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Monday Overreactions: Michigan-Michigan State, Texas Tech's win, West Virginia's punch

Rob Dauster was joined today by Brendan Quinn, the beat writer for both Michigan and Michigan State over at The Athletic, to talk through everything about the bigger story in college basketball from this week: The Wolverines going into the Breslin Center and knocking off No. 4 Michigan State. Before that conversation begins, Rob covers Texas Tech's win over West Virginia, Purdue turning into the best team in the Big Ten and why West Virginia's failing to land a punch was the best thing that...

Duration: 00:51:35

Jay Bilas and a weekend preview

Fun Friday podcast in the works this week. First, Rob Dauster is joined by Jay Bilas to talk, among other things, his love of Rupp Arena ice cream, the Kentucky Wildcats and why this season is so hard to figure out. Then Reags of the Fundamentally Sound podcast joins me to walk through all of this weekend's game. One quick note: This podcast was recorded before Oregon beat Arizona State. Anyway, here are the timecodes for today's podcast: OPEN: Jay Bilas on ice cream 3:38: Kentucky and...

Duration: 01:12:31

Monday Overreactions: Michigan State loses, Duke loses, Sean Miller's lost it?

Rob Dauster was joined by Mark Titus of The Ringer and One Shining Podcast fame to discuss, among other things, Ohio State's win over Michigan State on Sunday afternoon. They also discussed Duke's defense, whether or not Virginia is the best team in the ACC and whether or not Sean Miller actually knows who the best players on his roster are. Here are the timecodes for today's topics: OPEN: Minnesota's handling of Reggie Lynch 7:35: Ohio State's win and Chris Holtmann's job replacing Thad...

Duration: 00:50:40

Bonzie Colson's injury, Stallings' rant, TV Teddy's act and who dethrones Kansas?

Rob Dauster was joined by Eamonn Brennan, a contributing writer for The Athletic, on Thursday to talk through all of the big and relevant stories in college hoops this week. OPEN: What do we make of Kevin Stallings' rant at Louisville fans, and did he walk into a convenient excuse for every coach that can't get it done? 16:04: TV Teddy Valentine disrespected Joel Berry II. Is he the worst or what this actually just funny? 27:00: Notre Dame's all-american Bonzie Colson fractured his...

Duration: 01:35:09

Monday Overreactions: Villanova's loss, Arizona's win, Seton Hall, Trae Young

In today's podcast, Rob Dauster rolls through everything that happened in a wild weekend of college basketball, from Villanova losing to Butler to Arizona playing Arizona State on a channel no one can watching to Duke's win, Texas A&M's loss and Louisville's embarrassment of a performance.

Duration: 00:32:51

Conference Resets!

Rob Dauster was joined today by Raphielle Johnson, and the two went through each of the major conferences, resetting the league as conference play begins this week.

Duration: 01:07:12

Fran Fraschilla on Trae Young, Zach Osterman on Indiana

Fun show on tap today. It starts with ESPN's Fran Fraschilla (1:55), who spends some time with Rob Dauster dropping knowledge on Trae Young and just how good he can end up being this season and at the next level. Then Rob catches up with Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star (17:35) to talk about just what is wrong with this Indiana team and whether or not it is too early to be worried about Archie Miller. Finally, Reags from Barstool Sports (37:35) joins the podcast to break down the...

Duration: 01:02:01

Monday Overreactions: Jeff Borzello weighs in on the Big 12, Trae Young, Arizona vs. Arizona State

Rob Dauster was joined by Jeff Borzello of on Monday to overreact to a handful of happenings in the college basketball world, include his love for Trae Young, the strength of the Big 12 and his inability to comprehend just how good Arizona is at basketball this year.

Duration: 00:54:10

Creighton's Greg McDermott, previewing the weekend's games

Rob Dauster was joined on Thursday by Creighton head coach Greg McDermott to discuss, among other things, how his philosophy as a head coach has changed since he made it to Omaha from Northern Iowa as well as what it's like being an NBA dad with a program of his own to run. We also attempted to re-cast White Men Can't Jump. The second half of the podcast, Rob is joined by Sam Vecenie of The Athletic and the Game Theory Podcast to roll through the weekend's games and betting lines.

Duration: 00:56:46

Monday Overreactions: Arizona State wins, Kansas and Duke lose, Trae Young the GOAT

Rob Dauster is joined today by Jeff Goodman of for another edition of the Monday Overreactions podcast to break down Arizona State's win in Phog Allen Fieldhouse, what the weekend's losses mean for Duke and Kansas and whether or not Trae Young actually is the GOAT or will be the GOAT in short order.

Duration: 00:47:13

Kansas loses, Florida's struggles, Villanova is college basketball's best?

A couple of guests joined Rob Dauster today. First, it's C.J. Moore, a writer for The Athletic that co-wrote a book on Kansas basketball and the Big 12 title streak, joins me to talk - what else - Kansas hoops. They go through what ailed the Jayhawks in their loss to Washington, and drop the hottest takes on Wichita State, Villanova, Gonzaga and Arizona. Then Reags from the Fundamentally Sound podcast joins the program to talk weekend betting lines, his favor picks and a preview of the...

Duration: 01:18:57

Monday Overreactions: Fire Kevin Ollie, Louisville to the NIT, Pac-12 sucks

Rob Dauster was joined by Aaron Torres, a reporter for The Athletic and the author of a pair of books, to overreact to everything that happen in college hoops this weekend, from UConn and USC's struggles to Louisville's bad week to the war of words between Xavier and Cincinnati. They also get into just how impressive Gonzaga has been this season - they are now a better program than North Carolina??? - as well as the question of whether or not Arizona is back.

Duration: 00:51:02

The Big Ten disaster, Duke vs. Michigan State and hand-down, man-down

On this week's podcast, Rob Dauster discusses the disaster that has been the Big Ten's non-conference schedule, why it's OK to think Michigan State is better than Duke even if you think Duke should be ranked No. 1 in the country and debuts a new segment called Hand-Down, Man-Down. Rob also breaks down the weekend's games with Reags from the Fundamentally Sound podcast, including a look at their favorite plays against the spread.

Duration: 00:32:33

Monday Overreactions: The Arizona mess, PK80 and Marvin Bagley III

Rob Dauster was joined by Jeff Eisenberg for the latest Monday Overreactions podcast. The two broke down the mess that is the Pac-12 right now, including some in-depth thoughts on why Arizona is the disaster that it is, before breaking down Duke and Michigan State rolling through the PK-80, the strength of the top of the SEC and the most entertaining game of the weekend: Alabama playing Minnesota 3-on-5.

Duration: 00:56:02

Feast Week Primer, Michael Porter Jr.'s surgery and Creighton-Baylor

Scott Phillips joined Rob Dauster today to discuss everything Feast Week, from Baylor's win to LaVar Ball's antics, from Michael Porter Jr.'s injury to cranberry sauce being overrated, from the Battle 4 Atlantis to PK80. It's all here for your Thanksgiving commute.

Duration: 01:01:34

Monday Overreactions: Northwestern, Wichita State, LaVar vs. Trump

On today's Monday Overreaction podcast, Raphielle Johnson joins Rob Dauster to talk about whether or not Northwestern is overrated, if Steve Alford should kick LiAngelo Ball off the team, where Wichita State ranks nationally, if the Big 12 is the best conference and so much more.

Duration: 00:53:42

Weekend Preview: There are too many early season tournaments

Typically, this Friday podcast will be used to preview the upcoming weekend, but since the games this weekend just are not good, Rob Dauster went on a rant instead. There are too many exempt events and it's diluting November basketball. Rob also discusses the potential changes to the one-and-done rule, updates listeners on Michael Porter Jr.'s injury status and provides some insight on the indefinite suspension of the UCLA players.

Duration: 00:20:10

Champions Classic Recap: Grayson Allen, Kevin Knox and Jaren Jackson

Fun episode on tap for you today, as Rob Dauster was joined, in spurts, by Scott Phillips, Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star and Brendan Quinn of The Athletic Detroit to talk about anything and everything Champions Classic. Grayson Allen, Kevin Knox, Michigan State's flaws, Billy Preston, is Kansas actually good, and it is all live - well, recorded - from the United Center.

Duration: 00:43:11

Monday Overreactions! Kentucky, Duke, Arizona plus Champions Classic

Rob Dauster is joined by Sam Vecenie of The Athletic and the Game Theory podcast to massively overreact to the games we saw on the first weekend of the college basketball season. They talk through the trouble in the state of Kentucky, on the red and the blue sides, as well as Texas A&M's blowout win of West Virginia, Allonzo Trier's hot start and the stars in this freshmen class. At the end, they go through the Champions Classic - Duke vs. Michigan State and Kentucky vs. Kansas.

Duration: 01:03:42

LiAngelo Ball's arrest, Josh Pastner's drama

Rob Dauster and Reags fro Fundamentally Sound teamed up for a crossover podcast to discuss the disaster that has been this trip to China for both UCLA and Georgia Tech. They also dive into Collin Sexton's issues at Alabama and wind up discussing when it's acceptable to actually wish someone happy birthday.

Duration: 01:29:42

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