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Eye On College Basketball

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CBS Sports’ official college basketball podcast is the most entertaining and informative of its kind. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander bring the sport into your ears at least three times per week with commentary, reporting, insider information and statistical analysis throughout college basketball all year long.
 
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Who are the 10 players that can make a Jaden Ivey or Keegan Murray like jump into the lottery next year? Gary Parrish and David Cobb discuss. Plus Robert Dillingham commits to the Kentucky Wildcats next year, does this mean a killer class is coming for Coach Cal? (01:10) - Who are the multi-year players that can make a jump into the NBA lottery (20…
 
We were promised a wild 2022 NBA Draft and it totally delivered with Duke's Paolo Banchero getting drafted 1st overall to the Orlando Magic. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish give you a comprehensive breakdown of the NBA draft and all of the twists and turns involved. READ: Norlander: Magic taking Paolo Banchero at No. 1 fooled the league (03:32) - D…
 
With the NBA draft coming on Thursday, we went big on this episode. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Kyle Boone decided to record a mock draft. All 30 first-round picks, with explanations for each selection. Plus: What's with the weird betting movement around who will go first? Is Thursday about to get a bit crazy. READ: Norlander's big-board mock …
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander highlight some of the guys who aren't getting as much love in the NBA Draft Process and why they probably should be getting more love. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye on College Basket…
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander set their sights on Memphis center Jalen Duren and how his game projects to the NBA. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, pl…
 
The Arizona Swingman Ben Mathurin gets his game broken down by Matt and GP, Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Eye on Colle…
 
Duke continued its reload from last year's squad by adding Illinois transfer Jacob Grandison. Does that make the Devils a top-five team? Matt and Gary discuss. Also, there are discussions and plans being made for games to be played on baseball fields and aircraft carriers again. Yay or nay? *SPOILER ALERT*: If you have not seen Top Gun: Maverick ye…
 
We all know the myths about senior guards when it comes to the NBA Draft. But does Ochai Agbaji break all of those myths and more importantly, can you definitively say that there are 10 better players in this draft than him? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander state their case in today's episode. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts…
 
Shaedon Sharpe hasn't played competitive basketball in over a year and might end up being a top 10 pick in this year's NBA Draft. How? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down the enigmatic 19-year-old. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Y…
 
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down Iowa swingman Keegan Murray and why he's probably getting drafted higher than you may think. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye on College Basketball on your smart speakers! Si…
 
It's deadline day for student-athletes who wish to remain eligible for next year's college basketball season and Drew Timme and Julian Strawther both decided to return to Gonzaga, does that make them the new no. 1? Also, who are the schools that ended up being the biggest winners and losers after the deadline. Eye on College Basketball is available…
 
Purdue's Jaden Ivey is a special player, but Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander argue that the Ja Morant comparisons don't apply. However, the guys believe that he can be an impact player. (06:15) - Does Ivey play at PG or SG at the next level (10:34) - Are the Ja Morant comps legit? Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, S…
 
Paolo Banchero will be a next level scorer in the NBA, but what else can he do at the next level to set himself apart from the rest? Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discuss. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. You can listen to Eye on College…
 
On Tuesday, Louisville officially hired famous alum Milt Wagner, does that mean that #1 prospect DJ Wagner is destined to be a Cardinal? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss. Also Trayce Jackson-Davis is returning to Indiana, are the Hoosiers a favorite to win the Big Ten next year? Plus GP says he was the "Pele of Horn Lake, MS". Do you believe…
 
The Auburn Freshman is considered the safest bet in the NBA draft, but is there more to Jabari Smith at the next level? Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish break down Jabari Smith's prospects at the next level. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts.…
 
Our annual draft-prospect-profile episodes are back for another season. We start with Chet Holmgren, who did some eye-popping things in his one season at Gonzaga. Despite all of that, there's still some skepticism about Holmgren's prospects as an NBA player. Should there be? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down the enigmatic and tantalizing p…
 
Slow news week in college hoops, so it's time for the first offseason mailbag! Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander respond to your questions. Enjoy, and be sure to drop more questions in the reviews of Apple Podcasts for future episodes. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever e…
 
Does it matter how the NBA Draft lottery shakes out to determine who will be the No. 1 pick in the draft? Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone says it shouldn't -- that Chet Holmgren is the obvious top pick in the draft. Plus: the Iowa State Cyclones raid the A-10 for some reinforcements. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, St…
 
Julian Phillips commits to the Vols; where does that put them in GP's rankings? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander dig in. Plus: Mike Brey wants coaches and ADs to stop complaining about the changing landscape in college sports. Does he have a point? And: Norlander and GP remember the legacy of former Michigan State star/NBA player Adreian Payne. (00:…
 
If you took the names off the front of the jerseys, threw age out the window and discarded recruiting accolades, it would be interesting to see how perceptions around the top of the 2022 NBA Draft class would change. Kyle Boone invites David Cobb on the show to complete this thought experiment. Eye on College Basketball is available on Apple Podcas…
 
Everyone knows about the Jabari Smiths, Chet Holmgrens and Paolo Bancheros of this year's NBA Draft. However, who are the guys on the fence who have yet to make a draft decision yet that could the NBA Draft ... or college basketball? Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone do a deep dive on 10 prospects you need to know. (2:07) -Patrick Baldwin Jr (7:55) - Sha…
 
Earlier this week, Matt Norlander reported on the nonconference change that could potentially change how mid-major teams get at-large bids. So we brought the topic on the pod and discussed in depth. It stands to be a sport-changing idea. Also, John Calipari made some interesting comments on NIL. Does he have a point? Plus: Gary is on Version 8.0 of…
 
Isaiah Wong renegotiated his NIL deal in public and the entire college basketball media landscape went nuts. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down the story behind that story, as Norlander's reporting illuminated a LOT of what is happening behind the scenes. PLUS: who are the uncommitted players in the transfer portal you need to pay attention…
 
NCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down from the job no later than June of 2023. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander take a look at Emmert's legacy and come to one conclusion: it was pretty bad. The guys also wonder if the job can be salvaged and what that job might look like in 18 months. Where is the NCAA headed? PLUS: a preview of this weekend's…
 
On Sunday afternoon, UNC point guard Caleb Love announced his return to the Tar Heels. Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone break down why the Heels are likely the No. 1 team headed into the '22-23 season. Plus, Nijel Pack makes a lucrative transfer and the guys explain why NIL is here to stay — and why it's a great thing for college basketball. Boone and P…
 
We thought there would only be one emergency episode on Wednesday. Shortly after that, rumblings that legendary coach Jay Wright would retire emerged. And then it actually happened. So you're getting a second emergency podcast. You're welcome. Norlander takes you behind the scenes of how this decision came to be, and Parrish puts Wright's career in…
 
The Naismith Player of the Year has decided to return to the world of college basketball. What does Oscar's return mean for the Kentucky and the rest of the sport? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss. (01:02) - Oscar Tshiebwe returns (20:38) - Johnny Juzang and Kofi Cockburn head for the NBA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/…
 
The transfer portal is still active, and some fans are upset. But should they be? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander examine if the transfer portal has done more to help college basketball than hurt it. A long discussion with a lot of context than any fan should be aware of as guys continue to go into the portal. Plus: is there a new number one team i…
 
During the NCAA Tournament, a crazy thing happened: schools started filling all of their coaching vacancies. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander go through all of the hires in power conferences and give out superlatives and predictions for most of them. (02:58) - Which coaching hire will be the best three years from now? (18:14) - The SEC has six new c…
 
It's the offseason for college basketball, and Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander introduce said offseason in style. Here's how we begin ... (03:12) - Coach K is really retired. For real. No take-backs. (15:05) - Kansas! (24:10) - The Mitchell twins committed to Arkansas. Hogs moving up? (29:15) - A complete run through the 1.0 edition of GP's Top 25 …
 
The Kansas Jayhawks are your NCAA men's basketball champions, defeating the University of North Carolina Tar Heels 72-69. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander take you through the entire game, ponder what's next for Bill Self and the Jayhawks AND give you a way-too-early look at Gary's Top 25 And 1. (00:41) - The Kansas Jayhawks are your national champi…
 
There's less than 24 hours away from the improbable National title game that is Kansas and North Carolina. The band is back together as Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down last night's UNC/Duke game, wax poetically about a Guster laptop sticker and preview the National Championship game. (4:17) - About that Guster laptop sticker... (16:39) -…
 
The long coaching tenure of Coach K is over at the hands of his biggest rival. The Kansas Jayhawks have turned the corner and routed everyone on their way to a national championship game. The games were epic and it sets up for a potentially classic title game. Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone recap Saturday Night's games and do a way too early preview o…
 
The Friday before the Final Four is officially upon us and it's time to make FINAL picks on what happens on Saturday night. But first, LaVall Jordan was terminated from his post over at Butler. Matt Norlander and Kyle Boone break all of that down. Plus make their final decision on Naismith player of the year and break the games down. (2:34) - LaVal…
 
It is Final Four week and the Eye on College Basketball Podcast is taking the show on the road to the Big Easy! Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander begin by going over the great history of the Final Four in New Orleans. Then ask a question that many have asked this week -- is Villanova a blue blood program. And they finish off the show with previews of…
 
The Final Four is set! UNC dispatched St. Peter's to punch their ticket and Kansas thrashed Miami to punch their ticket as well. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish set the stage for what looks like an epic Final Four In New Orleans (3:45) Kansas beat Miami to make the Final Four. (18:30) UNC beat Saint Peter's to make the Final Four. (41:30) So the Fi…
 
On the first night of the Elite Eight, two teams punched their tickets to New Orleans! Villanova outlasted Houston to earn their spot and Coach K's career will end in New Orleans as Duke beat Arkansas punched their ticket to New Orleans. Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone recap all of the happenings. (03:20) - Duke beat Arkansas to get to Coach K's 13th F…
 
The Elite Eight is set as Saint Peter's magical run keeps on keeping on. UNC sends UCLA home. Kansas dispatches Providence and Miami beats Iowa State. Matt Norlander and David Cobb go through the slate of four games and get you prepared for Saturday (3:35) - Saint Peter's is an all-time sports story (24:16) - UNC beats UCLA (37:24) - Kansas beats P…
 
After Thursday Night's game, there's only one more one-seed left in the tournament! Both Arizona and Gonzaga were sent home and Duke needed to rally from behind a second straight game to move on to the Elite Eight. Villanova trounced Michigan. Plus more games were great in spite of the refereeing....again. Plus Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone both pick…
 
The Sweet 16 is here! Gary Parrish and David Cobb take you through every single game, give their insight on the game, and give you the likely winner of the game as well. (1:47) - Gonzaga vs Arkansas (6:58) - Villanova vs Michigan (8:45) - Duke vs Texas Tech (11:18) - Arizona vs Houston (21:14) - Purdue vs St. Peter's (26:24) - Kansas vs Providence …
 
The first weekend of the college basketball schedule was bonkers! Sunday saw the Duke Blue Devils move on as well as Texas Tech, Arizona and surprisingly..Miami!. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander break down the implications of the weekend PLUS have an important discussion on the impact of refereeing had on this set of games. (1:18) - Coach K moves o…
 
It was another crazy night of NCAA Tournament games! Gonzaga survives a scare from Memphis, UNC triumphing over Baylor and the refs and Saint Peter's!!! Matt Norlander and David Cobb recap the first night of the round of 32 games. Plus dive into some coaching news and notes. (02:41) - Saint Peter's is in the Sweet 16 (13:58) - UNC upsets Baylor (35…
 
Ten of the 16 NCAA Tournament games played Friday were decided by double-digits. Not great. But there was still plenty to talk about. So Kyle Boone joined Gary Parrish on the podcast and talked with #CreepyPinocchio in the background. (03:20) - Illinois holds off Chattanooga (15:00) - Naismith Player of the Year Watch (28:15) - Coach K vs Izzo Lear…
 
The opening day of the NCAA Tournament hit and it was absolutely WILD. Michigan beat Colorado State, Richmond sent Iowa packing, the Mountain West all got sent by the close of business and the biggest upset of them all, Kentucky loses in OT to Saint Peter's. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap all of the shenanigans PLUS one of them makes a bird …
 
JOIN THE Eye On College Basketball March Madness Bracket Group Thursday is ALMOST. HERE. We're less than 24 hours out from the full field of 64 games starting. So, Gary and Matt have decided to spoil the entire tournament for you: The duo spends much of the episode breaking down the entire bracket, all the way to the championship game in New Orlean…
 
It's not just March Madness for the men. For the first time ever, the women have a field of 68 tournament as well and we give you a full mega-preview of the episode as well. However, instead of GP and Deadleg...We invited Aaron Barzilai, Gabriel Ibrahim, and Megan Gauer of HerHoopsStats.com to give the best comprehensive breakdown of the women's to…
 
JOIN THE EYE ON COLLEGE BASKETBALL MARCH MADNESS BRACKET GROUP! Final region-preview ep, here we go. In the Midwest, the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks look to have an easy stroll toward New Orleans, right? Matt Norlander, Kyle Boone and Chip Patterson delve into the one part of this bracket that leaves some thing to be desireD. They talk top storyline…
 
Sign up for the Eye On College Basketball March Madness Bracket Group We move to the South, where it's Arizona as the top seed. A trendy national title pick, there looks to be more than a few road bumps on a potential Final Four trip to New Orleans. Who's the biggest challenger to Zona? What lines to know, what double-digit seeds here can win a pai…
 
The Brackets are out! And in the West Region, the No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga Bulldogs loom large over the competition -- yet this is a really strong corner of the bracket. We have you covered: the best bets to get out of the region, first-round lines to know, some upsets looming, and Gonzaga's biggest challenger in this portion of the tournament. G…
 
Sign up for the Eye On College Basketball March Madness Bracket The Brackets are out, and in the East Region, the reigning national champs (Baylor Bears) are the 1-seed. Who are the best bets to get out of the region, what are some of the upsets you should look for, and can Baylor get to New Orleans? Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander, and special guest/…
 
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