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
Home stretch to Christmas begins now and we have a DELECTABLE buffet of hoops this week. Big 10/ACC challenge and some Pac 12 schools traveling to Big 12 schools. Juwan Howard and Michigan tied the largest jump in rankings history going from unranked all the way to #4 and Arizona takes care of business in the Wooden Legacy Tournament. We give you some inverted theater references that include Bruce Almighty and Love Actually. Then we discuss the potential for a new segment, Nico Mannion vs. Payton Pritchard and Rothstein’s new clothing line.
Memphis bested a tough Ole Miss squad at home on Saturday. Now they will travel to New York to face off against the NC State Wolfpack. Let’s preview the matchup and this time we have an insiders view from an NC State writer.
Subbi is back from his Grand Canyon adventure so we recap his trip. We also got down a rabbit hole that includes head coaches recruiting basketball players from the Havasupai tribe. We recap some of the big games from last week and look ahead to Feast Week. Focus your attention to the Battle 4 Atlantis. Lotta good ball clubs playing there. As usual we end with TWIT and Hugs.
Steers, beers and Big 12 basketball. We’re not flying over these states (ba-dum-chhh) as we preview the Big 12 COY, POY and regular season champ. Taylor gives us a recap of his weekend in Kansas. We’ve determined that Kansas State fans are the most underrated wild fan base in the country. We also talk about the NCAA beginning their process to allow athletes to profit from their likeness. We give our Starting 5 of favorite Big 12 players and to be honest, we basically chose between 5 teams in the conference. Finally we round it out with Hugs.
-What do Niels Giffey, Kenny George, the movie Eurotrip and Danny McBride’s wife in Righteous Gemstones all have in common? They were mentioned in this episode -Starting 5: College hoops players that we’d want on our football team -Fair Pay to Play Act -Hugs
Taylor went to the Kacey Musgraves concert in Phoenix and not coincidentally, some prisoners escaped in Phoenix… most likely in an effort to see her. Our “Starting 5” this week was the top 5 tips you’d give to incoming freshmen. The MWC is moving to real time stats (ipads etc) and we wrap it up with hugs.
The BarnBurner takes a dive into some players who could stand in the way of Memphis’ first AAC title.
On Tuesday night, Greg Brown – a top ten player in the class of 2020 – released a list on Twitter of his final five schools.
@TaylorDaml hops on the @CBBTheater podcast with @Subbi232 to talk about how much he hates the NCAA and Grayson Allen, plus how much he enjoys NC State’s new beer. Listen on @NBNDashRadio and subscribe to @BarnPodcasts. #TICH