Brad and Kevin continue their conference preview series with their breakdown of the Pac-12. The league has fallen behind the last few seasons and faces further uncertainty with many of its premier programs implicated in the FBI scandal.
Today on the show, Brad and Kevin hit the halfway point of conference preview season with their preview of the American Conference. With a pair of first year head coaches at 2 of the league’s marquee programs (UConn and Memphis) and 2 of its most consistent programs (Wichita State, Cincinnati) losing tons of talent from last season, this league should be wide open and a lot of fun to watch.
Today on the show, Brad and Kevin continue their conference preview series with the Big Ten. It’s a league with no clear elite team, but top-to-bottom competitive clubs that should make this one of the more exciting races to watch in college basketball. We broke down every team and why (or why not) to believe in them going into the 2018-19 season.
Today on the show, Brad and Kevin tackle their second conference of their preview series, the SEC. Thanks to some outstanding coaching hires, the league is now arguably the best conference in college basketball. They also give some thoughts on the ongoing trial in regards to the FBI scandal in college basketball.
All 14 SEC teams are previewed based on where they finished last year, then we run down our standings at the end and project Player of the Year, First Team All-Conference, and number of NCAA Tournament bids.
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.