Today on the show, Brad and Kevin begin their conference preview series with the Big 12. To do that, they welcome special guest Tony Patelis (@CollegeHoopNews on Twitter and host of the CollegeHoopNews Podcast on Youtube) to the show.
We break down each team, give our standings projections, and pick Player of the Year in the conference. Check it out!
Today on the show, Brad and Kevin wrap up their deep dive preview series with their previews of Marquette (24:50-52:45) and Wisconsin (52:45-1:32:20). A pair of in-state rivals coming off underwhelming seasons, optimism is high with both clubs’ fanbases. But both have significant work to do, with Marquette needing to flash an improved defense and Wisconsin trying to provide enough backcourt support to feed their star in Ethan Happ. We break down both clubs, but also go in-depth on the futures of both coaches at their respective programs.
Significant coverage of the week in recruiting also included in the first 25 minutes, with analysis of the 6 top-100 recruits that committed since we last recorded, plus a few other scattered commitments and the trouble that Michael Weathers and Miles Wilson face at their respective schools.
On today’s episode of the CBB Central Podcast, Kevin and Brad break down Georgetown (25:00) and Vanderbilt’s (46:05) chances. It’s a chance to look at what a pair of high-profile coaches have done as they head into their second year. Patrick Ewing’s well-regarded incoming group will be paired with star big man Jessie Govan in an attempt to bring the Hoya’s back to the the NCAA Tournament, but defensive flaws may hold them back. Meanwhile, a pair of 5-stars make their way to Nashville, but questions still linger in a tough SEC.
The guys spent the first 25 minutes of the podcast breaking down a whole host of recruiting and other miscellaneous college basketball news, including Nico Mannion’s commitment to Arizona, Chris Mack’s hot recruiting start for 2019, and Milik Yarbrough’s indefinite suspension at Illinois State.
Today on the show, Brad and Kevin tackle two new teams: Ohio State (14:30-44:10) and Nevada (44:15-1:15:11). Chris Holtmann’s time at Ohio State got off to a terrific start. Can he keep it up in year 2? Expectations have never been higher in Reno, but can Eric Musselman manage his roster and space the floor well enough to be a top 10 team?
Intro topics include Bryan Antoine pledging to Villanova and the continually-developing Geno Crandall saga at Gonzaga.
Today on the show, Brad and Kevin tackle two new teams in their deep dive preview series. They start off with North Carolina (10:20-42:45), which projects to contend once again thanks to a strong returning core and an elite recruiting class. Then, they get into Washington (42:45-1:08:00), which had a successful year one under Mike Hopkins and looks to take the next step in 2018-19. They also briefly touch on Tre Mann’s commitment to Florida and Mike White (1:40-5:20) and Geno Crandall’s eligibility (5:20-10:20).