Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast by discussing Anthony Cowan as the Mariano Rivera of college hoops, why Butler reminds Dan of Brad Stevens-era Butler team, Ohio State's potential weakness and Louisville's terrific defense. Next, the guys welcome Louisville head coach Chris Mack to the podcast (13:20) to talk about how his family takes losses, his team's defense, the Xavier tradition of throwing down cash at a bar and why it was a tough decision to leave his old school and coach the Cardinals. Later Seth and Dan ask, what's up with North Carolina and Virginia (37:26)?
2020 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/6W 76-65
- 11/8W 78-62
- 11/15W 77-61
- 11/20W 75-61
- 11/27W 76-67
- 11/28L 73-64
- 11/2911W 78-74
- 12/46L 74-49
- 12/85L 56-47
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- 12/186h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 12/21h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 12/30h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 1/4h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 1/8h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 1/11h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 1/18h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 1/22h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 1/25h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 1/27h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 2/321h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 2/87h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 2/11h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 2/17h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 2/25h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 3/3h:mm a z, US/Eastern
- 3/77h:mm a z, US/Eastern
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With just over a month of the college basketball season behind us, it's time to examine the reasons behind the pundits' worst predictions.
- UNC's Bacot (ankle) expected to be out 'a while'
- UNC's Robinson out for opener vs. Notre Dame
- UNC guard Robinson sidelined by sprained ankle
- North Carolina lands top-50 guard Davis from NY
Mamadi Diakite scored 12 points and No. 5 Virginia rebounded from a blowout loss with a 56-47 victory against No. 7 North Carolina on Sunday.
Louisville of the ACC remains No. 1, but the Big Ten is well represented, even without preseason favorite Michigan State.
ESPN.com's college hoops experts make their picks for this weekend, which includes an intriguing UNC-Virginia matchup.
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The ACC did not have a good night. Virginia dropped 9 spots to No. 12 in BPI- its worst ranking since Nov 11 2016. UNC dropped 17 spots to No. 38 in BPI, its worst BPI ranking since Jan 29, 2014.
Duane Washington Jr. had 18 points and No. 6 Ohio State shot 54% after halftime to beat No. 7 North Carolina 74-49 on Wednesday night, handing the Tar Heels their most lopsided home loss under Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams.
North Carolina freshman forward Armando Bacot didn't return to Wednesday night's loss to Ohio State after coming down on an opponent's foot and appearing to roll his ankle.
Courtside: Greenberg and Dakich preview the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Plus, Sage Steele on Stuart Scott Day
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast by discussing their Feast Week All-Americans and teams that impressed during the last few days, Indiana's weak schedule and why Michigan isn't No. 1. Next, SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele joins the pod (17:42) ahead of Stuart Scott Day to talk about what Scott meant to her and ESPN, Scott doing P90X while undergoing chemotherapy and how he was always himself despite the naysayers. Later, the guys preview the Big Ten-ACC Challenge (29:31), looking ahead to Purdue-Virginia, Michigan State-Duke, Michigan-Louisville, Ohio State-North Carolina and Maryland-Notre Dame.
The unbeaten Cardinals are the new No. 1 and have a challenging week ahead, including a date with No. 2 Michigan.
Cole Anthony hit a driving layup and four key free throws in the final 64 seconds to help No. 6 North Carolina hold off No. 11 Oregon 78-74 in Friday’s third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Eli Brooks matched his career high with 24 points and Michigan ran off 19 unanswered points in the second half to score a big upset, beating sixth-ranked North Carolina 73-64 on Thursday to reach the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game.
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