Zak dives into the highly anticipated Tennessee – Memphis matchup taking place this weekend. He gives his perspective on the likelihood of the series stopping next year and also gives his keys to the game on Saturday.
Teams ranked number 1 are 6-4 on the year. 4 losses. The ball hasn’t even dropped yet in Times Square and FOUR TEAMS RANKED #1 HAVE ALREADY LOST! We discuss who was more disappointing: Louisville or Maryland? Also it seems that Penn State always somehow pulls off one upset each year at home during the middle of the week. We give credit to Baylor and Butler after their exciting finish in Waco. Shark talks some Ewing Theory, McClung and the Tennessee tilt in Knoxville. We also make quick predictions for Gonzaga @ Arizona and Oregon @ Michigan. Then we discuss who would win in a tag team wrestling match: The Miller Brothers or the Hurley Brothers. Lastly it’s Where am I? and Hugs.
The Tigers travel across the state to play the Volunteers on Saturday. Even without James Wiseman, this should be an exciting matchup between two top twenty programs. Here I break down the scouting report on the Vols and give a roster rundown as well.
I can’t say I have a lot of feedback from last week. Despite two of my three best bets not coming through, my home underdogs and short home favorites came through pretty well last week. However, my gun-to-my-head picks again finished better than my bets (4-1 vs. 6-5, respectively).
Our Christmas trees are lit and so are we. We recap Luka Garza’s 44 point outburst, Michigan’s victory and Carolina might be in trouble as they’ve dropped 3 of their last 4. We also discuss Subbi’s apprehension with Arizona after their loss to Baylor. Also, Travis Steele is one cool dude, that’s why we chose him for Big East Coach of the Year. We also have the Rhode Island guys back to discuss URI’s thrashing of Providence. Not even the Crier could spin this one. Then we finish up with Where am I (this guy is the modern day Reuben Feffer) and Hugs.
Grizzlies Jaren Jackson Jr. and Jonas Valanciunas are both starter-caliber players in their own right — each with the ability to earn a double-double on a nightly basis — but does having to play alongside a post-heavy, non-distributing big man help or hurt Jackson?
Zak and Sam (and Harper) get together to talk Tigers hoops and discuss a gamut of topics:
– Recap Bradley game
– Discuss team MVP so far
– Why can’t Memphis bigs set a screen?
– Lack of defensive rebounding
– Is the court hokey?
– Preview UAB
Can Memphis rebound (particularly on defense) from an unseemly game against Bradley as they travel to Birmingham to meet an old foe?
Inside you’ll find a scouting report on the Blazers plus a few names to add to your recruitment tracker.
Things are unbalanced when my gun-to-my-head picks have a significantly better percentage than my actual season record. Not great, guys.
The Big 10/ACC challenge rolls on as we recap MSU’s PUTRID effort at home against Duke and highlight Louisville’s defense against Michigan. We also talk Big East and how deep and open the conference really is and we had to spend time on the trouble at Georgetown. Is this the year that Archie Miller takes his Hoosiers to the tournament? Also, we let The Shark have the spotlight on stage so that he can drag Cuonzo Martin and Mizzou’s loss to Charleston Southern. Finally, we introduce our new segment titled “Where am I?” inspired by Hansel in Zoolander and we can’t forget Hugs.