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Monday Overreactions: Auburn's good, Duke's better

Rob Dauster was joined on Monday by Dalen Cuff, an analyst at ESPN, to break down everything that has happened in the first week of the college hoops season. Here are the overreactions they dive into on Monday's podcast: OPEN: Auburn is the best team in the SEC? 19:30: We really should be worried about Kentucky. 31:20: Can anyone beat Duke this season? 36:30: C.J. Massinburg with the performance of the season?


Champions Classic turns into the Zion Williamson show

Rob Dauster is back to breakdown everything that happened at the Champions Classic on Tuesday night, from Kansas looking like a No. 1 team in the country for all of two hours, until Duke showed up and let us know who college basketball's best is this season.


Basketball is back! Previewing the Champions Classic

Basketball is finally back! After months of talking about not basketball, Rob Dauster was joined by CJ Moore of The Athletic on Monday to breakdown the Champions Classic -- Kentucky! Duke! Michigan State! Kansas! -- while also working through some prop bets for the season and some predictions on All-Americans that aren't that teams outside the top 25 poll that should be in there. OPEN: Power forwards are no longer powerful. They're skilled. The rise of the playmaking four. 11:30: Kansas...


SEC Preview Podcast

Rob Dauster was joined by Scott Phillips to break down everyone in the SEC. A year after the league sent eight teams to the NCAA tournament, they enter the 2018-19 season with three teams in the top ten and as many as nine teams in the mix for an NCAA tournament bid. Can they get there? Will Kentucky win a national title? Can either Auburn or Tennessee repeat as SEC champs? Just how good is Florida, or LSU, or Mississippi State? What happens with Missouri after Jontay Porter's injury? It's...


Pac-12 Preview Podcast

Rob Dauster was joined by Raphielle Johnson for the Pac-12 Preview edition of the College Basketball Talk podcast. The two break down the entire conference, going through each team alphabetically while detailing precisely how and why each team will finish where they finish. Is this the year Steve Alford gets fired? Can Washington actually win the league? Will Arizona or USC come out of the FBI's investigation into college basketball better than they were a year ago? What should be make of...


Big Ten Preview Podcast

Rob Dauster was joined by Scott Phillips on Thursday morning to dive into everything Big Ten. Can Michigan repeat last season's run to the national title game? What do we make of this Michigan State team after losing Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson? Is Romeo Langford worth the hype? Is Carsen Edwards? Can Wisconsin get back to their winning ways? That and more can all be found here: 4:49: Illinois 10:09: Indiana 17:59: Iowa 22:09: Maryland 26:19: Michigan 32:14: Michigan State 41:19:...


Big East Preview Podcast

On Tuesday, Rob Dauster was joined by Travis Hines to walk through the Big East team by team. Is this Villanova's league to win again? Just how good is St. John's now that Mustapha Heron is eligible? Can Marquette actually get any stops this season? Can Providence, Creighton or Seton Hall sneak into the top five of the league? Where is Xavier in the post-Chris Mack era? You can get it all here: 9:40: Butler 14:10: Creighton 19:05: DePaul 21:40: Georgetown 27:20: Marquette 35:30:...


Big 12 Preview Podcast

Rob Dauster was joined on Thursday morning by Travis Hines to walk through each and every team in the Big 12, breaking down what they lost, what they bring back and who has a chance to take down Kansas and win the league. (Hint: It's probably no one.) Is Kansas State really worth being a borderline top ten team? What happens to Press Virginia now that Jevon Carter is gone? Is TCU for real? Will Kansas have this season wiped from the record books. It's all in here. OPEN: Baylor 9:33: Iowa...


AAC Preview Podcast, the NCAA corruption trial

Rob Dauster was joined by Travis Hines on Thursday to talk through the American Athletic Conference and to provide a preview of the teams in that league. In addition to talking about the likes of Memphis and UConn, the two spent the open of the show on the trial that has engulfed the basketball world and whether or not it will ever live up to the disastrous potential that the investigation had when it was first revealed more than a year ago. OPEN: So let’s talk about this trial and its...


ACC Preview Podcast

Rob Dauster was joined on Monday morning by Scott Phillips to roll through the College Basketball Talk ACC preview podcast. Just how good will Duke’s freshmen end up being? Can Virginia overcome the demons of the worst tourney loss of all-time? Why is Theo Pinson a bigger loss for North Carolina than Joel Berry II? Which of the mass of teams in the middle of the league can get to a Final Four? It’s all here. Open: Boston College 7:12: Clemson 11:57: Duke 20:42: Florida State 26:27:...


Preseason Top 25, All-American teams

As the College Basketball Talk podcast returns, Rob Dauster was joined by Raphielle Johnson to breakdown the NBC Sports preseason top 25 and the preseason All-American teams that were released this week. Here is a full rundown of today's podcast: OPEN: Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and Gonzaga are the clear-cut preseason top four. 19:30: Which top ten team is the most likely to be a bust? 22:30: What should we do with Loyola-Chicago heading into 2018-19? 25:15: Washington vs....


RIP RPI: Everything you need to know about the NCAA's move to NET

The NCAA has gotten rid of the RPI and introduced a brand new metric into our world: The NCAA Evaluation Tool, or NET. Today, Rob Dauster brought Kevin Pauga -- the creator of the KPI, one of the six metrics used on the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee's team sheets, and one of the people in the room as this metric was being discussed -- onto the podcast to talk about everything that you need to know about NET, what's changed and what has stayed the same.


What's wrong with the NABC's proposal for recruiting changes? Everything.

Brian Snow of 247 Sports joined Rob Dauster on Tuesday to talk through everything that's wrong with the NABC's proposed changes for the July Live Recruiting Period and why the idea that AAU is "bad for basketball" is a false narrative that parroted by people that don't know what they're talking about.


Michael Porter Jr.'s health and other NBA draft storylines

Jeff Goodman joined Rob Dauster on Friday to talk about the health of Michael Porter Jr. and whether or not the recent news coming out about him will hurt where he gets picked. They also work through Marvin Bagley III, Trae Young and the rest of the lottery. OPEN: Porter is injured again. How bad is it? 27:30: Deandre Ayton or Marvin Bagley III at No. 1? 35:15: Wendell Carter Jr., Trae Young and the middle of the lottery. 44:15: Is Mo Bamba going to be a bust? Who are the sleepers in...


Burner Twitters and NBA Draft Deadline Day

The deadline for underclassmen testing the waters of the NBA draft to return to school came and went on Wednesday night, and to break down all the winners and losers from decision day Rob Dauster was joined by Sports Illustrated's NBA draft expert Jeremy Woo. They worked through all the theories on Bryan Colangelo's inability to control his family's social media activity as well as what Tyus Battle's return means, how much the Big Ten hierarchy changed in the last 24 hours and why we have...


The Second Annual NBA Mock Draft Podcast, part 1

Rob Dauster of College Basketball Talk was joined by Kurt Helin, the host of Pro Basketball Talk, to put together a mock draft podcast. On Part 1, here on the CBT feed, you can find a breakdown of the first seven picks in the draft, with Rob providing player breakdowns and Kurt bringing the knowledge on team needs and player fit. Part 2 of the podcast, which includes picks 8-30, can be found on the Pro Basketball Talk feed here. The Rundown: OPEN: Do the Celtics have the best chance to...


The Knight Commission, the Commission on College Basketball, Romeo Langford and James Wiseman

Rob Dauster was joined by Gary Parrish of CBS Sports on Monday afternoon to work through the latest happenings in the college basketball world, from the Knight Commission to the Commission on College Basketball to the recruitment of the likes of Romeo Langford and James Wiseman. It is a good conversation, one that spends quite a bit of time discussing Kylia Carter and the things that she had to say today in front of the Knight Commission as well as taking a deep dive into babies on...


NBA Draft Early Entry Deadline: Winners, losers and who has the most on the line?

The NBA Draft Early Entry Deadline came and went on Sunday night, meaning there are now roughly 60 college players that have signed with an agent and another 100 or so that have declared for the draft while retaining their college eligibility. Who were the winners? Who were the losers? Who has the most on the line? Sam Vecenie of the Game Theory podcast joined Rob Dauster to talk through all of it. The rundown: OPEN: What do NBA teams value in players these days? 10:00: Villanova has more...


Final Four recap, preseason top 25, Donte DiVincenzo tweets

To put a bow on the 2017-18 college basketball season and the 2018 NCAA tournament Rob Dauster brought Gary Parrish of CBS Sports to talk about, among other things, how he's become a celebrity that doesn't actually go to games, why he didn't wish Rob a happy birthday on his birthday and Donte DiVincenzo tweets. Here's the rundown: OPEN: So what did we think of San Antonio as a Final Four city? 11:30: Villanova won the title. Are they an all-time great team? 26:00: Donte DiVincenzo's...