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Eye On College Basketball

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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 at least three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.
 
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From Tuesday: Duke loses a stunner in overtime to Florida State, UNC loses a bad one to Miami and Baylor stops the bleeding against West Virginia. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down what the college basketball landscape looks like after a semi-chaotic Monday and Tuesday. Norlander's Court Report can be read here. (00:30) Florida State upset…
 
Subscribe to the Youtube Channel here!!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFb_xyBgOekQPZYC7Ijilw Norlander's column can be read here: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/kentucky-honors-former-coach-joe-b-hall-with-a-near-perfect-game-in-demolition-of-rival-tennessee/ The college basketball weekend featured a lot of chaos, and there'…
 
It was a wild thursday night in College Basketball! UCLA, BYU took big losses that might affect their seeding long term. Gonzaga put up 110 and Iowa became legit. (01:36) - UCLA loses in OT (11:39) - Iowa is legit (27:00) - Final Four and One Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
On January 11th, there were two undefeated teams left in college basketball. By the end of January 11th, there were no more undefeated teams left in college basketball. And that's just the START of the chaotic evening that was the college basketball slate. (01:17) -There are no more undefeated teams in college basketball (03:42) - Texas Tech is on …
 
In the first somewhat full slate of college basketball games this weekends, there was one prevalent theme to it -- upsets. And a lot of them. Catch the latest episode of Eye On College basketball to recap a the upset laden weekend. (00:30) Duke gets upset by Miami (16:00) Duke wasn't the only one who had to deal with an upset. (20:10) Texas might b…
 
Is the Big Ten the best conference in the country? So far with Johnny Davis and Wisconsin leading the scoring race, it sure looks like it at this point. Gary Parrish and David Cobb debate that and pick games on this Friday edition of the Eye On College Basketball Podcast. (01:28) - Wisconsin's Johnny Davis is a one man gang (13:54) - The Big Ten is…
 
LSU beat Auburn with a wacky ending and that's only the beginning of the early week shenanigans in college basketball. Providence got pasted by Marquette, Wisconsin and Johnny Davis got another big win and more. (2:00) - Kentucky loses a wild one in Baton Rouge (17:00) - Other early in the week shenanigans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m…
 
Baylor dispatched Iowa State in a business-like fashion on Saturday, cementing their no, 1 ranked status for quote a while. A date with the Kansas Jayhawks looms but is there any other team in the Big 12 that will knock off the champs? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss. (1:17) - Baylor is awesome (14:35) - Despite losing, Iowa State is still …
 
Before getting into the episode, we want to extend our thoughts to all who have been impacted by the devastating wildfires in Colorado. As the guys discuss on the show, the link below was put up by local officials for all who wish to donate in recovery efforts. https://www.commfound.org/grants/get-grant/Boulder-County-Wildfire-Fund It's the final s…
 
So thanks to COVID-19, there weren't any good games to preview or discuss on Wednesday, so instead we decided to give you a massive mailbag episode to help answers most of your wise questions that you asked. Are there more socks in the world or are there more chairs in the world? How many slices of pizza are acceptable to eat in a single setting? P…
 
The boys are back from Christmas and they brought their top 10 stories of 2021 with them. What made the list? Listen and find out! (12:47) Houston goes on COVID Pause (30:17) Top 10 stories of 2021 (57:32) Did it happen in 2020, or 2021? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy CBS Sports, College Basketball, Basketball, NBA Draft, March Madness
 
Subscribe to the Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFb_xyBgOekQPZYC7Ijilw Matt Norlander's Court report: https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/court-report-how-omicron-variant-of-covid-19-could-upend-college-basketball-as-leagues-flip-forfeit-rules/ It's two days before Christmas and the Eye On College Basketball Podcas…
 
The insane rivalry known as Kentucky-Louisville is off, but Western Kentucky steps in to play a game that looks to benefit the entire region. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander ponder if the COVID-19 related forfeits should stop in the big conferences. NC State receives a lot of grace from the IARP, should schools like Arizona, Kansas and Memphis take…
 
Kentucky blew out North Carolina in the CBS Classic and it's fair to wonder how good North Carolina actually is. Baylor head coach Scott Drew won his 400th game this weekend against Oregon. The Memphis Tigers are back in the news -- for only having 4 players vaccinated. How will this affect their season going forward? And Gary has a story about los…
 
The CBS Classic that was supposed to be a doubleheader, has now turned into a single game and we all have the omicron variant of COVID-19 to blame for this. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down how exactly we got here and preview the game that we do have left from this -- North Carolina vs Kentucky in December. Also the Final Four and one pic…
 
Memphis upset Alabama in Memphis, so are the Tigers back? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss whether or not the Tigers can turn things around and make the NCAA tournament! Plus, we've seen four teams ranked no.1 so far this season, can we see a few more before the season ends. And Gary tells a fun story about Stephen Curry just one night after…
 
After this weekend, Baylor established themselves as the best team in the country. Houston and Bama was a great game that had some additional controversy. Illinois and Arizona battled it out in one of the games of the weekend, and is Michigan or Memphis the most disappointing team in the country right now. (03:24) Baylor is the best team in the cou…
 
The great state of New Jersey had itself a really great night on Thursday night, and Matt Norlander and David Cobb recapped it all! From the stunning upset in Piscataway to Seton Hall beating Texas and solidifying their resume as right before conference play starts. And because it's Friday means that it's time for the Final Four and One Picks for t…
 
Subscribe to the Eye On College Basketball Youtube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeFb_xyBgOekQPZYC7Ijilw James Madison upset Virginia, and Gary Parrish was caught in the court storm. Gary and Matt Norlander break down the latest Virginia loss and why the Cavaliers will likely not go dancing this season. The Jimmy V Classic gave us …
 
Nate Oats leads Alabama into a massive upset of Gonzaga in Seattle, Wisconsin thrashed Marquette. This weekend of college basketball was really good and Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander will break it all down. 00:00 Start (1:28) Gonzaga loses their third game of the season (15:00) Something is rotten in Memphis (37:04) Iowa State and Minnesota are u…
 
Click here to watch the Youtube version: https://youtu.be/N5dQdNW4jrU Not even an hour after the guys finished recording, the college basketball world had breaking news -- Mark Turgeon and the Maryland Terrapins were parting ways. This spurred both Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander into action to break down why it happened now, some of the stress Tur…
 
If you want to watch this video version of this episode CLICK HERE : https://youtu.be/BcaQHzdYQfg It's the third weekend in college basketball, and it's time to look at the teams that and underwhelming thus far in the season. Oregon, Michigan and Maryland stumbling out of the gate has Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander asking questions about what thei…
 
It was just on Sunday when everyone thought that the Duke Blue Devils were the best team in college basketball, and then they lost to Ohio State a few days later. Purdue though? They just mashed Florida State at home Tuesday night and look like they'll earn their first number one ranking in school history. Plus, does the ACC kinda stink? Gary Parri…
 
Subscribe to the Youtube Channel to catch the podcast LIVE!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8ovZxpaKwk With feast week over, Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander help navigate you through the college basketball smorgasbord ! The guys start off with a recap of Duke and Gonzaga's great matchup, then ponder if Iowa State is good or not and fret about the…
 
The epic clash between no. 1 ranked Gonzaga and no. 2 ranked UCLA was much flatter than expected. In fact, Gonzaga dominated. Parrish and Norlander break down what went right for the 'Zags in their Las Vegas showdown. Plus, is the WCC good enough to deserve four teams this year? The guys break that down as well PLUS give their Final Four and one pi…
 
Purdue and Arizona had massive wins in the second official weekend of the college basketball season. Purdue had big wins over North Carolina AND Villanova and in one host's eye -- cemented their status as one of the top teams in the country. Arizona rolled no. 4 ranked Michigan and minted themselves as a top 25 team in the country. Plus is UNC in t…
 
The Big 10 as a whole has had a rough start to the college basketball season as the Gavitt Games have left a bunch of bruises on some resumes. Parrish and Norlander break down what this could mean for the season at large PLUS the Final Four And One picks for this weekend. (00:45) The Big Ten is in T-R-O-U-B-L-E (22:05) How has Gary's Top 25 plus on…
 
It's the second Tuesday of the college basketball season and the day was loaded with news and notes -- and then games happened! Michigan becomes the first top-five team in the country to lose a home game, the Virginia Cavaliers get stomped by the Houston Cougars, and BYU looks like an unstoppable wrecking machine early in this season. But first, Pa…
 
The opening weekend of College Basketball didn't give us just one but two awesome games this weekend, but first Norlander and Parrish discuss broken water heaters, long cross country flights and Sunday night Dwight Yoakam concerts. The guys then recap Texas taking an L when they visited no. 1 ranked Gonzaga, add in a "Drew Timme is likely the Natio…
 
The College basketball season's first weekend starts with a massive slate of games that will determine how we see a bunch of the contenders. But first, Parrish and Norlander dive into the NCAA reprimanding Oklahoma State fans for sending threats to NCAA officials. Also, the first college basketball weekend also means the return of the Final Four pl…
 
The Season is HERE, Norlander is recording from Madison Square Garden and Parrish is recording from his hotel room. They open with an important life question for us all: when is it not okay to eat leftover pizza? Then they break down the main event of the Champions Classic -- Duke vs Kentucky. Did everyone underestimate what the Blue Devils can be …
 
t's the first college basketball YouTube podcast ever! (Don't fact check that.) The season is nearly here, as Parrish and Norlander open the show with a mention of the first game of the season: Manhattan vs Manhattanville, of course. Then they get to the real stuff: breaking down the awesome slate of Champions Classic games. First: No. 3 Kansas Jay…
 
Subscribe here to the brand-new Eye On College Basketball Youtube Page Spoiler alert! Parrish and Norlander give their picks on the Final Four, championship game and who will win it all. The guys then dive into this year's crop of tournament sleepers, as well as some of the teams that might not make the tournament at all! The episode closes with No…
 
An NCAA appeals committee decided this week to uphold the Committee on Infractions' decision from 17 months ago to ban Oklahoma State for the postseason. The Cowboys are ineligible in 2022. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the decision in depth, with some additional reporting from Norlander's scoop earlier on Wednesday. The guys also get int…
 
Our final conference-related preview for the 2021-22 season hits on a sweet 16 set of teams you need to know about now that there's -- you ready? -- just ONE week until the season begins! Parrish and Norlander open the show by discussing what would prevent Gonzaga from being a No. 1 seed/living up to expectations, and then at the 19-minute mark, th…
 
Our final big conference preview homes in on a league that could send as many as eight to the tourney. Parrish and Norlander save their longest league preview for last, as the SEC has eight compelling teams with realistic chances of making the 2022 NCAA Tournament. The league breaks down into three tiers: some combination of Alabama, Kentucky, Arka…
 
The Conference of Champions is coming off an all-time heater in the NCAA Tournament. What's the follow-up going to be like? Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish have UCLA at No. 1 with a bullet, then think Oregon and USC will give decent chase. But reality is, this could be a four-bid league in 2022. Hard to see how it gets more than five, but we've got…
 
Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish continue our conference series with a 37-minute examination of the home of the reigning national champs, the Big 12. Can Baylor have a third elite season in a row? Kansas or Texas at the top? The guys lay out what's ahead and give analysis of every team in the league, including their picks to win the league, to be in…
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander continue their preseason package of power-conference previews with a look at the B1G. It's probably going to be the best league in America, and should have the most compelling race at the top. Michigan, Purdue, Illinois = the clear-cut top three. Ohio State = very strong No. 4. Then? Maryland, Indiana and Michigan St…
 
We're back into the swing of our conference previews, with the Big East getting today's spotlight. It's Villanova at the top, and then Xavier and UConn in a battle for No. 2. Will this be a four-bid league? Five? The guys go through the best players, projected order of finish and the five biggest storylines for the 11-team league that ... might be …
 
Our picks for All-America teams, player of the year, freshman of the year and coach of the year published at CBSSports.com -- and on the CBS Sports app -- this week. Today's episode reveals who won out, plus Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander reveal each of their individual ballots. Read more about the CBS Sports 2021-22 preseason A-A teams here. Lear…
 
Our league previews continue with a dive into the largest conference of them all: the 15-team ACC. Norlander and GP open with a riff on Coach K’s send-off season, then get into projected league order, talk Paolo Banchero as the best freshman and likely player in the ACC, but also discuss if there’s a true national championship contender in this con…
 
We're again loading up our preseason podcast schedule by delivering you episodes almost every weekday from now up until the opening day of the season. The first of our league previews is on the American, which has two Final Four contenders (Houston, Memphis), three more NCAA Tournament hopefuls (Wichita State, SMU, UCF) and then a drop-off in the b…
 
Monday brought about the latest bit of news that has us geeked for the season to get going: the release of the preseason AP Top 25. GP and Norlander detail who made the rankings, what surprises -- if any -- and give some time to St. Bonaventure, which finds itself with an AP ranking next to its name for the first time since 1971! The guy also discu…
 
This week CBS Sports published Matt Norlander's annual ranking of every team in men's college basketball. Today's episode goes deep into those rankings, with a comparison of his top teams vs. where Gary Parrish has his Top 25 And 1. It's official. The preseason is here. Read along with the rankings as you listen to the podcast below. The guys also …
 
Welcome to the the final slow news week for college basketball until the middle of April. Parrish & Norlander take you inside more of their exclusive conversations with coaches by discussing the results of their Candid Coaches series, which is wrapping this week. Links to the stories are posted below. The ep opens with coaches’ belief that Oklahoma…
 
GP and Norlander open this episode on the potential for future men’s and women’s Final Fours to be played in the same city. Then the guys get to their Candid Coaches (9:30) stories from this week (links below), starting with who will be the best player in college basketball. Then: the variety of responses regarding vaccination rates and forfeits (2…
 
READ: Parrish's column on Jon Scheyer | Norlander's column on 50 things to know 50 days before the season starts Just who are the 10 most famous men’s college players of the past 20 years? We answer that question on this episode, and it’s because JJ Redick — who is certainly one of the 10 — announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday. But befo…
 
Kentucky landed five-star prospect Chris Livingston Wednesday evening, cementing John Calipari with the No. 1 class in 2022. GP and Norlander lead on that, then spend the rest of the episode going through listener questions for another special mailbag episode. Does it venture into the bizarre? Of course it does. Thank you for your questions, and ke…
 
Welcome to September. Football season has arrived -- and yet there's no shortage of basketball news to get to. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on Kentucky landing Shaedon Sharpe, its highest-ranked recruit since ... well that part's tricky. Then they discuss Gonzaga coach Mark Few (12:00) being cited for drunk driving on Monday. The Big 12 is …
 
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