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CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

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This is the Podcast world's most entertaining and informative college basketball show. Host Gary Parrish brings the sport to your ears with guests who touch on various issues and topics.


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03/27: An extensive Sweet 16, Elite Eight recap; Archie Miller to Indiana

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 27, 2017


Nobody had this Final Four, but it's a pretty interesting one nonetheless. The blueblood and the new blood. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander recap everything from Chris Chiozza's buzzer-beater Friday night for Florida to Luke Maye's last-second shot to send UNC to the Final Four for the 20th time. South Carolina is the Final Four, and shoutout to Devan Downey. Also: Norlander explains how he missed out on meeting Paul McCartney, but not Darius Rucker. And Parrish debates getting a Devan Downey tattoo.

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03/24: Gonzaga, Xavier; Elite Eight lookahead; Georgetown's job opening

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Mar 24, 2017


Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander look back at Thursday night's fun foursome of games, and make their picks for who will go to the Final Four. They also run down the realistic candidates for the Georgetown opening. Also, they debate leaving their spouses to move to Winthrop together to start a new life, raising little Devan Downeys.

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03/22: Sweet 16 game-by-game preview, latest with coaches on the moves

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Mar 22, 2017


With the Sweet 16 set to begin, Parrish and Norlander give their predictions and opinions on each game, plus touch on storylines in each region. But this is an unusual podcast. It's the fist one interrupted by housekeeping, and Norlander has a laughter breakdown thanks to a tweet he sees at one point in the episode. From there, things get even sillier. At the end, the guys touch on LSU hiring Will Wade and VCU hiring Mike Rhoades to replace Wade at VCU.

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03/20: First weekend recap, coaching carousel latest, Baylor-South Carolina on tap!

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 20, 2017


After a riveting first weekend of the NCAAs, Parrish and Norlander are enthralled with the Eye on College Basketball Podcast Sweet 16 special: Baylor vs. South Carolina. Shoutout to Terry Teagle, shoutout to Devan Downey! And yes, they cover the entire bracket with a look back at so much that went down over the weekend. Plus, the coaching carousel is spinning fast and the knock down some myths about the Syracuse and Indiana situations. It's one of the longest episodes of the season, and there's a lot to get to, so dive in.

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03/17: Thursday lookback, Saturday preview; Indiana's realistic coaching candidates

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Mar 17, 2017


With the tournament in full bloom, Parrish and Norlander look back at Thursday and recognized that, OK, it wasn't all that wild. But it also sets up a really fantastic Saturday. The guys preview all eight games, plus give their opinion on what Indiana should now do with its head coaching vacancy. Is Steve Alford going to leave UCLA for his alma mater? There is a case for and against.

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03/15: Game-by-game, region-by-region bracket predictions

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Mar 15, 2017


Parrish and Norlander go through the bracket and run through their thoughts on why they're picking the way they're picking. You'll notice some interesting facts, trends and coincidences with some of the games and potential matchups, too. Additionally, they discuss the coaching carousel at the end. Must-listen before Thursday's games tip.

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03/13: Selection Sunday recap, expanded debate on all things bracket

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 13, 2017


Let's not waste any time. A full-fledged, hour-long bracket evaluation. And pointed words to the committee about Duke not being a 1 and Wichita State being a 10 and how to fix this process forever going forward.

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03/10: Josh Jackson?s inability to avoid trouble cost KU the No. 1 overall seed

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Mar 10, 2017


Josh Jackson did another dumb thing, got suspended and watched his Kansas teammates lose to TCU in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals without him. He cost the Jayhawks in a very real way. So Matt Norlander and Gary discussed that, touched on Duke-North Carolina in Brooklyn. That?s Friday night. Tickets are expensive. Meantime, Norlander spent part of this week writing about the plane crash that killed Illinois State assistant Torrey Ward and six others two years ago. He spoke to ISU coach Dan Muller, widows and others connected to the tragedy. We spent a few minutes on that. Then we closed by discussing Derek Kellogg?s firing at UMass. He made one NCAA Tournament in nine years. Wasn?t good enough, it seems. So a pretty good Atlantic 10 job is now open.

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03/08: Josh Jackson suspended, small league fever, predicting big-conf winners

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Mar 08, 2017


Josh Jackson will be suspended for KU?s first Big 12 Tournament game because of the improper way in which he handled a traffic incident. So add that to the list of troubling Kansas headlines this season. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish talked about that at this top of this episode. Then they dove into Championship Week, talked some coaching vacancies and predicted the league tournament champs for the ... ACC Big East Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC

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03/05: At-large talk, Missouri's job, how to fix small-conference tourneys

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Mar 05, 2017


Can Illinois State get an at-large? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They followed that conversation with a conversation about Missouri?s opening. They close the episode discussing the good things and the bad things about league tournaments for one-bid conferences.

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03/03: Wacky Big Ten; worthy weekend preview; job talk

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Mar 03, 2017


So is the Big Ten the wackiest conference or what? Gary Parrish discussed that with Matt Norlander at the top of this episode, including Wisconsin?s struggles, Northwestern?s amazing win over Michigan and the interesting Big Ten Coach of the Year race. The guys also looked ahead to an interesting weekend: Duke-North Carolina, and a possible MVC Tournament title game between Wichita State and Illinois State.

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03/01: Duke's strong resume, some fun trivia, and a big look at Wednesday's games

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Mar 01, 2017


Three teams have a college basketball-best 10 top-50 RPI wins. Butler Villanova Duke You might be surprised by Duke?s place on that list given everything the Blue Devils have endured this season. Matt Norlander certainly was when Gary asked him about it at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that discussion they talked about Kentucky clinching at least a share of the SEC title and Purdue clinching at least a share of the Big Ten title, at which point I also made my case for Caleb Swanigan to continue to lead the National Player of the Year race. They closed by previewing VCU-Dayton and some of Wednesday night?s bubble games -- most notably Marquette at Xavier. If Dayton beats VCU, the Flyers will secure an Atlantic 10 title for the second consecutive year.

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02/26: Gonzaga loses, and now the 1 seed debate really gets interesting

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Feb 26, 2017


Gonzaga lost. At home. To BYU. So Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander lead with that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then discussed UCLA?s win at Arizona that has the Bruins in contention for a No. 1 seed -- and Kentucky?s win over Florida that basically secured a third straight SEC title. Then we looked ahead to North Carolina-Virginia. And Oklahoma State-Iowa State. And more.

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02/24: Is North Carolina going to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament?

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Feb 24, 2017


Maurice Watson was a legitimate National Player of the Year candidate guiding a top-10 team and leading the nation in assists six weeks ago. Now he?s recovering from ACL surgery, suspended from Creighton and ... facing a felony sexual assault charge. Matt Norlander and Gary Parrish discuss. Also: Syracuse?s at-large resume, Villanova?s loss to Butler, Chris Holtmann?s future and North Carolina?s chances of becoming a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. And a preview of Saturday?s biggest games.

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02/22: Is Wichita State really on the wrong side of the NCAA tourney bubble? (Full episode)

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Feb 22, 2017


Would the NCAA Tournament selection committee really leave Wichita State out of the Field of 68 if the Shockers are 29-5 on Selection Sunday and in need of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top. Also covered: Is Florida now better than Kentucky? Plus, a preview of three important games coming Wednesday night.

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02/22: Is Wichita State really on the wrong side of the NCAA Tournament bubble?

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Feb 22, 2017


Would the NCAA Tournament selection committee really leave Wichita State out of the Field of 68 if the Shockers are 29-5 on Selection Sunday and in need of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top. Also covered: Is Florida now better than Kentucky? Plus, a preview of three important games coming Wednesday night.

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02/19: Calipari callout; Bill Self should be in HOF; Virginia concerns; Michigan State bad luck

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Feb 19, 2017


Kansas winning a 13th straight Big 12 title is basically in the books after Saturday's win at Baylor. Why isn't this achievement universally appreciated properly? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast -- as well as Bill Self's Hall of Fame candidacy. They then talk about North Carolina's destruction of Virginia and John Calipari's defense of Mark Gottfried and Mark Fox before closing with previews of Monday night's Miami-Virginia game and Tuesday night's South Carolina-Florida game.

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02/17: Who can NC State hire? The best Gonzaga stat; fun weekend preview

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Feb 17, 2017


Are NC State fans bananas? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed Mark Gottfried's firing at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, then spent a few minutes dispelling myths about this great Gonzaga team. They also previewed the weekend -- specifically Saturday's Kansas-Baylor and Virginia-North Carolina games.

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02/15: We gotta talk about Kansas-WVU; Duke-UVa; Maryland-Northwestern; Gottfried done?

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Feb 15, 2017


How wild was Kansas' comeback win over West Virginia? Are the Jayhawks guaranteed to win a 13th straight Big 12 title now? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss those things at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, then turn their attention to Mark Gottfried's situation at NC State. Is he really done? If so, is it reasonable for NC State to be done with him? After that, the conversation looks ahead to Duke-Virginia and Maryland-Northwestern. Parrish and Norlander offer predictions for both.

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02/12: Discussing how the selection committee got it wrong with Gonzaga

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Feb 12, 2017


What did the selection committee get right? What did the selection committee get wrong? Should Gonzaga fans be upset that the Zags were only made the fourth No. 1 seed in the bracket reveal show? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talked about Mark Gottfried's situation at North Carolina State and Tom Crean's situation at Indiana before looking ahead to West Virginia-Kansas and Baylor-Texas Tech.

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02/10: Thoughts from Cameron on UNC-Duke; Oregon-UCLA aftershocks; two huge weekend games

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Feb 10, 2017


Is Duke starting to look like a true Final Four contender? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they turn their attention to UCLA's win over Oregon, that weird call in the Indiana-Purdue game, IU's resume and VCU's miracle victories before previewing Villanova-Xavier and Gonzaga-Saint Mary's.

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02/07: Frank Mason takes the lead; debunking Kentucky myths; previewing Duke-Carolina

Author: CBS Sports
Tue, Feb 07, 2017


Did Kansas guard Frank Mason solidify his place atop the Player of the Year rankings with Monday night's performance at Kansas State? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talked about that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they discussed how and why Kentucky's ups and downs shouldn't be surprising before closing with a preview of Norlander's first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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02/05: So, the weekend got nuts, and we've got a lot to talk about

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Feb 05, 2017


Saturday was a crazy day of college basketball. The teams that were ranked second, third, fifth, seventh, eighth and ninth in the AP poll all lost. So Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talked about that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast before diving deeper into Gonzaga's resume, that weird Arizona-Oregon outcome, Monday's showdown between Virginia and Louisville, Kentucky's struggles and Kansas' loss to Iowa State that snapped the Jayhawks' 54-game home winning streak. And they close by discussing what was, all things considered, a good day for the Big 12.

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02/02: Kansas' issues; big weekend to sort out; Cincinnati appreciation; Coach K back

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Feb 02, 2017


A special Thursday release for our final podcast of the week, as Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander touch on Wednesday's Kansas-Baylor game, get into the off-the-court issues hanging over Bill Self's head, and discuss who they think the best team is in college hoops right now. They open the pod by going over Mike Krzyzewski's return to the court for Duke, and Norlander quizzes GP on some NCAA tournament trivia. There's also talk of Cincinnati being an all-time great program, and the guys look ahead to what should be a massive weekend.

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02/01: Creighton's huge win, Monk's big night, Baylor-Kansas preview, and Maryland's Final Four chances

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Feb 01, 2017


How big was Tuesday's win at Butler for Creighton? And what does it say about Butler? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Kentucky's win over Georgia, Maryland's 20-2 record, West Virginia's win at Iowa State and the losing streaks at Minnesota and TCU before turning their attention to Baylor-Kansas and Northwestern-Purdue.

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01/29: KU cuts off UK, Nova with another buzzer-beater, Luke saves Duke

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Jan 29, 2017


Is there any way for Kentucky to still get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament after taking a second home loss this weekend? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Duke's win at Wake Forest, Villanova's win over Virginia and how much technology has changed the world. They close by previewing Monday's Duke-Notre Dame game and Tuesday's West Virginia-Iowa State game.

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01/27: Coach K punishes his players; weekend preview; Devan Downey anniversary

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Jan 27, 2017


It's now been seven years since Devan Downey put 30 points on Kentucky. So Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander opened on that, obviously, before quickly turning their attention to Mike Krzyzewski banning Duke's players from their locker room. The players are also not allowed to wear school-issued gear anymore. Is this silly or the solution to all that ails the Blue Devils? Parrish and Norlander discuss that and then preview the weekend -- specifically Kansas-Kentucky and Virginia-Villanova.

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01/25: A conversation about Villanova, Kansas and Kentucky all losing Tuesday

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Jan 25, 2017


Tuesday's wild night of results -- Marquette over Villanova, West Virginia over Kansas, Tennessee over Kentucky -- is the main topic of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Gary Parrish spends part of it insisting Matt Norlander credit him for his predictions, then the two discuss the idea of Gonzaga being ranked No. 1 and Purdue's Caleb Swanigan winning National Player of the Year. Toward the end, they talk about next month's Bracket Preview show and Brent Musburger's retirement announcement, which leads to a conversation about Musberger's role in the Rocky films.

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01/22: Hello, Arizona! Goodbye, UCLA? Weekend recap and Tuesday preview

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Jan 22, 2017


Was Arizona more impressive or UCLA more disappointing this weekend? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before diving into UCLA's Final Four hopes. Can the Bruins make it with a defense like this? Parrish and Norlander try to answer that question and then transition to Creighton's first game without Maurice Watson. After that, they discuss Kentucky running away with the SEC and how Georgia got screwed by a bad clock. Then they preview Tuesday's terrific slate of games -- specifically Villanova at Marquette, Kansas at West Virginia and Purdue at Michigan State.

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01/20: Big-time weekend preview, and ranking, in order, the best point guards

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Jan 20, 2017


Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander updated their national championship picks this week and both went with Kansas. But Parrish almost went with UCLA. And they discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that, Saturday's best games -- Arizona at UCLA, South Carolina at Kentucky and Louisville at Florida State -- are previewed. Then Parrish and Norlander close by discussing the nation's top point guard prospects -- namely Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Dennis Smith and De'Aaron Fox.

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01/18: Creighton's Final Four hopes dashed; the funniest moment of the season; game picks

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Jan 18, 2017


How brutal is Maurice Watson's torn ACL for Creighton? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball before getting into a conversation about Kentucky's SEC dominance. They then talk about Jimmy Patsos' hilarious trip through a nonexistent handshake line, the top candidates for National Coach of the Year and offer predictions for Notre Dame-Florida State and Florida-South Carolina.

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01/15: Everything from the weekend, including questioning Duke's title contention

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Jan 15, 2017


Is it time to be concerned about Duke? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander answer that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before discussing Gonzaga's win over Saint Mary's and the possibility of the Zags entering Selection Sunday with zero losses. They also talk about Xavier's unimpressive resume, Notre Dame's 5-0 start in the ACC, the impact Jamie Dixon is already having at TCU, UConn's crazy winning streak in women's basketball and the verbal altercation that happened Saturday between a Colorado State player and a New Mexico assistant coach.

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01/13: We can't stop loving UCLA; NCAA tourney just got smarter; weekend picks

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Jan 13, 2017


Is Friday the 13th still a thing? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before turning their attention to UCLA's incredible offensive performance at Colorado. Then they discuss the NCAA's decision to schedule a meeting between its selection committee and some of the sport's best statistical minds. Then they discuss Saturday's best games -- specifically Baylor at Kansas State, Duke at Louisville, Florida State at North Carolina, UCLA at Utah, Saint Mary's at Gonzaga and Wichita State at Illinois State.

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01/11: Discussing those big wins by Villanova, Florida State and West Virginia

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Jan 11, 2017


Villanova killed Xavier. Florida State killed Duke. West Virginia killed Baylor. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed all three blowouts in this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, and Parrish explained why he's moved Villanova back to No. 1 in the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one). And, yes, Parrish and Norlander discussed Grayson Allen's latest incident because everything Allen does these days becomes a national story.

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01/09: More Grayson drama; debating Baylor at No. 1; Nevada's comeback; previewing a loaded Tuesday

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Jan 09, 2017


Are Grayson Allen's legs going to be a story the rest of this season? Yes, apparently. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that near the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talked about Baylor's No. 1 ranking, Kentucky's dominance in the SEC, Nevada's crazy comeback win over New Mexico and Tuesday's strong schedule of games highlighted by Baylor at West Virginia, Duke at Florida State, Xavier at Villanova and Indiana at Maryland.

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01/06: Criticism for Coach K; deep dive on the ACC; love for Baylor

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Jan 05, 2017


Did Coach K handle the Grayson Allen situation correctly? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before discussing Louisville, Virginia and the ridiculousness of the ACC schedule. The conversation then turns toward Baylor and how wild it is that the Bears are probably only one win away from becoming No. 1 in the AP poll for the first time in school history.

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01/04: Refs botch Kansas ending; Indiana in trouble; Coach K steps away

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Jan 04, 2017


How did the referees miss that travel in Kansas' win over Kansas State? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Indiana's struggles, Mike Krzyzewski's back surgery, Villanova-Butler and Brad Brownell talking crazy to Roy Williams.

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01/02: A recap of the bizarre starts to ACC and Big Ten play; Nova repeating is on the table

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Jan 02, 2017


A wild weekend of college basketball featured Duke losing at Virginia Tech and North Carolina losing at Georgia Tech, which produced some really weird ACC standings. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that -- plus the craziness of the Big Ten -- in this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast before looking back at Villanova-Creighton and looking ahead to Villanova-Butler.

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12/30: Oregon over UCLA; Indiana-Louisville; Villanova-Creighton; and Butler's plane scare

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Dec 30, 2016


Butler had a scary experience on a flight home after its Thursday night loss at St. John's. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they look back at Oregon's win over UCLA and ahead to Saturday's showdown between Villanova and Creighton that provides Jay Wright's Wildcats a chance to finish a historically great 2016 calendar year. Also discussed: Virginia's win over Louisville, Indiana's loss to Nebraska -- and Saturday's Indiana-Louisville and Duke-Virginia Tech games.

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12/28: The best and worst moments of college basketball in 2016

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Dec 28, 2016


What were the biggest college basketball moments and memories in 2016? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss them at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talking about Texas' disappointing season and Michigan State's win at Minnesota before looking ahead to Virginia-Louisville and UCLA-Oregon.

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12/26: College vs. NBA officiating; we visit our preseason predictions and see what we got right (and wrong)

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 26, 2016


NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy took a shot at college basketball officials during Sunday's Cavaliers-Warriors broadcast and referenced how often foul trouble affects college basketball games. Does he have a point? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, which leads to a conversation about the thankless job of officiating in general. After that, Parrish and Norlander revisit their preseason picks for the nation's best leagues. Would they stick with what they picked or switch? They went through each league and discussed.

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12/22: Grayson Allen saga; UNC vs. NCAA, part III; Louisville beats Kentucky

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 22, 2016


What in the world is going on with Grayson Allen? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the Duke guard's suspension for tripping at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that, they talk about Louisville's win over Kentucky, Syracuse's shocking loss to St. John's, North Carolina's ongoing NCAA case and how much losing Udoka Azubuike will hurt Kansas this season.

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12/19: Monk's masterpiece; Giles debuts; previewing UK-Louisville; Butler rolling

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 19, 2016


What to make of Harry Giles' lackluster debut at Duke? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talk about it at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they discuss Malik Monk's historic effort against North Carolina and preview Wednesday's Kentucky-Louisville game before talking about Michigan State's rough start to the season and Butler's great start to the season.

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12/15: Carlton Bragg cleared; UK-UNC preview; Bob Huggins stories; weekend breakdown

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 15, 2016


How wild is the Carlton Bragg story? Turns out, according to police, the Kansas sophomore was falsely accused of battery by his girlfriend. So the charge was dropped. And Bragg is back on the team. But if you're expecting Gary Parrish or Matt Norlander to apologize for reporting the fact that Bragg was arrested and charged with battery last week, well, you're going to be disappointed. They open this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast with a discussion on that, then turn their attention to UCLA's Lonzo Ball, UCLA's TJ Leaf and UCLA in general. After that, they pick the winner of Saturday's showdown between North Carolina and Kentucky. And then they discuss West Virginia's Bob Huggins going for his 800th career win.

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12/12: Grayson Allen finally has a big game; Josh Hart leads POY; Carlton Bragg arrested

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 11, 2016


Should Josh Hart now be the leading candidate for National Player of the Year? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Villanova as a team, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey's completely fair shot at the media, Duke's dominant win over UNLV, UCLA's incredible offense and the arrest of Kansas sophomore Carlton Bragg.

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12/08: Duke finds its next level; Washington is wasting Markelle Fultz

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 08, 2016


How good did Duke look against Florida? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Which leads to a conversation about Duke's NBA prospects. Which leads to a conversation about Washington's NBA prospect -- namely Markelle Fultz. He's been terrific. His team has not. It feels like we're getting Ben Simmons/LSU all over again. After that, Parrish and Norlander talk about Kentucky's win over Valpo, Butler's loss at Indiana State and Xavier's loss at Colorado. Then they close with a preview of Saturday's game between undefeated Villanova and undefeated Notre Dame.

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12/05: Nothing fluky about UCLA's win over Kentucky; running down undefeateds

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 04, 2016


How surprising was UCLA's win at Kentucky? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Both agree the Bruins are legitimately good and that there was nothing fluky about their upset at Rupp Arena. After that, Parrish and Norlander talk about Baylor's resume that now features a win over Xavier, which led to a conversation about Chris Mack's Musketeers. Other topics discussed: Gonzaga, Saint Mary's and the debuts of Duke freshmen Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden.

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12/01: There is real meaning to Indiana's win; Roy Williams calls out UNC fans; Kentucky-UCLA preview

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 01, 2016


How meaningful will Indiana's win over North Carolina be on Selection Sunday? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then talk about North Carolina coach Roy Williams' shot at North Carolina fans' lack of enthusiasm at games, at which point Parrish explains that, yeah, Williams has a point. Eventually, the conversation turns toward Duke's non-league home winning streak and West Virginia's swarming defense. And the podcast closes with a preview of Saturday's showdown between Kentucky at UCLA inside Rupp Arena.

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11/28: Unbeatens; predicting the winners for every game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Nov 27, 2016


Just how impressive is Baylor's 6-0 start? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that, they got into the nice early results for three SEC programs -- namely Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida. Other topics of discussion include Iowa State, Maryland and those teams' terrific point guards. Plus Duke's injuries. And the Big 12 race. And Parrish and Norlander concluded by picking every game of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

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11/25: UNC looks like the best team right now; Creighton and Baylor not too far behind

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Nov 25, 2016


Is North Carolina the nation's best team? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Indiana's loss at Fort Wayne, the hot starts from Creighton and Baylor, Michigan State's struggles and whether it's OK to eat pumpkin pie for breakfast. The pumpkin pie discussion leads to Parrish admitting he sometimes eats fish for breakfast, which somehow leads to a story about a random encounter with ... well ... just listen.

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11/21: MSU controversy; Austin Nichols booted from UVa; Thanksgiving Week smorgasbords

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Nov 20, 2016


This is the first episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast since Gary Parrish and his wife welcomed a baby into the world. The baby is eight weeks premature. So, naturally, Parrish and Matt Norlander dive into the craziness of that at the top. Then they discuss Michigan State's struggles, Frank Mason's National Player of the Year campaign, Austin Nichols' dismissal from Virginia, the Maui Invitational field, Creighton's blowout of North Carolina State, and why the name "Gary" is going extinct.

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11/14: Let's recap that fun opening weekend, and look ahead to the 24-hour marathon

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Nov 14, 2016


Is Markelle Fultz about to pull a Ben Simmons and spend his one year in college not winning enough to make the NCAA Tournament? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that they talk about Arizona's win over Michigan State and Indiana's win over Kansas. Then they preview Kentucky-Michigan State and Kansas-Duke before making predictions for Villanova-Purdue and touching on Saint Mary's.

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11/10: Discussing -- it's finally here! -- college basketball's opening weekend

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Nov 10, 2016


Who is going to win Kansas-Indiana? Michigan State-Arizona? Is North Carolina on upset alert? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss the opening weekend of college basketball -- yes, it's finally here -- at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. After that, they talk about most of the relevant leagues -- ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC, Big East, American, Atlantic 10 -- and then unveil their picks to win the national championship. Parrish likes Duke. Norlander likes Kentucky.

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11/4: Ben Simmons' hypocrisy with the NCAA; why we picked who we picked for All-Americans

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Nov 04, 2016


Former LSU standout Ben Simmons believes the NCAA is "f-cked up." Is he right? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that -- and the "One & Done" documentary starring Simmons -- at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then talk about Ray Smith's career-ending injury at Arizona, the state of Arizona Basketball in general, the CBS Sports All-America teams and ... the Chicago Cubs' World Series title.

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10/28: Breaking down and debating the top 100 (and one) players; Jayson Tatum's foot injury;

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Oct 28, 2016


The CBS Sports list of the Top 101 college basketball players has been published. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discussed it at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast, and Parrish made Norlander explain why he has Villanova's Josh Hart so low. (Among the other players talked about are Valpo's Alec Peters, Michigan State's Mile Bridges, Xavier's Edmond Sumner and Duke's Grayson Allen.) After that, Parrish and Norlander dove into the injury scare that Duke's Jayson Tatum went through this week -- and the Blue Devils' talent in general. And they wrapped this episode by discussing the improbable rise of South Dakota State's Mike Daum. The 6-foot-9 forward was barely recruited out of high school. But he averaged 29.3 points per 40 minutes last season, which led the entire nation.

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10/21: What punishments for Louisville/Pitino; Michigan State in big trouble?

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Oct 21, 2016


Did Rick Pitino really not know what was going on at Louisville? Will he be suspended by the NCAA? Should the Cardinals' 2013 national championship banner come done? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss all of that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Michigan State's injury problems, the release of the USA Today Coaches poll, Norlander's ranking of all 351 Division I teams, and Theo Pinson's fractured foot.

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10/12: Inside info on Kentucky's frosh; Arizona still rising; preseason chatter

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Oct 12, 2016


An NBA scout told Gary Parrish that DeAaron Fox will be Kentucky's best pro prospect this season. Does Matt Norlander agree? The two of them discussed that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Is it going to be a down year in college basketball? Parrish and Norlander tackled that question before retelling a crazy story about former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie kicking former No. 1 recruit John Wall out of a practice. And they closed by talking about Arizona's recruiting class that added a top-40 prospect on Wednesday.

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Harry Giles' surgery; Calipari's new idea; NCAA doesn't OK vet to play

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Oct 06, 2016


How significant is Harry Giles' string of knee surgeries? Will his lack of health prevent Duke from reaching its goals? Is there still any chance of the five-star freshman becoming the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft? CBS Sports' Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about the NCAA's baffling decision to rule Isaiah Brock, a decorated war hero, ineligible at Oakland. And they close on John Calipari's idea to have "August Basketball."

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09/30: Virginia follows Colin Kaepernick's lead; the motive behind GW's new coaching hire

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Sep 30, 2016


Is that picture of the entire Virginia basketball team kneeling in support of Colin Kaepernick's protest indicative of what we're going to see once the season begins? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then talk about George Washington's decision to name Maurice Joseph its interim coach, Parrish's story on New Mexico transfer Cullen Neal, and the state of American Athletic Conference recruiting.

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09/23: Nova takes a big hit; the five once-proud programs who have fallen farthest

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Sep 23, 2016


The NCAA has ruled five-star prospect Omari Spellman ineligible at Villanova. How big of a loss is that for the reigning national champions? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they transition into Rick Stansbury's recruiting at Western Kentucky and Larry Brown's desire to maybe coach high school basketball. And they close by discussing five programs that were once great but haven't even been good lately.

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09/14: The NCAA and ACC take postseason basketball out of North Carolina

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Sep 14, 2016


The NCAA and ACC have both taken a stand against North Carolina because of its controversial HB2 bill. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they talk about Duke's pro days, Mike Krzyzewski's decision to otherwise close practices to NBA executives and scouts, the Miami player who was arrested for attacking a man he caught in a closet with his ex-girlfriend, and an important coaching clinic that's happening this week.

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09/01: Ayton picks Arizona; who's the best coach not to reach a Final Four?

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Sep 08, 2016


How surprising was it that DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2017, committed to Arizona over Kansas and Kentucky? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that on this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then dive into the question of whether Ayton will ever actually play college basketball. Also: Is Arizona's Sean Miller the best college coach who hasn't yet made a Final Four? That topic gets a few minutes -- as does Michigan State's Tom Izzo getting inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame this weekend. And, of course, Tim Tebow. Gary and Matt discussed Tebow signing with the Mets because ... why wouldn't they?

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09/01: Best new coaching hires; best coaches to drink with; Andrew White to Syracuse a big boost

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Sep 01, 2016


How big of an impact will Nebraska transfer Andrew White make at Syracuse? Should the Orange now be ranked in the preseason? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Then they spend a few minutes on Rutgers' unfortunate tweet before focusing on the Candid Coaches series that concluded this week with three questions: 1. Which coach would you most like to have a beer with? 2. What was the best offseason hire? 3. Clinton or Trump

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08/24: Coaches and cops; next college coach going to the NBA; our must-see hoops venues

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Aug 24, 2016


Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss their Candid Coaches series at CBSSports.com -- specifically the question that showed how the experiences black coaches have had with law enforcement officials differs greatly from the experiences of white coaches. They also get into a conversation about which college coaches are best equipped and most likely to next jump to the NBA before settling into a back-and-forth about must-see college basketball venues.

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08/19: Nike, Under Armour and sophisticated 'cheating' in college basketball

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Aug 19, 2016


How big of a factor is Under Armour in grassroots basketball and recruiting? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss that on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then get into whether recruiting is cleaner or dirtier than it was five years ago. And, of course, they talked about Ryan Lochte, too.

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08/11: Talking about our Candid Coaches series and Gregg Marshall's outburst in Canada

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Aug 11, 2016


Should the NCAA take NCAA Tournament games out of North Carolina if the HB2 bill isn't amended or eradicated? Who's the one player in college basketball college coaches would take above all others? And what in the world got into Wichita State's Gregg Marshall during the Shockers' trip to Canada? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss all of that on the latest episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.

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07/29: Las Vegas and the 'Packet Racket' men use to stack cash in July

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Jul 29, 2016


Did Gary Parrish actually make that 6 a.m. flight out of Las Vegas? He and Matt Norlander discuss it at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then dive into the actual basketball that happened in Sin City and talk specifically about a top-10 recruit (Mitchell Robinson) who is committed to Western Kentucky. After that, Parrish and Norlander discuss how some event organizers are exploiting the system and stacking money in the month of July. And they close by talking about Norlander's upcoming beach vacation, the problem with beach vacations, and the great time that is Topgolf.

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07/19: Talking changes to the NCAA Tournament, non-league scheduling and Michael Porter Jr.

Author: CBS Sports
Tue, Jul 19, 2016


Changes are coming to the NCAA Tournament. Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander discuss them on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. Other topics include Washington hiring Michael Porter Sr. to get Michael Porter Jr., and the problem with non-league scheduling.

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07/14: Talking Larry Brown and the nation's top football-basketball combo schools

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Jul 14, 2016


How bizarre was it that Larry Brown resigned from SMU in the middle of July? Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander talk about that at the top of this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They then discuss the nation's best football-basketball combo schools, some good news for Illinois coach John Groce, and the devastating news related to Austin Peay coach Dave Loos.

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07/08: Parrish and Norlander talk hoops while at Peach Jam

Author: CBS Sports
Sat, Jul 09, 2016


Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander are both at the Nike Peach Jam in South Carolina -- where the nation's top basketball prospects are competing. They discuss the DeAndre Ayton-Marvin Bagley matchup, and explain why there's no guarantee either will ever play college basketball. Beyond that, Parrish and Norlander talk about the amazing performances at Peach Jam from future Washington pledge Michael Porter Jr., some of the other interesting prospects they've watched, and Parrish's shoe choice that is being praised by coaches but not going over well with Nike officials.

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06/16: How can anybody blame Ben Simmons for trying to force his way to the Lakers?

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Jun 16, 2016


Is Ben Simmons smart to try to force his way to the Lakers? Will Denzel Valentine's reported knee issue cost him on draft night? Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss those things on the latest Eye on College Basketball podcast. And they also get into that wild video of Kentucky's Derek Willis intoxicated and sleeping in the road.

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06/02: Why John Calipari is wrong; the strangest potential lottery picks

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Jun 02, 2016


Does John Calipari really want to move the SEC Tournament to November? Would that actually fix any of the SEC's issues? And is former Washington player Marquese Chriss about to be a top-five pick? Gary Parrish talks about these things and more with Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.

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05/26: Draft deadline decisions, the best and worst of 'em all

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, May 26, 2016


Did the new NBA Draft rules work? What is Mississippi State's Malik Newman doing? Is Kentucky's Marcus Lee smart to transfer? Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie tackle those questions on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. And they also run through the preseason Top 25 (and one) before discussing possible All-Americans, too.

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05/11: Pre-draft combine; Tim Floyd's outburst; Calipari vs. Coach K

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, May 11, 2016


Is Syracuse about to lose Malachi Richardson? Is UTEP's Tim Floyd going to kill a local radio host? What's up with Kentucky's John Calipari pretending like that blog post wasn't clearly referencing Duke's recruiting tactics? And can Richard Pitino survive this mess at Minnesota? Gary Parrish discusses it all with Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.

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04/27: NBA Draft declarations; the NCAA's case vs. UNC

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Apr 27, 2016


Is North Carolina going to get off easy with the NCAA? And what are we to make of all of these underclassmen making themselves eligible for the NBA Draft? Gary Parrish discusses those things and more with Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.

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04/19: The coaching dominos and drama from the past two weeks

Author: CBS Sports
Tue, Apr 19, 2016


The coaching carousel has been spinning the past two weeks -- thanks to Georgia Tech hiring Josh Pastner, Memphis hiring Tubby Smith, Texas Tech hiring Chris Beard and UNLV hiring Marvin Menzies. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss it all on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.

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04/06/16: Best title game ever with the best ending; amazing reactions; looking ahead to next season

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Apr 06, 2016


The season is over. Villanova is the national champion. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss it from all angles -- Kris Jenkins' buzzer-beating shot, UNC's defensive breakdown, Jay Wright's super-cool reaction, etc. They also dive into the Ridiculously Early Preseason Top 25 (and one). And Duke is No. 1 in that, by the way.

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04/03/16: Reaction to the shocking Final Four blowouts; predictions for the title game

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Apr 03, 2016


The national championship game is set. It's North Carolina vs. Villanova. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss it from Houston, site of the 2016 Final Four.

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03/31/16: Hello from Houston!

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Mar 31, 2016


Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie are at the Final Four for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast. They discuss the two national semifinals, Jay Wright's career, Roy Williams' disgust with the Washington Post, coaching carousel news, NBA Draft news and Kendrick Lamar.

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03/28/16: Elite Eight recap; the UNC-Syracuse saga stories to come; which Final Four coach is the best?

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 28, 2016


The Final Four is set. Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss it from all angles -- specifically how Syracuse got here via Virginia's collapse. What does that mean for UVA's Tony Bennett? And what does Kansas' loss in the Elite Eight say, if anything, about Bill Self? Who's the best coach in this Final Four? How big of a story will the Syracuse and North Carolina scandals be? Is Buddy Hield hitting a game-winner the best possible story for next Monday night? This episode is more than an hour of basketball talk -- with a shoutout to Devan Downey.

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03/25/16: Thursay recap; Coach K's lecture to Oregon; Friday lookahead; Final Four guesses

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Mar 25, 2016


Half of the Sweet 16 is set. And Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander spent 46 minutes talking about Thursday's results and previewing Friday's games -- including North Carolina-Indiana. Beyond that, was Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski right to try to teach Oregon's Dillon Brooks a life-lesson? Parrish and Norlander discuss that right at the top.

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03/23/16: Dixon leaves Pitt, so who's gonna be the Panthers next coach; previewing the Thursday Sweet 16 games

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Mar 23, 2016


The Sweet 16 is here. And Gary Parrish -- with the help of Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie -- previews it on this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Thursday's matchups, including Kansas-Maryland. And they also talk about Jamie Dixon's decision to leave Pittsburgh for TCU.

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03/21/16: Everything from the best opening tournament weekend ... ever?

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 21, 2016


The NCAA Tournament is underway ... and Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss the craziness from the first week. Everything from Northern Iowa's buzzer-beater to Northern Iowa's collapse. And Wisconsin's buzzer-beater. And Middle Tennessee's win over Michigan State. And Indiana's win over Kentucky. And Stephen F. Austin's loss in the Round of 32. And they close by turning their attention to some high-profile Sweet 16 matchups -- among them North Carolina-Indiana, Oregon-Duke and Kansas-Maryland.

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03/18/16: Kentucky-Indiana, coaching carousel, seeding, etc.

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Mar 18, 2016


Gary Parrish, Chip Patterson and Sam Vecenie use this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast to discuss Providence's win over USC, UALR's win over Purdue, the terrible tone some reporter used to ask Baylor's Taurean Prince a stupid question, and the coaching carousel (and how Stephen F. Austin's Brad Underwood might fit into). Beyond that, they discussed the way the committee seeds teams. And they previewed Kentucky-Indiana, of course.

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03/16/16: Previewing every region and discussing coaches' favorite bands

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Mar 16, 2016


Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie open this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast on Wichita State's win over Vanderbilt. They also discuss every region of the NCAA Tournament, the sexual harassment story originating at California, and Norlander's story that detailed every NCAA Tournament coach's favorite musical artist.

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03/14/16: Everything the committee got right, wrong, really wrong, and our picks for the Final Four

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 14, 2016


The NCAA Tournament bracket is out. Gary Parrish discusses it from every angle with Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. Who got snubbed? Where did the selection committee really mess up? What's up with Tulsa's inclusion? And which fan base is going to lose its collective mind on Saturday -- Indiana's or Kentucky's?

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03/11/16: Dan Hurley to Rutgers? Plus: Bids and bubbles on the line

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Mar 11, 2016


Gary Parrish and Sam Vecenie discuss the Rutgers opening and whether Dan Hurley should take the job, if offered. They also talk about Buddy Hield's record-setting performance in the Big 12 Tournament, Tyler Ulis' decision to enter the NBA Draft, Fran McCaffery's awkward press conference and Vanderbilt's bubble-bursting loss in the SEC Tournament.

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03/09/16: Cuse's shaky tourney case; Buddy vs. Denzel is the best POY race in 10 years

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Mar 09, 2016


Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie discuss bubble teams and Championship Week developments on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They also get into the ongoing National Player of the Year race between Buddy Hield and Denzel Valentine.

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03/06/16: Wichita State is the biggest at-large toss-up ever; revealing our big-conference awards

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Mar 06, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They open on Wichita State's resume and whether the Shockers should be in or out of the NCAA Tournament. Then they talk about Indiana's outright Big Ten title, Northern Iowa's buzzer-beater in the MVC Tournament final, and the stupidity that is Big 12 voters giving Big 12 Coach of the Year to somebody not named Bill Self. They also unveil the CBS Sports conference awards, and they close on Gonzaga's resume.

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03/02/16: Zona's big win; Miami for the ACC title; coach of the year winners; George Mason 10 years later

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Mar 04, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Arizona's win over California, the 10-year anniversary of George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four, Wichita State's resume, Miami's shot to win another ACC title, this weekend's North Carolina-Duke game, etc. And Parrish closes with a rant about how people can't seem to give league Coach of the Year awards to the coaches who actually deserve them.

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03/02/16: Indiana wins B1G; Iowa reeling; Oklahoma worrying?; Cal surging

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Mar 02, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Indiana's outright Big Ten title, Skal Labissiere's nice performance against Florida, Buddy Hield's shooting issues, the emergence of Jaylen Brown at Cal, Iowa's losing streak, etc.

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02/29/16: Bill Self's 12 straight, and so much more

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Feb 29, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kansas' 12th straight Big 12 title, Indiana's second Big Ten title in the past four years, rankings, brackets, OSCARS and why some people struggle with the idea that modern athletes, teams and achievements are just as amazing as past athletes, teams and achievements, if not more so.

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02/26/16: Grayson's trip; Sean Miller's anger; Nova-Xavier; weekend preview

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Feb 26, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Sean Miller's comments about court-storming, Grayson Allen's reputation as a tripper, Ben Simmons' one-and-none season, Tubby Smith's turnaround at Texas Tech and Xavier's win over Villanova. Then they look ahead to the weekend -- games like Virginia-North Carolina, Kentucky-Vanderbilt, Arizona-Utah, Xavier-Seton Hall, etc. And there's also a strange number of minutes dedicated to when Iowa's Adam Woodbury used to poke players in the eye.

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02/22/16: Gary is back; the biggest results and loads of No. 1 and at-large debate

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Feb 22, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the technical foul at the end of the Kentucky-Texas A&M game, Kansas' lead in the Big 12, Ben Simmons' academic issue, what Tubby Smith is doing at Texas Tech, the at-large resumes of Wisconsin, Ohio State and Seton Hall, Utah's better-than-you-think resume, Xavier's case for a No. 1 seed, etc. And Parrish opened the podcast by discussing the tragedy he and his family have endured over the past week, and the kindness all sorts of people have shown in response.

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02/19/16: The carnage from the week; previewing a massive Saturday; ranking the best players

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Feb 19, 2016


It's been just an unreal week -- what else is new? -- in college basketball. On today's ep, Matt Norlander subs in as host for Gary Parrish, and he's joined by Sam Vecenie and Chip Patterson. They cover just about every game of consequence from Wednesday and Thursday, and give an extensive preview of a big-time weekend ahead for big and small schools alike. Plus, Sam gives a rundown of his best players in the sport.

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02/15/16: Kansas' win, Grayson's travel, Calipari's ejection, and conference races

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Feb 15, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kansas' win at Oklahoma, Duke's win over Virginia -- and Grayson Allen's controversial buzzer-beater -- Kentucky's win at South Carolina, John Calipari's ejection from that game, Wisconsin's win at Maryland, Cat Barber's ACC POY candidacy, etc.

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02/12/16: Thursday's two big games; huge weekend ahead; Player of the Year race

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Feb 12, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Iowa's loss at Indiana, Oregon's loss at California, this weekend's games -- Kansas-Oklahoma, Kentucky-South Carolina, Indiana-Michigan State, etc., -- and the National Player of the Year race. And then, at the end, Parrish reviews his Thursday afternoon trip to Kanye West's listening party at Madison Square Garden.

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02/08/16: The No. 1 debate; looking ahead at the week; Louisville fallout

Author: CBS Sports
Sun, Feb 07, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss which team should now be ranked No. 1 in the nation, and whether their opinions of Oklahoma and North Carolina changed after those weekend losses to unranked teams. Then they get into Louisville's self-imposed postseason ban, and they close by looking ahead to Monday night's game between Duke and Louisville, and Tuesday night's game between Kansas and West Virginia.

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02/05/16: Kentucky's woes and new logo; Pac-12; Memphis debacle; Louisville

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Feb 05, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kentucky's new logo, Oregon, USC and the Pac-12 in general, the weekend's schedule of games -- including Purdue-Maryland -- and the unprecedented buyout Memphis might have to pay to change basketball coaches.

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02/01/16: Kansas-Kentucky; Wichita surging; Buddy!; Monday's two big games

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Feb 01, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Norlander's first trip to Allen Fieldhouse, whether Kentucky has turned a corner (even with the loss at Kansas), Buddy Hield's attempt to run away with the Player of the Year awards, Wichita State's dominance of the MVC, Louisville's big opportunity against North Carolina, etc.

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01/29/16: Maryland beats Iowa; huge weekend preview

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Jan 28, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Maryland's win over Iowa and then preview the weekend -- everything from Kentucky-Kansas to Iowa State-Texas A&M to West Virginia-Florida to Oklahoma-LSU to Virginia-Louisville.

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01/25/16: Providence; coaching contracts; Big Ten curiosities and 3-point philosophies

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Jan 25, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye On College Basketball podcast. They discuss SMU's first loss, Providence's win at Villanova, Iowa's 7-0 Big Ten record, Indiana's 7-0 Big Ten record, Michigan State's win over Maryland, Kentucky's resume, Duke's resume, Iowa State's turnaround and the pros and cons of signing college coaches to longterm contracts.

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01/22/16: Omogbo's tragedy; Gonzaga and MSU's worries; Oklahoma still No. 1

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Jan 22, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the tragedy that Colorado State's Emmanuel Omogbo is dealing with, Michigan State's struggles, Gonzaga's at-large resume, Texas A&M's rise to the top of the SEC, the amazing job Arizona's Sean Miller is doing, and the case for Oklahoma to remain No. 1 in the AP poll with a win at Baylor this weekend.

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01/18/16: What ails MSU, Duke and UK; the one rule change CBB really needs; OU-Iowa State

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Jan 18, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the recent struggles of Michigan State, Duke and Kentucky, Virginia's weird body of work, and whether Skal Labissiere should return to UK or go ahead and enter the NBA Draft no matter what. They also offer predictions for Monday night's showdown between Oklahoma and Iowa State, and they get into a conversation about how smart it would be for the NCAA to move to six personal fouls like the NBA.

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01/11/16: Dave Rice's firing; Villanova vs. Big East; player of the year; week ahead

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Jan 11, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss UNLV's firing of Dave Rice, what ultimately undid him, and which candidates might replace him. Then they dive into Villanova's great Big East start, Virginia's recent struggles, the top Player of the Year candidates, Kentucky's resume, etc.

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01/08/16: UCLA-Arizona; the weekend's biggest games; San Diego State and the NCAA

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Jan 08, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the San Diego State situation, UCLA's win over Arizona, Bryce Alford, Utah-BYU and preview the weekend -- including Jim Boeheim's return for Syracuse-North Carolina.

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01/04/16: Oklahoma-Kansas 1 vs. 2; PC; Iowa; So. Carolina; UK-LSU

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Jan 04, 2016


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Noralder for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Monday night's No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup between Kansas and Oklahoma, remember the 2008 matchup between No. 1 Memphis and No. 2 Tennessee, talk about Kris Dunn and Providence, Iowa's great week and South Carolina's 13-0 start. And they also preview Tuesday's game between Kentucky and LSU.

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12/30/15: Who should be No. 1: Kansas, Oklahoma or Xavier? Plus: LSU's debacle

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Dec 30, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Michigan State's first loss, the candidates to replace the Spartans at No. 1, the top of the Big East, LSU's terrible start, and touchy fanbases.

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12/28/15: The mystery of Skal Labissiere and the controversy of Rick Pitino

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 28, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss one scout's dumb opinion of Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere, the Kentucky-Louisville game in general, Rick Pitino (allegedly) flipping the bird and then (definitely) skipping the postgame press conference, and Tuesday night's game between top-ranked Michigan State and Iowa.

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12/23/15: Tuesday's huge night in hoops; Louisville-Kentucky on Saturday; Merry Xmas

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Dec 23, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Oakland's Kay Felder (and his great performance against top-ranked Michigan State), this weekend's Louisville-Kentucky game, the state of the Wildcats, the idea behind #LastCallForDrunkBets, Parrish's debut appearance on The Weather Channel, etc.

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12/21/15: Valentine's injury; Izzo HOF?; Monmouth's top 25 case; huge Tuesday

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 21, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Denzel Valentine's injury, Tom Izzo's nomination for induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, Kentucky's struggles, Monmouth's Top 25 resume, Butler's amazing offense and Tuesday night's interesting schedule of games.

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12/16/15: Bo Ryan's abrupt retirement; Wisconsin's coaching search; Monmouth fever

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Dec 16, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Bo Ryan's retirement at Wisconsin, whether AD Barry Alvarez is smart to wait to commit to assistant Greg Gard, and if Virginia's Tony Bennett is a realistic candidate. Then they talk about Monmouth's impressive wins and unbelievable bench -- and the injuries at Iowa State, Duke and North Carolina.

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12/13/15: Is LSU done? Texas' crazy win over UNC; Gonzaga's troubles

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 14, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss LSU's rough start and NCAA Tournament hopes, Gonzaga's struggles, North Carolina's two losses, the issue of too many mismatches for college basketball's best teams, etc.

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12/10/15: Dayton, Purdue, Sooners and Shockers; previewing the weekend's best games

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 10, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the brilliance of Archie Miller, the return of Fred VanVleet, Lon Kruger's Hall of Fame resume, Purdue's impressive start, the CBS Sports list of college basketball's top 100 players, the weekend's best matchups, etc.

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12/07/15: Gonzaga's gag; Providence's push; Big East; Pac-12; Nova-Oklahoma

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 07, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Gonzaga's early struggles, Providence's surprising start, the impact of Bobby Hurley at Arizona State, the Pac-12 in general, Villanova-Oklahoma, and Andrew Smith's deteriorating health.

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12/04/15: Clark Kellogg on why we're not seeing great teams this season

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Dec 04, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by CBS Sports analyst Clark Kellogg for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Ohio State's struggles, Denzel Valentine's breakthrough, Ben Simmons' monster numbers, the lack of greatness at the top of the sport, etc.

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11/30/15: Stuffed on college hoops after a huge weekend of outcomes

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Nov 30, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Michigan State-Providence, Wichita State, Xavier, Syracuse, Rick Pitino's Top 25 comments, Wisconsin and the Big Ten in general.

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11/25/15: Maui, Battle 4 Atlantis, Maryland, Indiana, and the Utah State debacle

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Nov 25, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Ohio State's struggles, Maryland's close wins, Indiana's defense, the David Collette situation at Utah State ... plus turkey and cranberry sauce.

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11/23: The biggest surprises from the first week; Turkey week tourneys

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Nov 23, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Miami (and the ACC in general), Ben Simmons, Skal Labissiere, Brandon Ingram, Feast Week, Wichita State's injuries, Norlander's new baby and more.

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11/16: A Weekend of Upsets

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Nov 16, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the opening weekend of the season -- the wild upsets, North Carolina's 2-0 start, Skal Labissiere, Kris Dunn, Grayson Allen, etc., -- and look ahead to the Champions Classic and other games happening this week.

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11/11: The season is finally here! Our Final Four and POY picks

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Nov 11, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the start of the college basketball season, which teams they believe will end up in the Final Four and ... babies and baby names. Someone is soon to be a father.

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11/04: CBB vs. CFB selection process; why certain coaches are on the hot seat

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Nov 04, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss different coaches on the so-called hot seat -- among them Tom Crean, Josh Pastner, Travis Ford and Lorenzo Romar -- and talk about how weird it must be to have people debate whether you're going to keep your job.

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10/28: Pitino skips ACC media day; online class fraud; dissecting KenPom rankings

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Oct 28, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the Louisville scandal, Caleb Swanigan's eligibility concerns, the Pacific investigation, KenPom's preseason rankings and more.

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10/21: The Louisville scandal grows larger; will Pitino last the season?

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Oct 21, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for the latest Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the latest on the Louisville scandal and whether Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino will be able to survive it.

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10/14/15: Breaking down the top 101 players and our Top 25 (and one),

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Oct 14, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast that focuses on the CBS Sports preseason rankings of teams and players, the latest on Kentucky's Skal Labissiere and ... the Major League Baseball Playoffs.

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10/08/15: Louisville/Pitino vs. the NCAA; our All-American teams; Kentucky eligibility issues

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Oct 08, 2015


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss the latest news on the Louisville scandal, the CBS Sports All-America teams and the eligibility of Kentucky freshman Skal Labissiere.

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09/30/15: SMU's 2016 postseason ban and the NCAA's case vs. Larry Brown

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Sep 30, 2015


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. And the three of them discuss SMU's NCAA troubles from every possible angle.

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09/23/15: Best players heading into the season; MSU's No. 1 class; recruits seeking handouts

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Sep 23, 2015


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. They discuss the possibilities for Preseason National Player of the Year, Michigan State's recruiting class, the idea that coaches are being asked for extra benefits more often than usual on the recruiting trail these days, and more.

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09/10/15: Possible San Diego State violations; top programs going forward

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Sep 16, 2015


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss Jim Boeheim's comments about the NCAA's punishment of Syracuse being excessive, the NCAA's investigation into allegations of potential rules violations at San Diego State, why UConn was left off the CBS Sports' list of the 15 programs best positioned to succeed over the next five years, and much, much more.

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09/10/15: John Calipari to the Hall of Fame, and other coaches who could join him

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Sep 10, 2015


Gary Parrish is back with a new edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss John Calipari's induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, whether his vacated Final Fours should matter, which current coaches will also eventually enter the Hall of Fame, and much more.

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09/01/15: Indiana drama, the best jobs in college hoops, summer stories

Author: CBS Sports
Tue, Sep 01, 2015


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss the latest dismissal at Indiana, a Big East assistant leaving his job to become a math teacher, what really are the best three jobs in college basketball, and whether it's sexism, more than anything else, that'll prevent a men's coach from hiring a female as a full-time assistant.

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07/13/15: Best of July recruiting, Austin Nichols leaves Memphis, Kansas wins int'l title

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Jul 13, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Duke's strong recruiting, Syracuse's commitment of Tyus Battle, Austin Nichols' transfer from Memphis, Kansas' win at the World University Games and more.

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06/08/15: New Iowa St coach; UNC+NCAA; Calipari's comments; draft chat

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Jun 08, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss North Carolina's notice of allegations, John Calipari's back-and-forth with Dan Patrick, the Okafor-Towns debate and Iowa State's new head coach.

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04/29/15: Donovan to OKC; Duke reloads; re-ranking our top 10 teams

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Apr 29, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the possibility of Billy Donovan leaving Florida for OKC, Duke's recruiting class, how the preseason rankings should look, etc.

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04/08/15: Duke wins fifth title; recapping all things Final Four

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Apr 08, 2015


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball Podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. They discuss the Final Four from every angle, tell stories of credit card mishaps, discuss what it's like to party with Tony Romo and finish with an example of why K-Cups should never be flushed down a toilet.

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04/03/15: Final Four preview; Shaka to Texas; Marshall stays in Wichita

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Apr 03, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. All three are in Indianapolis for the Final Four. They discussed Shaka Smart's move to Texas, Wichita State's commitment to Gregg Marshall, Saturday's national semifinals and what it's like to bump into Condoleeza Rice at the bar.

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03/30/15: Huge Elite Eight recap and Final Four lookahead

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 30, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They review the Elite Eight and look ahead to the magnificent Final Four.

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03/27/15: Sweet 16; UK killing WVU; Donnie Tyndall out at Tennessee

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Mar 27, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Tennessee firing Donnie Tyndall, what's next in Knoxville, the future of Gregg Marshall, Thursday night's Sweet 16 games -- plus the Arizona-Wisconsin and Kentucky-Notre Dame matchups.

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03/25/15: Arizona State job; Gregg Marshall's Alabama comments; Thursday's Sweet 16 games

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Mar 25, 2015


ary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Arizona State's firing of Herb Sendek and targeting of Jeff Capel before getting into Kansas State dismissing Marcus Foster and Gregg Marshall's comments to Jim Rome about Alabama. They also previewed Thursday's Sweet 16 games and debated who could theoretically give Kentucky a better game -- Notre Dame or Wichita State.

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03/23/15: Ben Howland to Miss. State; Bama targets Gregg Marshall; Sweet 16

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 23, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.They discuss Mississippi State landing Ben Howland, Alabama's pursuit of Gregg Marshall, the Sweet 16 and more.

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03/20/15: Discussing an all-time great NCAA tourney Round of 64

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Mar 20, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss goaltending, father-son moments, the Big 12 and pretty much everything else from a wild first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament.

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03/18/15: Jim Boeheim leaving in 3 years; more NCAA tournament talk

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Mar 18, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the developments at Syracuse, the First Four, the coaching situations at UNLV, Georgia Tech and Texas, etc.

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03/16/15: NCAA tourney podcast extravaganza

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 16, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the NCAA Tournament bracket from every angle, then get into the coaching carousel that's already spinning.

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03/13/15: Texas/Rick Barnes' future, the final bubble debates, and dog vomit

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Mar 13, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Texas' resume, Rick Barnes' future, Murray State and dog vomit.

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03/11/15: Bubble banter, championship week, and the hot seat season cometh

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Mar 11, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by NBCSports.com's Rob Dauster for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk about Murray State, BYU and other bubble teams -- plus Kentucky, Wisconsin, Villanova, etc. -- before discussing what it must be like to coach on the hot seat.

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03/09/15: Put Murray State in; Boeheim's no-show; tournament chatter galore

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 09, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Murray State's chances to make the NCAA Tournament, Jim Boeheim skipping his postgame presser, possible No. 1 seeds, Davidson's unlikely A-10 title, how to fix the First Four, etc.

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03/06/15: Syracuse sanctions and the final weekend of the regular season

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Mar 06, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They spend the majority of it discussing the NCAA's sanctions on Syracuse.

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03/04/15: Seth Davis chats UK, KU and state of college hoops

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Mar 04, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Seth Davis for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kentucky's quest for perfection, KU's 11th straight Big 12 title and the state of college basketball.

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03/02/15: Biggest bubble debates; No. 1s and 2s; Cliff Alexander and Kansas

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 02, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the likelihood that Kansas will backdoor its way into a Big 12 title, the predictability of this season, BYU's resume, KSU's resume, the Cliff Alexander situation, Wichita State-Northern Iowa, top seeds, Kentucky, etc.

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02/27/15: Kevin Stallings incident; Chris Jones' arrest; Arkansas vs. Kentucky

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Feb 27, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Chris Jones' arrest and Kevin Stallings' outburst before previewing Saturday's slate of games.

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02/25/15: Jerry Palm talks all things bubble, seeding, NCAA tourney

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Feb 25, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by resident Bracketologist Jerry Palm. They discuss misconceptions about the process, how to compare resumes of teams from vastly different leagues, why programs like Gonzaga and Wichita State are held to different standards, and much, much more.

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02/23/15: L'ville drama; Sparty surging; Texas, UCLA in trouble

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Feb 23, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie on the Monday podcast. They hit on the news of the weekend, the teams in some bubble trouble, and Monday's big games for Kansas, Xavier and St. John's.

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02/20/15: No. 1 seed talk; Okafor > Kaminsky; Kansas' Cliff Alexander miscue

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Feb 20, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined, as always on Fridays, by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. On the table: Chris Jones' suspension at Louisville is lifted. The eight teams still vying for No. 1 seeds. Jahlil Okafor should still be ahead of Frank Kaminsky for Player of the Year. And why Kansas is getting it wrong with Cliff Alexander.

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02/18/15: UK 26-0; the Sterling Gibbs fallout; Gonzaga deserves a No. 1

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Feb 18, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Inside College Basketball's Jason Horowitz for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Kentucky's quest to finish undefeated, the Sterling Gibbs-Ryan Arcidiacono incident, Gonzaga's body of work and more.

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02/16/15: Calipari and Bo Ryan should be in HOF; frosh ineligibility a horrible idea; Utah can win Pac-12

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Feb 16, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss John Calipari's and Bo Ryan's Hall of Fame nominations, Larry Scott's silly proposal of freshman ineligibility, conference races, Kansas-West Virginia and more.

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02/13/15: Great Tark stories; Gonzaga deserves a No. 1 seed; Villanova-Butler

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Feb 13, 2015


Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie joined Gary Parrish early Friday. They discussed the life and legacy of Jerry Tarkanian. And also: Should Gonzaga, if it wins out, definitely get a No. 1 seed? Is the WCC better than most realize? Is Villanova-Butler this Saturday really the biggest game in the history of Hinkle Fieldhouse, as the local newspaper labeled it?

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02/11/15: Frank Kaminsky for Player of the Year?

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Feb 11, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by NBCSports.com's Rob Dauster for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Sam Dekker's career-high night, Frank Kaminsky's POY credentials, FIFA 15, parenting, the Big 12, the coaching carousel and more.

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02/09/15: Dean Smith; Florida's last chance gone; Adam Woodbury's eye-poking

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Feb 09, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk about Dean Smith's death and his impact on and off the court. Then they discuss Virginia and Justin Anderson, Florida's disappointing season, Kentucky's road to perfection, and Fran McCaffery's not-so-cool response to a question about Adam Woodbury poking players in the eye.

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02/06/15: Why the NCAA shouldn't be satisfied with Syracuse's self-punishment

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Feb 06, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Syracuse's postseason ban, Texas' struggles, whether the Orlando Magic can maybe hire a high-profile college coach ... plus Notre Dame-Duke and Louisville-Virginia.

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02/04/15: Kentucky vs. the SEC; Louisville Final Four capable?

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Feb 04, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by former Western Kentucky and South Carolina coach Darrin Horn, who is now a college basketball analyst for ESPN. The two discuss Kentucky, the SEC in general, Florida's issues, what makes Virginia good, whether Louisville has turned the corner offensively, and much, much more.

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02/02/15: ACC now up for grabs; Briante Weber's injury changes VCU's season

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Feb 02, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Duke's win at Virginia, Briante Weber's career-ending injury, how the officials screwed Arkansas at Florida, USC's awful season, Kansas' dominance in the Big 12 and much, much more.

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01/30/15: Sulaimon gone; D'Angelo as No. 2 pick; UConn not making NCAAs

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Jan 30, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk Duke's loss at Notre Dame and the subsequent loss of Rasheed Sulaimon. Then they get into D'Angelo Russell's emergence at Ohio State, Utah's loss at UCLA, UConn's struggles, Wichita State-Northern Iowa and Bruce Pearl's return to Knoxville.

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01/26/15: 1K, Jahlil Okafor, and college hoops' growth issues

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Jan 26, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined in this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by USA Today's Nicole Auerbach. They discuss Coach K getting his 1,000th win, Jahlil Okafor solidifying his place atop all NBA Draft big boards, the issues hindering college basketball's growth, D'Angelo Russell, Josh Smith, Oregon State's emergence ... and snowstorms.

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01/23/15: Truth and fiction with Indiana; D'Angelo Russell; weekend preview

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Jan 23, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk Gonzaga, Indiana, D'Angelo Russell, Arizona, Utah and Stanford, Hugh Greenwood's interesting postgame interview and preview the weekend.

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01/19/15: Florida and UConn not making the NCAAs? LeVert injury; SMU's NCAA issues

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Jan 19, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined in this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by ESPN analyst Sean Farnham. The two of them talk about Florida's struggles -- specifically Chris Walker. Then they turn their attention to Tennessee, Kentucky, Duke's zone, Caris LeVert's injury, UConn's struggles, SMU's NCAA mess and UCLA's up-and-down season.

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01/15/15: What's up with Duke? And the best games of the weekend. And assassins.

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Jan 15, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Duke's defensive woes, Traevon's Jackson's injury, the nation's best football-basketball coaching combos and much more -- including Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend, who may or may not be an assassin.

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01/12/15: Huge weekend of unexpected upsets

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Jan 12, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by NBC Sports' Rob Dauster for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Sunday's upsets -- N.C. State over Duke, Oregon State over Arizona, Rutgers over Wisconsin -- plus Virginia's wild win at Notre Dame on Saturday. Will Oregon coach Dana Altman survive this sexual assault scandal within his program? Gary and Rob talk about that, too.

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01/08/15: Utah vs. Zona in Pac-12, Cuse's rise and Pastner's player issue

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Jan 08, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. The two of them discuss whether Utah can challenge Arizona in the Pac-12, the nation's three undefeated teams, Syracuse's five-game winning streak, Kansas' commitment of Carlton Bragg, Kuran Iverson's public criticism of Memphis coach Josh Pastner ... and more.

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01/05/15: UCLA in trouble; the Big East's best; curious top 25 cases

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Jan 05, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They talk UCLA's struggles, the new Chris Jones, the three remaining undefeated teams, the Big East, the SEC and much more.

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01/01/15: Big East's prospects, the ACC's best and NYC talent

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Jan 01, 2015


Gary Parrish is joined by CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein. They talk New York hoops, the Big East, the ACC, the American, Kentucky, Duke, Virginia, Michigan State and more.

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12/29/14: UK's glories -- and one lingering issue; addressing power leagues; Virginia ACC's best?

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 29, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss Kentucky's guards -- specifically the Tyler Ulis/Andrew Harrison dynamic -- as well Montrezl Harrell's size, Virginia's perfect record, Mike Davis' wins at Texas Southern, Frank Martin's third season at South Carolina and much more.

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12/22/14: MSU's BAD loss, Brad Stevens not going to IU, and previewing UK-L'ville

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 22, 2014


Happy Holidays to all! Gary Parrish is joined on this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss Kentucky's destruction of UCLA, Virginia's blowout of Harvard, Montrezl Harrell's suspension, Brad Stevens trying to squash the Indiana talk and much, much more.

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12/18/14: Big 12's boom, SEC's issues and Cincy's solid start

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 18, 2014


Gary Parrish is joined by the Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy for this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the Cincinnati program, how Alex Poythress' injury might lessen Kentucky, possible Big 12 expansion, the fantasy that is Indiana hiring Brad Stevens after this season, the SEC in general and much more.

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12/15/14: Montrezl Harrell for POY? And our picks for most disappointing teams.

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 15, 2014


Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie in this edition of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss Montrezl Harrell's Player of the Year candidacy, the loss of Alex Poythress at Kentucky, the nation's biggest disappointments, the cliche of "college kids just being college kids," and much more.

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12/11/14: Best of the west; Nebraska's struggles; Bryce Dejean-Jones arrest

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 11, 2014


Gary Parrish is joined by Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Eisenberg. The two of them discuss Kansas, Nebraska, "I Can't Breathe" shirts and Mark Emmert's idea of maybe letting D-League players return to college. And, because Eisenberg lives on the West Coast, there's a lot of talk about West Coast basketball -- specifically UCLA and USC.

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12/08/14: Arizona-Gonzaga; Kentucky's historic D; giving unbeaten UVA some love

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 08, 2014


This week's Eye on College Basketball podcast features Gary Parrish being joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie. The three of them discuss, Arizona, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Virginia, VCU, Nebraska, the Player of the Year race and much more.

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12/04/14: Duke's amazing night and Wichita's streak ends at 35

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 04, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. His guest this time is NBC Sports' Rob Dauster. The two of them discuss Duke, Wisconsin, Kansas, North Carolina, Texas-Kentucky, Gonzaga-Arizona, Memphis, Wichita State and much, much more.

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12/01/14: Curious Kansas; terrific Texas; Duke-Wisconsin; AAC in big trouble?

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 01, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vacenie. The three of them discuss Kansas, Texas, Gonzaga, Butler, the Poll Attacks and preview this week's Duke-Wisconsin and Gonzaga-Arizona games.

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11/24/14: Bad losses, best teams and UConn's issues

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Nov 24, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by his colleagues, Matt Nolander and Sam Vacenie. The three of them discuss Duke, Gonzaga, Nebraska, West Virginia, Ohio State, Memphis, the Big East and much, much more. Plus, Vecenie's dog barks every once in a while. Penny!

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11/21/14: One week in, nobody looks as good as Kentucky -- and Gonzaga

Author: CBS Sports
Fri, Nov 21, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined this time by The Bleacher Report's Jason King. They talk Kentucky, Kansas, Gonzaga, Wichita State, Donnie Tyndall's NCAA troubles and ... Kamala the Ugandan Giant.

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11/17/14: First-weekend reactions and previewing a loaded Tuesday

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Nov 17, 2014


Gary Parrish is back on regular schedule with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by his colleague, Matt Norlander. The two of them discuss the start of the college basketball season, and Gary tells a story about sticking a jalapeno in his eye.

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11/12/14: Strange and sad recruiting saga; season outlook; our F4 picks

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Nov 12, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie, and the three of them discuss the sketchy situation surrounding the recruitment of Skal Labissiere, the NCAA's investigation into Southern Miss, their Final Four picks and much, much more.

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11/05/14: Tom Crean's crossroads and Coach K's unexpected thoughts on ISIS

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Nov 05, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball Podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and new CBSSports.com college basketball writer Sam Vacenie. They discuss Tom Crean's troubles at Indiana, Jahlil Okafor, Cliff Alexander, Mike Krzyzewski's comments about President Obama and much, much more.

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10/29/14: Drama at ACC media day and dissecting the top 100 players in college hoops

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Oct 29, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander, who expresses his love for a Big West player in between Parrish discussing his afternoon at ACC Media Day talking with Roy Williams and Jim Boeheim about the NCAA issues that have, on some level, damaged the brands of their basketball programs.

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10/22/14: Reaction to the North Carolina academic fraud report

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Oct 22, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander, and the two of them discuss the North Carolina academic scandal in great detail before turning their attention to Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Madness celebrations, and the unfortunate roster developments at SMU.

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10/15/14: Our favorite of the favorites, autograph scandals and Brandon Miller's future

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Oct 15, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander, and the two of them discuss autograph scandals, Andrew Harrison and Kentucky, Wisconsin, Arizona, Butler and Brandon Miller, Kelly Oubre and Kansas, Rick Ross, "Gone Girl," Pearl Jam and much, much more.

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10/8/14: Explaining our preseason All-American picks

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Oct 08, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the latest Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by CBSSports.com colleague Matt Norlander, and the two of them discuss everything from Jahlil Okafor to the All-America teams to the situation with the Alabama women's program and much, much more.

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9/22/14: USA Basketballl drama; ethics of shoe companies in recruiting

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Sep 22, 2014


I sat down Monday with Jeff Borzello and Matt Norlander to conduct a fun offseason chat on college basketball. We touched on lots of different topics, among them: Does Mike Krzyzewski actually gain a recruiting advantage by working with USA Basketball?

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7/22/14: Emmanuel Mudiay to China; the best prospects from July

Author: CBS Sports
Tue, Jul 22, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined this time by Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. They talk extensively about the Emmanuel Mudiay situation -- what it means for Mudiay, SMU and college basketball in general. Then they discuss some of the best prospects they've seen this July.

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5/21/14: Situations at Oregon schools; Kevin Ollie's future; top pick of the draft

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, May 21, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Jeff Borzello and Matt Norlander. The three of them discuss the situation at Oregon, the coaching carousel, Kevin Ollie's new deal at UConn and much, much more.

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4/29/14: Winners and losers from draft deadline; picking next year's best

Author: CBS Sports
Tue, Apr 29, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined in this episode by Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. The three of them discuss the NBA Draft deadline, the No. 1 ranking Kentucky will take into the preseason, potential First Team All-Americans, Missouri's hiring of a 59-year-old rookie coach at the Division I level, and much, much more ... including the weather.

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4/9/14: Recapping the Final Four

Author: CBS Sports
Wed, Apr 09, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined by Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. The three of them look back at the Final Four and ahead to next season. They also discussed the tragic death of Lacey Holsworth, the huge announcement of UMass guard Derrick Gordon, and their trip to Dealey Plaza in Dallas.

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4/3/14: Hello from Dallas! Setting up the Final Four

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Apr 03, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined for this episode by Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. All three of them are at the Final Four. They discuss a lot of basketball and a little Hooters, and they do it all while sitting in the same hotel room.

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3/31/14: A surprising but very satisfying road to the Final Four

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 31, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. His guests as usual on every Monday are CBSSports.com writers Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello. They look back at the regional finals and ahead to the Final Four.

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3/24/14: Was that the best first weekend in more than a decade?

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 24, 2014


We've got a loaded podcast for you. After week-long break, of course we have to dive into every aspect of the bracket, talking 68 teams down to 16. Virtually every major headline/game from the past four days is covered in today's podcast. But Gary Parrish, Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello also touch on the big headlines that happened outside of the NCAA tournament over the past five days. Yeah, a lot of that too. If you spent any time glued to your TV in the past week watching hoops, today's podcast is as must-listen as it gets.

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3/17/14: Diving into all the tournament talk

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 17, 2014


It's the Monday after Selection Sunday. You know exactly what to expect. Gary Parrish brings on Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello to give an overview of the field of 68, offer their Final Four picks, choose their favorite Thursday/Friday games and discuss SMU's omission/why BYU shouldn't be in the field.

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3/13/14: What March means for the big stars -- from an NBA perspective

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Mar 13, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. His guest for this episode is DraftExpress.com's Jonathan Givony. They discuss college basketball players as NBA prospects -- everybody from Doug McDermott to Joel Embiid to Andrew Wiggins to Jabari Parker to Kentucky's heralded recruiting class headlined by Julius Randle.

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3/10/14: Wrapping up the regular season and setting the table for Championship Week

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 10, 2014


Jeff Borzello and Matt Norlander join Gary Parrish for the weekly Monday podcast to look back, look ahead and discuss issues in the sport. How awesome is Wichita State's 34-0 season to date? Why do people who claim to respect KenPom still question the Shockers? What was it like to witness Doug McDermott's Senior Night? What are we to make of Joel Embiid's lingering back issue? How good of a job has Billy Donovan done with the Gators?

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3/6/14: Wally Szczerbiak on No. 1s, McDermott comparisons and his old teammate, Fred Hoiberg

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Mar 06, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. His guest for this episode is CBS Sports Network college basketball analyst Wally Szczerbiak. The two of them discuss Doug McDermott, Wichita State, Florida, Kentucky and Szczerbiak's old NBA teammate ... Fred Hoiberg.

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3/3/14: Everything of impact from a loaded weekend

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Mar 03, 2014


What a big weekend that was. Host Gary Parrish has on the Monday regulars -- Matt Norlander and Jeff Borzello -- to discuss Kentucky's big slip, Mick Cronin's verbal altercation with Ted Valentine, the continued Wichita State doubting, San Diego State's place in the rankings, the Big Ten vs. the Big 12 vs. the ACC, and who is setting themselves up for that fourth No. 1 seed. And plenty more. One of our most loaded podcasts of the season.

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2/27/14: Setting up a critical weekend in college hoops

Author: CBS Sports
Thu, Feb 27, 2014


Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. He's joined this time by CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. The two of them discuss the SEC, the ACC, Atlantic 10, the Big East, the American ... and Villanova, Saint Louis and Wichita State specifically.

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2/24/14: It's time to hold college coaches responsible for their sideline antics

Author: CBS Sports
Mon, Feb 24, 2014


Gary Parrish and the guys are back for the usual Monday podcast. They get into it over Syracuse-Duke and discuss Jim Boeheim's outbrust and ejection. Why aren't we holding a higher standard for the way college coaches treat referees? Beyond that, was the critical final call the right one? They also look at whether Michigan State's title hopes really have gone away, in addition to a number of bubble situations that presented themselves over the weekend. And, yes, a call for another defense for the Wichita State Shockers.

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