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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.




Kentucky-Auburn, Louisville/Chris Mack, extended weekend takeaways and big mid-show surprise (College Basketball 01/23)

We've got a special Sunday night show for you -- and amid the greatest NFL weekend ever. On Saturday, the Auburn Tigers held serve at home. They'll be ranked No. 1 coming Monday. Gary Parrish was there, and he joins Matt Norlander to talk about Kentucky-Auburn for a few minutes before Norlander drops a surprise on GP right before his birthday. (00:28) Auburn holds serve against Kentucky (10:19) THE RETURN OF SAM (14:02) Should Shaedon Sharpe play for Kentucky this year? (20:10) Is Jabari...


Penny Hardaway goes after media, Indiana finally beats Purdue, previewing huge Kentucky-Auburn tilt (College Basketball 01/21)

Penny Hardaway had a nightmare of a press conference. It might well be the last time we talk about Memphis basketball this season. We open on that. Elsewhere: Purdue got taken out by Indiana. Gonzaga held serve against San Francisco. And much more. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap all of those games plus preview Auburn-Kentucky and other games this week. (0:45) Memphis loses and Penny goes off (20:32) Other news and notes from Wednesday and Thursday night games, led by Indiana's win...


Duke falls, Florida State is never losing an overtime game again, and we question the tournament credentials of Texas and UNC (College Basketball 01/19)

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 upsets No. 6 Duke (15:19) Purdue, Kansas and Baylor all had some big road wins on Monday and Tuesday (47:32) Are Texas and UNC going to make the NCAA...


Arguments for/against Auburn/Gonzaga at No. 1; Kentucky’s historic Tennessee beatdown; ranking Saturday’s seven most surprising upsets (College Basketball 01/16)

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's only one question going into Monday: Who's No. 1? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss whether or not Auburn or Gonzaga deserve that honor...


Latest with UCLA, Oregon, Iowa, Gonzaga; weekend preview/picks leads with Tennessee-Kentucky (College Basketball 01/14)

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


No undefeateds left: Baylor and USC upset means Auburn has the case for No. 1 after a huge Tuesday night in the sport (College Basketball 01/12)

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 a run (16:19) - USC also undefeated (28;00) There's a new number one (38:01) - Kansas barely escapes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Upset-laden weekend recap: Duke, Kansas, Texas all lose; at this point Auburn is most deserving of No. 2 ranking (College Basketball 01/09)

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 be slightly overrated (29:10) Is Auburn the 2nd best team in the country? (47:15) Tuesday games to watch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Wisconsin's Johnny Davis might be the player of the year; Big Ten is the best conference in the country; Final Four And One Picks (College Basketball 01/07)

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 the best basketball conference in the country (24:36) - Michigan State vs Michigan Preview (28:00) Kansan/Texas Tech Preview (31:27) Colorado...


LSU worms a win over Kentucky; Kansas rolling; Wisconsin tips over Purdue; time to rank Illinois? (College Basketball 01/05)

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices


Baylor-Iowa St.; Creighton, Nova get good Ws; other weekend takeaways (College Basketball 01/02)

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 good (22:21) - Other notable games from this weekend Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Auburn has Final Four DNA; Michigan does not. Plus: weekend picks, Kentucky honors Tubby Smith (College Basketball 12/31)

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 show of 2021 and Auburn looks like they may be the best team in the SEC! Providence has the most Quad one wins in the country AND games being...


There are no good games, so here’s our gift to you: a HUGE mailbag episode! (College Basketball 12/29)

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? Parrish and Norlander answer those questions along with a few basketball ones as well. (2:54) - The NCAA tournament will not be played in a bubble...


2021 Year in Review: Ranking and debating the biggest stories of the year (College Basketball 12/26)

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/adchoices


Tennessee-Arizona, Tshiebwe’s 28 rebounds, Duke looks even better, leagues change forfeit rules; plus our Festivus grievances! (College Basketball 12/23)

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 Podcast has some grievances to air. How are conference changing up their COVID-19 forfeit policies? Plus a few other news and notes. (4:50)...


Kentucky loses Louisville, agrees to play Western Kentucky; NC State spared by IARP; latest COVID pauses (College Basketball 12/21)

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 that as a good sign for their upcoming cases. (4:25) How Kentucky and Western Kentucky came together to play on Wednesday (13:17) Should COVID-19...


UK highs, UNC woes; 30-plus teams on COVID pause — with Memphis in more trouble than any of them

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 losing his passport and drivers license that is simply unbelievable. (00:55) North Carolina got demolished by Kentucky (18:55) Can Baylor win back to...


COVID chaos is back in college hoops; UNC-Kentucky CBS Sports Classic preview; weekend picks (College Basketball 12/17)

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 picks for the weekend. (2:48) - The CBS Classic turns into one game (9:38) - How did we get here in terms of games (23:15) - UNC/ Kentucky preview...


Memphis twists the plot; how long will Baylor hold No. 1; memories of Steph Curry at Davidson (College Basketball 12/15)

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 the former Davidson Wildcat breaks the NBA scoring record. (1:07) - Memphis is back (maybe) (24:01) - How many different No. 1 ranked teams will...


Baylor = best program in CBB; Houston-Bama controversy; Kentucky, Michigan disappointing; case for Arizona (College Basketball 12/12)

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 country (16:53) Bama/Houston was awesome.. (26:51) Kentucky and Arkansas lose to unranked teams (38:07) Purdue nearly loses to NC State (53:55) Is...


All hail Jersey! Rutgers stuns No. 1 Purdue, Seton Hall beats Texas; picking, previewing a stacked weekend (College Basketball 12/10)

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 the weekend! (05:23) - Piscataway Prayer/ Rutgers beats Purdue (31:00) - Seton Hall adds a big win over the Texas Longhorns (47:50) - Weekend games...