Backdoor Cut (Ep. 67) – GRIZZLIES win 3 out of 4, hold 4-game lead for 8th seed

The crew gets together to talk about the Grizzlies historic back-to-back wins over Atlanta and Brooklyn on the road, why the loss to Dallas was expected, and the Chief goes on another epic rant. Zak has some interesting stats on the team since Jaren’s injury and Mase is given a few minutes to toot the horn of Josh Jackson. Also, the bench unit is still really, really good.

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The BarnBurner’s Big East Conference Tournament Preview

It may not be what it once was, but this year’s Big East tournament should offer plenty of excitement. The conference truly embodies the parity that was the 2019-20 College Basketball season. Eight of the ten teams finished with an overall record above .500, while Georgetown and DePaul currently sit at 15-16. Add in the MSG atmosphere and we should be in for another classic tournament. So without further ado, let’s break down the upcoming week at the Mecca.

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Theater In College Hoops (Ep. 60)- Vols comeback, “Vili” off, absurd shirt slogans & interview with Matt Alameda

Big show ahead as The Shark has his cloggin’ shoes on after the Vols came back in Rupp. Can the Barnes boys hear their name come Gumbel time? Then we discuss some news and notes including an apology to Providence, Andy Kennedy’s molasses mouth and a “Vili” off. We need an Illinois/Seton Hall tournament game so that we get the Bezhanishvili/Mamukelashvili matchup we’ve all been craving. With March Madness comes absurd slogans and one liners on warm up shirts. We discuss the best of the past then Subbi quizzes the Shark to see if he can differentiate those slogans between a Lil Jon/EDM song. We also bring on the BarnBurner’s latest addition, Matt Alameda, who breaks down his college basketball fandom, his writing history and the state of college basketball in New Jersey. Finally, we bury the show with Where Am I? and Hugs

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Backdoor Cut (Ep. 66) – MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES with big bounce back wins against Lakers and Hawks

Zak and Sam come together with a collective sigh of relief to talk Grizzlies hoops:

– LA fans overrun the Forum and Sam petitions folks to have hometown pride
– Lakers game takeaways
– Reactions to the blowout of the Hawks
– Anthony Tolliver big showing in first game
– Twitter corner and Sam makes his picks for the rest of the season

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Theater In College Hoops (Ep. 59) – The Jerome

Theatergoers. It’s the Holy Month. It’s March. Words cannot do it justice but you already know how great this journey we’re about to embark on truly is. First step? The Jerome. That’s right. The palate cleansing tournament that precedes the Big Daddy is officially here. We make our picks for Batch 1 of the conference tournaments with GREAT friend of the program but more importantly the Keeper Of The Jerome, Brendan O’Rourke. Then we end it with Hugs. As I type this out I’m just so damn aroused for this month. Enjoy it. We made it!

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Theater In College Hoops (Ep. 58) – Playing without our lead guard, a preview of the upcoming slate and our search for Xavier Henry

As our lead guard Subbi flies across the country, Taylor and the Shark review the weekend behind us, including Baylor, San Diego State and Gonzaga all going down. More importantly, we discuss bachelor party etiquette when you aren’t actually invited to the bachelor party but you live in the same town as the bachelor party. The Shark breaks down Tennessee basketball and Providence fans, while Taylor has a break down about Arizona basketball. We round it out with a plea to the Theater-goers: Can you please help us find Xavier Henry?

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