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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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.




Super Saturday: Zags-Gaels, Boilers-Hoosiers, Devils-Heels, Illini-Hawkeyes, Jayhawks-Clones, Horns-Wildcats and more (College Basketball 02/03)

We've got a long episode for you to carry into the weekend. It's a loaded first Saturday in February. GP and Norlander cover the biggest game of the weekend -- Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary's. Amid the conversation, GP asks if Saint Mary's are indeed computer trickers. Elsewhere: A lot of coaches came into this season on the hot seat, and yet they're thriving, or at least better than expected. The guys discuss who they believe will make the NCAA Tournament and those that won't. All of that, PLUS...


Kansas avenges, Big 12 race thickens; ACC notes; Xavier takes big injury hit; key week for Mountain West (College Basketball 02/01)

Norlander's back in the saddle, it's the beginning of February, and we must talk Kansas' win over Kansas State and the super-compelling Big 12 race. After that, the guys stumble into a ridiculous #TriviaTime, talk Clemson and its shakiness at the top of the ACC, Alabama vs. Tennessee, Nevada, the Mountain West, Zach Freemantle's injury, and the Wednesday and Thursday college basketball slate. The exact kind of show to help out your Wednesday, we think. Read: Norlander: How Xavier senior...


Despite loss, Alabama is still the No. 2 team in the land; Creighton and Indiana are balling right now (College Basketball 01/29)

The Big 12-SEC Challenge was chaotic; even then, some things were restored to order by the end of the weekend. Alabama got its door blown off by Oklahoma, but despite that Gary Parrish makes the case that they're still the 2nd best team in the country. Plus, Creighton and Indiana have been amongst the best teams in the nation can either one of them win their regular season conference titles? »Eye on College Basketball is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts,...


How many bids for Pac-12? UConn treading water; Clemson player’s viral video; weekend preview + picks (College Basketball 01/27)

After another night in the chaotic Pac-12, we wake up to find that Utah is *checks notes* second?? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander handicap the league race and set the over/under at 3.5 for Pac-12 tourney bids. After that, Norlander recaps what he saw Wednesday night in Storrs, where UConn's home rally fell short against Xavier. He's still in on Connecticut, and so is GP. Beyond that, we've got an amusing update from a hospital bed in South Carolina, we pay respect to Billy Packer (rest in...


Big 12 has 6 Final Four contenders; Mountain West has 3-5 NCAAT teams; 19-1 FAU is legit (College Basketball 01/25)

There was even more Big 12-related chaos as Iowa State exposed Kansas State to some more of that good, ol' Hilton magic on Tuesday night. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander explain how the Big 12 has a robust amount of Final Four contenders in the conference. P »Eye on College Basketball is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. »Follow our team: @EyeonCBBPodcast @GaryParrishCBS @MattNorlander...


Stunners: Temple over No. 1 Houston, TCU romps No. 2 Kansas; Terquavion Smith injured, Bacot makes UNC history; Zona-UCLA (College Basketball 01/22)

Everyone in the College Basketball world was buzzing about TCU's massive win over No. 2 ranked Kansas 83- 60, until Temple knocked off the No. 1 Houston. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander will help you understand what the phog happened on Saturday. Terquavion Smith's unfortunate injury also took up some ink, but GP makes the case that the Wolfpack still has the best resume in the state of North Carolina. Plus the guys preview the Monday and Tuesday slate, AND deviate into their top 5...


Mike Brey stepping down in March; Gonzaga’s 76-game streak ends vs. LMU; UCLA-Arizona highlights weekend preview (College Basketball 01/20)

Not such a quiet Thursday night in college hoops: After a tenure that spans 20-plus years, Mike Brey will resign in March at Notre Dame. GP and Norlander have an in-depth conversation on this news, then lay out some (logical) names that do and don't make sense for the school to target. Elsewhere, how about Loyola Marymount? The Lions snapped Gonzaga's 76-game home winning streak. Historic night, which means Gonzaga's 1-seed streak is the next thing to go. And, as always on Friday, the Final...


Your COY frontrunner: Jerome Tang; Big 12 race 🐎; who is the best team in North Carolina? (College Basketball 01/18)

READ: Norlander's Court Report Kansas State outlasted No. 2 Kansas in overtime, and with that, K-State coach Jerome Tang became the frontrunner for the National Coach of the Year. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander open on the 'Cats and break down the three-way race for the Big 12 regular season title between Kansas, Kansas State, and Iowa State. Then, how about this: Which is the best team in the state of North Carolina? Not an easy answer at the moment. Plus: previewing the Wednesday and...


Clemson is king of the ACC—so far; Kentucky nabs biggest win of noisy weekend; Arkansas, Zona, UConn trending ⬇️(College Basketball 01/15)

Disclaimer: Episode was taped prior to the news of Alabama's Darius Miles being arrested and charged with capital murder. The Clemson Tigers are 7-0 in ACC play for the first time in history. This could be the best Tigers team since 1990. Elsewhere, Kentucky put a stop to its losing skid. At Arkansas, we ponder whether or not the Razorbacks can hold it together long enough to make the NCAA Tournament after a bad loss to Vanderbilt. And before we take a look at the Monday and Tuesday slate,...


Why UCLA & Alabama are 1-seed-level teams, why Arkansas is no tourney🔒; Final Four And 1 picks (College Basketball 1/13)

The UCLA Bruins have won 12 games in a row and feel like the favorites to win the Pac-12, so why is no one really talking about them? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander dive into that, then touch on non-Kentucky SEC discussion and evaluate whether or not Alabama is deserving of a 1-seed, and if they still feel good about Arkansas still making the NCAA Tournament. PLUS, with only one game separating them, the guys get into their weekend Final Four And 1 picks. (00:23) - UCLA deserves more love...


Calipari’s got a disaster at Kentucky; Michigan St. quietly back in the mix; more Tues. reax, big Wednesday preview (CBB 01/11)

South Carolina strolled into Rupp Arena and snapped Kentucky's 28-game home winning streak. Is this the sign that things have hit rock bottom in Lexington for John Calipari? YEP. Elsewhere, Michigan State has quietly rolled seven straight wins together, should Sparty get some more ink? All those questions answered, plus UNC-UVA, Oklahoma-Kansas, more K-State chatter and a HUGE preview for Wednesday and Thursday. Read: Norlander's Court Report »Eye on College Basketball is available for free...


Big 12 plot twists, Kentucky’s caving, Arizona’s super strange loss + wknd recap (CBB 01/08)

Where to start after the past 48 hours? Let's go with the Big 12, which is very chaotic at the top. Kansas State is getting some more love after toppling Baylor over the weekend. Is this a top-10 team? Iowa State, we see you, too. Elsewhere, Kentucky took another bad loss. Arizona took an even worse one, somehow. Weird, really. We recap what has been a crazy (so: typical?) weekend. »Eye on College Basketball is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google...


Will Chris Beard get another shot as a Division 1 coach; Providence is no .1 in the Big East, are you surprised? And Weekend Final Four And One Picks (College Basketball 01/06)

Chris Beard is out at Texas, but will he receive another opportunity to coach another Division 1 basketball team? Kyle Boone and Gary Parrish break that down as well as talk about the possibility of John Calipari being the next coach of the Texas Longhorns. (1:45) - Will Chris Beard coach again in D1? (10:00) - Who will be coaching Texas next yer? (32:00) -Providence is alone at the top of the Big East. (41:00) - Final Four and One Picks »Eye on College Basketball is available for free on...


Why NCAA tourney isn’t expected to expand big; Pitt, K-State pick up huge Ws; beefy Wed & Thu preview (College Basketball 01/04)

Read: Norlander - Why major NCAA Tournament expansion won't happen despite recommendations to change March Madness The NCAA Tournament will not be expanding to 90 teams anytime soon, and Matt Norlander shares why. Also, is college basketball going through anarchy or is it typical college basketball in January? Look at what happened Monday and Tuesday, folks. No unbeatens left ALREADY. Plus: we get you ready for the loaded Wednesday and Thursday slates of games. »Eye on College Basketball is...


X ends UConn’s flawless season; Kansas controversially escapes Oklahoma St; more big winners from start of league play (College Basketball 1/1)

Biggest result of the weekend? Probably Sean Miller and Xavier ending UConn's undefeated streak. But first: someone went 6-0-1 in the Final 4 And 1, and for once, it wasn't Norlander. We get into the weekend's events, including some side commentary on the CFP semifinals, plus highlight a bunch of the big winners from Saturday and Sunday. Is Penn State legit? Should Charleston be ranked? Is Baylor not all that good? »Eye on College Basketball is available for free on the Audacy app as well as...


Kentucky fans fed up; Mizzou fans finally excited; New Year’s Eve preview and picks as we wrap 2022 (College Basketball 12/29)

Kentucky loses AGAIN, this time to Missouri. Kentucky fans are justifiably angry and Mizzou is building itself an NCAA Tournament case. The guys open on that, touch on the SEC overall, then get to previewing a pretty good NYE Saturday with their Final 4 And 1 picks. They also provide their dart throws at Saturday's CFP semifinals. A big episode to end 2022! »Eye on College Basketball is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and...


🎉 2022 Year in Review 🎉 CBB’s biggest stories and our favorite memories from the pod this year (College Basketball 12/27)

It's time for our annual, extensive look-back at 12 months worth of college basketball stories, highlights, drama and more. Parrish and Norlander each assembled top 10 lists for what they thought were the biggest stories this year. ... And it takes all of five minutes for this thing to skid off the tracks. But we think this is one of our most rewarding eps of the year. Thank you to all of our listeners and subscribers, and we can't wait to get to 2023! »Eye on College Basketball is available...


🎁🎄Holiday Mega Mailbag Special 🎁🎄 (College Basketball 12/23)

Happy Holidays to all of you, dear listeners. As promised, Norlander and GP have come with goodies galore. It's a Mega Mailbag Special. And that takes up almost all of this Santa-sized episode. But first, we have to deal with the train that GP wrecked, the Illinois steam engine that has gone flying off the tracks. What to make of their season now? That's the open, and then it's a sleigh-full of your questions. Merry Christmas to all! »Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts,...


SEC’s terrible Tuesday; Miami’s early claim for ACC fav; Providence gets big W; Frank Martin gets real about family struggles (College Basketball 12/21)

Norlander: Frank Martin has UMass off to a great start, but it initially came at a cost of high stress and family turmoil It's was a more eventful Tuesday than expected. FOUR higher ranked teams lost, so Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander survey the damage. Does Miami have a claim to be the best team in the ACC? The guys break down what happened in Coral Gables on Tuesday. UConn got pushed, Providence beat Marquette, Duke lost at Wake. Plus: Matt wrote a great piece on the struggles of Frank...


John Calipari is under siege; the story behind UNC’s escape; Zaga, Zona, Houston, Kansas with huge Ws on an epic sports weekend (College Basketball 12/18)

This weekend was an awesome one for college basketball — and the entire sports world. Norlander says it was the best of 2022. In CBB, UCLA made a statement about their title hopes with a controlling win over Kentucky. How much hot water is Calipari in right now? Also at the CBS Sports Classic, North Carolina got the win it needed against Ohio State; Norlander has the terrific backstory on the play that sent it to OT. Plus: more background on the Houston win over Virginia, Kansas' beatdown of...