On today’s show, Brad and Kevin tackle two more teams in their deep dive series: Illinois (26:30-1:12:00) and Wichita State (1:13:00-1:45:00). Illinois enters a critical year three of the Brad Underwood era, with the return of Ayo Dosunmu giving optimism for a Big Dance berth in Champaign. Brad and Kevin discuss how a two-big lineup will look, whether Underwood can improve the team’s defense, and why Kevin thinks the offense was the problem.
Gregg Marshall brings in another strong recruiting class to complement a talented group of young players already in tow– is it enough to get back to the NCAA Tournament? They analyze just how good Dexter Dennis can be, what to make of the team’s departures, and which freshmen are most ready to contribute.
The boys open the show with news and notes (0:00-26:00) on some late-breaking action on the transfer portal, with discussion on Jermaine Marrow, Carte’Are Gordon, DJ Williams, and Taelon Martin’s decision to go D3.