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Pick and Pop Podcast: Rams look to regroup, Friars fade and Brown hits the road

2/14/2020
There's only one college basketball team in the state that should feel even remotely secure about its March Madness chances this week. The University of Rhode Island remains firmly in the projected NCAA Tournament field of 68 despite a Tuesday loss at No. 6 Dayton. Providence College needs something special down the stretch to approach contention again after two straight defeats. Brown University has played its way into the Ivy League tournament mix, but a tough road swing to Penn and...

Duration:00:32:31

Pick and Pop Podcast: Friars back off the ledge, Rams continue to roll

2/6/2020
This week's Pick and Pop Podcast finds us with two teams to discuss in terms of NCAA Tournament contention. Providence College could create some interesting bubble scenarios if able to duplicate its last two victories over Butler and Creighton. The University of Rhode Island would be in the field of 68 if the season ended today and has weekend business with George Washington before a major Tuesday showdown with Dayton. Join Providence Journal writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch for all...

Duration:00:31:53

Pick and Pop podcast: Rolling Rams, frustrated Friars enter weekend showdowns

1/29/2020
The University of Rhode Island and Providence College enter the weekend heading in opposite directions. The Rams host VCU on Friday night in an Atlantic 10 showdown while the Friars travel to face Butler in a tough Big East battle on Saturday afternoon. Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch break down those two teams alongside an 0-2 start in the Ivy League from Brown and a critical upcoming Northeast Conference road swing for Bryant. Join us for this week's Pick and Pop podcast.

Duration:00:34:07

Pick and Pop podcast: Surging Rams, desperate Friars and much more

1/24/2020
It's time for this week's Pick and Pop podcast with Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch. The University of Rhode Island has won five straight games while Providence College has dropped back-to-back contests in the thick of a difficult stretch in its schedule. Friday night also brings a showdown on the East Side, as Brown hosts Yale in an Ivy League meeting. Bryant is also back on track after snapping its four-game losing streak on Thursday. All that and much more included here this week.

Duration:00:34:23

Pick and Pop Podcast: URI and Providence gather conference momentum, Brown opens Ivy League play

1/16/2020
Conference play is in full swing and two of the state's teams are near the top of their respective leagues. The University of Rhode Island and Providence College are factors in the current Atlantic 10 and Big East races, respectively. Ivy League play is also finally here for Brown University. The Bears visit Yale on Friday night for the first game in a home-and-home matchup. Join Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch for a full breakdown.

Duration:00:33:11

Pick and Pop Podcast: Providence on the rise, URI visits VCU and more

1/9/2020
It's a busy week on the Pick and Pop Podcast. Kevin McNamara is back from the Midwest with two Providence College wins under his byline. Bill Koch heads to VCU with the University of Rhode Island on Saturday for an Atlantic 10 showdown. Bryant University hosts Mount St. Mary's on Saturday and Brown University will enter Ivy League play next weekend off two straight victories. We break it all down here.

Duration:00:30:38

Pick and Pop Podcast: Providence, URI, Bryant poised for conference play

12/30/2019
It's the final Pick and Pop of 2019 with Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch. We'll spare you any New Year's Eve resolutions and get right to the college basketball. Providence starts off Big East play Tuesday against Georgetown while the University of Rhode Island and Brown lock up for their annual in-state rivalry matchup on Thursday. Bryant begins NEC play the same afternoon by hosting St. Francis (Pa.).

Duration:00:32:43

Pick and Pop Podcast: Providence still reeling, resetting URI's roster and holiday gifts for all

12/18/2019
Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch offer a holiday version of the Pick and Pop. There's coal in the stocking for Providence, a few less gifts on the bench for the University of Rhode Island and more.

Duration:00:39:00

Pick and Pop Podcast: Grades are in for URI, Providence, Bryant and Brown

12/11/2019
Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch sift through the aftermath of the URI-Providence grudge match and dole out first semester grades for the Rams, Friars, Bulldogs and Bears. All that and more on this week's edition of the Pick and Pop Podcast.

Duration:00:30:15

Pick and Pop Podcast -- Providence and URI renew their rivalry

12/5/2019
Could there be any other lead story to talk about in Rhode Island's college basketball world this week? It's time for Providence and URI to renew hostilities, this time at the Ryan Center on Friday night. Join Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch for the breakdown of Friars-Rams, their seasons to date and much more on this week's edition of the Providence Journal Pick and Pop podcast.

Duration:00:40:33

Pick and Pop podcast: Providence at an early crossroads, URI visits West Virginia

11/29/2019
Hope everyone enjoyed a great Thanksgiving. Back to the business of college basketball with this week's Providence Journal Pick and Pop podcast. Providence started flat on its West Coast trip to the Wooden Legacy and needs to right the ship. The University of Rhode Island visits West Virginia in another opportunity to burnish future postseason credentials. Navy travels to Brown on Saturday and Bryant on Monday. Check in with Bill Koch and WPRI sports reporter Morey Hershgordon (in for the...

Duration:00:40:16

Thanksgiving tournaments approach for Rams, Friars

11/21/2019
The University of Rhode Island is in Jamaica and Providence College is headed for California next weekend. The packed Thanksgiving period of college basketball is upon us. Also check on how Brown and Bryant bounce back from mid-week losses. All that and much more here on the Pick and Pop with Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch.

Duration:00:30:47

Can URI conquer the Crimson Tide and just what the heck happened to the Friars?

11/15/2019
Friday night presents the ideal chance to see what the University of Rhode Island has learned. The Rams match up with another Power 5 opponent when Alabama visits the Ryan Center. URI’s first meeting of several scheduled this season with college basketball’s upper crust didn’t end so well.

Duration:00:31:13

Can URI tackle mighty Maryland? Will the Friars continue to steamroll their schedule?

11/8/2019
Maybe the best part to the tip-off of the college basketball season is finally putting a face and body to the always-hyped freshmen stepping into the big-time. ◘The surprise of the night in Providence’s blowout of Sacred Heart was getting a glimpse at Greg Gantt. The freshman from North Carolina had taken on a mysterious, almost ghostly persona over the summer and through the fall because he rarely was healthy enough to find his way into workouts due to injuries to his hand and...

Duration:00:31:14

Rams and Friars prep a tough season of basketball

10/29/2019
Will we be seeing the local teams in March? How do their schedules shake out? Who has the dominant players? Find out in this seasons first Pick and Pop!

Duration:00:39:31

Your NCAA bracket primer

3/21/2019
Providence Journal college basketball writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch take their best shot at breaking down this year's NCAA Tournament bracket as March Madness kicks into high gear this week.

Duration:00:29:13

That's a wrap!

3/20/2019
Providence Journal college basketball writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch put a bow on the college basketball season, discussing conference losses by the URI Rams and PC Friars, as well as Providence's lone game in the NIT and Brown's CBI contest.

Duration:00:30:51

Welcome to March Madness!

3/12/2019
Providence Journal writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch take a look at the Big East and Atlantic 10 tournaments, which start this week in New York City. On Wednesday, the PC Friars will face Butler at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden, and Thursday at noon will see URI take on La Salle at Barclay's Center.

Duration:00:34:45

Rams catch fire late, PC aims for strong finish

3/7/2019
Providence Journal writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch look ahead to the Big East and Atlantic 10 conference tournaments — both of which tip-off March 13 — and how the URI Rams and PC Friars might stack up against league opponents. Also, a look at Brown's chances of getting into the four-team Ivy League Tournament, and wrapping up Bryant's season.

Duration:00:31:14

Friars, Rams both earn character wins in home stretch

3/1/2019
Join Providence Journal college basketball writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch as they examine the last few regular-season games of Providence College, URI, Brown and Bryant, and look ahead to the conference tournaments.

Duration:00:28:19