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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.

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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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.




Alabama-Gonzaga; Memphis is a disaster; Kansas’ title potential; full weekend recap (College Basketball 12/05)

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 undefeated and still cruising. (48:16) Kansas is championship good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices



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 Turgeon was facing and who are the early candidates for this job. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Michigan, Oregon, Maryland biggest disappointments so far; weekend betting picks/preview includes Purdue, Gonzaga (College Basketball 12/03)

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 their seasons might look like at this point. COVID-19 is back and now it's postponed at least five games this season and threatens to do more damage....


Duke exposed by Ohio State; Purdue is the best team in college hoops; ACC already in trouble (College Basketball 12/01)

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 Parrish and Matt Norlander break all of that down on the 1st December episode of 2021! (00:46) - Duke/Ohio State recap (22:51) - Purdue has only one...


Duke beats Gonzaga, edges Purdue for No. 1. T’giving weekend winners: Baylor, Florida, Dayton, LSU, USC and BYU (College Basketball 11/28)

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 turnover issues that the Memphis Tigers currently have at the moment. The pod closes with Monday and Tuesday games that you need to see. (6:02) -...


Gonzaga blasts UCLA. Next up: Duke on Friday. Plus: picks, previews for all Thanksgiving weekend (College Basketball 11/24)

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 picks a few days early to prepare for the first LIVE podcast that hits on Sunday. Watch and Subscribe to the Channel HERE: https://t.co/ntPj2TeEuG...


Purdue, Arizona win the weekend; Michigan, UNC stumbling; Feast Week + Gonzaga-UCLA preview (College Basketball 11/22)

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 trouble going forward this season and a preview of Tuesday's Gonzaga/UCLA tilt. (03:10) Purdue had an awesome weekend (18:42) UNC might be in...


Big Ten (and ACC + Pac-12) off to a rough start; Big East and Big 12 soaring; weekend picks + preview (College Basketball 11/19)

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 one changed since March (27:02) Norlander's Nuggets (40:49) Final Four And One previews and Picks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


No suspension for Duke’s Paolo Banchero; Big East, WCC off to great starts; the Big Ten is suspect already; Loyola Chicago to A-10 (College Basketball 11/17)

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, Parrish and Norlander must discuss Duke's Paolo Banchero and his citation for aiding and abetting DWI of his own jeep. Plus, Sister Jean and the...


Drew Timme + Gonzaga romp Texas; UCLA-Villanova was awesome; recapping the rest of opening weekend (College Basketball 11/15)

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 National Player of the Year Conversation" and get to Friday night's UCLA/Villanova game and more! (08:00) More teams should play ranked opponents...


Nova-UCLA, Texas-Gonzaga lead our first weekend preview and picks; NCAA fires back at Oklahoma State (College Basketball 11/12)

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 plus one! Find out who Parrish and Norlander have picked to emerge victorious this weekend! (1:01) Oklahoma St. gets reprimanded by the NCAA (11:59)...


The season is finally here!: Champions Classic recap and other news and notes (College Basketball 11/10)

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 this season? Is Paolo Banchero the real deal? The guys answer these questions and more. Plus other news and notes from a very noisy opening night...


The season is (almost!) here: Champions Classic picks/preview for Kansas vs. Michigan State, Duke vs. Kentucky (College Basketball 11/08)

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 Jayhawks vs. the Michigan State Spartans, then the final matchup between Coach K and Coach Cal, as No. 9 Duke takes on 10th-ranked Kentucky. The pod...


Time for our big predictions: NCAA Tournament, Final Four, national champ, plus sleepers and more (College Basketball 11/5)

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 Norlander giving a dozen regular season and tournament predictions for this upcoming year. 9:10 - Parrish and Norlander make their Final Four picks...


🚨NCAA upholds postseason ban on Oklahoma State, Cowboys will sit in 2022 (Emergency Podcast)

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 into Jalen Wilson's suspension at Kansas (28:00) for DUI and Kofi Cockburn's three-game suspension (36:30) for selling team gear earlier this year,...


College hoops picks, predictions, season preview: Gonzaga leads our best-of-the-rest teams for '21-22 (College Basketball 11/02)

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, the guys get into Norlander's list of the 15 best non-Gonzaga teams from outside the power-conference structure. Come here to find your future...


League preview, picks, predictions: The SEC (College Basketball 10/29)

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, Arkansas and Tennessee. Then a quartet of Alabama, Mississippi State, Florida and LSU. And then the other six teams, of which at least one could...


League preview, predictions, picks: The Pac-12 (College Basketball 10/28)

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 thoughts on every team, of course. Our series continues with a look around what's out West, including why Washington State will play in the...


League preview, picks, predictions: The Big 12 (College Basketball 10/27)

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 the NCAA Tournament picture and the most notable new names in the conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


League preview, predictions, picks: The Big Ten (College Basketball 10/26)

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 State are forecasting as comfortable NCAA Tournament teams. Rutgers:also still pretty good! What's a reasonable expectation for Iowa after Luka...