College Basketball Talk on NBC Sports Podcast

College Basketball Talk on NBC Sports Podcast

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Rob Dauster takes a look at everything happening across college basketball, including a weekly recap of action across the country and each conference, recruiting and a looking ahead to the future of the sport.


Monday Overreactions: Michigan’s awesome, Maryland is too, and why we overrate Maui
Dec 2 • 62 min
Rob Dauster and Bobby Reagan are back to overreact to everything that happened in college basketball over the course of the holiday weekend, from the Battle 4 Atlantis to the Maui Invitational to the runs made by Maryland and Florida State. Here is the…
“The Lumberjacks have done it”: No. 1 Duke goes down at home
Nov 27 • 36 min
Rob Dauster was joined Wednesday by Bobby Reagan, the host of the Fundamentally Sound podcast, to talk through the insanity that has been the first two days of Feast Week. No. 1 Duke goes down at home. No. 3 Michigan State loses to Virginia Tech. Dayton…
Monday’s Overreactions: UConn’s back, Florida is too, and Baylor is the Big 12’s best?
Nov 25 • 54 min
Rob Dauster and Bobby Reagan talk through every single thing that happened in college basketball over the weekend, from Baylor’s win in Myrtle Beach to Florida’s win in Charleston to Georgetown and UConn proving themselves to be among the nation’s best.…
EMERGENCY PODCAST: James Wiseman’s suspension is in, he will miss 12 games
Nov 21 • 34 min
The ruling is in, and Memphis center James Wiseman has been suspended for a total of 12 games, including the two games that he has already sat out. Rob Dauster is back for an emergency breakdown of what it means with Jeff Goodman of Stadium.
Looking back at massive recruiting misses with Eric Bossi
Nov 20 • 33 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Eric Bossi to walk through some of the biggest recruiting misses of his career, why those misses happened and the changes that he has made to his evaluation process as a result of them. They discuss Ben Simmons vs. SKal…
Monday Overreactions: Florida stinks, Tennessee doesn’t, George Papas is a legend
Nov 18 • 50 min
We are back for another rendition of the Monday Overreactions podcast. Rob Dauster was joined by Bobby Reagan to walk through everything that happened in college basketball in the last 72 hours, including an impressive win for UConn over Florida, a…
James Wiseman’s ineligible, Myles Powell’s fine and Ohio State owns Villanova
Nov 15 • 55 min
It’s another Friday podcast and Rob Dauster is joined by Bobby Reagan, the host of the Fundamentally Sound podcast, to breakdown everything that has happened in college basketball the last week, from James Wiseman getting ruled ineligible to Myles…
Kentucky gets upset by Evansville!
Nov 13 • 25 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Andy Kennedy of ESPN and the SEC Network to breakdown Kentucky’s loss to Evansville. AK has been on the call for the Wildcats for the last two games and spent a decade in that league coaching against John Calipari. He knows them…
Monday Overreactions: James Wiseman, Myles Powell and a wild weekend
Nov 11 • 55 min
James Wiseman was ruled ineligible then eligible. Myles Powell was healthy and then he wasn’t. Texas won at Purdue, Baylor blew a lead to Washington, Auburn looked awesome, Florida State looked awesomer and Arizona looked awesomest. Rob Dauster is here to…
Previewing the weekend, Cole Anthony is the new Trae Young and why Jim Boeheim needs to hush up
Nov 8 • 43 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Reags on Friday morning to walk through everything that happened in college basketball this week while taking a look at the games on the docket for the weekend. Is Cole Anthony the new Trae Young? Does Jim Boeheim need to shut…
Champions Classic recap: Duke rolls, Kansas stinks, Tyrese Maxey is the GOAT
Nov 6 • 39 min
This is a bit of a different episode today. Rob Dauster was joined by a beat writer from each of the four teams in the Champions Classic - Jesse Newell from the Kansas City Star, Steve Wiseman from the Durham Herald-Sun and the Raleigh News & Observer,…
Champions Classic preview, and the best college basketball future bets
Nov 4 • 52 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Bobby Reagan, the host of the Fundamentally Sound podcast, to breakdown the Champions Classic and go through their favorite college basketball futures and win total over-unders. It feels GREAT to finally be talking about…
The NCAA’s new rules, Bob McKillop, and Jordan Sperber on Kansas, Virginia
Oct 30 • 59 min
We have a loaded podcast for you today. Davidson head coach Bob McKillop (9:15) joins the show to talk through some old Steph Curry stories and a look at the ways that he can recruit internationally. Then Jordan Sperber, who runs Hoop Vision, will hop…
Mike Rhoades and the SEC Preview Podcast
Oct 28 • 84 min
Rob Dauster was joined by VCU head coach Mike Rhoades to talk though whether his team will actually be able to shoot this year, stories from VCU’s run to the Final Four and this (toothless) picture. Then Scott Phillips joins to walk through the final…
Gregg Marshall and the Pac-12 Preview Podcast
Oct 24 • 83 min
Rob Dauster was able to sit down with Gregg Marshall, who shared a couple of terrific stories about Fred VanVleet while also talking through the name, image and likeness story and what it will take to get him out of Wichita. After that, Rob was joined by…
Dan Hurley and the Big East Preview Podcast
Oct 21 • 87 min
After an interview with UConn head coach Dan Hurley, Rob Dauster was joined on Monday by Travis Hines to preview the Big East Conference. Just how much will the youth movement impact Villanova this season? Can Markus Howard carry Marquette? Can Myles…
Penny Hardaway and the Big Ten Preview Podcast
Oct 17 • 83 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway for the latest episode of the College Basketball Talk podcast. Afterwards, Scott Phillips jumped onto the pod to walk through a full breakdown of every team in the Big Ten. Does Michigan State…
Big 12 Preview Podcast: Kings stay King in Kansas
Oct 14 • 77 min
Rob Dauster was joined this week by Travis Hines to talk through each and every team in the Big 12. Can Kansas start a new streak? Is everything happening around the program going to be too much for them to overcome? Just how good is Texas Tech? Can…
The American Preview Podcast: A team-by-team breakdown of the league
Oct 10 • 68 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Travis Hines to breakdown every team, angle and story line in the American this season. Is Memphis really good enough to win a national title? How is Houston going to replace everything that they lost? Is Jarron Cumberland…
The ACC Preview Podcast: A team by team breakdown of the league
Oct 7 • 71 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Scott Phillips on Monday to talk through every single team in the best league in college basketball: The ACC, but he opened the episode by riffing on what happened at Kansas over the weekend. Spoiler alert: We can laugh at the…
Kansas vs. the NCAA, College Basketball Preseason Top 25 and All-Americans
Sep 30 • 68 min
We’re back, baby! After a nice little paternity leave layoff this offseason, Rob Dauster is back to help you get ready for the 2019-20 college basketball season. In this episode, Rob is joined by Bobby Reagan from Barstool Sports to talk through Kansas…
Is there a way to fix college basketball’s underclassmen talent drain?
Jun 6 • 44 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Gary Parrish on Thursday afternoon to talk through, among other things, the underclassmen talent drain currently plaguing college basketball and the one obvious way fix it, the question of whether or not Memphis is actually a top…
2019 NBA Mock Draft Podcast, Part 1
May 30 • 60 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Kurt Helin, the host of the Pro Basketball Talk podcast, to breakdown the entire first round of the NBA draft. The two go through all 30 picks, one by one, and talk through team needs and which players would fit those needs. The…
Memphis is a new powerhouse and Michigan needs a new coach
May 21 • 53 min
The college basketball talk podcast is back from hiatus, as Rob Dauster was joined by a pair of guests. Things kick off with John Martin, the host of the Jason and John show on 92.9 FM in Memphis, to talk about Anfernee Hardaway and the job he has done…
Virginia is your 2019 college basketball national champion
Apr 9 • 34 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Scott Phillips in a hotel room at 4:30 a.m. to break down what was an all-time classic national title game.
Final Four Fancast!: Pat Knight, Taylor Hicks, Denzel Valentine and boycotting Virginia
Apr 4 • 45 min
Rob Dauster was joined by former Texas Tech coach Pat Knight, noted Auburn fan and 2006 American Idol legend Taylor Hicks and former NBC Sports National Player of the Year Denzel Valentine to talk through the Final Four. They all have great stories. There…
Best Bets: Final Four Betting Preview, Michigan State-Texas Tech and Virginia-Auburn
Apr 4 • 30 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Sam Vecenie of the Athletic to talk through this weekend’s games, giving you a full breakdown of who you need to bet, why you need to bet them and what the best way is to make money this weekend.
The Final Four is here! Recapping a wild and insane Elite Eight weekend
Apr 1 • 55 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Monday morning by Aaron Torres of FOX Sports Radio to help breakdown everything that happened in a wild Elite Eight, from Michigan State, Texas Tech and Auburn upsetting Duke, Gonzaga and Kentucky, respectively, to Virginia and…
Best Bets: Previewing the Sweet 16 games
Mar 27 • 65 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Sam Vecenie and Reags from Barstool Sports to break down every single game and every single line in the Sweet 16. The rundown: OPEN: Florida State-Gonzaga 13:45: Purdue-Tennessee 24:00: Michigan-Texas Tech 30:45: Virginia-Oregon…
NCAA Tournament first weekend recap: Duke’s gift, Tennessee survives, Sweet 16 lookahead
Mar 25 • 32 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Dalen Cuff on Monday morning to walk through everything that happened in the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, from Duke’s miracle win over UCF to Tennessee choking and then surviving to the dominance that the top teams…
Best Bets, March Madness edition: The Degenerates Guide to betting the NCAA tournament
Mar 19 • 74 min
The Best Bets podcast is back!!! Rob Dauster was joined on Tuesday by The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie and Bobby Reagan for a deep dive into the betting lines and spreads for every game during the first round of the NCAA tournament. They also took a look at the…
March Madness Bracket Breakdown with the guys from Hoop Vision
Mar 18 • 33 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Monday by Jordan Sperber and Rafi Goldman, a pair of former Division I coaches that have launched a newsletter covering college basketball. Included with that newsletter is the Hoop Vision NCAA Tournament Bible, a 136-page…
March Madness: The 2019 ‘Why Your Team Sucks’ NCAA Tournament Bracket Breakdown
Mar 17 • 74 min
The boys are back in town! Rob Dauster was joined by the one and only Brian Snow for the third annual Why Your Team Sucks bracket breakdown, which is kicked off by an epic rant from the Snow-man about how the Selection Committee officially ruined the…
Wofford head coach Mike Young
Mar 15 • 30 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Friday by Wofford head coach Mike Young to talk through his rise from a humble start in the Division III ranks to coaching what he has built into one of the best mid-major programs in college hoops, what it’s like coaching…
March Madness is here! Diving into the conference tournament action.
Mar 12 • 78 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Tuesday afternoon by Reags from Barstool Sports to dive into everything you need to know to get ready for the 2019 conference tournament season. They talk about each of the Big Seven conference tournaments as well as dive into an…
Best Bets: Previewing Duke-UNC, Michigan-Michigan State, conference tournaments
Mar 7 • 47 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Reags from Barstool Sports once again to breakdown the weekend’s betting slate. We discuss our favorite conference tournament futures before diving into North Carolina-Duke, Michigan-Michigan State and the battle at the top of…
The Kansas streak is OVER, Duke’s problems without Zion, ‘run up to get done up’
Mar 6 • 59 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Wednesday by The Athletic’s C.J. Moore, a Kansas native and Kansas beat writer, to help break down everything that you need to know after the Jayhawks had their 14 year Big 12 title streak come to an end. The two also discussed…
Monday Overreactions: Coach of the Year favorites, Kentucky-Tennessee, stop vaping?
Mar 4 • 33 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Jeff Goodman on Monday morning to dive into everything that happened in college basketball over the weekend, from Tennessee’s win over Kentucky to the inconsistency of everyone in the Big East to what happened after Nevada’s loss…
Best Bets: Previewing: Tennessee-Kentucky, the Big 12 title race and Nevada-Utah State
Mar 1 • 47 min
As always, Rob Dauster was joined by Reags from Barstool Sports to break down Saturday’s slate of games. After a run of three straight weekends giving out nothing but winners, the two found three bets that they love this weekend. Here is the rundown:…
Dalen Cuff on Virginia Tech’s win, the Ivy League tourney and why he’s ‘cash money’
Feb 27 • 34 min
Rob Dauster was joined by ESPN’s Dalen Cuff on Wednesday for a wide-ranging podcast that started with some discussion about changes coming to the Ivy League tournament, ended with some talk about Tyler Herro and touched on everything from Virginia Tech’s…
Monday Overreactions: Michigan can’t win, Tennessee can’t win, but Texas Tech can?
Feb 25 • 57 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Sam Vecenie from The Athletic and the Game Theory podcast to overreact to everything that happened in college basketball this weekend. They discussed how North Carolina is now one of the five teams in college basketball that can…
Best Bets: Previewing Kansas-Texas Tech, Michigan-Michigan State, and ACC/SEC title races
Feb 22 • 37 min
Rob Dauster was once against joined by Reags from Barstool Sports to talk through the weekend in college basketball. We go through all of the big games. IMPORTANT: This episode was recorded minutes before news broke that Zion Williamson will not be…
Jay Bilas on Zion Williamson, a blown out sneaker and the ‘should he play’ debate
Feb 21 • 28 min
Jay Bilas, the star of ESPN’s college basketball broadcasting arm and the man that was calling the Duke-North Carolina game when Zion Williamson blew out his shoe and injured his knee, joined Rob Dauster on Thursday morning to talk through the fallout…
Monday Overreactions: Hoop Vision’s Jordan Sperber on Duke, Kentucky-Tennessee, Josh Perkins
Feb 18 • 64 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Monday by Jordan Sperber from Hoop Vision and the Solving Basketball podcast. Jordan is a former staffer from Nevada and New Mexico State who talked us through the process teams go into scouting opponents, his breakdown of…
Best Bets: Previewing Tennessee-Kentucky, Iowa State-Kansas State, weekend’s best games
Feb 15 • 37 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Reags from Barstool Sports on Friday to preview the weekend’s biggest games and talk you through the best bets to make. Here is the rundown: OPEN: Tennessee-Kentucky 15:50: Iowa State-Kansas State 22:45: Maryland-Michigan 24:50:…
The 2019 Why Your Team Sucks Podcast
Feb 13 • 65 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Brian Snow from 247 Sports for the annual Why Your Team Sucks podcast. If you haven’t figured it out yet, we walk through all of the good teams in college basketball and tell you why each one of them sucks. Here is the rundown:…
Monday Overreactions: The bubble sucks, Duke-Virginia, and is Kansas State good?
Feb 11 • 49 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Monday by Eamonn Brennan of The Athletic, the nation’s leading Bubble Watcher, to talk about just how terrible the bubble is this season. Eamonn was also at Duke’s win over Virginia on Saturday, so he took us through the Zion…
Best Bets: Your gambling guide to the weekend in college hoops
Feb 8 • 28 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Bobby Reagan, better known as Barstool Reags, on Friday to walk through everything you need to know to make some money better college basketball’s biggest games. They previewed the rematch everyone is talking about — Duke vs.…
What if college basketball had the NBA’s trade deadline?
Feb 6 • 64 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Sam Vecenie for an hour of the most entertaining college hoops conversation you’ll get today: What if college basketball had a trade deadline? Would it be possible to fix Kansas if so? What about Michigan State? Can we find a way…
Monday Overreactions: Are we worried about the Michigan schools? Kentucky vs. UNC vs. Kansas?
Feb 4 • 51 min
Jeff Goodman of Stadium joined Rob Dauster on Monday for the Monday Overreaction podcast that quickly went off the rails. In addition to a discussion about the losses that Michigan took at Iowa and that Michigan State suffered against Indiana, as well as…
Fran Fraschilla on the Big 12, Villanova and broadcasting process
Jan 31 • 30 min
Fran Fraschilla from ESPN joined Rob Dauster on Thursday for a deep dive into the Big 12. What’s going on with Kansas, and is it fixable? What magic is Scott Drew spinning down in Waco? Can we fully trust Iowa State and Villanova? The two also opened on…
Monday Overreactions: Big Ten storylines and Kentucky-Kansas
Jan 28 • 43 min
Rob Dauster was joined by a certified Hall Of Famer on Monday, as longtime Sporting News columnist and current Big Ten Network talking head Mike DeCourcy hopped on the podcast to talk through Indiana’s losing streak, Purdue’s win over Michigan State and…
College Basketball tiers and some Grant Williams love
Jan 25 • 37 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Matt Norlander for an episode of Norlander Trivia Hour. Over the course of the last week, NBC Sports tiered the best teams in college basketball, from the nation’s elite to the flawed title contenders to the teams that can sneak…
Monday Overreactions: Mark Titus on Indiana hoops, Virginia-Duke and walk-on scholarships
Jan 22 • 57 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Tuesday for the Monday Overreactions podcast by Mark Titus of One Shining Podcast and The Ringer. An Indiana native and an Ohio State alum, Titus brought some unique insight into the Big Ten as well as an appreciation for…
Duke-Virginia preview, Tre Jones’ injury, breaking down the weirdness of the Big 12
Jan 17 • 56 min
Rob Dauster was joined by CJ Moore of The Athletic on Thursday to talk through everything going on with the Duke basketball program right now — Tre Jones busted shoulder, Cam Reddish’s inconsistency, the Virginia game, whether or not Zion Williamson…
Monday Overreactions: UNC embarrassed by Louisville, Tennessee’s Gator Chomp, #CamBack?
Jan 14 • 62 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Monday by Aaron Torres of Fox Sports Radio and the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast to talk through all of the insanity of the last weekend, from North Carolina getting drubbed by Louisville and Cam Reddish coming back to life at…
Markus Howard goes for 53, is Auburn or N.C. State any good?
Jan 10 • 51 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Bobby Reagan from Barstool Sports on Thursday to talk about the week that was in college basketball. The two dive into Markus Howard’s 53-point explosion in a controversial win over Creighton on Wednesday, Houston’s loss to…
Monday Overreactions: Nevada loses, Azubuike’s done, Golden Globe awards!
Jan 7 • 65 min
Rob Dauster was joined for the weekly Monday Overreactions podcast by NBC Sports contributor Travis Hines, who was in the building on Saturday as the Cyclones knocked off Kansas in Hilton Coliseum. The two also break down the Big 12 hierarchy as well as…
Four months later: What impact has the Commission’s rule changes had?
Jan 3 • 59 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Evan Daniels and Marcus Gradney in the latest episode of the College Basketball Talk podcast to revisit the rule changes that were put into place by the Commission on College Basketball and discuss what kind of impact they have…
Steve Alford is fired by UCLA, who are the potential replacements?
Dec 31, 2018 • 41 min
When the head coach at the most storied program in college basketball gets fired, you devote an entire podcast to it. I was able to connect with Sam Vecenie from The Athletic as well as Jeff Goodman from Stadium to talk through everything that you need to…
Sean Farnham on Kentucky, UCLA’s problems and planning for big moments on a broadcast
Dec 27, 2018 • 43 min
Rob Dauster was joined by ESPN’s Sean Farnham to breakdown anything and everything going on in the world of college basketball. The two spend time talking through Kentucky’s resurgence, the backslide of UCLA under Steven Alford, the Pac-12’s woes and a…
LIVE from MSG: SI’s Jeremy Woo on Duke’s win over Texas Tech
Dec 21, 2018 • 19 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo on Thursday night from Madison Square Garden to talk through everything the two saw during Duke’s come-from-behind win over Texas Tech. Should we be worried about Cam Reddish? Just how good of a…
Monday Overreactions: Gonzaga can’t win with this defense, can Pitino come home to Lexington?
Dec 17, 2018 • 61 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Reags from Barstool Sports for this week’s rendition of the Monday Overreactions podcast. The two rolled through every and all reaction from Gonzaga’s loss to North Carolina, Villanova’s loss at Kansas, Kentucky’s return to…
Myron Medcalf on Jahvon Quinerly, Quade Green, Kentucky’s recruiting
Dec 14, 2018 • 38 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Myron Medcalf from ESPN.com on Friday morning to talk through all of the week’s biggest college basketball stories, from Jahvon Quinerly and the fake Instagram hack to Quade Green’s transfer to whether or not Kentucky can still…
Monday Overreactions: Gonzaga-Tennessee, Pac-12 is one-bid, Kentucky isn’t top 25
Dec 10, 2018 • 48 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports to break down everything that happened in college basketball this weekend. Is there an actual good basketball team in the Pac-12? Is Kentucky a top 25 team? Is there a top tier of teams in the…
What is going on with Shaka Smart and Texas?
Dec 7, 2018 • 50 min
Shaka Smart is fascinating. He’s 41 years old with six Division I head coaches in his tree - more than Jay Wright, Tom Izzo, Billy Donovan - and they’re all thriving. Yet it’s his fourth season and he hasn’t gotten Texas going the way he envisioned. Why…
Monday Overreactions: A deep dive into Michigan, the best team in the country?
Dec 3, 2018 • 45 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Brendan Quinn of The Athletic and of the Moving Screen podcast on Monday morning to breakdown everything there is to breakdown about the Michigan Wolverines and their unbelievable start to the season. They also sprinkled in some…
Is Michigan elite, are we worried about UNC, and the NBC Sports Mock Draft
Nov 30, 2018 • 68 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Reags from the Fundamentally Sound podcast twitter feed and Barstool Sports to talk through everything from the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Is Michigan elite? How concerning is North Carolina’s slump? How good is Virginia? Is Michigan…
Monday Overreactions: Duke, Gonzaga or Kansas, and is Villanova back?
Nov 26, 2018 • 68 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Sam Vecenie of the Athletic and the Game Theory podcast on Monday to dive into the Monday Overreactions podcast. Is Virginia elite? Is Gonzaga really better than Duke? Is Kansas actually better than both of them? If Villanova…
Monday Overreactions: Michigan’s loaded, Jay Wright on the hot seat, Big Ten’s talent
Nov 19, 2018 • 61 min
Rob Dauster was joined on on Monday by Aaron Torres to talk through everything that happened in college basketball over the course of the last seven days, from Villanova falling out of the top 25 to Michigan and the rest of the Big Ten looking like the…
UConn’s win, Villanova’s loss, Michigan can win it all?
Nov 16, 2018 • 42 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Jeff Goodman of Stadium and the Good N Plenty Podcast to walk through what has been a wild week in college basketball. Villanova was embarrassed at home by Michigan. UConn went into the Garden and beat up on Syracuse. Are…
Monday Overreactions: Auburn’s good, Duke’s better
Nov 12, 2018 • 43 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Monday by Dalen Cuff, an analyst at ESPN, to break down everything that has happened in the first week of the college hoops season. Here are the overreactions they dive into on Monday’s podcast: OPEN: Auburn is the best team in…
Champions Classic turns into the Zion Williamson show
Nov 7, 2018 • 39 min
Rob Dauster is back to breakdown everything that happened at the Champions Classic on Tuesday night, from Kansas looking like a No. 1 team in the country for all of two hours, until Duke showed up and let us know who college basketball’s best is this…
Basketball is back! Previewing the Champions Classic
Nov 5, 2018 • 66 min
Basketball is finally back! After months of talking about not basketball, Rob Dauster was joined by CJ Moore of The Athletic on Monday to breakdown the Champions Classic — Kentucky! Duke! Michigan State! Kansas! — while also working through some prop bets…
SEC Preview Podcast
Nov 1, 2018 • 78 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Scott Phillips to break down everyone in the SEC. A year after the league sent eight teams to the NCAA tournament, they enter the 2018-19 season with three teams in the top ten and as many as nine teams in the mix for an NCAA…
Pac-12 Preview Podcast
Oct 29, 2018 • 77 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Raphielle Johnson for the Pac-12 Preview edition of the College Basketball Talk podcast. The two break down the entire conference, going through each team alphabetically while detailing precisely how and why each team will finish…
Guilty on all counts in the college basketball corruption trial
Oct 25, 2018 • 34 min
Big Ten Preview Podcast
Oct 18, 2018 • 78 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Scott Phillips on Thursday morning to dive into everything Big Ten. Can Michigan repeat last season’s run to the national title game? What do we make of this Michigan State team after losing Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson? Is…
Big East Preview Podcast
Oct 16, 2018 • 74 min
On Tuesday, Rob Dauster was joined by Travis Hines to walk through the Big East team by team. Is this Villanova’s league to win again? Just how good is St. John’s now that Mustapha Heron is eligible? Can Marquette actually get any stops this season? Can…
Big 12 Preview Podcast
Oct 11, 2018 • 59 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Thursday morning by Travis Hines to walk through each and every team in the Big 12, breaking down what they lost, what they bring back and who has a chance to take down Kansas and win the league. (Hint: It’s probably no one.) Is…
AAC Preview Podcast, the NCAA corruption trial
Oct 4, 2018 • 59 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Travis Hines on Thursday to talk through the American Athletic Conference and to provide a preview of the teams in that league. In addition to talking about the likes of Memphis and UConn, the two spent the open of the show on…
ACC Preview Podcast
Oct 1, 2018 • 77 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Monday morning by Scott Phillips to roll through the College Basketball Talk ACC preview podcast. Just how good will Duke’s freshmen end up being? Can Virginia overcome the demons of the worst tourney loss of all-time? Why is…
Preseason Top 25, All-American teams
Sep 25, 2018 • 50 min
As the NBCSports.com College Basketball Talk podcast returns, Rob Dauster was joined by Raphielle Johnson to breakdown the NBC Sports preseason top 25 and the preseason All-American teams that were released this week. Here is a full rundown of today’s…
RIP RPI: Everything you need to know about the NCAA’s move to NET
Aug 22, 2018 • 24 min
The NCAA has gotten rid of the RPI and introduced a brand new metric into our world: The NCAA Evaluation Tool, or NET. Today, Rob Dauster brought Kevin Pauga — the creator of the KPI, one of the six metrics used on the NCAA Tournament Selection…
What’s wrong with the NABC’s proposal for recruiting changes? Everything.
Jul 10, 2018 • 36 min
Brian Snow of 247 Sports joined Rob Dauster on Tuesday to talk through everything that’s wrong with the NABC’s proposed changes for the July Live Recruiting Period and why the idea that AAU is “bad for basketball” is a false narrative that parroted by…
Michael Porter Jr.’s health and other NBA draft storylines
Jun 15, 2018 • 57 min
Jeff Goodman joined Rob Dauster on Friday to talk about the health of Michael Porter Jr. and whether or not the recent news coming out about him will hurt where he gets picked. They also work through Marvin Bagley III, Trae Young and the rest of the…
Burner Twitters and NBA Draft Deadline Day
May 31, 2018 • 41 min
The deadline for underclassmen testing the waters of the NBA draft to return to school came and went on Wednesday night, and to break down all the winners and losers from decision day Rob Dauster was joined by Sports Illustrated’s NBA draft expert Jeremy…
The Second Annual NBA Mock Draft Podcast, part 1
May 16, 2018 • 59 min
Rob Dauster of College Basketball Talk was joined by Kurt Helin, the host of Pro Basketball Talk, to put together a mock draft podcast. On Part 1, here on the CBT feed, you can find a breakdown of the first seven picks in the draft, with Rob providing…
The Knight Commission, the Commission on College Basketball, Romeo Langford and James Wiseman
May 7, 2018 • 59 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Gary Parrish of CBS Sports on Monday afternoon to work through the latest happenings in the college basketball world, from the Knight Commission to the Commission on College Basketball to the recruitment of the likes of Romeo…
NBA Draft Early Entry Deadline: Winners, losers and who has the most on the line?
Apr 23, 2018 • 59 min
The NBA Draft Early Entry Deadline came and went on Sunday night, meaning there are now roughly 60 college players that have signed with an agent and another 100 or so that have declared for the draft while retaining their college eligibility. Who were…
Final Four recap, preseason top 25, Donte DiVincenzo tweets
Apr 5, 2018 • 51 min
To put a bow on the 2017-18 college basketball season and the 2018 NCAA tournament Rob Dauster brought Gary Parrish of CBS Sports to talk about, among other things, how he’s become a celebrity that doesn’t actually go to games, why he didn’t wish Rob a…
2018 Final Four breakdown: Michigan, Villanova to meet in the title game
Apr 1, 2018 • 36 min
Rob Dauster was joined by The Two Geofferys, Jeff Borzello and Jeff Goodman, to talk through everything you need to know about the Final Four, from Villanova’s other-worldly performance on Saturday night to Michigan ending the Sister Jean era to what we…
Final Four Fancast! ft. Ryan Arcidiacono, Scot Pollard and Rick Malnati
Mar 29, 2018 • 58 min
The annual Final Four fancast is back! This year, Rob Dauster was joined by former Villanova point guard Ryan Arcidiacono, former Kansas big man and survivor contestant Scot Pollard as well as a former Loyola-Chicago assistant and a member of the first…
2018 NCAA Tournament: The Final Four is here!
Mar 26, 2018 • 49 min
The Final Four is here! Rob Dauster is joined by C.J. Moore to dive into everything about the 2018 Final Four and how we got here, from an incredible game between Duke and Kansas to the miracle run that Loyola-Chicago has made. There are now just three…
2018 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview, Picks and Predictions
Mar 21, 2018 • 49 min
Sam Vecenie of the Athletic and the Game Theory podcast stopped by to chat with Rob Dauster about the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. The two went through each of the eight Sweet 16 matchups, detailing how each one of those eight games projects to…
NCAA Tournament First Weekend Recap Part 2
Mar 19, 2018 • 52 min
Eamonn Brennan of The Athletic joined Rob Dauster for an epic, two-hour podcast on the first weekend of the tournament. It was so good that we had to split the podcast into two parts. On this show, the two go through everything that happened in the East…
NCAA Tournament First Weekend Recap Part 1
Mar 19, 2018 • 58 min
Eamonn Brennan of The Athletic joined Rob Dauster for an epic, two-hour podcast on the first weekend of the tournament. It was so good that we had to split the podcast into two parts. On this show, the two go through everything that happened in the South…
Did Deandre Hunter break your NCAA tournament bracket?
Mar 14, 2018 • 48 min
Dalen Cuff joined Rob Dauster for the final bracket breakdown episode, and you can tell the guys were wired because they ended up on tangents talking about the Ivy League, Joel Berry II crying and Harry Kane’s (who?) ankle. Anyway, there is plenty of NCAA…
More 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Breakdown, Coaching Carousel analysis
Mar 13, 2018 • 52 min
Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com fame joined Rob Dauster on the podcast today to talk through the Coaching Carousel, the bracket reveal and some bracket advice Q-and-A. Spoiler alert: Jeff LOVED the bracket reveal, and he tries to justify that opinion…
The Why Your Team Sucks Bracket Breakdown: Analyzing the 2018 NCAA tournament field
Mar 12, 2018 • 71 min
Brian Snow joined Rob Dauster for another stirring rendition of the Why Your Team Sucks podcast, only this time they breakdown the entire NCAA tournament bracket, giving picks for every single game and even giving you a full bracket to use for your…
Michigan wins the Big Ten, Duke’s rise continues, Florida and Cincinnati shine
Mar 5, 2018 • 45 min
Fresh off of covering the Big Ten tournament Rob Dauster was joined by Brendan Quinn, The Athletic Detroit’s beat-writer for both Michigan and Michigan State hoops, to talk about John Beilein’s run to a Big Ten title for the second straight season.…
Sean Miller and Allonzo Trier return, Louisville’s epic collapse, Duke-North Carolina
Mar 2, 2018 • 51 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports for Friday’s podcast, and they delved into everything that there is to know about the scandals that have been erupting all over the college basketball world over the course of the last week, from Sean…
Robbie Hummel on the Big Ten, being scared of Kevin Durant and Matt Painter’s waffles
Feb 28, 2018 • 29 min
Former Purdue star and current ESPN and Big Ten Network broadcaster Robbie Hummel joined Rob Dauster to talk through the upcoming Big Ten tournament, the adjustment that comes with moving behind the microphone and what makes guarding Kevin Kevin Durant so…
Monday Overreactions, Sean Miller, Deandre Ayton and the weekend that rocked college hoops
Feb 26, 2018 • 51 min
CJ Moore, a writer for The Athletic and for Bleacher Report, joined Rob Dauster on Monday morning to work through everything that happened is a weird weekend in college basketball, from the alleged payments that were made to Miles Bridges, Wendell Carter…
Emergency Podcast: Yahoo’s bombshell report on the FBI’s Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State allegations
Feb 23, 2018 • 14 min
Rob Dauster gets a little ranty, but this podcast is all the information you need to be able to parse through what is happening with Yahoo’s report on corruption in college basketball and how it will effect the NCAA in the bigger picture.
Michael Porter Jr is back, Duke and Kentucky might be back, Allonzo Trier’s gone
Feb 22, 2018 • 55 min
Fun episode today. Rob Dauster was joined by one of the up-and-coming stars at ESPN, Dalen Cuff, to talk through the changes that Duke and Kentucky have made in recent weeks and whether or not that changes our perception of those teams moving forward.…
Louisville’s NCAA ruling and what’s in store for the coaching carousel
Feb 21, 2018 • 41 min
Old friend of the podcast Jeff Goodman joined Rob Dauster on Wednesday to walk through everything that is happening with the punishments received by Louisville as well as a breakdown of this year’s coaching carousel and the changes that could be coming…
Monday Overreactions: Villanova-Xavier, the Big 12 is drunk, the best in the Big Ten is … ?
Feb 18, 2018 • 64 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Eamonn Brennan of The Athletic on today’s show to overreact to everything that happened this weekend, from Villanova pasting Xavier to the insanity that is the Big 12 to what happened in the Big Ten in the last ten days. We also…
The latest on the FBI’s investigation and a preview of Villanova-Xavier
Feb 16, 2018 • 37 min
Rob Dauster walks you through everything you need to know about Thursday’s bombshell report from Yahoo! Sports on the status of the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball. Putting that report into context is the priority here. Then…
Why Your Team Sucks: The third annual college hoops hatefest with Brian Snow
Feb 14, 2018 • 57 min
The best podcast of the season! Rob Dauster was joined by Brian Snow for a special Wednesday podcast. Why Your Favorite Team Sucks. The premise is simple: The 16 best teams in the country are broken down and analyzed, with an emphasis on the things they…
Monday Overreactions!: Texas Tech is winning the Big 12, Kentucky is fine, wild Big Ten/Big East/WCC races
Feb 11, 2018 • 56 min
The Monday Overreactions podcast is back with a vengeance. Rob Dauster was joined by Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports to go over a wild, wild weekend in college basketball. They start with a deep dive into Sunday’s bracket reveal and what it tells us about…
Sean Farnham, Pat Skerry on Autism Speaks and a weekend preview
Feb 9, 2018 • 62 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Friday by ESPN’s Sean Farnham to discuss what’s happening with UCLA and Arizona, why Jock Landale should be considered a favorite to become a first-team All-American and everything about the SEC. Rob also caught up with Pat…
Monday Overreactions: Are you more worried about Duke, Kansas or Arizona?
Feb 5, 2018 • 63 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Monday by Sam Vecenie of The Athletic to go through all of the Monday Overreactions. The two open with a discussion of whether they are more worried about Duke, Kansas or Arizona after this weekend, as well as long discussions…
Tom Crean, and what’s wrong with West Virginia?
Feb 2, 2018 • 66 min
Great episode today. Rob Dauster was joined by Tom Crean, the Tony Romo of college basketball broadcasting. Crean dishes on what he’s doing now that he’s out of coaching for the first time in 30 years, how he was able to predict the play that Oklahoma ran…
Michigan State, Tom Izzo fallout, plus some Monday Overreactions
Jan 29, 2018 • 54 min
The Monday Overreactions podcast is a little bit late this week, but Rob Dauster was eventually joined by Gary Parrish of CBS Sports to talk through everything going on with Michigan State and Tom Izzo this week as well as Kentucky’s return to glory and…
Purdue coach Matt Painer, Matt Norlander on Project 44
Jan 25, 2018 • 65 min
Rob Dauster had two guests for today’s podcast. First, he was joined by Purdue head coach Matt Painter to discuss this NBCSports.com feature on Purdue, who has risen to No. 3 in the polls, and how Carsen Edwards has replaced Caleb Swanigan. Then, Matt…
Monday Overreactions: Kentucky stinks, Zion Williamson’s to Duke, is Trae Young selfish?
Jan 22, 2018 • 49 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Jeff Borzello of ESPN to roll through all the happenings in college hoops this weekend, from Zion Williamson committing to Duke to Kentucky, Texas Tech, Seton Hall and Wichita State getting swept to the issues at Gonzaga to…
Wichita State’s a mess, Trae Young’s struggles, Jamion Christian on transfers
Jan 19, 2018 • 65 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Friday by Jamion Christian, the head coach of Mount St. Mary’s, for an enlightening and honest discussion about college basketball and transfers. There is a push to get transfers to be allowed to be immediately eligible, a push…
Monday Overreactions: Michigan-Michigan State, Texas Tech’s win, West Virginia’s punch
Jan 15, 2018 • 50 min
Rob Dauster was joined today by Brendan Quinn, the beat writer for both Michigan and Michigan State over at The Athletic, to talk through everything about the bigger story in college basketball from this week: The Wolverines going into the Breslin Center…
Jay Bilas and a weekend preview
Jan 12, 2018 • 71 min
Fun Friday podcast in the works this week. First, Rob Dauster is joined by Jay Bilas to talk, among other things, his love of Rupp Arena ice cream, the Kentucky Wildcats and why this season is so hard to figure out. Then Reags of the Fundamentally Sound…
Monday Overreactions: Michigan State loses, Duke loses, Sean Miller’s lost it?
Jan 8, 2018 • 49 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Mark Titus of The Ringer and One Shining Podcast fame to discuss, among other things, Ohio State’s win over Michigan State on Sunday afternoon. They also discussed Duke’s defense, whether or not Virginia is the best team in the…
Bonzie Colson’s injury, Stallings’ rant, TV Teddy’s act and who dethrones Kansas?
Jan 4, 2018 • 94 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Eamonn Brennan, a contributing writer for The Athletic, on Thursday to talk through all of the big and relevant stories in college hoops this week. OPEN: What do we make of Kevin Stallings’ rant at Louisville fans, and did he…
Monday Overreactions: Villanova’s loss, Arizona’s win, Seton Hall, Trae Young
Jan 2, 2018 • 31 min
In today’s podcast, Rob Dauster rolls through everything that happened in a wild weekend of college basketball, from Villanova losing to Butler to Arizona playing Arizona State on a channel no one can watching to Duke’s win, Texas A&M’s loss and…
Conference Resets!
Dec 29, 2017 • 66 min
Rob Dauster was joined today by Raphielle Johnson, and the two went through each of the major conferences, resetting the league as conference play begins this week.
Fran Fraschilla on Trae Young, Zach Osterman on Indiana
Dec 21, 2017 • 61 min
Fun show on tap today. It starts with ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla (1:55), who spends some time with Rob Dauster dropping knowledge on Trae Young and just how good he can end up being this season and at the next level. Then Rob catches up with Zach Osterman of…
Monday Overreactions: Jeff Borzello weighs in on the Big 12, Trae Young, Arizona vs. Arizona State
Dec 18, 2017 • 53 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com on Monday to overreact to a handful of happenings in the college basketball world, include his love for Trae Young, the strength of the Big 12 and his inability to comprehend just how good Arizona is at…
Creighton’s Greg McDermott, previewing the weekend’s games
Dec 14, 2017 • 55 min
Rob Dauster was joined on Thursday by Creighton head coach Greg McDermott to discuss, among other things, how his philosophy as a head coach has changed since he made it to Omaha from Northern Iowa as well as what it’s like being an NBA dad with a program…
Monday Overreactions: Arizona State wins, Kansas and Duke lose, Trae Young the GOAT
Dec 11, 2017 • 46 min
Rob Dauster is joined today by Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com for another edition of the Monday Overreactions podcast to break down Arizona State’s win in Phog Allen Fieldhouse, what the weekend’s losses mean for Duke and Kansas and whether or not Trae Young…
Kansas loses, Florida’s struggles, Villanova is college basketball’s best?
Dec 7, 2017 • 78 min
A couple of guests joined Rob Dauster today. First, it’s C.J. Moore, a writer for The Athletic that co-wrote a book on Kansas basketball and the Big 12 title streak, joins me to talk - what else - Kansas hoops. They go through what ailed the Jayhawks in…
Monday Overreactions: Fire Kevin Ollie, Louisville to the NIT, Pac-12 sucks
Dec 3, 2017 • 50 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Aaron Torres, a reporter for The Athletic and the author of a pair of books, to overreact to everything that happen in college hoops this weekend, from UConn and USC’s struggles to Louisville’s bad week to the war of words…
The Big Ten disaster, Duke vs. Michigan State and hand-down, man-down
Dec 1, 2017 • 32 min
On this week’s podcast, Rob Dauster discusses the disaster that has been the Big Ten’s non-conference schedule, why it’s OK to think Michigan State is better than Duke even if you think Duke should be ranked No. 1 in the country and debuts a new segment…
Monday Overreactions: The Arizona mess, PK80 and Marvin Bagley III
Nov 27, 2017 • 56 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Jeff Eisenberg for the latest Monday Overreactions podcast. The two broke down the mess that is the Pac-12 right now, including some in-depth thoughts on why Arizona is the disaster that it is, before breaking down Duke and…
Feast Week Primer, Michael Porter Jr.’s surgery and Creighton-Baylor
Nov 22, 2017 • 59 min
Scott Phillips joined Rob Dauster today to discuss everything Feast Week, from Baylor’s win to LaVar Ball’s antics, from Michael Porter Jr.’s injury to cranberry sauce being overrated, from the Battle 4 Atlantis to PK80. It’s all here for your…
Monday Overreactions: Northwestern, Wichita State, LaVar vs. Trump
Nov 20, 2017 • 53 min
On today’s Monday Overreaction podcast, Raphielle Johnson joins Rob Dauster to talk about whether or not Northwestern is overrated, if Steve Alford should kick LiAngelo Ball off the team, where Wichita State ranks nationally, if the Big 12 is the best…
Weekend Preview: There are too many early season tournaments
Nov 17, 2017 • 19 min
Typically, this Friday podcast will be used to preview the upcoming weekend, but since the games this weekend just are not good, Rob Dauster went on a rant instead. There are too many exempt events and it’s diluting November basketball. Rob also discusses…
Champions Classic Recap: Grayson Allen, Kevin Knox and Jaren Jackson
Nov 15, 2017 • 42 min
Fun episode on tap for you today, as Rob Dauster was joined, in spurts, by Scott Phillips, Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star and Brendan Quinn of The Athletic Detroit to talk about anything and everything Champions Classic. Grayson Allen, Kevin Knox,…
Monday Overreactions! Kentucky, Duke, Arizona plus Champions Classic
Nov 13, 2017 • 63 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Sam Vecenie of The Athletic and the Game Theory podcast to massively overreact to the games we saw on the first weekend of the college basketball season. They talk through the trouble in the state of Kentucky, on the red and the…
LiAngelo Ball’s arrest, Josh Pastner’s drama
Nov 8, 2017 • 89 min
Rob Dauster and Reags fro Fundamentally Sound teamed up for a crossover podcast to discuss the disaster that has been this trip to China for both UCLA and Georgia Tech. They also dive into Collin Sexton’s issues at Alabama and wind up discussing when it’s…
Big East Basketball Season Preview
Nov 7, 2017 • 59 min
Travis Hines and Raphielle Johnson join Rob Dauster to go through everything Big East. Is Villanova once again the favorite? Just how much of a threat will Seton Hall and Xavier be? Can Providence make a run at the title? How will Georgetown and Butler…
NCAA’s academic failures, FBI investigation, Matt Norlander on rankings
Nov 3, 2017 • 82 min
Rob Dauster was joined today by Matt Norlander of CBS Sports to break down their top 100 player rankings, the insanity of Matt ranking all 351 college teams and some discussion of Kentucky, Michigan State and the pitfalls of home ownership. Before the…
SEC Basketball Season Preview
Oct 31, 2017 • 86 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson and Travis Hines to break down all things SEC, from Kentucky’s freshmen to Florida’s new look to Texas A&M’s … SEC title-winning season? It’s all in there. Here are the timecodes for when each team is discussed.…
Pac-12 Basketball Season Preview
Oct 23, 2017 • 73 min
Rob Dauster is joined by the Raphielle Johnson to breakdown everything about the Pac-12 conference: Arizona and USC, fighting for titles while battling an FBI scandal; UCLA and LiAngelo Ball trying to get along; Oregon’s rebuild; trying to figure out who…
Big 12 Basketball Season Preview
Oct 18, 2017 • 64 min
Travis Hines and Scott Phillips joined Rob Dauster to break down everything about the Big 12 conference as we head into the 2017-18 season, including why Kansas is so weird and whether or not West Virginia has hit their ceiling. Here are the timecodes for…
North Carolina Part 2, Gregg Marshall Interview
Oct 16, 2017 • 21 min
The NCAA’s ruling on North Carolina
Oct 13, 2017 • 10 min
Rob Dauster takes you through the NCAA’s ruling on North Carolina and why their inability to punish the school for 18 years of fake classes was both correct and further proof that a scholarship’s value is nowhere the cost of attending that university.
Big Ten College Basketball Preview Podcast
Oct 9, 2017 • 70 min
Scott Phillips and Travis Hines join Rob Dauster today to breakdown everything about the Big Ten this season. Here is a timecode for each team: Illinois: 2:01 Indiana: 6:57 Iowa: 11:03 Maryland: 16:42 Michigan: 20:45 Michigan State: 28:46 Minnesota: 39:00…
ACC Season Preview
Oct 4, 2017 • 60 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips to pour over the ACC and make a handful of bold - and not so bold - predictions about the league. Here is a timecode for when each team gets discussed: Boston College: 1:42 Clemson: 4:03 Duke:…
College basketball corruption scandal costs Rick Pitino his job
Oct 2, 2017 • 63 min
Today’s episode features interviews with Gary Parrish of CBS Sports. In Rob Dauster’s conversation with Parrish, the pair discuss the process with which a reporter will be able to dig up a story like the corruption scandal that exploded in college…
FBI arrests coach and college basketball’s worst scandal ever
Sep 27, 2017 • 33 min
Rob Dauster was joined late on Tuesday night by Jeff Goodman to work through everything that happened on Tuesday with the arrests of college coaches and people in the basketball industry.
Miles Bridges interview, Preseason All-Americans
Sep 26, 2017 • 53 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Miles Bridges, the NBC Sports Preseason National Player of the Year, in the first segment while Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips return to the pod for the second half of the show to discuss the entirety of the NBC Sports…
Houston’s Kelvin Sampson talks Hurricane Harvey
Sep 8, 2017 • 39 min
Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson joins the podcast to discuss the incredible work he, his staff and his university has done in generating clothing, shoe and diaper donations for the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. I also spend a few minutes waxing…
LaMelo Ball, Cam Reddish and legendary coaches passing
Sep 5, 2017 • 48 min
Jeff Goodman of ESPN joins the podcast today to discuss LaMelo Ball’s future as a celebrity and whether or not he’ll end up ever playing college basketball. Cam Reddish’s commitment to Duke is also discussed, as is the passing of Rollie Massimino and Jud…
Syracuse and Indiana transfers, Kentucky offers, Mitchell Robinson
Aug 29, 2017 • 57 min
Sam Vecenie joins Rob Dauster for a six pack of burning questions: How bad will Syracuse be without Taurean Thompson? Was Indiana in the wrong to cut Grant Gelon? How bad did Mitchell Robinson mess everything up? Is SMU playing dirty by hiring a recruit’s…
Marvin Bagley is headed to Duke, changes college hoops
Aug 15, 2017 • 51 min
Marvin Bagley III committed to play for the Duke Blue Devils this season on Monday night. Rob Dauster was joined by Scott Phillips of NBC Sports to discuss the commitment. How good is Bagley? How good is Duke going to be? Are they going to be the No. 1…
On LaVar Ball, LaMelo Ball with Gary Parrish of CBS Sports
Aug 1, 2017 • 42 min
Gary Parrish was in Las Vegas last week while LaMelo Ball and LaVar Ball became the biggest story in sports. He joins the CBT pod to discuss those two, along with Mitchell Robinson, Dedric Lawson and, somehow, Cooper Manning.
Marvin Bagley reclassifying and Peach Jam
Jul 17, 2017 • 42 min
Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com joined the podcast today to chat about all things Peach Jam and Marvin Bagley III. Bagley, who is the clear-cut No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2018, is thought to be in the process of reclassifying to enroll in college this fall.…
The Best and Worst of July’s live period
Jul 10, 2017 • 52 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Justin Young and Eric Bossi, who combine for nearly four decades in grassroots hoops. After some discussion about Mohamed Bamba, the trio talk through their best memories from July as well as thoughts on what is wrong with the…
Louisville’s sanctions, Ohio State and Butler change coaches
Jun 19, 2017 • 45 min
Rob Dauster was joined today by Jeff Greer of the Louisville Courier-Journal to discuss the sanctions handed down by the NCAA last week while Brian Snow of Scout.com hopped on the pod to discuss the changes in leadership made at both Ohio State and Butler.
2017 Mock Draft with CBT and PBT
Jun 14, 2017 • 69 min
Rob Dauster of College Basketball Talk and Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk team up to provide a comprehensive first round mock draft. We also discuss leftover NBA Finals topics.
Ohio State fires Thad Matta, Adam Silver’s one-and-done comments
Jun 6, 2017 • 44 min
Rob Dauster was joined today by Travis Hines for a podcast taking a long look at Ohio State’s decision to part ways with Thad Matta as well as some in-depth discussion about this column, which breaks down everything that is right and wrong about Adam…
Head coach Maurice Joseph of George Washington
May 15, 2017 • 39 min
In today’s episode, I had a chance to sit down with Maurice Joseph, the new head coach of George Washington. Joseph spent last season as a 31 year old interim head coach, getting the job just days before the season started. We talked about that experience…
Podcasting a 2017 Mock Draft
May 9, 2017 • 81 min
Today, Rob Dauster is joined by Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk to break down and talk through a mock draft done live on a podcast. Does it get better than that?
The Most Influential NBA Draft Early Entry Decisions
Apr 25, 2017 • 52 min
On the podcast today, I am joined by Sam Vecenie to break down all of the NBA Draft early entry decisions. Who are the key returnees? Who are the most important names still testing the waters?
Miles Bridges, Allonzo Trier and the Memphis soap opera
Apr 13, 2017 • 42 min
Michigan State got a National Player of the Year candidate back and Arizona got an all-american candidate, making both preseason top five teams. Travis Hines joins me to break that down, then John Martin of 92.9 FM ESPN in Memphis joins me to talk about…
Final Four recap, title game preview
Apr 2, 2017 • 44 min
Scott Phillips joins me from a hotel room in Arizona to talk about the Final Four, the title game and everything else going on in college basketball.
CBT Fancast: Adam Morrison, Neil Everett, Marcus Paige
Mar 30, 2017 • 39 min
For today’s episode, I spoke with the famous fans of the programs in the Final Four, from the greatest player in Gonzaga history to the almost-star of last year’s Final Four to the most famous dual Gonzaga and Oregon fan in the world.
The Final Four is here!
Mar 27, 2017 • 62 min
It’s time to get ready for the Final Four, but before we go into full blown preview mode, here is a look back at everything that happened this weekend, from Luke Maye’s shot to Frank Martin’s run to Gonzaga crashing the Final Four.
Jeff Goodman on the Coaching Carousel
Mar 22, 2017 • 64 min
Jeff Goodman of ESPN joins us to talk through the coaching carousel, and we also bring on CJ Moore of Bleacher Report to dig through the Sweet 16 matchups this weekend.
Recapping the NCAA tournament’s first weekend
Mar 20, 2017 • 61 min
Today’s podcast is all about the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, from Duke’s loss to Villanova’s bid for a repeat coming to an end to Michigan’s “miracle.”
When will the NCAA tournament title contenders lose?
Mar 15, 2017 • 56 min
I bring Sam Vecenie on the podcast today to talk about the top three seeds in the bracket and when they are actually going to lose this year.
Selection Sunday: NBC Sports’ full March Madness Bracket
Mar 13, 2017 • 72 min
Rob, Phillips and Travis fill out a full March Madness bracket and pick every single game of the 2017 NCAA tournament.
Gonzaga’s No. 1 seed, LSU’s opening and Champ Week
Mar 8, 2017 • 35 min
Raphielle Johnson hops back on the podcast to talk about the biggest storylines during Championship Week, including the battle for first in the Pac-12 and the mediocrity of the Big Ten, as well as the opening at LSU, the lack of an opening at Washington…
Missouri’s opening, league tourneys and All-Americans
Mar 6, 2017 • 57 min
Scott Phillips and Travis Hines join the podcast today to discuss, among other things, the Missouri job opening, whether or not one-bid leagues should hold conference tournaments, the implications of the Missouri Valley tournament final and the weirdness…
ESPN’s Adam Amin on broadcasting, Mack Brown and Kanye
Mar 3, 2017 • 40 min
One of the rising stars at ESPN, play-by-play announcer Adam Amin, drops by to chat about prepping for a broadcast, the differences between calling college football and college basketball games, his start in the business and the greatest call of all time.
Gonzaga a No. 1 seed? Kentucky to a Final Four? Pac-12’s best?
Feb 27, 2017 • 45 min
Travis Hines and Scott Phillips join the podcast today to talk about Gonzaga’s loss to BYU, the Arizona-UCLA thriller and Malik Monk’s 30-point second half against Florida.
Mark Titus talks North Carolina, Villanova, Duke and #BIFM
Feb 23, 2017 • 41 min
Mark Titus of Club Trillion and Ringer fame hopped on the podcast to chat about Wednesday’s wild games, whether North Carolina or Gonzaga is the best team in the country, if we should be worried about Villanova and how he discovered the song that…
Joe Ovies and Jesse Newell on Gottfried’s firing, Self’s 13th straight title
Feb 20, 2017 • 48 min
Joe Ovies is a radio host at 99.9 The Fan WRAL in Raleigh, and he gives us some great insight into why and when Mark Gottfried was fired, as well as some discussion about the narratives being bandied about regarding State. Jesse Newell is the Kansas…
Travis Hines and Terrence Payne talk Gottfried, Kansas, Malik Dime’s slap
Feb 16, 2017 • 41 min
The College Basketball Talk crew is back together this week as Travis Hines and Terrence Payne join me to discuss Mark Gottfried’s job status, Kansas, Duke’s future and Malik Dime slapping people
Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports joins the podcast to talk Gonzaga, the bracket reveal and Pac-12 hoops
Feb 13, 2017 • 46 min
The biggest story in the weekend in college basketball was the bracket reveal where we got a glimpse of the top 16 teams in the selection committee’s eyes. Jeff helps me parse through that as well as Gonzaga’s undefeated run, the Big Ten, the Pac-12 and…
Why Your Favorite Team Suck: Brian Snow joins the pod to dissect the contenders
Feb 9, 2017 • 51 min
Brian Snow of Scout.com joined the podcast to breakdown the weaknesses of the 12 national title contenders while also analyzing how a team can win two games when trailing with 0.4 seconds left and why a bus driver would try to steal a bus.
Jeff Goodman on the wacky weekend in college basketball
Feb 6, 2017 • 48 min
Jeff Goodman of ESPN comes back on the podcast to discuss all of the insanity that happened in college hoops over the weekend, from Oregon’s destruction of Arizona to Kentucky’s lose to Florida to the carnage at the top of the Big 12. He also answers some…
Dan Dakich on the Big Ten, Towson head coach Pat Skerry on Autism awareness campaign
Feb 2, 2017 • 31 min
On today’s episode of the College Basketball Talk podcast we chat with Dan Dakich of ESPN about the Big Ten, specifically why he likes Maryland so much and whether or not Purdue or Wisconsin are Final Four-caliber teams. We also spend some time with…
Kansas-Kentucky, Kansas-Baylor and is Duke really, finally, actually back?
Jan 31, 2017 • 48 min
Travis Hines joins Rob to talk about Kansas - their game against Kentucky, their upcoming game against Baylor, their legal issues - as well as Duke’s return to normalcy and the Coach of the Year rankings.
Bleacher Report’s C.J. Moore on Kansas, UK, and Marquette’s upset
Jan 26, 2017 • 42 min
C.J. Moore joins Rob to discuss his upcoming story on Kansas, Kentucky’s commitment to small ball, Creighton and what Mo Watson means to that team, Marquette’s upset of No. 1 Villanova and why he might not play in the Final Four media pickup game.
Troy Machir on road trip; Andy Glockner on analytics
Jan 23, 2017 • 41 min
Troy Machir joins Rob to record the podcast segment you never thought would happen: a retrospective of their famous road trip on its five-year anniversary. Plus Andy Glockner calls in to discuss the meeting of the analytics minds with the NCAA, #TBW and…
Jeff Goodman on Allonzo Trier, BBN and best point guards
Jan 19, 2017 • 48 min
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman joins Rob to discuss the reporting of the Allonzo Trier story, UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, why he takes on Big Blue Nation, Tom Crean, and how shaved ice helped Michael Porter.
Sports Illustrated’s Luke Winn on Kansas’ backcourt story
Jan 17, 2017 • 35 min
Luke Winn chats with Rob regarding his Sports Illustrated magazine story on the Jayhawks’ backcourt, the role Instagram Stories played in his reporting, plus gives his thoughts on Baylor, Duke and a surprise coming out of Omaha.
Jay Bilas on Duke, Mike Brey and National Player of the Year
Jan 12, 2017 • 33 min
The ESPN college basketball analyst discusses Duke, shares great stories about Mike Brey, why Louisville might not win the national title and how Joel Berry could make or break the Tar Heels’ season.
Welcoming college football fans to college basketball
Jan 10, 2017 • 43 min
Sorry your season is done college football fans, but Rob and Travis are here to catch you up on everything you missed before the Playoff. The guys discuss the upcoming No. 1 seed Baylor, Xavier-Villanova matchup, Kentucky, Grayson Allen and the tripping’s…
Indy Star’s Zach Osterman on what’s wrong with Indiana
Jan 5, 2017 • 46 min
The Hoosiers’ beat writer discusses what is going wrong with Indiana, what it means for Tom Crean, the evolution of Butler and the crossover with Indiana fans, plus a little Premier League.
Upsets turn ACC upside down; Hoosier hysteria; A Nova repeat?
Jan 3, 2017 • 50 min
Rob, Scott and Terrence discuss a lot of upsets in college basketball and the effects on the ACC, Coach K’s surgery, why Hoosier fans should be worried and why a Villanova repeat is looking realistic.
Adjusting expectations as conference play begins
Dec 30, 2016 • 59 min
Rob, Scott and Travis break down each of the conferences as conference play begins in the 2016-17 season.
CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish on Grayson Allen, Louisville-Kentucky
Dec 22, 2016 • 36 min
The CBS Sports writer joins Rob to discuss the Grayson Allen trip, where Duke goes from here, Louisville’s big rivalry win over Kentucky, Syracuse’s fall from grace and his new story on UCLA head coach Bryce Alford.
Examining NBA potential of Kentucky, UNC players with Sam Vecenie
Dec 19, 2016 • 40 min
Sporting News’ Sam Vecenie stops by to break down the NBA potential of both Kentucky and UNC, plus what player could fill in for Lonzo Ball and an interesting ranking for right now.
Miles Simon on Pac-12, AAU, sports broadcasting and Lonzo Ball
Dec 16, 2016 • 46 min
The ESPN analyst reveals how he got into broadcasting, the challenges AAU teams face, breaks down Washington’s struggles, and who he would take with the No. 1 pick of the NBA draft.
Mike Brey’s freshmen comments; Jefferson’s resurgence; Murder at Western Michigan
Dec 13, 2016 • 44 min
Rob, Scott and Travis discuss bowling as a date, Mike Brey’s freshmen comments, how Duke’s Amile Jefferson has made a name for himself, examining the baffling nature of a murder at Western Michigan and Player of the Year conversation.
ESPN.com’s Dana O’Neil on new Villanova book, Longshots
Dec 8, 2016 • 28 min
Dana O’Neil discusses her book on Villanova’s championship run, the process of writing a book, Jay Wright, Kris Jenkins and this season so far in college basketball.
MSG magic back for Syracuse-UConn; Is Big 12 up for grabs?
Dec 6, 2016 • 28 min
Raphielle Johnson returns to the podcast to discuss the magic behind a rivalry game and how a venue can change it, plus the surprising competition in Big 12, how Washington has to win before heading into the Pac-12 and player of the year power rankings.
Deonte Burton’s success; Syracuse alarm bells; Who takes game-winner
Dec 2, 2016 • 33 min
Rob and Travis discuss Deonte Burton’s success, what alarm bells are going off in their heads around Syracuse, how Purdue will fare with Caleb Swanigan, which player they would want to take their game-winner, and preview the upcoming weekend.
UCLA’s arrival; Scott Drew’s dominance; ACC-Big Ten Challenge
Nov 29, 2016 • 48 min
Rob, Scott and Terrence discuss Lonzo Ball, which player you want to take the game-winning shot, how Scott Drew has turned Baylor into a powerhouse, plus the trio break down the upcoming ACC-Big Ten challenge.
Officiating blunders; Big start for Big East; Harvard’s ‘manny’
Nov 21, 2016 • 36 min
Rob and Terrence discuss Austin Nichols’ departure, the officiating blunder during FGCU Michigan State, what we should expect from the Big East after this hot start, plus their love for Tacko Fall and Terrence shares his story on Harvard’s Siyani Chambers.
College basketball’s first week doesn’t disappoint
Nov 17, 2016 • 55 min
Travis and Rob break down Kansas’ epic win against Duke, Kentucky’s Malik Monk’s impact on #BBN, Maryland’s incredible push past rival Georgetown, how a Dillon Brooks-less Oregon Ducks team is surviving and whether or not Indiana is for real.
Bold predictions heading into college basketball season
Nov 11, 2016 • 51 min
Rob, Phillips and T-Payne discuss whether or not Duke can stay healthy, their big (and bold) predictions ahead of college basketball’s lid-lifters, plus examine their x-factor and breakout star lists.
Breaking down the Big East college basketball season
Nov 8, 2016 • 46 min
Rob, Scott and Terrence preview the upcoming Big East college basketball season.
Ben Simmons’ new documentary; Coaching hot seat rankings
Nov 3, 2016 • 40 min
Ben Simmons is releasing a new documentary about the NCAA, causing Rob to go on another NCAA rant, plus Travis and Terrence reveal which coaches they think should be on the hot seat and which are impressing them the most.
Looking ahead to the SEC college basketball season
Nov 1, 2016 • 56 min
Rob, Phillips and Travis preview the SEC’s college basketball season.
College Basketball’s Top 100 Players: Our Hits and Misses
Oct 28, 2016 • 35 min
CBTonNBC just released its Top 100 players and Rob, Scott and Travis break down the hits and misses of the list.
Previewing the Pac-12 college basketball action
Oct 25, 2016 • 45 min
Rob, Scott and Terrence look ahead to all the action coming up in the Pac-12 this season.
Louisville’s notice of allegations; Sam Vecenie on NBA draft prospects
Oct 20, 2016 • 65 min
Sporting News’ Sam Vecenie stops by to discuss Louisville, Harry Giles, and what other draft prospects you should keep an eye on this season.
Looking ahead to the Big 12 college basketball season
Oct 18, 2016 • 49 min
How will Oklahoma be without Buddy Hield? Will Kansas make it back to the Final Four? Where will Baylor go from here? Can Jamie Dixon get TCU out of the Big 12 basement? Rob, Phillips and Travis answer all of those questions and more in the Big 12 preview.
Flawed Final Four teams; Billy Gillispie’s faux pas; Army veteran’s NCAA struggle
Oct 14, 2016 • 39 min
Rob and Phillips break down their three flawed Final Four favorites, John Wall getting kicked out of practice by Billy Gillispie, Oakland’s Isaiah Brock struggle with the NCAA.
Previewing the Big Ten college basketball season
Oct 11, 2016 • 61 min
Rob, Scott and Travis discuss what to expect from the Big Ten Conference this college basketball season.
What to do with Duke’s Harry Giles; Final Four Sleepers; Perry Ellis All-Stars
Oct 5, 2016 • 37 min
The Harry Giles injury news broke right after we recorded the ACC preview, so Rob, Phillips and Travis open a rather weird episode with a discussion regarding the Duke freshman, plus Final Four sleepers and breaking down the Perry Ellis All-Stars.
What to expect from the ACC this season
Oct 4, 2016 • 56 min
Rob, Phillips and Terrence Payne preview each of the ACC teams ahead of the 2016-17 college basketball season.
Texas basketball; College basketball players kneeling for anthem; Coaches as debate moderators
Sep 29, 2016 • 48 min
The CBT on NBC guys discuss how the state of Texas has impacted basketball, whether or not a college basketball player will kneel for the anthem, plus what coach they want to see moderate a debate.
All-American Argument: Who makes the CBT on NBC All-American team?
Sep 27, 2016 • 57 min
College Basketball season is almost here! The CBT on NBC team of Rob, Scott and Travis decide who should make the All-American team on the podcast.
Mike Lonergan’s firing, Bronson Koenig’s activism; NBA academies abroad?
Sep 22, 2016 • 38 min
In today’s podcast, Rob Dauster chats with Scott Phillips about the firing of George Washington head coach Mike Lonergan and raves about the social activism of Bronson Koenig, the world’s foremost Native American basketball player.
College Basketball’s impact on HB2; Graduate transfers; Trade deadline
Sep 14, 2016 • 43 min
Rob, Scott and Travis discuss the impact of HB2 on college basketball-and vice versa, breaking down the graduate transfer rule and Andrew White’s commitment to Syracuse, plus Rob floats the idea of an affiliation program between mid-major and high-major…
The non-controversy with Jim Boeheim on Melo; Which coach you would not want to fight
Aug 24, 2016 • 38 min
Travis Hines joins the pod to discuss the non-controversy that has become a controversy where Jim Boeheim talks about Melo, a journalism ethics discussion, how Iowa State will be this season, Pancake Thomas, plus which coach neither Rob nor Travis would…
Recruiting rules; UNC and the NCAA; AAU packet problems
Aug 3, 2016 • 42 min
Scout.com’s Brian Snow joins the podcast to discuss North Carolina, AAU packet problems, new recruiting social media rules, plus Rob and Scott discuss recruiting lists heading into the season.
Michael Porter to Washington; Big 12 conference expansion; Mike Lonergan
Jul 22, 2016 • 45 min
Lots of offseason changes in college basketball that Rob and Raph break down Michael Porter committing to Washington, which teams could join the Big 12 in expansion and the Washington Post report about GW’s Mike Lonergan.
Peach Jam recap
Jul 12, 2016 • 61 min
Peach Jam is one of the biggest AAU tournaments in the country. Rob, Scott and Justin Young, the editor of HoopSeen.com break down the event, the best players in the tournament and a dark horse that has emerged as the new favorite. Plus a silly new rule…
Arizona’s Terrance Ferguson turning pro; Nebraska’s graduate transfer; Prep schools
Jun 30, 2016 • 43 min
Raph, Rob and Scott discuss the sudden pro departure of Arizona’s Terrance Ferguson, the importance of prep schools and the effect on the game, plus Andrew White’s late transfer from Nebraska.
Previewing the NBA draft prospects
Jun 21, 2016 • 51 min
Which draft picks have the most potential? The College Basketball Talk staff discusses which draft picks have the most potential, who could be an all-star and which prospects they would pick.
Who should Boston draft with No.3 pick?
Jun 15, 2016 • 53 min
Rob stopped by the ProBasketballTalk on NBC Sports podcast to look at the upcoming NBA draft.
Who won and lost at the NBA draft deadline; Marcus Lee’s transfer
May 26, 2016 • 43 min
Rob, Raph and Phillips break down the winners and losers of the NBA draft deadline, the effects of Marcus Lee transferring and look ahead at which teams will be stronger because players decided to return.
CBS Sports’ Sam Vecenie discusses NBA draft lottery, prospects
May 18, 2016 • 58 min
CBS Sports’ Sam Vecenie swings by to discuss the NBA draft lottery, Dikembe Mutombo’s prediction, Brandon Ingram vs. Ben Simmons, Kris Dunn, his apprehension regarding Thon Maker, plus the weirdest bet ever featured on the CBT podcast.
NBA draft; Cal-K one-and-done feud; Transfers for Dummies
May 11, 2016 • 58 min
Rob, Scott and Raph are back to discuss the upcoming NBA draft, the John Calipari-Coach K beef and discuss Tim Floyd’s “Transfer for Dummies” antics.
NBA draft changes, coaching carousel, top 25 debates
Apr 25, 2016 • 66 min
It’s been almost a month and Raph and Rob are finally ready to reflect on the national title game. Scott Phillips also stops by to discuss new changes to the NBA draft process, who should stay or go pro, plus the coaching carousel down south and who…
So-so semifinal reflection; National Championship preview
Apr 4, 2016 • 29 min
The College Basketball Talk staff reflects on the semifinals and looks ahead to the national title game between Villanova and North Carolina.
Breaking down the Final Four semifinals: Villanova-Oklahoma and Syracuse-North Carolina
Mar 31, 2016 • 24 min
The Final Four has arrived! Raph, Rob and Scott discuss the matchups between Villanova-Oklahoma and Syracuse-North Carolina in the semifinals.
Virginia’s Elite 8 collapse; Buddy Hield; Final Four picks
Mar 28, 2016 • 43 min
Rob and Raphielle reflect on Virginia’s collapse in the Elite 8, evolution of Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, plus Rob offers reasons why Roy Williams could retire and Final Four picks.
March Insanity: Parsing through the four days of NCAA tournament insanity
Mar 21, 2016 • 55 min
Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips join Rob Dauster to talk about the first weekend of madness, which was as wild and entering and flat out insane as any NCAA tournament I can remember.
Brian Snow returns; Tournament predictions; Ingram as No. 1 pick
Mar 15, 2016 • 56 min
Scout’s Brian Snow returns to discuss the brutal draw for UNC (21:00), Michigan State’s domination (35:00), upset picks, how to beat West Virginia’s famous press(31:15), the Sterling Gibbs curse (40:50), Oklahoma’s positioning (51:00) and who should be…
Selection Sunday: March Madness is here
Mar 14, 2016 • 66 min
The College Basketball Talk staff looks at the bubble teams that made it and those that didn’t and breaks down each region of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The South Region (11:45) is the most exciting, Midwest region (24:00) has some question…
Bubble talk; Marcus Paige’s struggles; Notre Dame’s Final Four potential
Mar 11, 2016 • 49 min
Rob and Raph discuss the Big 12 showdown from yesterday, compare bubble teams, examine conference tourney implications on tourney selection and discuss the Rutgers coaching vacancy.
Episode 49: Scout’s Brian Snow on the bubble, conference tournaments and the impact of KenPom
Mar 9, 2016 • 55 min
Brian Snow demanded some podcast time to talk about Wichita State (5:00), Monmouth (15:46), Valpo (23:20) and the conference tournaments. Dauster and Snow also discuss St. Mary’s (1:30), Skal vs. SImmons (25:00), Fred Van Vleet (15:00), Snow’s lack of…
Episode 48: Breaking down conference championships; Duke-North Carolina; evaluating NBA potential
Mar 7, 2016 • 60 min
Rob and Raphielle look at who will win each of the conference championships, why Ben Simmons’ Wooden Award snub doesn’t matter, Duke-North Carolina and the duo evaluate potential NBA talent.
Episode 47: Cal-Arizona; Atlantic Sun conference fiasco; Revamping the tourney; New ACC power?
Mar 4, 2016 • 47 min
Raphielle Johnson and Rob Dauster discuss Cal-Arizona, the Stetson-Atlantic Sun tourney fiasco, how Rob wants to revamp the NCAA tourney, Wichita State’s best friend in KenPom and the evolution of the ACC.
Episode 46: Travis Hines hops on to talk Iowa State, Iowa and collapses
Mar 2, 2016 • 36 min
The newest CBT contributor, Travis Hines, hops on the podcast to talk Iowa State, the team he covers for the Ames Tribune, Iowa and late season collapses.
Episode 45: Kansas’ Big 12 title streak, Indiana’s Big Ten title and who worries us in March
Feb 29, 2016 • 49 min
Scott Phillips and Raphielle Johnson join Rob Dauster to talk about the 12th straight Big 12 title for Bill Self, Indiana’s Big Ten title and the rest of a wild college basketball weekend.
Episode 44: Grayson Allen’s trip, Sean Miller’s court storm rant, and a weekend preview
Feb 26, 2016 • 36 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Scott Phillips and Raphielle Johnson to recap a wild week in college basketball.
Episode 43: Scout’s Brian Snow tells you why your favorite team sucks
Feb 24, 2016 • 59 min
Fun podcast today, as Brian Snow of Scout.com joins Rob Dauster to talk about Ben Simmons, Skal Labissiere and why your favorite team sucks. We cover each of the top 15 or so teams in the country.
Episode 42: Kentucky’s T, Duke’s collapse and the rest of a wild weekend
Feb 22, 2016 • 47 min
Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips join Rob Dauster to discuss Isaac Humphries’ technical foul, Duke’s late-game collapse at Louisville, who is in line for a No. 1 seed and some NCAA tournament sleeper picks.
Episode 41: Duke-UNC, Maryland’s woes vs. Iowa’s woes, why Oklahoma is fine, Tyler Ulis as POY
Feb 19, 2016 • 58 min
Raphielle Johnson joined Rob Dauster today to talk about which of the four top six teams that lost we’re most worried about, why Tyler Ulis should be in the National Player of the Year discussion and a recap of Duke-UNC plus a preview of the weekend.
Episode 40: Duke and Kentucky improved, Kansas-Oklahoma, Buddy vs. Denzel and more
Feb 15, 2016 • 64 min
Episode 40: Duke and Kentucky improved, Kansas-Oklahoma, Buddy vs. Denzel and more by Rob Dauster
Episode 39: Indiana, Cal-Oregon and the most concerning team: Providence, Texas A&M or Iowa State?
Feb 12, 2016 • 37 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Scott Phillips and Raphielle Johnson to talk about Indiana-Iowa, Cal-Oregon and whether we should be the most concerned about Providence, Iowa State or Texas A&M. Plus, a weekend preview.
Episode 38: Yahoo’s Jeff Eisenberg talks Pac-12 hoops, Kansas-West Virginia and Denzel Valentine
Feb 10, 2016 • 44 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports to chat about another wild Tuesday night in college basketball, how he sees the Pac-12 shaping up and whether or not west coast beer is reason enough to move to California.
Episode 37: Louisville’s ban and who should be No. 1 in the country?
Feb 8, 2016 • 48 min
Raphielle joins host Rob Dauster to rant about Louisville’s postseason ban and chat about who in the world should be the No. 1 team in the country.
Episode 36: Bleacher Report’s C.J. Moore joins to talk Kansas, Kentucky, Providence and more
Feb 3, 2016 • 36 min
Rob Dauster is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report to talk about Kansas and Wayne Selden, whether or not we can trust Kentucky, Indiana or Duke and just how good Providence actually can be this season.
Episode 35: Kentucky-Kansas, Buddy Hield as POY lock and the rest of a wild weekend
Feb 1, 2016 • 52 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Raphielle Johnson to talk about a terrific weekend in college basketball, headlined by discussions on why Wayne Selden’s performance was so important, whether or not we’re buying Kentucky and some perspective on just how good…
Episode 34: Maryland’s win, Oregon the Pac-12 favorite and Iowa is … B-Rabbit?
Jan 29, 2016 • 39 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips to talk about Iowa-Maryland and Arizona-Oregon while also previewing the games this weekend.
Episode 33: CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander hops on the podcast
Jan 27, 2016 • 48 min
Matt Norlander of CBSSports.com joins Rob Dauster to talk Daddy Daycare, his Andrew Smith and last night’s Xavier-Providence game.
Episode 32: Providence wins, SMU loses, Oklahoma or Kansas, and Pac-12 tourney teams?
Jan 25, 2016 • 48 min
Rob Dauster is joined by the fellas to talk about the weekend in college hoops. Ben Bentil, SMU’s loss, the parity in the Pac-12 and whether or not Oklahoma is the new favorite in the Big 12.
Episode 31: Skal’s big game, Zags-St. Mary’s and a weekend preview
Jan 22, 2016 • 43 min
Rob Dauster is joined again by Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips to talk about Skal Labissiere’s big game, the rivalry between Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s, what’s wrong with Michigan State and a weekend preview.
Episode 30: Trying to make sense of a wacky Tuesday night
Jan 20, 2016 • 35 min
Kansas lost. Xavier lost. Providence won but Kris Dunn struggled. Indiana can now defend. All of that happened. I know, right? Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips to try and explain all of that to you. Emphasis on “try”.
Episode 29: Recapping a weekend where 12 top 25 teams lost
Jan 18, 2016 • 29 min
Raphielle Johnson and Rob Dauster talk about Michigan State, Duke, Kentucky, the wild ACC race and, of course, Jarmal Reid’s trip.
Episode 28: Iowa hoops, Pac-12 question marks, and what about Gonzaga?
Jan 15, 2016 • 53 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Scott Phillips and Raphielle Johnson to talk about Iowa’s impressive win, whether or not we can buy Pitt and what in the world is going on in the Pac-12?
Episode 27: Kansas loses, Maryland loses, Miami loses, everyone loses?
Jan 13, 2016 • 35 min
It was a wild Tuesday night in college basketball, and Raphielle Johnson joins Rob Dauster to talk you through it all.
Episode 26: Dave Rice fired, Calipari to the NBA and a wild weekend in college hoops
Jan 11, 2016 • 45 min
Scott Phillips and Raphielle Johnson join Rob Dauster to discuss all things college basketball from the weekend that was.
Episode 25: UCLA-Arizona and why we’re rooting for SMU
Jan 8, 2016 • 34 min
Rob Dauster was joined by Scott Phillips and Raphielle Johnson and they spent this Friday morning chatting about whether we can fully believe in UCLA and why everyone in the country should be rooting for SMU to go undefeated.
Episode 24: Gary Parrish of CBS Sports joins me to talk Kentucky, Ben Simmons and Providence
Jan 6, 2016 • 59 min
Today’s podcast features celebrity television personality Gary Parrish of CBS Sports talking all things Kentucky, Ben Simmons and Kris Dunn as well as some useful parental and marital advice.
Episode 23: Kansas-Oklahoma, the Big East/Pac-12 mess and … Iowa?
Jan 4, 2016 • 55 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson to talk about No. 1 vs. No. 2, what has happened in the Big East and the Pac-12, how good Iowa was last week and a possible college basketball champions tournament.
Episode 22: Mark Titus hops on to talk bench mobs, Big Ten and Virginia’s beauty
Dec 30, 2015 • 51 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Mark Titus of Club Trillion fame to discuss walk-ons and bench mobs, the Big Ten and the beauty in Virginia’s deliberate pace.
Episode 21: Kentucky-Louisville and Skal Labissiere
Dec 28, 2015 • 53 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips to talk about Kentucky-Louisville and why an NBA scout trashing Skal Labissiere this early is pretty dumb.
Episode 20: Concerns about Virginia, and why Valentine, Dunn missing time is a good thing
Dec 23, 2015 • 33 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips to talk about Virginia’s issue with slow starts, why losing Kris Dunn and Denzel Valentine is a good thing and the issues with the Mountain West this season.
Episode 19: Recapping what was a wild Saturday in college hoops
Dec 21, 2015 • 45 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson to talk about whether or not Kentucky and Duke are still a title contenders, UCLA’s loss to North Carolina, Iowa State’s fatal flaw and the four teams that squared off in Indiana at the Crossroads Classic.
Episode 18: Previewing the weekend
Dec 18, 2015 • 39 min
The CBT crew gets you prepped for a great weekend of college hoops.
Episode 17: ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman joins the podcast
Dec 16, 2015 • 43 min
Rob Dauster is joined on Wednesday by ESPN.com insider Jeff Goodman to talk about Ben Simmons and LSU, Bo Ryan’s retirement and the injury woes for Iowa State and Duke.
Episode 16: Pac-12, Big East and what do we do with Texas and UNC?
Dec 14, 2015 • 41 min
Raphielle Johnson joins Rob Dauster to talk about the weekend in college hoops.
Episode 15: Court storms, Iowa’s teams and why the Pac-12 is underrated
Dec 11, 2015 • 30 min
Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips are back for another thrilling episode of the CBT Podcast.
Episode 14: Jeff Borzello talks Jimmy V Classic and barbers vs. salons
Dec 9, 2015 • 49 min
Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com joins Rob Dauster to talk about everything from how he discovered Carly Rae Jepsen and why his hair looks like Macklemore to the Jimmy V Classic and this year’s freshman class.
Episode 13: Pac-12 hierarchy, why UNC should be No. 1, and who do we trust?
Dec 7, 2015 • 43 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Scott Phillips and Raphielle Johnson to discuss the happenings from the weekend. Should North Carolina be No. 1 in the country? What do we make of the likes of Arizona and Gonzaga? Are Oklahoma, Villanova and Iowa State for real?
Episode 12: Kentucky loses, Indiana gets embarrassed and what about Louisville?
Dec 4, 2015 • 33 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Scott Phillips and Raphielle Johnson to talk about Kentucky losing to UCLA, Indiana’s “defense” and what to make of Louisville.
Episode 11: Maryland-North Carolina and the ACC-Big Ten Challenge
Dec 2, 2015 • 43 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips to discuss, among other things, last night’s Maryland-North Carolina game.
Episode 10: Recapping Feast Week
Nov 30, 2015 • 48 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Scott Phillips and Raphielle Johnson to discuss Feast Week results: Is Xavier for real? What about Syracuse and Texas A&M? And will Scott ever apologize to Wayne Selden?
Episode 9: What’s wrong with Indiana and what to make of Ben Simmons
Nov 25, 2015 • 45 min
Rob Dauster is joined once again by Scott Phillips and Raphielle Johnson to talk about Indiana, Maryland, Marquette, North Carolina and Ben Simmons.
Episode 8: Miami’s emergence, Purdue’s realness, Grayson Allen and Cheick Diallo
Nov 23, 2015 • 38 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips to talk you through all of the weekend’s action.
Episode 7: Recapping the Champions Classic and 24-Hour Marathon
Nov 18, 2015 • 39 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips to talk about Kentucky’s guards, Denzel Valentine, the 24-Hour Marathon and why Chicago’s deep-dish isn’t pizza.
Episode 6: Recapping the season’s first weekend
Nov 16, 2015 • 50 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson to recap the first weekend of college hoops. They talk Kris Dunn, Grayson Allen, Purdue and Wisconsin, while dissecting the matchups for Tuesday’s Champion’s Classic. Oh, and a primer for the Tip-Off Marathon.
Episode 5: The season is finally here!
Nov 13, 2015 • 42 min
Rob Dauster is joined by Raphielle Johnson and Scott Phillips to talk about our preseason picks for postseason awards and we look ahead to college basketball’s opening weekend.
Episode 4: Signing Day Podcast!
Nov 11, 2015 • 34 min
Host Rob Dauster is joined by Scott Phillips and HoopSeen.com’s Corey Evans to talk all things college basketball recruiting and signing day.
Episode 3: Harry Giles, Marcus Paige, Maryland and Arizona
Nov 9, 2015 • 40 min
Rob Dauster and Raphielle Johnson discuss key injuries in the Triangle, Maryland’s rotation, Arizona and … Marshall Plumlee?
Episode 2: Caleb Swanigan, Top 25 talk and a message for Kris Dunn haters
Nov 3, 2015 • 36 min
Scott Phillips and Raphielle Johnson join host Rob Dauster in talking the Caleb Swanigan investigation, the top 25 and our Preseason All-America team, including a Kris Dunn rant.
Episode 1: Skal, Wiltjer and our top 100 list
Oct 27, 2015 • 37 min
We talk Skal Labissiere and Kentucky, Kyle Wiltjer and Gonzaga, Kansas guards and underrated players.