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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




Vanderbilt's Bryce Drew, Mike Daum of South Dakota State, and Kentucky's Reid Travis

Andy breaks down his current Power 36 rankings, and explains why Kansas is not his number 1. Also, Vanderbilt just lost one of the best point guards in the country in Darius Garland due a knee injury. Coach Bryce Drew explains how the team's adjusting to the loss, and what Vanderbilt's doing to support Darius and his family. Coach Drew then sheds some light on what Darius' future may hold be it a return to Vanderbilt or a potential draft move. And South Dakota's Mike Daum, one of the best...


Buffalo's Nate Oats and St. John's Shamorie Ponds

Buffalo Bulls Head Coach Nate Oats speaks to his team's recent trip to Belfast, and their quest for a bid to the NCAA Tournament. He talks about what it's like being a regular, consistent contender, and the expectations placed on the team. Then "Big East Player Of The Week" Shamorie Ponds from St. John's checks in about their recent Rutgers win, being a contender for "Big East Player Of The Year," and why he's looking forward to taking on Duke! Andy also breaks down his Power 36 and the big...


Texas Tech's Chris Beard, Arizona State's Bobby Hurley, and Luke Maye from North Carolina

Texas Tech Head Coach Chris Beard checks in on his team's big win over Nebraska, their surprising (or not so surprising) start to the season, taking on Duke, and the Big 12's non-conference play overall. He also breakdowns his returners including Jarret Culver and Brandone Francis. Arizona State Head Coach Bobby Hurley shares thoughts on his team's strengths and weaknesses, the Pac12 non-conference play so far, mindfulness and zen, and why the Pac12 is a perfect fit for him as a coach. And...


University of Tennessee's Grant Williams andTom Satkowiak, Pepperdine's Lorenzo Romar, and Mike DeCourcy of Sporting News

It's Thanksgiving week, and University of Tennessee Sports Information Director, Tom Satkowiak says he has so much for which he's grateful, including the liver he received on October 18th. Tom speaks about the disease that led to his recent liver transplant, the journey to Nashville to undergo surgery, and the subsequent recovery that already has him back at work and traveling with the Vols! And co-SEC Player of the Year, Grant Williams, from the Volunteers talks about Tom Satkowiak and what...


Syracuse's Tyus Battle, Marquette Head Coach Steve Wojciechowski, ESPN's Fran Faschilla, and Andy's New #1 on the Power 36

Andy's Power 36 is out and there is a new #1! Andy breaks down the movers and shakers and his reasoning behind the new lineup. Andy also welcomes ESPN College Basketball analyst Fran Faschilla to recap the first week of the season, and preview this week's upcoming games, including the 2K Classic... which is where Syracuse's Tyus Battle will be playing! They're taking on Yukon at the Garden and Tyus explains what the rivalry and this tournament mean for Syracuse. He also shares an update on...


Kansas' Bill Self, Missouri's Cuonzo Martin, and ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg

Kansas head coach Bill Self returns and explains why he's feeling nervous going into the season-opening Champions Classic (and it has nothing to do with Kansas' preseason #1 ranking). Bill's got an update on Silvio de Sousa, analysis of his four freshmen, and a few thoughts on what he perceives to be his team's biggest weakness this early in the season. Missouri's Counzo Martin joins to share an update on Jontay Porter's season-ending injury, and how Mizzou plans to fill those minutes. He's...


Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Virginia's Tony Bennett at ACC Media Day

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is looking forward to his team's marquee opening against Kentucky, and breaks down his roster of players including Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish, Tre Jones, and Marques Bolden. And Virginia head coach Tony Bennett speaks to the development of Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome, what De'Andre Hunter brings to the team, and why he's excited about Alabama transfer Braxton Key's eligibility. Tony also reflects on last year's disappointing and surprising loss to...


LSU's Will Wade and Kentucky's John Calipari

Andy was at SEC media week, and sat down with Kentucky head coach John Calipari to hear what John has to say about being ranked #1 in the country going into the season, and how he feels about opening against Duke. John also speaks candidly about the graduate transfer rule, and what made Reid Travis an exception, and what kind of roles he expects Nick Richards and PJ Washington to play this year. And then LSU head coach Will Wade joins with an update on how he, his team and his staff are...


Michigan State HOF Head Coach Tom Izzo, and UCF players Aubrey Dawkins, Tacko Fall, BJ Taylor, and Chad Brown

Michigan State Hall of Fame head coach, Tom Izzo, has seven vets returning to the team, and thinks the Big East as a league is going to be better and tougher this year. He talks about the transformation of Nick Ward, the reason everybody wants their son to be Cassius Winston, and why he's excited about Aaron Henry. He also has thoughts on last year's loss to Syracuse, and this season's opening game against Kansas in Indianapolis. And then Andy sits down with UCF Knights players Aubrey...


Loyola of Chicago Head Coach Porter Moser and Gonzaga Point Guard Josh Perkins

Gonzaga Senior point guard Josh Perkins makes a case for Gonzaga's #1 ranking going into the upcoming season, and his argument has a lot to do with their stellar returning roster including Killian Tillie, Rui Hachimura, and Zach Norvell Jr. Josh also speaks to the lessons learned from Coach Mark Few, and the team's Championship loss to North Carolina. And Loyola Of Chicago coach Porter Moser is ready for the high expectations and the hype surrounding his team this coming season! He lays out...


Nevada Head Coach Eric Musselman and UCLA's Kris Wilkes

Nevada head coach Eric Musselman and his players are dealing with the hype of being a tournament team this coming season! He explains how they're preparing, what contributions he's expecting from returners Cody and Caleb Martin, and Jordan Caroline. He's also speaking about the impact that incoming freshman Jordan Brown will immediately make on the team, and why he considers integrating his four transfers a "fun challenge." Plus, UCLA's Kris Wilkes joins in an interview that we taped before...


USC's Bennie Boatwright and Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley

USC's Bennie Boatwright is this week's Fast Break Interview, and he's speaking candidly about his health, and his decision to return to school. And Andy sits down for a one-on-one with Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley who breaks down his team's strengths and weaknesses, explains why the Big East should be worried about St. John's, shares the key to his program's culture and success, and speaks to the importance of both perseverance and levity. Plus, Andy's "No Love" list of returning seniors!...


Florida State's Leonard Hamilton, Indiana's Juwan Morgan, and Andy's Top 15 Impact Freshman

Florida State's Leonard Hamilton is fired up for this season, and loves his team! He breaks down his returning players and incoming freshman, his recruiting philosophy and culture, and how that was shaped by his time in the NBA with Michael Jordan and the Washington Wizards, and his go-to activity when it comes times to chill out and relax! And Indiana's Juwan Morgan speaks to his decision to return to school after flirting with the NBA, what he learned from his brief experience with the...


The Championship Edition with Villanova's Jay Wright & Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw

It's the Championship episode with 2018 NCAA Women's Champions Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw, and 2018 NCAA Men's Champions Villanova head coach Jay Wright! Muffet recounts the whirlwind it's been for the team and especially star, Arike Ogunbowale, how she feels about a possible three-peat this coming season, what she expects from returner Brianna Turner now that she's recovered from her knee injury, and why Notre Dame is the best job in the country! Then Jay Wright joins to talk about...


Georgetown's Patrick Ewing, Iowa's Fran McCaffery, and Chicago Bulls Laurie Markkanen

Georgetown Head Coach Patrick Ewing says his second season is all about erecting the building on the foundation the program built last season. He speaks to the roles that he expects Jessie Govan and Trey Mourning to play, what he learned from his time as an assistant coach in the NBA, and why his hat is off to Villanova. And Iowa Head Coach Fran McCaffery is focusing on defense and strength, his 9 returners including Trey Cook, coaching his son, Connor, his team's upcoming game schedule, and...


Lefty Driesell, and Bryce, Scott, and Homer Drew

Lefty Driesell is about to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame, and shares his reaction to the incredible honor. He also talks about his time at Maryland, creating Midnight Madness, and his unorthodox recruiting philosophy and how selling encyclopedias helped craft his recruiting style. Plus, the entire Drew basketball coaching family joins Andy! Baylor Head Coach Scott Drew, Vanderbilt Head Coach Bryce Drew, and their father, former Valparaiso Head Coach Homer Drew, speak...


Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim

Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim has the luxury of coaching his son, Buddy, this year. He explains what Buddy brings to the program, and why he's also excited about Elijah Hughes' and Jalen Carey's potential contributions. Coach Boeheim speaks to the strength of the ACC Conference and what Syracuse has to do to achieve NCAA Tournament success this season. Plus, he weighs in on his former longtime assistant turned head coach at Washington, Mike Hopkins' success in the Pac 12, and what it means...


North Carolina Head Coach Roy Williams

The court at North Carolina's Smith Center will now have Coach Roy Williams' name on it, and you'll hear how he feels about that honor! Roy's also breaking down his current roster, including what he expects Luke Maye, Nassir Little, Coby White, and Garrison Brooks to contribute to the team, along with how he plans to improve his players' ability to defend and score close to the basket. Plus, Roy speaks of his time in Kansas, and why it was such a huge gamble at the time for him to be hired...


Illinois' Brad Underwood and West Virginia's Bob Huggins

Illinois Head Coach Brad Underwood is building a solid foundation with his current roster that includes 7 players who know the system well. He's talking Da'Monte Williams, Andres Feliz, Trent Frazier, and Giorgi Bezhanishvili (but can he spell Giorgi's last name)? And Coach Underwood expresses gratitude to Coach Bob Huggins, who gave him the opportunity that ultimately landed Brad in Illinois. Then Coach Huggins joins to define West Virginia's identity and culture, and weigh in on Jevon...


Butler's LaVall Jordan and Clemson's Brad Brownell

Butler Head Coach LaVall Jordan defines "The Butler Way," shares some of what he learned from Michigan Coach John Beilein and how he applies it to his own staff and culture at Butler, discusses the return of Kamar Baldwin, and explains what it was like having to leave Milwaukee after just one season. Then Brad Brownell from Clemson weighs in on his recent contract extension, discusses the program's brand new facility and the long, hard 22-months it took to get there, and explains why the...