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Covering the newsmakers in college basketball all year long

Covering the newsmakers in college basketball all year long
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Covering the newsmakers in college basketball all year long




Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley, and Legal Analyst Amy Dash

Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley is fresh off his trip to Peru where he led the Big East All-Star team to a bronze medal in the Pan-Am Games. He speaks to the experience on and off the court, his assistants, Brown's Mike Martin and Seton Hall's Kevin Willard, and bonding with the players he'll face off against this coming season. He also offers some analysis on returners Myles Cale from Seton Hall, Ty-Shon Alexander from Creighton, Villanova's Collin Gillespie, and his own David Duke and AJ...


Phil Martelli of Michigan, and Northwestern's Chris Collins

Former Saint Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli is excited about his new assistant job at Michigan! He talks about Head Coach Juwan Howard, what he hopes to contribute to Juwan's program and staff, and the role that longtime friend and current Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari played in the whole thing! Phil breaks down the Michigan roster, how he plans to approach games, and how he feels about the new recruiting schedule and process. Then, Northwestern University Head Coach Chris Collins...


Saint Mary's Randy Bennett, Davidson's Bob McKillop, and Robert Morris' Andy Toole

Andy was at the College Basketball Academy at UCONN and caught up with Randy Bennett from Saint Mary's, Bob McKillop of Davidson, and Robert Morris Head Coach Andy Toole. Randy weighed in on the strength of the WCC, why he's feeling confident about the upcoming season, and the improvements he's seen in Jordan Ford, who could easily be one of the lead guards in the country. Then Coach McKillop checks in from Davidson, to update the status of returning players Jon Axel and Kellan Grady, and...


Michigan's Juwan Howard and Oregon's Dana Altman

Juwan Howard is a Michigan alum and the new Michigan basketball Head Coach. He speaks about returning to his alma mater to replace John Beilein, how the opportunity came to pass, putting together his coaching staff, the culture he hopes to instill at Michigan, and his first impressions of Zavier Simpson, Jon Teske, and Isaiah Livers. Then Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman checks in to talk recruiting calendar changes, evaluating grad transfers, what he expects from returners Francis Okoro and...


South Carolina's Frank Martin and University of Illinois' Brad Underwood

South Carolina Head Coach, Frank Martin, offers his assessment of the new recruiting-evaluation calendar that went into effect this off-season. He talks about the June recruitment period, the advantage of evaluating prospective players in a host of different environments, and why the entire recruiting process was in need of change. He also offers up early analysis on his returning players, incoming freshman, and South Carolina's standing in the SEC. Then, University of Illinois Head Coach...


Penny Hardaway of Memphis & Cincinnati's John Brannen

Memphis Head Coach Penny Hardaway has one of the top 3 recruiting classes in NCAA basketball, and says landing James Wiseman, the #1 highschool player in the nation, was what started it all. Penny speaks to what he learned during his first year as a head coach, why studying the great programs and coaches was so important, and why making it to the NCAA Tournament simply isn't enough. He also breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of his incoming freshman (including his own son, Jayden),...


Florida's Mike White and Clemson's Brad Brownell

The Florida Gators jumped back into the Top 10 on Andy's Power 36, and Florida head coach Mike White explains why he's excited about his team, including returner Andrew Nembhard, transfer center Kerry Blackshear Jr., and incoming freshman Scottie Lewis. Coach White offers his opinion on the new 3-point line, the new scholastic recruiting system, and why the NCAA tournament is the greatest event in all of sports. Then, Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell joins on the eve of his team's departure...


Former UCONN Head Coach Jim Calhoun & USA Men's Basketball U19 & Kansas State Head Coach Bruce Weber

UCONN is returning to the Big East conference for the 2020-21 season, and former UCONN Head Coach, who now coaches at St. Joseph's, Jim Calhoun, discusses what the move means for UCONN basketball, football, other sports, and the University in general. Kansas State and USA Basketball U19 Head Coach, Bruce Weber, checks in before heading to Greece for World Cup play with a roster that includes Tyrese Haliburton from Iowa State, Reggie Perry from Mississippi State, Kira Lewis from Alabama,...


Notre Dame's Mike Brey, and Maryland's Mark Turgeon

Notre Dame Head Coach and President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Mike Brey, talks about the recruiting changes that went into effect this off-season, and why it's so important for everyone to keep in mind that this is a work in progress and that tweaks will be made! He also speaks to the return of Notre Dame players Rex Pflueger (back from injury), and TJ Gibbs, and how they will impact the Fighting Irish next season. Then Maryland Head Coach Mark Turgeon joins to share...


Gregg Marshall of Wichita State, and Brian Gregory from USF

Wichita State Head Coach Gregg Marshall checks in with an update on his recruiting class, and the status of his returning players including Dexter Dennis and Asbjorn Midtgaard. He also talks about the NBA hopes he has for former player Markis McDuffie, and the reason he's not surprised by the contribution that another former player, Fred VanVleet, is making to the Toronto Raptors bid for an NBA Championship. He also talks about playing games with the new, deeper 3-point shot line, and how...


Kansas' Bill Self, Louisville's Chris Mack, and Andy's Preseason Power 36

Kansas Head Coach Bill Self talks about all the good news in the Jayhawks camp this spring including Silvio De Sousa winning his appeal, Udoka Azubuike return from injury, and Devon Dotson withdrawal from the NBA draft to come back to Kansas for his Junior year. Coach Self also talks about his "old college" offensive strategy in the current "small ball" world of basketball, why Devon Dotson has a legitimate shot at being Big 12 Player of the Year, and what the success of Chris Beard and...


University of Tennessee's Grant Williams, Xavier's Travis Steele, and Brendan Quinn of The Athletic

University of Tennessee's Grant Williams has declared for the NBA draft and will not be returning to Tennessee next year. He talks to Andy about his decision to stay in the draft process, the most valuable lessons he learned from his 3 years at Tennessee, his advice to college players, and he offers his assessment of next year's Tennessee roster. Then Brendan Quinn of The Athletic joins to discuss Michigan's new head coach, Juwan Howard of The Fab Five, the reality of Michigan's existing...


Georgia's Tom Crean & the Chicago Combine with Adam Zagoria

Georgia Head Coach Tom Crean has one of the best recruiting classes in the country including top recruit Anthony Edwards. He speaks to the teaching philosophy of his program, and what he hopes to instill in all players that come to Georgia. He also weighs in on Nick Claxton's NBA prospects, and what it's going to take to return to the NCAA Tournament next year. Then, New York Times and Forbes contributing writer and founder of Zag's Blog, Adam Zagoria, offers his take from the Chicago...


Auburn's Bruce Pearl, Purdue's Matt Painter, and John Beilein Jumps To Cleveland

Purdue Head Coach Matt Painter couldn't be prouder of the way his guys played in the NCAA Tournament, and says they'll use the Elite 8 loss as a building block for this coming season. He talks about the magic and talent of Carsen Edwards, and how he feels about returning players Matt Haarms, Trevion Williams, and Aaron Wheeler. He also addresses the 3-point line change and how it may impact his team and college basketball in general. Auburn's Bruce Pearl says Chuma Okeke and Jared Harper...


Houston's Kelvin Sampson & Seton Hall's Kevin Willard

Houston Head Coach Kelvin Sampson chronicles the development of his program and culture from his first year in Houston to their recent incredible run in the NCAA Tournament. He speaks to his family's role in the team, the roster coming back next season, the schedule he's putting together, and what he thinks about the rules committee possibly moving the 3-point line. And Seton Hall has become a coaching destination gig, and that's due in large part to the efforts of current head coach Kevin...


Chris Beard of Texas Tech Exclusive, and Arkansas' Eric Musselman

Texas Tech Head Coach Chris Beard talks about his team's Championship game loss to Virginia in overtime earlier this month, and why he won't likely watch tape of that particular game for many years! He also speaks to his recent contract extension ($4.75 million per year through 2024-25), and the decision to stay Lubbock long term, his returning roster, why junior college recruiting is so important, and his summer vacay, music, and BBQ plans! Then new Arkansas Head Coach Eric Musselman shares...


Vanderbilt's Jerry Stackhouse, Nevada's Steve Alford, and Adam Zagoria on Top Incoming Recruits

Jerry Stackhouse is the new head coach at Vanderbilt and will be dealing with rebuilding a program that did not win a single game in the SEC last season. He explains how he plans to do that, and why his experience at the G League will be invaluable in helping him accomplish that goal. And Steve Alford will be leading Nevada and speaks to the return of both Jalen Harris and Lindsey Drew, and shares his plans to grow and elevate the program. Finally, Adam Zagoria from and the New...


UCLA Head Coach Mick Cronin, Belmont's Casey Alexander, and Fox Sports John Fanta

Mick Cronin is the new head coach at UCLA and shares his reaction to landing the gig, and breaking the news to his family and Cincinnati players. He recounts his recent conversations with UCLA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton, the difference between success and sustained success, and his plans to change the culture at the storied program. And Casey Alexander isn't changing a thing about his personal life except for the direction he turns out of his driveway as the new head coach...


First-Time NCAA Tournament Champions, the Virginia Cavaliers

It's the NCAA Tournament Wrap-Up with Andy Katz and first-time National Champs, the Virginia Cavaliers (who beat Texas Tech in an overtime thriller in Minnesota on Monday night)! Experience the emotion of the moment as Andy speaks with Coach Tony Bennett and a host of players including Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome, Mamadi Diakite, and Kihei Clark on the floor of the US Bank Stadium just after the Cavs clinched the title. Andy also exchanged a few emotional words with Tony's father, former coach Dick...


The Final Four with Steve Smith, Oklahoma's Lon Kruger, and Florida's Mike White

Oklahoma Head Coach Lon Kruger is being honored with the prestigious Legends of Coaching award later this month, and also faced both Texas Tech and Virginia during regular play. He explains what makes Texas Tech such a force, and how their stellar defense differs from that of Virginia. He also offers advice to both Coach Chris Beard and Coach Tony Bennett on how to handle the Final Four experience, and weighs in on the success that his former player (and current Atlanta Hawk) Trae Young is...