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March Madness 365 with Andy Katz
Andy Katz, NCAA March Madness
Covering the newsmakers in college basketball all year long. New episodes every Tuesday.
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Alabama State’s Mo Williams, Ohio State’s Seth Towns and Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert
Ohio State forward Seth Towns discusses his decision to play for the Buckeyes and how he will continue to use his voice. Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert talks about returning for his senior season and how he can be a leader for the Bulldogs on and off the court. Andy continues ranking his Top-20 returning players for the upcoming season. Alabama State head coach Mo Williams discusses what drew him to coach for an HBCU and what the unprecedented time means for the season.
Aug 4, 2020
Maryland’s Mark Turgeon and Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis
Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis discusses his decision to return to Indiana for his sophomore season. Andy begins ranking his Top-20 returning players for this upcoming season. Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon shares how he has continued to educate himself on racial injustices. Turgeon builds his ‘Dream Player’ with Andy from ten specific characteristics of former players. Andy ranks his top-10 team captains from 2010.
Jul 28, 2020
Villanova's Jay Wright
Villanova head coach Jay Wright joins Andy Katz to discuss how his team continues to have conversations about racial justice while separated because of the pandemic. Wright builds his ‘Dream Player’ with Andy from ten specific characteristics of former players. Andy ranks his top-10 players for basketball IQ since 2000.
Jul 21, 2020
Kentucky’s John Calipari
Kentucky head coach John Calipari joins Andy Katz to discuss his partnership with the McLendon Foundation Minority Leadership Initiative. Calipari builds his ‘Dream Player’ with Andy from ten specific characteristics of former players. Andy ranks his top-10 athletes from NCAA title runner-ups.
Jul 14, 2020
Tennessee’s Rick Barnes and Penn’s Jelani Williams
Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes discusses social change from a collegiate level and the challenges of planning for a season during the pandemic. Barnes builds his ‘Dream Player’ with Andy from ten specific characteristics of former players from Tennessee and Texas among others. Penn’s Jelani Williams explains his father’s ‘A Long Talk About The Uncomfortable Truth’ initiative. Andy ranks his Top-10 Glue guys since 2010.
Jul 7, 2020
Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and six DI head coaches in Mississippi
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo discusses racial inequality and moving forward with college athletics. Izzo builds his ‘Dream Player’ with Andy from ten specific characteristics. All six men’s DI head coaches in Mississippi discuss the impact of removing the Confederate symbol from the state flag.
Jun 30, 2020
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins and Davidson guard Kellan Grady
West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins discusses the current climate throughout college athletics. Huggins builds his ‘Dream Player’ with Andy from ten specific characteristics. Davidson guard Kellan Grady talks about how he drew inspiration from his grandmother’s activism in South Africa. Andy ranks his top-10 clutch players in March Madness the last 10 years.
Jun 23, 2020
Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl and Texas Tech guard Kyler Edwards
Auburn Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl talks about the racial tension in America and the discussions he’s having with his players. Bruce reminisces over his top players to build his 'Dream Player' with Andy. Texas Tech guard Kyler Edwards expresses how he’s using his voice to express his feelings about the racial climate in America and shares the openness of the Texas Tech team. Andy ranks the top-10 three-point shooters since 2011.
Jun 16, 2020
Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton and University of Minnesotas’ Gabe Kalscheur
Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton talks with Andy about current climate in America and the racial inequality he faced when he first started coaching. Gabe Kalscheur, University of Minnesota guard, discusses how many college athletes are expressing themselves regarding the social injustices occurring in America and how the atmosphere on college campuses will be different at Minnesota. Andy ranks the top-10 rebounders of the past ten years.
Jun 3, 2020
Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim
Andy starts this week's episode addressing the killing of George Floyd and other social injustices that face the Black community with a statement from Syracuse head coach Jim Boehiem and the NCAA President Mark Emmert. Boeheim talks with Andy about building his dream player using ten different character traits from former players. Boeheim shares his hopes for the Orange this upcoming season and the renovation update on the Carrier Dome. Andy ranks his top 10 defenders since 2010.
May 27, 2020
UNC Head Coach Roy Williams
This week, Hall of Fame head coach Roy Williams builds his dream player with Andy using ten specific character traits. Williams discusses the origin and importance of the secondary break for the Tar Heels. Andy ranks his top 10 favorite bucket getters who scored at least 2000 points from the past 10 years.
May 19, 2020
Michigan’s Zavier Simpson and Seton Hall’s Myles Powell
In this week’s Senior Showcase, Andy ranks the top five performances from Michigan’s Zavier Simpson and Seton Hall’s Myles Powell. Simpson reflects on his time with former Michigan head coach John Beilein and what he remembers most from the Wolverines’ 2018 national championship run. Powell discusses being the first in his family to graduate college and gives his take on the toughest players to face in the Big East.
May 12, 2020
Michigan State's Cassius Winston and Maryland Terrapin Anthony Cowan Jr.
Our Senior Showcase continues this week as Andy ranks the top games for Michigan State Spartan Cassius Winston and Maryland Terrapin Anthony Cowan Jr. Cassius Winston talks about his growth on and off the court and how Tom Izzo pushed him to be a better player. Anthony Cowan Jr. speaks on why he chose to stay close to home and his relationship with Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon.
May 5, 2020
Marquette Golden Eagle Markus Howard, Penn State Nittany Lion Lamar Stevens
This week in our Senior Showcase, Marquette guard Markus Howard and Penn State forward Lamar Stevens rank the top five performances of their career with Andy. Markus Howard shares how training with his brothers helped him get tough shots off while playing at Marquette. Lamar Stevens reflects on how the Nittany Lions' basketball program improved over the years.
Apr 28, 2020
Oregon Duck Payton Pritchard and Utah State Aggie Sam Merrill
Oregon Duck Payton Pritchard and Utah State Aggie Sam Merrill The Senior Showcase continues this week as Andy ranks Oregon Duck Payton Pritchard's top performances of the season and Utah State Aggie Sam Merrill's top 5 performances of his career. Payton Pritchard shares how he built trust with his head coach in order to have the ball in his hands during those clutch moments. Sam Merrill reflects on his senior season and how the coaching staff elevated his level of play.
Apr 21, 2020
Kansas Jayhawk Udoka Azubuike and Butler Bulldog Kamar Baldwin
On this episode of MM365, Andy ranks the best performances of Kansas Jayhawk Udoka Azubuike and Butler Bulldog Kamar Baldwin. Udoka discusses with Andy about how he's preparing for the NBA draft and how he constantly thinks about his family in Nigeria during the pandemic. Kamar Baldwin reflects on how the season unfolded and gives Andy his thoughts on his top 5 performance of his career.
Apr 8, 2020
Tennessee's Rick Barnes, FSU's Leonard Hamilton, Kansas Jayhawk Marcus Garrett, Gonzaga Bulldog Corey Kispert
Andy breaks down his first Power 36 for 2020-21. Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes explains how he's staying in touch with the players and looks ahead to next season. FSU's head coach Leonard Hamilton shares how the Seminoles' chemistry developed throughout the year. Kansas guard & Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Garrett discusses why he thinks the Jayhawks have serious national title implications. Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert gives Andy a preview of the Zags' experience heading into next season.
Mar 31, 2020
UMBC Retriever Jairus Lyles, Former Michigan Wolverine head coach John Beilein, Former Fighting Illini head coach Bruce Weber, Villanova Wildcat Kris Jenkins
Andy speaks with former UMBC Retriever Jairus Lyles about the 2018 UMBC memorable win over the Virginia Cavaliers. Former Michigan Wolverine head coach John Beilein describes the Trey Burke game tying shot against Syracuse in 2013 and his thought process while seeing Trey's shot. Former Illinois head coach Bruce Weber tells the story of how the Illini pulled off a 15 point comeback against Arizona in the 2005 tournament. Kris Jenkins says why the 2016 championship game against the UNC Tar Heels is the best championship game of all time. Andy predicts the Final Four matchups of the best March Madness Moments.
Mar 24, 2020
UMBC's head coach Ryan Odom, Former Valparaiso Commodore Bryce Drew, Former Wisconsin Badger Brandon Koenig, Villanova head coach Jay Wright and former NC State Wolfpack Guard Dereck Whittenburg
Andy gives an update on the March Madness Moments bracket matchups. Ryan Odom, UMBC's head coach, talks with Andy about the Retrievers' 2018 March Madness upset victory against UVA and the teams' thought process throughout the game. Bryce Drew, former Valparaiso basketball player, relives his buzzer-beating shot against Ole Miss from 1998 with Andy. Former Badger Brandon Koenig speaks about his game-winning three-point shot against Xavier in 2016. Villanova head coach Jay Wright touches on the 2016 Kris Jenkins National Championship shot against UNC. Dereck Whittenburg from the NC State National Championship team dives into the details of the tournament run the Wolfpack went on with coaching legend Jimmy V.
1 hr 8 min
Mar 19, 2020
Princeton's Mitch Henderson, BYU's Danny Ainge, Former Nevada Wolfpack head coach Eric Musselman, Fighting Illini Roger Powell Jr., Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel
Andy Katz breaks down the new March Madness Moments social media tournament bracket. Andy catches up with Mitch Henderson, point guard for that Cinderella Princeton team, about being on the winning-side of one of the most improbable upsets in Tournament history. Danny Ainge joins in on the episode to talk about his emotional game winner in 1981. Former Nevada Wolf Pack head coach Eric Musselman relives Nevada's historic comeback vs. Cincinnati. Roger Powell Jr. of that 2005 Fighting Illini team speaks with Andy about their come-from-behind victory. Dan Wetzel, author of Glory Road, talks the historical impact of Texas Western Miners, the first team to win a title with an all-black starting lineup.
Mar 14, 2020
NCAA Vice President of Men's Basketball Dan Gavitt
Andy Katz reacts to the cancellation of the NCAA men's basketball Tournament. NCAA vice president of men's basketball Dan Gavitt joins to explain the unprecedented process of decision-making that ultimately led to cancellation.
Mar 10, 2020
Dayton Flyers' Obi Toppin, ESPN's Joe Lunardi and Sports Broadcaster Dan Dakich
Andy Katz speaks with Obi Toppin of the Dayton Flyers about how the Flyers have developed throughout the year and what makes this team so special. ESPN's Bracketologist Joe Lunardi talks with Andy about which teams he thinks are in, out or on the bubble. Andy ranks his top ten All-Americans and his pick for National Player of the Year. Basketball sports broadcaster Dan Dakich dives into why he thinks Greg Gard is Coach of the Year, his thoughts on each conference and how the tournament is wide open. Andy & March Chadness look ahead to the upcoming week & discuss the most intriguing matchups.
1 hr 1 min
Mar 3, 2020
Virginia's Tony Bennett, UCLA's Mick Cronin and Illinois's center Kofi Cockburn
Andy Katz talks with Virginia head coach Tony Bennett about how the team has evolved throughout the year, the changes they need to make defensively and the mindset they will need heading into the tournament. UCLA head coach Mike Cronin shares his thoughts on the Bruins' young team and how the adversity they have faced has built trust between them. Andy ranks the best coaches come tournament time. Fighting Illini freshman center Kofi Cockburn speaks with Andy about the expectations he set for himself this season and the brotherly bond he's formed with Giorgi Bezhanishvili. Andy & Chad look ahead to the upcoming week & discuss the most intriguing matchups.
Feb 25, 2020
Ken Pomeroy, BYU's Mark Pope and Maryland's Mark Turgeon
The distinguished data analyst Ken Pomeroy speaks with Andy about the specifics of his Kenpom ranking system, how the ranking system affects bubble teams and makes an early prediction on which team could make a deep run in the tournament. Andy ranks his Top-10 toughest home court advantages in college basketball this season. BYU head coach Mark Pope speaks on why the Cougars have the best locker room in the nation and Maryland's head coach Mark Turgeon talks about the loss against Ohio State and their mindset heading into the last stretch of the regular season. Andy and March Chadness look ahead to the upcoming week & discuss the most intriguing matchups
Feb 18, 2020
Georgetown's Patrick Ewing, San Diego State's Malachi Flynn and former Butler Bulldog Matt Howard
Georgetown's Patrick Ewing speaks with Andy on the Hoyas overcoming adversity. San Diego State star Malachi Flynn speaks on the Aztecs historic season. Andy ranks his Top 10 National Championship Contenders. Former Butler star Matt Howard reminisces on the Bulldogs' historic run in March Madness 10 years ago and the Gordon Hayward shot that nearly shocked the world. Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod explains their unique scheduling late in the season where the best teams play each other leading into the conference tournament. Andy and March Chadness preview and predict the upcoming week's top games.
Feb 11, 2020
Duke Guard Tre Jones, Seton Hall Guard Myles Powell and NCAA Men's Basketball Committee Chair Kevin White
Andy speaks with Duke guard Tre Jones about the Blue Devils' season thus far and how they have improved throughout the season. Seton Hall guard Myles Powell talks about the Pirates most recent win against Villanova and the relentlessness of his teammates. Andy Ranks the 10 teams that could crack the top 4 lines come March. Kevin White, Chair of NCAA Men's Basketball Committee sheds light on the Committee's Bracket Preview selection process. Andy and March Chadness look ahead to the week's upcoming matchups.
Feb 4, 2020
ESPN's Joe Lunardi, Louisville's Chris Mack and Michigan's Juwan Howard
ESPN's Joe Lunardi joins Andy to talk bracket predictions and the revolving door at the top of the basketball rankings. Andy ranks his top ten most balanced teams in college basketball. Louisville's Head Coach Chris Mack explains how his team has been improving throughout the season and Michigan's Head Coach Juwan Howard discusses how his veterans have impacted the team. March Chadness and Andy lookahead to the weeks upcoming matchups.
Jan 28, 2020
Fox Sports Broadcaster Tim Brando, Michigan State's Tom Izzo and Syracuse's Jim Boeheim
Andy Katz pays tribute to Kobe Bryant. Fox Sports's Tim Brando reflects on some of his favorite calls and moments from his career. Andy ranks his top ten toughest teams in the country. Michigan State's Tom Izzo speaks on what it takes to win a Big Ten and National Championship in this basketball era and Jim Boeheim sheds light on the Orange's recent winning streak. Andy and March Chadness look at this week's upcoming matchups.
Jan 21, 2020
Sporting News Writer Mike DeCourcy and Texas Tech's Chris Beard
Sporting News Writer Mike DeCourcy speaks with Andy to debate Player of the Year. Andy ranks his top ten Sophomores of the season. Texas Tech's Chris Beard explains how the Raiders deal with adversity and Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley talks how his role has changed throughout the season. Andy and March Chadness look ahead at this weeks most intriguing matchups.
Jan 14, 2020
Auburn's Bruce Pearl, Wichita State's Gregg Marshall and KPI Creator Kevin Pauga
Bruce Pearl speaks about Auburn's undefeated record. Andy Katz ranks his potential March Madness teams with the biggest question marks. Wichita State's Gregg Marshall shares his thoughts on the 2OT victory at UConn, KPI creator and Michigan State administrator Kevin Pauga breakdown Andy's latest bracket prediction. Andy makes his weekly picks with March Chadness.
Jan 7, 2020
Fox Sports' Steve Lavin, Seton Hall's Myles Powell and Dayton's Obi Toppin
Andy Katz catches up with Fox Sports broadcaster Steve Lavin about his coaching experiences and how Gene Keady influenced him over the years. Andy ranks his top 10 toughest conferences through January. Myles Powell speaks about his teammates stepping up in clutch moments and Dayton's Obi Toppin describes how he elevated his game to become one of the best players in the country. Andy makes his predictions for this week's upcoming games with March Chadness.
Dec 31, 2019
College Basketball Legend Dick Vitale, San Diego State's Brian Dutcher and Butler's LaVall Jordan
Andy speaks to college basketball legend Dick Vitale about this rollercoaster season and which teams are flying under the radar. Dickie V reveals his favorite games and players of the decade. Andy ranks his top ten teams of the decade that did not win a title. Butler's head coach LaVall Jordan talks about the development of his players and keeping the Butler name at a high caliber. San Diego State's head coach Brian Dutcher, sheds light on his teams resilience and maintaining momentum throughout the season. Andy and March Chadness look at this week's upcoming matchups.
Dec 24, 2019
Gonzaga's Mark Few, FOX Sports Gus Johnson and Sports Columnist Pat Forde
Andy Katz speaks to Gonzaga's head coach Mark Few on bringing UNC to Spokane and the madness early in the season. Andy ranks his Top 10 Teams of the Decade. FOX Sports' Gus Johnson reflects on his favorite gameplay calls over the years, and Sports Illustrated's Pat Forde dives into the passionate & heated Louisville-Kentucky rivalry. Andy looks ahead and picks the winner of the most intriguing matchups for the upcoming week with March Chadness.
Dec 16, 2019
Kansas's Bill Self and NCAA's David Worlock
Andy Katz talks with Kansas HC Bill Self about the Jayhawks journey from losing on opening night to securing the #1 ranking in the country. Andy ranks his Top-10 breakout freshmen who were ranked outside the preseason Top-20 recruiting rankings. NCAA Director of Media Coordination/Statistics David Worlock joins to explain the new NET rankings and how it will impact March Madness. Andy looks ahead and picks his most intriguing matchups for the upcoming week.
Dec 10, 2019
The Warriors' Klay Thompson, ESPN's Robbie Hummel, and Maryland's Anthony Cowan
Andy Katz catches up with Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors at teammate Draymond Green's Michigan State jersey retirement ceremony. ESPN analyst Robbie Hummel joins to break down the entire college basketball landscape. Andy ranks his Top-10 most surprising teams of the season thus far. Maryland senior guard Anthony Cowan Jr. joins to talk about the Terps 10-0 start. Andy looks ahead and picks his most intriguing matchups for the upcoming week.
Dec 3, 2019
Stephen F. Austin's Nathan Bain, West Virginia's Bob Huggins, and ESPN's Jimmy Dykes on the Battle 4 Atlantis
Andy Katz talks with Stephen F. Austin forward Nathan Bain about his game-winner to upset #1 Duke, and the outpouring of support for his family's recovery from Hurricane Dorian (7:35). West Virginia HC Bob Huggins joins to talk about the Mountaineers 7-0 start (19:38). Andy ranks his Top-10 Player of the Year contenders (33:00). ESPN's Jimmy Dykes joins to discuss the Battle 4 Atlantis and how Michigan is proving the experts wrong (39:45). Andy looks ahead and picks his most intriguing matchups for the upcoming week (1:02:25)
1 hr 15 min
Nov 26, 2019
Texas guard Andrew Jones, Duke's Tre Jones, and ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi
Andy Katz talks with Texas guard and leukemia survivor Andrew Jones about his incredible journey to get back on the court (7:00). Duke guard Tre Jones joins to talk about the Blue Devils establishing a defensive identity, and winning the 2K Empire Classic (15:15). Andy ranks his Top-10 from the past week (19:55). ESPN's Joe Lunardi joins to discuss November trends that could matter in March (22:16). Andy looks ahead and picks his most intriguing matchups for the upcoming week (34:30).
Nov 19, 2019
UNC's Cole Anthony, Florida's Mike White, and Don MacLean from the Pac-12 Network
Many predicted Florida to be a Final Four team this season, but their 0-2 start proves that may not happen! Head Coach Mike White explains what he and the team need to do to right the ship, what he expects of Kerry Blackshear Jr. moving forward, and the shooting improvements he's already seeing in Scottie Lewis. North Carolina freshman point guard Cole Anthony speaks to upholding the Anthony name, being his own man (despite his dad's success at both the college and NBA levels), and the most challenging aspect of making the jump from highschool to college. And Pac-12 Network and LA Clippers announcer Don Maclean talks about the Pac12's great start, and why they were able to make such improvements as a league. He also weighs in on UCLA, USC, Oregon, Arizona and Washington! Plus a new #KatzRankz, Andy's Top 10 of the week!
Nov 12, 2019
Ohio State's Chris Holtmann, Marquette's Markus Howard, and Brendan Quinn on Cassius Winston
Brendan Quinn from The Athletic was at the Michigan State game on Sunday night when Cassius Winston took the court following the tragic loss of his younger brother, Zachary, and talks about Cassius' incredible performance among the support of his dad, brother, and basketball family. Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann's team is off to a 2-0 start, and is preparing to face Villanova and in-state rival, Cincinnati. He speaks to his team's tough schedule, and his hopes for their season. And Markus Howard from Marquette weighs in on the team's improvements from the summer, why he's focused on diversifying his own game, and what makes the Wisconsin rivalry great.
Nov 5, 2019
Champions Classic & Season Preview with Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Kentucky's John Calipari, Kansas' Bill Self, and Michigan State's Tom Izzo
The regular season is finally here! Andy Katz welcomes in all four coaches from each of the top-ranked teams in this year's Champions Classic, and previews the 2019-20 season. Tom Izzo discusses Michigan State's experienced roster and all that comes with being ranked #1 (3:30). John Calipari talks about the defensive identity of the #2 Wildcats and learning from last year's Champions Classic (10:34). Andy gives his picks for All-American teams by ranking his top-10 players in college basketball (17:25). Mike Krzyzewski talks about #4 Duke's talented freshman class, returning leaders, and a wide open field (22:00). Bill Self talks about the imposing frontcourt of the #3 Jayhawks and integrating newcomers. Andy looks ahead and breaks down the most intriguing matchups during Opening Week (32:29). NCAA Senior VP of Basketball Dan Gavitt joins to talk storylines and rules changes for the 2019-20 season (46:15)
Oct 29, 2019
Big 12 Conference Preview with Texas' Shaka Smart, Baylor's Scott Drew, Devon Dotson of Kansas, Bruce Weber of Kansas State, and Iowa State's Steve Prohm
In this Big 12 preview show, Andy Katz is joined by ESPN's Fran Fraschilla to breakdown the Conference's biggest stories (4:30). Andy ranks his Top-10 players in the Big 12 for the upcoming season (14:50), talks with Shaka Smart about the Longhorns quest for consistency (18:35), catches up with Scott Drew about Baylor and Conference depth (23:50), and chats with Preseason All-Big 12 selection Devon Dotson about the Jayhawks (27:41). Andy talks with Bruce Weber about expectations for Kansas State (32:38), and discusses Iowa State's unique Home Court advantage with Steve Prohm (36:33), before looking ahead to his locks and bubble teams from the Big 12 in March (40:15).
Oct 22, 2019
SEC Conference Preview with Auburn's Bruce Pearl, Georgia's Tom Crean, Florida's Kerry Blackshear Jr., and SEC Network Analyst Andy Kennedy
It's the SEC Conference Preview with Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes, Florida's Kerry Blackshear, Jr., and Tom Crean from Georgia! Bruce Pearl addresses the tournament expectations on Auburn, and how their style of play may change with 5 returners and 8 newcomers. Rick Barnes explains why he loves the leadership that Tennessee has already cultivated after losing Grant Williams, and why he thinks Tennessee deserves another tournament run this season. And Kerry Blackshear Jr., discusses his reasons for transferring home to Florida, and the lessons he learned at Virginia Tech. Plus, former Ole Miss head coach turned SEC Network analyst, Andy Kennedy, breaks down the conference team-by-team.
Oct 15, 2019
ACC Conference Preview with North Carolina's Roy Williams, Louisville's Chris Mack, Virginia's Braxton Key, and ACC Network analyst Carlos Boozer
In this ACC preview show, Andy Katz is joined by ACC Network analyst Carlos Boozer to breakdown the biggest stories in the Atlantic Coast Conference (7:25). Andy ranks his Top-10 players in the ACC for the upcoming season (16:30), catches up with Roy Williams about the new-look Tar Heels (20:33), talks to Virginia senior Braxton Key about the Cavs reboot (26:00), and chats with Chris Mack about building a foundation at Louisville (32:00), before looking ahead to his locks and bubble teams from the ACC in March (38:47).
Oct 8, 2019
Big Ten Conference Preview with Nebraska's Fred Hoiberg, Maryland's Mark Turgeon, and Michigan's Zavier Simpson
In this Big Ten preview show, Andy Katz is joined by Big Ten analyst and former 1992 Player of the Year, Jim Jackson, to breakdown the biggest stories within the Conference (5:44). Andy ranks his Top-10 players in the Big Ten this season (14:23), catches up with Mark Turgeon about Maryland's high expectations (18:07), talks to Michigan senior guard Zavier Simpson about playing for new head coach Juwan Howard (21:56), and chats with Fred Hoiberg about bringing a winning culture to Nebraska (26:32), before looking way-ahead to his locks and bubble teams from the Big Ten in March (31:51).
Oct 1, 2019
Pac-12 Conference Preview with ASU's Bobby Hurley and Casey Jacobsen from FSI and the Pac-12 Network
It's a preview of the Pac-12 with Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley, and Casey Jacobsen from FS1 and the Pac-12 Network. Coach Hurley talks about his returning players, the expectations for the upcoming season, who has potential to make the tourney in the Pac-12, and how his personal experience has contributed to the success of ASU. And Casey Jacobsen and Andy break down who they believe to be the top 4 in the Pac-12, which teams are on the bubble, who might this season's sleeper, which players have a shot at Player Of The Year, and why Casey believes Mick Cronin is the perfect coach for UCLA. Plus, Andy's Top 10 Pac-12 players.
Sep 24, 2019
Louisville's Jordan Nwora, LeVelle Moton from North Carolina Central, and ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg
Jordan Nwora is Andy's pre-season ACC Player Of The Year, and his school, Louisville, is one of Andy's pre-season #1 seeds heading into the season. Jordan talks team chemistry, their expectations and goals for this year, and what he did this summer to improve not only his game but also his leadership skills. Then ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg explains why he's so high on Maryland, how he feels about Michigan State as the predicted winner of the Big 10, and what Chris Beard has done to turn Texas Tech into a successful program. Then North Carolina Central head coach LeVelle Moton weighs in on how he's built such a successful program, the challenges that HBCUs typically face when it comes to funding and TV contracts, how programs like his can recruit 5-star type talent in the future, and what his experience was like with Team USA's gold-winning U19 team this Summer.
Sep 17, 2019
Tennessee's Rick Barnes, Lamar Stevens from Penn State, and Michigan State Asst. AD Kevin Pauga
Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes talks about losing Grant Williams to the NBA and the Boston Celtics, and how he plans to fill the hole left in his roster. He also talks about the change in the 3-point line, how they're preparing to face Kansas in Kansas in January, and the importance of work ethic and culture. Then Penn State Senior Forward Lamar Stevens updates the status of his team, and explains why Marion Jones is going to be a key piece to the team's success. He talks about improvements he hopes to make in his own game, and the challenge of overcoming last year's losing record. Plus, Assistant Athletic Director Kevin Pauga from Michigan State, who created the KPI, one of the 6 metrics that the NCAA men's basketball selection committee uses to determine selections and seedings, joins to discuss Andy's preseason bracket.
Sep 10, 2019
Kentucky's John Calipari, Auburn's Bruce Pearl, and ESPN's Fran Fraschilla
Kentucky head coach John Calipari shares the key to Kentucky's consistent success over the last 10 years, and explains how he plans to grow that legacy over the next 10! He offers insight to this year's roster, schedule, and some thoughts on how the new 3-point line will likely impact the game. Then Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl talks about the effect that last year's Final Four run is having on this year's team, how recruiting has changed, and why Auburn's pre-season ranking at #24 is legit! He also talks about what practice has been like with 5 returning Seniors, and 8 newcomers including 6 freshman. And ESPN's Fran Fraschilla caught a lot of basketball over the Summer, and breaksdown what he saw from Texas Tech, Georgetown, and Memphis. He also has thoughts on Texas, TCU, and Baylor, and why the balance in the Big 12 will make it hard to pick a worst team in that league. Plus, Andy's 5 schools that he knows he's going to be wrong about!
Sep 3, 2019
UCONN's Dan Hurley, Purdue's Matt Painter, and Michigan State's Tom Izzo
The Final Four in the Team Of The Decade tourney has been decided, and Andy's got three of the four team coaches. Michigan State Hall of Fame Head Coach Tom Izzo speaks to the importance of the fan base and building a lasting culture as a means of success. He also updates Joshua Langford's injury rehab, and explains what Andy's pre-season National Player of the Year, Cassius Winston, has been working on this Summer. Then Matt Painter from Purdue checks in with news from Carson Edwards first summer with the Boston Celtics, and how Coach Painter plans to fill the void left in his roster as a result of Carson being drafted. And UCONN's Dan Hurley says UCONN's move to Big East next year is a huge win for the fans! He talks about the effect that the move is already having on recruiting and the program's culture.
Aug 27, 2019
Texas Tech's Kyler Edwards, Georgia Tech's Josh Pastner, and Mike DeCourcy from the Sporting News
Texas Tech sophomore guard, Kyler Edwards, shares details from the Red Raiders Bahamas trip, and explains why he thinks the team's primed for another NCAA tournament run this coming season! Then Georgia Tech head coach, Josh Pastner, has thoughts on the ACC as a league, his incoming freshman, USC transfer Jordan Usher, and the strength of their upcoming schedule. And Mike DeCourcy from the Sporting News and the Big Ten Network breaks down the Big Ten schedule, the team of the Decade, and his potential preseason number 1. Plus, Andy's 5 Most Important Big Ten games in December.
Aug 20, 2019
DePaul's Dave Leitao and USC's Andy Enfield
DePaul University Head Coach Dave Leitao shares expectations for his team which includes two-time transfer Charlie Moore. He also addresses the violation of the coach control rule by a former DePaul associate head coach, and how Leitao and his staff will handle the 3-game suspension that Coach Leitao is forced to serve as a result. And he pays tribute to Student Manager Aameer Sahi whom the team lost to cancer last week. Then USC's Andy Enfield joins to speak candidly about last year's disappointing season (and what exactly derailed it), and how he hopes to improve this season. He also weighs in on "one and done" players and the value they bring any team, the state of the Pac12 this season, and what he hopes the league as a whole can do better this year. Plus, Andy's Top 5 impact players of the Summer.
Aug 13, 2019
Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley, and Legal Analyst Amy Dash
Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley is fresh off his trip to Peru where he led the Big East All-Star team to a bronze medal in the Pan-Am Games. He speaks to the experience on and off the court, his assistants, Brown's Mike Martin and Seton Hall's Kevin Willard, and bonding with the players he'll face off against this coming season. He also offers some analysis on returners Myles Cale from Seton Hall, Ty-Shon Alexander from Creighton, Villanova's Collin Gillespie, and his own David Duke and AJ Reeves. Plus, Amy Dash, Legal Analyst for CBS and Fox Sports Radio, joins to discuss the NCAA's amended rule about agent representation for players who wish to retain their amateur status around the draft process.
Aug 6, 2019
Phil Martelli of Michigan, and Northwestern's Chris Collins
Former Saint Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli is excited about his new assistant job at Michigan! He talks about Head Coach Juwan Howard, what he hopes to contribute to Juwan's program and staff, and the role that longtime friend and current Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari played in the whole thing! Phil breaks down the Michigan roster, how he plans to approach games, and how he feels about the new recruiting schedule and process. Then, Northwestern University Head Coach Chris Collins checks in as his team gets ready to head to France and Italy later this month. He talks about the bonding and skill building he hopes the trip will accomplish for a very young team that graduated 6 Seniors last year! Coach Collins also remembers Duke's incredible Tournament run of 2010, and the amazing win over Butler in the final seconds of the game to take the Championship.
Jul 30, 2019
Saint Mary's Randy Bennett, Davidson's Bob McKillop, and Robert Morris' Andy Toole
Andy was at the College Basketball Academy at UCONN and caught up with Randy Bennett from Saint Mary's, Bob McKillop of Davidson, and Robert Morris Head Coach Andy Toole. Randy weighed in on the strength of the WCC, why he's feeling confident about the upcoming season, and the improvements he's seen in Jordan Ford, who could easily be one of the lead guards in the country. Then Coach McKillop checks in from Davidson, to update the status of returning players Jon Axel and Kellan Grady, and their draft process experiences. He also shares the impact that former player Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors continues to have on the program and culture at Davidson. And Coach Andy Toole from Robert Morris offers a very candid opinion on the new recruiting process that took effect this Summer, and the tweaks he'd like to see made to it before next year.
Jul 23, 2019
Michigan's Juwan Howard and Oregon's Dana Altman
Juwan Howard is a Michigan alum and the new Michigan basketball Head Coach. He speaks about returning to his alma mater to replace John Beilein, how the opportunity came to pass, putting together his coaching staff, the culture he hopes to instill at Michigan, and his first impressions of Zavier Simpson, Jon Teske, and Isaiah Livers. Then Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman checks in to talk recruiting calendar changes, evaluating grad transfers, what he expects from returners Francis Okoro and Payton Pritchard, and the effect that Oregon's Sweet 16 run had on his players' (Bol Bol, Kenny Wooten, and Louis King) decisions to leave for the NBA.
Jul 16, 2019
South Carolina's Frank Martin and University of Illinois' Brad Underwood
South Carolina Head Coach, Frank Martin, offers his assessment of the new recruiting-evaluation calendar that went into effect this off-season. He talks about the June recruitment period, the advantage of evaluating prospective players in a host of different environments, and why the entire recruiting process was in need of change. He also offers up early analysis on his returning players, incoming freshman, and South Carolina's standing in the SEC. Then, University of Illinois Head Coach Brad Underwood joins as his school prepares to host one of the 4 upcoming NCAA Basketball Academies. He also speaks about his roster including Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk and Kofi Cockburn, and what he hopes his team takes away from their upcoming Summer trip to Italy.
Jul 9, 2019
Penny Hardaway of Memphis & Cincinnati's John Brannen
Memphis Head Coach Penny Hardaway has one of the top 3 recruiting classes in NCAA basketball, and says landing James Wiseman, the #1 highschool player in the nation, was what started it all. Penny speaks to what he learned during his first year as a head coach, why studying the great programs and coaches was so important, and why making it to the NCAA Tournament simply isn't enough. He also breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of his incoming freshman (including his own son, Jayden), and explains what he's expecting from his veteran players. Then John Brannen is the new head coach of the Cincinnati Bearcats, and has a definite plan for the program which will feature 7 new players along with returning star Jarron Cumberland. John explains some of his goals, how his coaching style differs from former coach Mick Cronin (who departed for UCLA), and what other teams can expect to see from Cincinnati on the court.
Jul 2, 2019
Florida's Mike White and Clemson's Brad Brownell
The Florida Gators jumped back into the Top 10 on Andy's Power 36, and Florida head coach Mike White explains why he's excited about his team, including returner Andrew Nembhard, transfer center Kerry Blackshear Jr., and incoming freshman Scottie Lewis. Coach White offers his opinion on the new 3-point line, the new scholastic recruiting system, and why the NCAA tournament is the greatest event in all of sports. Then, Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell joins on the eve of his team's departure to Italy to represent the United States in the World University Games. Coach Brownell provides analysis on his very young team featuring 7 new players, speaks to the challenges of roster management in college basketball, and explains why he thinks the new 3-point line is going to effect the college game more than most people believe.
Jun 25, 2019
Former UCONN Head Coach Jim Calhoun & USA Men's Basketball U19 & Kansas State Head Coach Bruce Weber
UCONN is returning to the Big East conference for the 2020-21 season, and former UCONN Head Coach, who now coaches at St. Joseph's, Jim Calhoun, discusses what the move means for UCONN basketball, football, other sports, and the University in general. Kansas State and USA Basketball U19 Head Coach, Bruce Weber, checks in before heading to Greece for World Cup play with a roster that includes Tyrese Haliburton from Iowa State, Reggie Perry from Mississippi State, Kira Lewis from Alabama, Trevion Williams from Purdue, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl who'll be playing for Villanova in the Fall. Coach Weber also talks about Kansas State's surprise loss to Irvine at the NCAA Tournament, and the hopes he has for his returning players in the upcoming season.
Jun 18, 2019
Notre Dame's Mike Brey, and Maryland's Mark Turgeon
Notre Dame Head Coach and President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Mike Brey, talks about the recruiting changes that went into effect this off-season, and why it's so important for everyone to keep in mind that this is a work in progress and that tweaks will be made! He also speaks to the return of Notre Dame players Rex Pflueger (back from injury), and TJ Gibbs, and how they will impact the Fighting Irish next season. Then Maryland Head Coach Mark Turgeon joins to share his thoughts on Maryland's heart-breaking, final seconds loss to LSU in the NCAA Tournament, what he loves about his very young team (which includes 10 freshman and sophomores), his expectations for the Big 10 next year, and the draft process experience for Jalen Smith, Anthony Cowan Jr., and Bruno Fernando (who won't be returning to school).
Jun 11, 2019
Gregg Marshall of Wichita State, and Brian Gregory from USF
Wichita State Head Coach Gregg Marshall checks in with an update on his recruiting class, and the status of his returning players including Dexter Dennis and Asbjorn Midtgaard. He also talks about the NBA hopes he has for former player Markis McDuffie, and the reason he's not surprised by the contribution that another former player, Fred VanVleet, is making to the Toronto Raptors bid for an NBA Championship. He also talks about playing games with the new, deeper 3-point shot line, and how he feels about USF being this season's UCF. Andy's driving the USF bandwagon bus, and explains why the Bulls are his sleeper pick this year (much like UCF from last season). USF Head Coach Brian Gregory weighs in on why he believes his players have the potential to take the team to an American title and the NCAA tournament. He speaks to their goals this year, the return of lone senior Laquincy Rideau, his expectations for both Alexis Yetna and David Collins, the effect of the deeper 3-point line on…
Jun 4, 2019
Kansas' Bill Self, Louisville's Chris Mack, and Andy's Preseason Power 36
Kansas Head Coach Bill Self talks about all the good news in the Jayhawks camp this spring including Silvio De Sousa winning his appeal, Udoka Azubuike return from injury, and Devon Dotson withdrawal from the NBA draft to come back to Kansas for his Junior year. Coach Self also talks about his "old college" offensive strategy in the current "small ball" world of basketball, why Devon Dotson has a legitimate shot at being Big 12 Player of the Year, and what the success of Chris Beard and Texas Tech has done for the Big 12 and basketball in general. Then Louisville Coach Chris Mack, who's going to have one of the best teams in the ACC, talks about the return of Jordan Nwora and Steven Enoch. Coach Mack speaks to Jordan's very mature decision to return to Louisville, what he hopes his entire team learned from that heartbreaking loss to Duke last year, and how the change to the college 3-point shooting line will likely affect his team. Plus, Andy reveals his preseason Top 10 of the Power 3…
May 28, 2019
University of Tennessee's Grant Williams, Xavier's Travis Steele, and Brendan Quinn of The Athletic
University of Tennessee's Grant Williams has declared for the NBA draft and will not be returning to Tennessee next year. He talks to Andy about his decision to stay in the draft process, the most valuable lessons he learned from his 3 years at Tennessee, his advice to college players, and he offers his assessment of next year's Tennessee roster. Then Brendan Quinn of The Athletic joins to discuss Michigan's new head coach, Juwan Howard of The Fab Five, the reality of Michigan's existing culture, and the recruiting competition that exists given Penny Hardaway's gig at Memphis and John Stackhouse coaching at Vanderbilt. Plus, Xavier head coach Travis Steele talks about his team's dramatic turnaround last season, Naji Marshall's recent decision to return to Xavier next year, and how the roster looks for the upcoming season.
May 21, 2019
Georgia's Tom Crean & the Chicago Combine with Adam Zagoria
Georgia Head Coach Tom Crean has one of the best recruiting classes in the country including top recruit Anthony Edwards. He speaks to the teaching philosophy of his program, and what he hopes to instill in all players that come to Georgia. He also weighs in on Nick Claxton's NBA prospects, and what it's going to take to return to the NCAA Tournament next year. Then, New York Times and Forbes contributing writer and founder of Zag's Blog, Adam Zagoria, offers his take from the Chicago Combine last week. He breaks down those who helped themselves (Tacko Fall, Grant Williams, Tremont Waters, and Shamorie Ponds), and those who should consider going back to school (Seton Hall's Myles Powell). Plus, Adam shares insight on John Beilein's jump to the NBA, and who may possibly replace him at Michigan.
May 14, 2019
Auburn's Bruce Pearl, Purdue's Matt Painter, and John Beilein Jumps To Cleveland
Purdue Head Coach Matt Painter couldn't be prouder of the way his guys played in the NCAA Tournament, and says they'll use the Elite 8 loss as a building block for this coming season. He talks about the magic and talent of Carsen Edwards, and how he feels about returning players Matt Haarms, Trevion Williams, and Aaron Wheeler. He also addresses the 3-point line change and how it may impact his team and college basketball in general. Auburn's Bruce Pearl says Chuma Okeke and Jared Harper are committed to the NBA draft process and so he's planning accordingly for next season. He speaks to Auburn's incredible NCAA Tournament run, the importance of having depth and developing your bench, his team's biggest needs for next year, and why he believes that Kentucky was actually the best team in the 2019 tournament. Plus, Brendan Quinn from The Athletic joins to offer some insight into John Beilein's decision to leave Michigan for the head coaching gig with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
May 7, 2019
Houston's Kelvin Sampson & Seton Hall's Kevin Willard
Houston Head Coach Kelvin Sampson chronicles the development of his program and culture from his first year in Houston to their recent incredible run in the NCAA Tournament. He speaks to his family's role in the team, the roster coming back next season, the schedule he's putting together, and what he thinks about the rules committee possibly moving the 3-point line. And Seton Hall has become a coaching destination gig, and that's due in large part to the efforts of current head coach Kevin Willard. Kevin talks about the growth of the program, and what's contributed to its success. He also speaks about his returning roster, upcoming schedule of games, and Myles Powell's NBA draft journey to date.
Apr 30, 2019
Chris Beard of Texas Tech Exclusive, and Arkansas' Eric Musselman
Texas Tech Head Coach Chris Beard talks about his team's Championship game loss to Virginia in overtime earlier this month, and why he won't likely watch tape of that particular game for many years! He also speaks to his recent contract extension ($4.75 million per year through 2024-25), and the decision to stay Lubbock long term, his returning roster, why junior college recruiting is so important, and his summer vacay, music, and BBQ plans! Then new Arkansas Head Coach Eric Musselman shares his thoughts on his new Fayetteville home, the rich tradition that is Arkansas basketball, what's changed about his recruiting style and philosophy since taking this gig, and the importance that one single non-conference game can have when it comes to the NCAA tournament. Plus, Andy's 11 Rising Stars!
Apr 23, 2019
Vanderbilt's Jerry Stackhouse, Nevada's Steve Alford, and Adam Zagoria on Top Incoming Recruits
Jerry Stackhouse is the new head coach at Vanderbilt and will be dealing with rebuilding a program that did not win a single game in the SEC last season. He explains how he plans to do that, and why his experience at the G League will be invaluable in helping him accomplish that goal. And Steve Alford will be leading Nevada and speaks to the return of both Jalen Harris and Lindsey Drew, and shares his plans to grow and elevate the program. Finally, Adam Zagoria from ZagsBlog.com and the New York Times breaks down St. John's new coaching hire, Mike Anderson, and also offers analysis on the upcoming season's biggest recruits including James Wiseman at Memphis, Anthony Edwards at Georgia, Kentucky's Tyrese Maxey, and Duke's incoming top recruiting class replacing Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish.
Apr 16, 2019
UCLA Head Coach Mick Cronin, Belmont's Casey Alexander, and Fox Sports John Fanta
Mick Cronin is the new head coach at UCLA and shares his reaction to landing the gig, and breaking the news to his family and Cincinnati players. He recounts his recent conversations with UCLA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton, the difference between success and sustained success, and his plans to change the culture at the storied program. And Casey Alexander isn't changing a thing about his personal life except for the direction he turns out of his driveway as the new head coach at Belmont. He talks about replacing longtime coach Rick Byrd who retired at the end of this past season, what it means to return to his alma mater as a coach, what kind of changes he plans to make to the program, and how his experiences at Stetson and Lipscomb will impact his new job. Then John Fanta from the Big East Digital Network & Fox Sports checks in with news about Marquette losing the Hauser brothers but returning lead scorer Markus Howard.
Apr 9, 2019
First-Time NCAA Tournament Champions, the Virginia Cavaliers
It's the NCAA Tournament Wrap-Up with Andy Katz and first-time National Champs, the Virginia Cavaliers (who beat Texas Tech in an overtime thriller in Minnesota on Monday night)! Experience the emotion of the moment as Andy speaks with Coach Tony Bennett and a host of players including Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome, Mamadi Diakite, and Kihei Clark on the floor of the US Bank Stadium just after the Cavs clinched the title. Andy also exchanged a few emotional words with Tony's father, former coach Dick Bennett. Plus, Andy shares a pre-pre-season look at the Power 36!
Apr 2, 2019
The Final Four with Steve Smith, Oklahoma's Lon Kruger, and Florida's Mike White
Oklahoma Head Coach Lon Kruger is being honored with the prestigious Legends of Coaching award later this month, and also faced both Texas Tech and Virginia during regular play. He explains what makes Texas Tech such a force, and how their stellar defense differs from that of Virginia. He also offers advice to both Coach Chris Beard and Coach Tony Bennett on how to handle the Final Four experience, and weighs in on the success that his former player (and current Atlanta Hawk) Trae Young is enjoying his rookie year in the NBA. Then Florida Head Coach Mike White joins to share thoughts on Final Four teams Michigan State and Auburn which his team faced during regular season play. He speaks to Auburn's underrated back court, and the best way to defend Jared Harper. Plus, Turner Spots NBA & NCAA analyst (and former Michigan State Spartan) Steve Smith returns to break down the Final Four bracket.
Mar 25, 2019
LSU Interim Head Coach Tony Benford, Loyola Of Chicago's Porter Moser & Andy's Sweet 16 Rankings
The Sweet 16 has been decided, and LSU is among the teams advancing. Interim Head Coach Tony Benford speaks about the adversity the team has overcome in losing Wade Sims before the season began to losing head coach Will Wade to suspension just before tournament play started. Tony also recounts the strategy they used to beat Yale and take down Maryland, and how they plan to handle a tough Michigan State in the Sweet 16. Then Loyola of Chicago Head Coach Porter Moser weighs in on UCF's heartbreaking loss to Duke, what it's like to be the Cinderella of the NCAA tournament, and how he and Loyola of Chicago managed to defy the odds and make it to the Elite 8 last year. Porter also give props to UCI, and shares his plans to make NCAA tournament play a permanent part of Loyola of Chicago's legacy and culture.
Mar 18, 2019
Selection Sunday Special with NCAA Selection Committee Chair Steve Muir, and Bracket Picks with Andy & Steve Smith
It's a Selection Sunday special with NCAA Men's Basketball Selection Committee Chair and Stanford Athletic Director, Bernard Muir, who explains why Greensboro, TCU, Indiana, and Alabama did not make the tournament cut! He also offers up the committee's reasons for including Belmont, the one circumstance that could have prevented Gonzaga from being a #1 seed, and the effect that Washington's loss to Oregon had on the selection process. Plus, Andy and his Turner Sports colleague, Steve Smith, break down the bracket, explain their picks, and choose a National Champion! Who's the Sweet 16 upset? Who's this year's Cinderella? And can Duke be beaten?
Mar 12, 2019
Kansas State's Bruce Weber, Virginia's Tony Bennett, and Andy's Conference Tournament Picks
Virginia Head Coach Tony Bennett's team just won the ACC regular season Championship on Saturday, and enters the ACC tournament in Charlotte as the #1 seed. Tony explains what they have to do in order to take home that championship too, and what he expects from De'Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy, and Ty Jerome. He also speaks to their victory over Carolina, and loss to Duke. Then Kansas State Head Coach Bruce Weber joins with an update on Dean Wade and Cartier Diarra's status, what they learned from last year's trip to the Elite 8, and how this season's "Pursuit of Better" motto is paying off. Plus, Andy's conference tournament picks!
Mar 5, 2019
Purdue's Matt Painter and Buffalo's CJ Massinburg
Purdue Head Coach Matt Painter's team is currently in first place in the Big 10 and is gearing up for tournament play. He speaks to the scheduling difficulties being a mid-major, grinding out wins, and key player Carsen Edwards. Then CJ Massinburg from Buffalo joins to talk about the crazy atmosphere of road games, the strength of the roster, and the confidence they gained from both last year's Arizona victory and the Kentucky loss.
Feb 26, 2019
Cincinnati's Mick Cronin, UCF's Tacko Fall, and SEC Analyst Andy Kennedy
Cincinnati Head Coach Mick Cronin doesn't mind flying under the radar heading into the NCAA tournament, says Central Florida is the best unknown team in the country right now, thinks Houston is going to surprise everyone come tournament time, and feels that the Bearcats' exceptional guard play is their best weapon. And speaking of Central Florida, big man Tacko Fall checks in on overcoming injury, why defense wins championships, and how being 7-foot-7-inches has its challenges in the classroom. And last Saturday, eight Ole Miss players took a knee during the National Anthem, and former Ole Miss Head Coach and current SEC Analyst, Andy Kennedy, comments on the players' message. He also explains why a historically weak Pac12 is a good thing for South Carolina, and why he's not surprised by LSU winning the SEC. Plus, Andy Katz has a new number one in his Power36!
Feb 19, 2019
UNC's Roy Williams, ESPN Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Vitale, and Texas Tech's Chris Beard
It's North Carolina vs Duke on Wednesday, and UNC head coach Roy Williams explains why this might be the most talented Duke team he's faced in the last 16 years of his coaching career, and how he plans to ready his players to rise to the challenge. And legendary ESPN broadcaster and Hall of Famer, Dick Vitale, offers his take on the great UNC-Duke rivalry, and shares some of his favorite moments in rivalry history from his 35 years in the broadcast seat. Plus, Texas Tech's Chris Beard's team is playing Kansas at home on Saturday night, and he offers up the strategy he hopes will secure a win. He also speaks to the adversity the Red Raiders have faced this season, and how they're staying focused on getting back to tournament play.
Feb 12, 2019
Gonzaga's Mark Few and University of Tennessee's Grant Williams
Killian Tillie is injured again, and Gonzaga head coach Mark Few explains how Brandon Clarke and Jeremy Jones will help fill the void, and whether Killian will make it back in time for tournament play. Then, reigning SEC Player of The Year, University of Tennessee's Grant Williams, weighs in on the road to the NCAA tournament, getting through a tough SEC conference, the benefit of veteran players, and his respect for Zion Williamson.
Feb 5, 2019
Kansas State's Dean Wade, and Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski on Zion Williamson, Tre Jones & RJ Barrett
Duke's Coach K sits down to talk about weathering both an injury bug and an illness bug in the first half of ACC play. He speaks to this year's freshman class versus 2015's, the advantage that Tre Jones has at Duke that his brother Tyus did not, how Zion Williamson is handling the hype and attention, and the Duke brotherhood past, present, and future. And Kansas State's Dean Wade was perfect from the field last weekend against Oklahoma State, is looking forward to taking on Kansas and Baylor this week, and explains how his team has flipped the script on the season, improved on offense, and dealt with injury.
Jan 29, 2019
Washington's Mike Hopkins, and Villanova Senior guard Phil Booth
Washington is the only undefeated team in the Pac12 and head coach Mike Hopkins says their improved defense and shooting ability have helped them get there. He also speaks to the strength of the Pac12 overall, how he feels about the weight of non-conference play, and why he roots for Gonzaga when they aren't playing Washington! Then, Villanova Senior guard Phil Booth weighs in on the team's 7-0 start in the Big East, their struggles in early non-conference play, breaking bad habits, developing team chemistry, and the art of winning. Plus, Andy's Power 36 and some early tournament predictions.
Jan 22, 2019
LSU's Will Wade, Kentucky's Ashton Hagan, and ESPN Basketball Analyst Jimmy Dykes
LSU coach Will Wade likes flying under the radar, and explains what's contributing to his team's current 4-0 start in the SEC. He talks about the roles that Naz Reid and junior college transfer Marlon Taylor are playing in the Tigers' current success, and how the team continues to honor late teammate Wayde Sims.Then Kentucky Freshman guard Ashton Hagans shares his take on his team's early season loss to Duke, his own improvements as a player, and what he and his teammates are learning from Coach John Calipari. And longtime ESPN College Basketball Analyst and former Arkansas women's basketball coach, Jimmy Dykes, joins to discuss the new #1 in the country, Tennessee, and what he thinks about LSU and Ole Miss.
Jan 15, 2019
South Carolina's Frank Martin and Jarrett Culver from Texas Tech
South Carolina head coach Frank Martin believes it takes age and experience in addition to truly special talent to make it to the Final Four, and hopes that's where South Carolina is headed after an exceptional start to SEC conference play despite a rocky preseason and early non-conference performance. He explains how South Carolina has grown as a program and developed its culture in the 7 years since he became coach, and also addresses his expectations for Chris Silva, last year's Co-Defensive Player Of The Year. Then Jarrett Culver from the Texas Tech Red Raiders joins to speak to why everyone but the Red Raiders and Coach Chris Beard are surprised by the team's incredible start to the season! He also shares team goals, tournament goals, and Texas Tech's ability to legitimately challenge Kansas in the Big 12.
Jan 7, 2019
UCLA Interim Head Coach Murry Bartow and Virginia's Braxton Key
Murry Bartow is the new UCLA interim head coach and explains what it means to him to land the job 7 years to the day after his father (and former UCLA head coach) Gene Bartow's passing. He speaks to his dad's coaching tenure following the great John Wooden and Gene's relationship with Coach Wooden. Murry also talks about what it's like replacing good friend Steve Alford, the changes he's making to the team's culture and playing style, and how he views the Pac12 as a conference this season. Then Virginia's Braxton Key joins to talk about transferring from Alabama, making an immediate impact at Virginia, learning the offense and defense, and his relationship with Coach Tony Bennett. Plus, Andy breaks down UCLA's coaching search and runs through potential candidates for the job.
Jan 1, 2019
Tennessee's Rick Barnes and NC State's Kevin Keatts
Tennessee is a consistent Top 5 team, and coach Rick Barnes tells Andy what's changed since their early loss to Kansas. He breaks down strengths and weaknesses and speaks to the big contributions from Grant Williams and Admiral Schofield. And NC State is one of the surprise teams of the country, but not to head coach Kevin Keatts. He explains what's working, his schedule strategy, and why he refuses to compare NC State to Duke and Carolina. Plus, Andy breaks down the UCLA Bruins coaching change and who might be in line to take over the struggling program on a permanent basis.
Dec 24, 2018
Old Dominion's Jeff Jones and Purdue's Carsen Edwards
Old Dominion Head Coach Jeff Jones shares his battle with prostate cancer, and explains why he and his family felt it was important to make his diagnosis public. Jeff also speaks to his current prognosis, and how basketball is helping his daily fight. And he weighs in on ODU's NCAA Tournament hopes, the talent they face in their conference, and B.J. Stith! Then Purdue's Carsen Edwards joins to talk about the improvements he needs to make in his own game, Purdue's tournament goals, and what it means to be a possible Player Of The Year candidate. Plus, Andy's Team and Player Of The Week!
Dec 18, 2018
Gonzaga's Killian Tillie and Nevada's Eric Musselman
Gonzaga is missing Killian Tillie, and he gives Andy an update on his injury recovery and expected return. He also talks about what happened during warm ups at the Florida State game, and his hopes for a Final Four appearance this season. Then University of Nevada head coach Eric Musselman weighs in on his team's Top 5 status, what vets like the Martin Twins and Jordan Caroline bring to the line-up, and the results they're seeing from Tre'Shawn Thurman. He also speaks to his coaching philosophy and strategy to get back to the NCAA tournament.
Dec 11, 2018
Vanderbilt's Bryce Drew, Mike Daum of South Dakota State, and Kentucky's Reid Travis
Andy breaks down his current Power 36 rankings, and explains why Kansas is not his number 1. Also, Vanderbilt just lost one of the best point guards in the country in Darius Garland due a knee injury. Coach Bryce Drew explains how the team's adjusting to the loss, and what Vanderbilt's doing to support Darius and his family. Coach Drew then sheds some light on what Darius' future may hold be it a return to Vanderbilt or a potential draft move. And South Dakota's Mike Daum, one of the best scorers in the country, talks about South Dakota State's season and bid for an NCCA tournament slot. And finally, Reid Travis from Kentucky weighs in on adapting to his new program and team after transferring from Stanford, and how he hopes playing for Kentucky will improve his NBA draft chances.
Dec 4, 2018
Buffalo's Nate Oats and St. John's Shamorie Ponds
Buffalo Bulls Head Coach Nate Oats speaks to his team's recent trip to Belfast, and their quest for a bid to the NCAA Tournament. He talks about what it's like being a regular, consistent contender, and the expectations placed on the team. Then "Big East Player Of The Week" Shamorie Ponds from St. John's checks in about their recent Rutgers win, being a contender for "Big East Player Of The Year," and why he's looking forward to taking on Duke! Andy also breaks down his Power 36 and the big movers and shakers of the week.
Nov 27, 2018
Texas Tech's Chris Beard, Arizona State's Bobby Hurley, and Luke Maye from North Carolina
Texas Tech Head Coach Chris Beard checks in on his team's big win over Nebraska, their surprising (or not so surprising) start to the season, taking on Duke, and the Big 12's non-conference play overall. He also breakdowns his returners including Jarret Culver and Brandone Francis. Arizona State Head Coach Bobby Hurley shares thoughts on his team's strengths and weaknesses, the Pac12 non-conference play so far, mindfulness and zen, and why the Pac12 is a perfect fit for him as a coach. And North Carolina's Luke Maye explains why he's impressed with the freshman on his team, and what it means to be a First Team All American.
Nov 20, 2018
University of Tennessee's Grant Williams andTom Satkowiak, Pepperdine's Lorenzo Romar, and Mike DeCourcy of Sporting News
It's Thanksgiving week, and University of Tennessee Sports Information Director, Tom Satkowiak says he has so much for which he's grateful, including the liver he received on October 18th. Tom speaks about the disease that led to his recent liver transplant, the journey to Nashville to undergo surgery, and the subsequent recovery that already has him back at work and traveling with the Vols! And co-SEC Player of the Year, Grant Williams, from the Volunteers talks about Tom Satkowiak and what he means to the Tennessee student athletes and fans. He also offers insight into the team's strengths and weaknesses, and goals for the season. Then Pepperdine Head Coach Lorenzo Romar checks in to offer thanks that the students, faculty, and staff at Pepperdine are all safe in light of the fires in Malibu. He updates the status of campus, the team, and the Malibu community. And finally, Andy is joined by Mike DeCourcy from The Sporting News and Big 10 Network to discuss the national scene in co…
Nov 13, 2018
Syracuse's Tyus Battle, Marquette Head Coach Steve Wojciechowski, ESPN's Fran Faschilla, and Andy's New #1 on the Power 36
Andy's Power 36 is out and there is a new #1! Andy breaks down the movers and shakers and his reasoning behind the new lineup. Andy also welcomes ESPN College Basketball analyst Fran Faschilla to recap the first week of the season, and preview this week's upcoming games, including the 2K Classic... which is where Syracuse's Tyus Battle will be playing! They're taking on Yukon at the Garden and Tyus explains what the rivalry and this tournament mean for Syracuse. He also shares an update on how Coach Jim Boeheim's son, Buddy, is fitting into the system and culture at Syracuse. And Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski checks in to preview his team's upcoming appearance at the Gavitt Games and why they're looking forward to taking on Indiana!
Nov 6, 2018
Kansas' Bill Self, Missouri's Cuonzo Martin, and ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg
Kansas head coach Bill Self returns and explains why he's feeling nervous going into the season-opening Champions Classic (and it has nothing to do with Kansas' preseason #1 ranking). Bill's got an update on Silvio de Sousa, analysis of his four freshmen, and a few thoughts on what he perceives to be his team's biggest weakness this early in the season. Missouri's Counzo Martin joins to share an update on Jontay Porter's season-ending injury, and how Mizzou plans to fill those minutes. He's also talking about the importance of the Champions Classic opening the basketball season, and why he thinks this year may be one the best basketball seasons ever in the history of the SEC. And finally, ESPN College Basketball analyst Seth Greenberg breaks down the two marquee Champions Classic matchups, previews next week's Armed Forces Classic between Arkansas and Texas, and speaks to how Gonzaga plans to handle Killian Tillie and the injury which has him sidelined for up to 8 weeks.
Oct 30, 2018
Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Virginia's Tony Bennett at ACC Media Day
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is looking forward to his team's marquee opening against Kentucky, and breaks down his roster of players including Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish, Tre Jones, and Marques Bolden. And Virginia head coach Tony Bennett speaks to the development of Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome, what De'Andre Hunter brings to the team, and why he's excited about Alabama transfer Braxton Key's eligibility. Tony also reflects on last year's disappointing and surprising loss to UMBC at the NCAA Tournament, and what he hopes the team and coaching staff (himself included) learned from it.
Oct 23, 2018
LSU's Will Wade and Kentucky's John Calipari
Andy was at SEC media week, and sat down with Kentucky head coach John Calipari to hear what John has to say about being ranked #1 in the country going into the season, and how he feels about opening against Duke. John also speaks candidly about the graduate transfer rule, and what made Reid Travis an exception, and what kind of roles he expects Nick Richards and PJ Washington to play this year. And then LSU head coach Will Wade joins with an update on how he, his team and his staff are holding up after the murder of Wade Simms. Will describes the events of that tragic night, how he broke the news to the players, and what they're doing to honor their teammate.
Oct 16, 2018
Michigan State HOF Head Coach Tom Izzo, and UCF players Aubrey Dawkins, Tacko Fall, BJ Taylor, and Chad Brown
Michigan State Hall of Fame head coach, Tom Izzo, has seven vets returning to the team, and thinks the Big East as a league is going to be better and tougher this year. He talks about the transformation of Nick Ward, the reason everybody wants their son to be Cassius Winston, and why he's excited about Aaron Henry. He also has thoughts on last year's loss to Syracuse, and this season's opening game against Kansas in Indianapolis. And then Andy sits down with UCF Knights players Aubrey Dawkins, BJ Taylor, Chad Brown and Tacko Fall, who update the team's injury status, goals for the season, and why they have no objection to Andy calling them the "sleeping giants."
Oct 9, 2018
Loyola of Chicago Head Coach Porter Moser and Gonzaga Point Guard Josh Perkins
Gonzaga Senior point guard Josh Perkins makes a case for Gonzaga's #1 ranking going into the upcoming season, and his argument has a lot to do with their stellar returning roster including Killian Tillie, Rui Hachimura, and Zach Norvell Jr. Josh also speaks to the lessons learned from Coach Mark Few, and the team's Championship loss to North Carolina. And Loyola Of Chicago coach Porter Moser is ready for the high expectations and the hype surrounding his team this coming season! He lays out the schedule, outlines the strength of the Missouri Valley Conference, and explains how he's keeping his roster motivated, hungry, and focused on the road to a possible return to the NCAA Tournament. And of course he's got an update on how the remarkable Sister Jean has been handling her newfound celebrity!
Oct 2, 2018
Nevada Head Coach Eric Musselman and UCLA's Kris Wilkes
Nevada head coach Eric Musselman and his players are dealing with the hype of being a tournament team this coming season! He explains how they're preparing, what contributions he's expecting from returners Cody and Caleb Martin, and Jordan Caroline. He's also speaking about the impact that incoming freshman Jordan Brown will immediately make on the team, and why he considers integrating his four transfers a "fun challenge." Plus, UCLA's Kris Wilkes joins in an interview that we taped before Shareef O'Neal announced the medical condition that will prevent him from playing this season. Kris also talks about the UCLA basketball brotherhood, why he loves playing against Arizona in Arizona, and what LeBron James' arrival in LA potentially means for ALL LA basketball!
Sep 25, 2018
USC's Bennie Boatwright and Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley
USC's Bennie Boatwright is this week's Fast Break Interview, and he's speaking candidly about his health, and his decision to return to school. And Andy sits down for a one-on-one with Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley who breaks down his team's strengths and weaknesses, explains why the Big East should be worried about St. John's, shares the key to his program's culture and success, and speaks to the importance of both perseverance and levity. Plus, Andy's "No Love" list of returning seniors!
Sep 18, 2018
Florida State's Leonard Hamilton, Indiana's Juwan Morgan, and Andy's Top 15 Impact Freshman
Florida State's Leonard Hamilton is fired up for this season, and loves his team! He breaks down his returning players and incoming freshman, his recruiting philosophy and culture, and how that was shaped by his time in the NBA with Michael Jordan and the Washington Wizards, and his go-to activity when it comes times to chill out and relax! And Indiana's Juwan Morgan speaks to his decision to return to school after flirting with the NBA, what he learned from his brief experience with the league, and why everyone should believe the hype about Romeo Langford! Plus, Andy's Top 15 Impact Freshman!
Sep 11, 2018
The Championship Edition with Villanova's Jay Wright & Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw
It's the Championship episode with 2018 NCAA Women's Champions Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw, and 2018 NCAA Men's Champions Villanova head coach Jay Wright! Muffet recounts the whirlwind it's been for the team and especially star, Arike Ogunbowale, how she feels about a possible three-peat this coming season, what she expects from returner Brianna Turner now that she's recovered from her knee injury, and why Notre Dame is the best job in the country! Then Jay Wright joins to talk about the differences between this off-season and the 2016 post-Championship off-season. He also addresses filling the void after losing 4 players to the NBA (including Omari Spellman), what he expects from returners Phil Booth, Eric Paschall, and Dylan Painter, and why he feels Jalen Brunson had a "Hall of Fame type" college career.