) - Norlander and Parrish run through a dozen big predictions for the next five months

    (1:07:15) - How much has changed in GP's Top 25 And 1 from April 4 until now? 

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  • Preseason prediction show! NCAA title picks, F4 predix, All-Americans, preseason 🏆and the biggest storylines in CBB

    A special episode here. This one was simulcast on CBS Sports Network, so you'll notice the format is different from the usual pod. Parrish and Norlander give their 2023-2024 season preview, including UConn’s chances at a repeat, Final Four predictions, players you should get to know and more. The show opens with a remembrance of Bob Knight.

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  • Bob Knight dies at 83. Remembering the controversial but undeniable coaching legacy of a college sports legend

    On Wednesday, legendary coach Bob Knight died. College basketball will never have another coach like him — for obvious reasons. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander remember the multi-layered legacy of a coach with no comparison. Here is Norlander's obituary on Knight, and here is the epic 1981 profile of Knight in Sports Illustrated by Frank DeFord.

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  • No. 1 prospect Cooper Flagg picks Duke over UConn. Plus: uproar over NCAA planning to box mid-majors out of the NIT

    Cooper Flagg is a Blue Devil, but consider this: How advantageous is it to be freshman-loaded in 2023 and 2024? What does having the No. 1 class signify anymore, and will Flagg be able to turn Duke into a likable program? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander debate this AND take the NCAA to task over controversial changes to the NIT.

    (01:30) - Cooper Flagg commits to Duke

    (27:15) - Is it advantage to bring this many freshmen when transfers are so coveted?

    (38:10) - The NIT is facing some serious changes

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  • We ranked them: The top 101 players and top 101 teams in college basketball for the 2023-24 season

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander dissect two huge preseason lists: Norlander's top 101 teams and the CBS Sports writers' ranking of the top 101 players in college basketball.

    00:45 - Breaking down the top 101 college basketball teams

    38:00 - Zach Edey tops 101 best college basketball players

    58:15 - What are our favorite games on the CBS TV schedule?

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  • Best of the Rest: FAU, San Diego St., Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s are top-25 good; Memphis, Dayton, New Mexico, Boise St. all look like tourney material

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander go through what many consider the lifeblood of college basketball, the smaller leagues and big schools outside of the Big Six conferences.

    (01:30) - FAU is the best team of the non-Big Six

    (20:00) - What's up with the big-picture chances for the Zags, Saint Mary's and San Diego State?

    (44:20) - The rest of the non-Big Six that rank in Top 60 of KenPom

    (51:20) - The Non-Big Six Players to Know

    (52:45) - Most Notable Non-Big Six Coaching Hires

    (55:45) - Other Non-Big Six Notes — like what Chicago State would need to do to make the tournament

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  • SEC preview: The most unpredictable league of them all. Tennessee, A&M, Arkansas, Kentucky and Alabama all candidates to win the league.

    Read our SEC Preview!

    Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish preview one of the deepest conferences in college basketball. In this 14-team league, they only agree on two teams: Tennessee to finish second and South Carolina to finish last. Everything else is up for debate. Enjoy our final preview ep among the Big Six conferences.


    (01:15) - Why does Norlander doubt the Arkansas Razorbacks?

    (06:35) - What are the five biggest storylines in the SEC?

    (19:45) - How many SEC teams make it to the NCAA Tournament?

    (39:53) - Preseason SEC Awards predictions

    (48:44) - Trivia Time!



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  • Big East preview: Marquette is the pick, but UConn/Creighton/Nova aren’t far behind. Plus: Pitino taking SJU to the tourney?

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    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give an overview of what the Big East will look like in 2023-2024. 


    (01:20) - Can the Big East be the best conference in the country

    (05:10) - The 5 Biggest storylines in the Big East

    (12:32) - How many teams will the Big East enter the NCAA Tournament?

    (20:48) - Has the hype gone too far on Donovan Clingan?

    (23:50) - Norlander goes over the rest of the Big East Teams?

    (29:00) - Big East Awards Predictions



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  • Big 12 preview: Kansas the favorite, Houston, Texas and Baylor close behind in 14-team league that could have 8 NCAAT bids

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    Bill Self and Kansas have won the Big 12 regular season title 17 out of the last 20 years. Will it be more of the same or will another title contender rise up and topple the Jayhawks? This league bloats to 14 teams this year, and Norlander and GP have some disagreements. Plus: The return of Terry Teagle to the shouts. He's the legend.


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  • ACC Preview: The conference should have a bounce back year with Duke at the head of the class

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander forecast the ACC


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  • Pac-12 preview (the last one ever?): Arizona or USC to win it; UCLA has major rebuild; don’t sleep on Colorado

    Read our Pac-12 Preview here

    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander forecast the Pac-12 season. Arizona or USC for No. 1? Colorado the dark horse? Mick Cronin has his work cut out for him. Norlander and Parrish disagree on how many teams will wind up dancing. Plus: Here the guys explain why they believe the Pac-12 brand could ultimately continue on.

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  • Kansas vacates 2018 F4 but is otherwise vindicated; what to know about Gonzaga/Big 12 scuttlebutt

    The IARP came for Kansas. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander deliberate the end of the FBI era. Also: Norlander has the scoop on where things stand with Gonzaga and the Big 12 and why this is a topic again so soon.


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  • Big Ten preview: Purdue & Michigan State the favs; Illinois, Maryland, Wisconsin poised for strong seasons

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    Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander give you a forecast of the Big Ten in 2023-2024.


    (01:13)- Trivia Time

    (04:20) - Is this the year the Big Ten finally makes the Final Four since 2019?

    (09:07) - Storylines 4 & 5 - Is Michigan gonna fade into irrelevance? Who are the Big Ten coaches on the hot seat?

    (13:20) - Trivia Time again!

    (18:36) - Prediction time: Order of record, who makes the NCAA tourney, POY, COY, FOY picks and more.


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