The college basketball podcast you’ve been waiting for! On “Barstool Bench Mob,” Marty Mush, Rico Bosco, and Jake Marsh bring their expertise to the airwaves of Barstool Sports. When two hardcore gamblers and college hoops lovers join forces with a Big J, nobody knows the exact direction this show will take. Interviews with guests ranging from coaches, ex-players, broadcasters, and everyone else in between will make this a one-of-a-kind show leading up to the Big Dance in March.
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On today's episode we discuss offseason topics like, Kentucky coaching rumors, coaches with pressure going into next season and big name players returning for another year. Then we talk to UNC star Armando Bacot about his recent decision to return to college basketball. Followed by the recent news that Jelly Walker will be entering the NBA draft and where to expect him to be drafted and what that could mean for UAB next year. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to Barstool Bench Mob and follow us on all of our social channels @stoolbenchmob.
On today's episode we recap the 2021-2022 season which saw some incredible moments, rising stars, and great all-around action. We break it down in 5 categories. Biggest Winner, Biggest Loser, Coach On The Rise, Biggest Disappointment, and Best Moment of the 2021-22 season. Was Kansas the ultimate winner of the season? Jake has a surprise coach on the rise. And it's pretty obvious what the biggest moment of the year was. (Spoiler: It involves Coach K). The guys also address comments from the previous episode about Titus & Tate after facing backlash regarding Jake's invite onto their show. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to Barstool Bench Mob and follow us on all of our social channels @stoolbenchmob.
On today's Championship Recap episode, the Kansas Jayhawks are National Champions. The guys break down the game which saw a few big runs by both teams. Carolina took a huge lead into half but Rico worked some Twitter magic and it turned it all around. The Jayhawks took went on a huge run but the Tar Heels didn't back down. In the end, Kansas cuts down the nets in what was one of the most memorable tournaments. Rico is a big winner seeing as he's been on the Jayhawks from Day 1. Or has he? And what does this mean for Bill Self's legacy? Where does he rank among current and all-time coaches? We finish up with a group therapy session discussing some controversial events this week in New Orleans involving one Rico Bosco. And then another competing podcast may have asked Jake to come on for an episode and Rico isn't a fan of the idea. But everything will be hashed out and we are extremely thankful for all of our listeners. We had a great time this season and look forward to continuing to grow our brand and bringing you more great college hoops content. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review to Barstool Bench Mob.
On today's episode of Barstool Bench Mob, we bid farewell to Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Coach K's career comes to an end after Duke falls to North Carolina in the Final Four. Marty and Rico are heart broken and Big Cat hops on to give their eulogies. Is Coach K's legacy dead? What happened to Duke in this game? Did the game live up to the hype? In the first game, Kansas went wire to wire and took down a banged up Villanova team. The Wildcats just didn't have the horses. Did the Jayhawks have the easiest path to a championship game? And if they beat UNC on Monday night, will anybody except Jayhawks fans care? We wrap up with some stories from our week down in New Orleans. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob
On today's episode, we break down all of the storylines heading into the Final Four in New Orleans. Is this Duke-UNC game the biggest college basketball game of all time? Don't you dare bring up Gonzaga-Baylor or Rico may shut down. Hubert Davis has surpassed our expectations but can his Tar Heels win the whole thing? And how will this Final Four impact Bill Self's legacy? Then we welcome on Villanova guard Collin Gillespie to get his thoughts on returning to the Final Four for the second time in his career. Collin talks about being in a group with 3 other historic blue-blood programs, whether he prefers to play the first or second game, and how the Wildcats will have to adapt after losing Justin Moore to a torn achilles. Plus - Collin talks about his dad who has recently become a tournament celebrity. We then welcome on St. Bonaventure superfan Captain Beer who talks about superfan life, his love for the Bonnies and how he became Captain Beer. Plus - the Captain got unblocked by a certain member of Barstool Bench Mob. We then wrap up breaking down each of the two Final Four matchups. Can the Wildcats overcome the loss of Justin Moore? Who do the guys like gamblingwise? Kansas too chalk of a pick? And in the second game, can Coach K's Blue Devils avenge their regular season embarrassment against the Tar Heels? And Marty asks why people have such a big issue with others rooting for a school they didn't attend. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to Barstool Bench Mob.
On today's episode, Rico, Jake and Marty break down Sunday's elite 8 games which saw two blowouts and a dream Final Four officially set. Kansas blew out Miami and North Carolina ended the magical St. Peters run. Who is the current Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament? And does it matter your path to making the Final Four? Kansas has yet to have a tough test leading up to their Final Four matchup against Villanova. The magic ran out for Shaheen Holloway's Peacocks but their run was one for the ages. Was their upset over Kentucky more impressive than UMBC's shocker over Virginia? Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, and Villanova will now meet in New Orleans. Is this the best Final Four ever? We wrap up with some viewer Q&A. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob
On today's episode, the guys recap Saturday's Elite 8 games. Coach K and the Blue Devils are heading to the Final Four after they dominated Arkansas. Will the storybook ending come true for Duke? And now one half of the potential Duke-UNC Final Four matchup is set. Would that matchup be the most anticipated game in college hoops history? In the South Region, Villanova made their 3rd Final Four since 2016 after winning a defensive battle over Houston. Has Jay Wright solidified himself as the best coach in the game right now? The Wildcats did suffer a tough blow at the end of the game with Justin Moore going down with a potentially severe leg injury. How will his loss be felt in New Orleans? The guys then wrap up with some audience Q&A and give their thoughts on Sunday's games. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob
On today's episode, the guys recap day 2 of the Sweet 16 which featured another absolute stunner from the St. Peter's Peacocks. How did Shaheen Holloway's squad take down the heavily favored Boilermakers? And it was another disappointing end for Matt Painter's Purdue team. Is it time to be concerned if you're a Boilermakers fan? In the battle of the Blue Bloods, UNC took down UCLA continuing the Tar Heels late season run. Is it destiny that we get a Duke-UNC Final Four matchup? How does Marty feel about that? And a year after making the Final Four, Mick Cronin's Bruins exit in the Sweet 16. Was this season a failure out in Hollywood? In the Midwest Region, the only remaining 1-seed. Kansas, took care of business against Ed Cooley's Friars. And they'll take on Miami on Sunday after the Hurricanes beat Iowa State. The ACC has 3 teams in the Elite Eight, more than any other conference. Did we underrate the conference all year? What does it say about regular season evaluations? Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob.
Jake, Marty, and Rico are back with another night of live postgame reaction from Thursday night's Sweet 16 slate. Marty, Coach K and their Blue Devils survive against Texas Tech. The magic continues for Duke as they are one win away from a Final Four. In their way, the Muss Bus as his Razorbacks beat down the top team in the nation, Gonzaga. What happened to the Bulldogs? Can Arkansas take down the 1 and 2 seeds in the region and advance to New Orleans? In the South region, the 1-seed Arizona fell to Houston. The Cougars dominated from start to finish in front of a majority home crowd. They now take on Villanova after the Wildcats beat Michigan. Is there a more sure bet than Jay Wright's Wildcats in March? The guys also preview Friday's slate of games and give their favorite picks. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Instagram & Twitter @stoolbenchmob.
On today's Sweet 16 preview, the guys break down each of Thursday and Friday's 8 games. Off the top, Marty and Rico address the weekend's drama involg Ohio's Tate. Then we move onto Thursday's first game - Gonzaga and Arkansas. Do the Razorbacks have a shot against the top team in the nation? And is Gonzaga still the favorite to win it all? Then we go down the region to the Duke-Texas Tech matchup. Will Coach K's final dance come to an end in the Sweet 16? Will elite defense win out over great offense? Then we move to the South Region where Arizona-Houston and Michigan-Villanova fight for spots in the Elite 8. Can the Wolverines March run continue against a red-hot Wildcats team? And after escaping disaster against TCU, can Arizona bounce back and take down an under-the-radar Cougars squad? We then welcome on the Big Dog, Providence head coach Ed Cooley. Coach Cooley's Friars are heading to the Sweet 16 in a matchup against 1-seed Kansas. Coach talks about the vibe in his locker room heading into the Sweet 16 and what it will take to beat a top ranked Jayhawks team. Plus - Coach Cooley talks about how he's preparing his team for the biggest stage of their basketball lives. Next we move onto the Cinderella story of the tournament, the St. Peter's Peacocks, who take on the Purdue Boilermakers. Does Shaheen Holloway's Peacocks have enough magic to take down another giant? Are the Boilermakers too big and too talented to lose? The winner of that will take on a blue-blood, either UNC or UCLA. Can the Tar Heels late-season run continue? How hurt is Jaime Jaquez and can that derail the Bruins? And finally we head to the Midwest region where 1-seeded Kansas takes on the Big Dog's Providence Friars. Can the magical season for Providence continue to the Elite 8? Are we most confident in the Jayhawks to make the Final Four? Either the Jayhawks or Friars will play a double-digit seed in the Elite 8. 10-seeded Miami takes on 11-seed Iowa State to round out the round of 16. We end things touching on the coaching carousel including Kevin Willard's move to Maryland and Sean Miller's return to Xavier. Make sure you subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob. Plus - make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for all of our latest episodes and other great video content.
We made it through 4 straight days of non-stop action and on Day 4, the chaos didn't stop. Arizona survived a scare from TCU to round out the Sweet 16. Are the Wildcats the best remaining team in the tournament? Arizona plays Houston who took down Illinois. Another disappointing end to the season for the Illini. Marty's Blue Devils came back late and outlasted Michigan State to move on. And Purdue took down Texas and Texas Tech beat Notre Dame. Chris Beard goes down before a Red Raiders team that he left. Big Cat's Badgers fell to Iowa State. Was this Wisconsin season a success? We wrap things up with some audience Q&A. Make sure you subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob.
Reags joined Marty, Jake and Rico to break down Day 3 of the tournament which saw St. Peter's continue their Cinderella run with a win over Murray State. Are the Peacocks the best 15-seed of all time? And did we overrate the SEC? They lost another team with Tennessee going down to Michigan. Can the Wolverines make another deep run? And Baylor clawed all the way back from down 25, but in the end, fell to North Carolina in overtime. And Gonzaga survived against Memphis but looked shaky early on. The guys discuss their thoughts on Sunday's slate before giving some picks. Subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob.
Marty, Rico and Jake discuss all of the Day 2 action which was pretty chalky but featured some bad gambling losses. Tough day for Rico's Crimson Tide as they lose Jahvon Quinerly early and fall to Notre Dame. Also Seton Hall didn't show up against TCU and head coach Kevin Willard had some mysterious postgame comments. The night ended with Big Cat's Badgers moving on in a dramatic game against Colgate. Marty and Rico also give their best bets for Saturday's slate. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob.
Following an absolutely crazy day 1, Jake. Marty and Rico recap all the action including St. Peter's stunner over Kentucky, Iowa falling flat to Richmond, and all the other action. Marty and Rico also give some of their favorite picks for Friday's slate. You can come watch us live on the Barstool Bench Mob YouTube Channel each night of the first weekend following the final game. And make sure to follow @stoolbenchmob on Twitter for all the highlights throughout the tournament.
On today's episode, we give our gambling thoughts on each region starting with the West. Which first round bets do we love? Which games are the scariest? Could a Bench Mob favorite go down early in an upset? In the East, who are the sleeper teams that can make a Cinderella run? What are our thoughts on Texas? Why does Rico like Yale getting the points? How does Reags feel about his Wildcats against St. Peters? Next we welcome on Duke legend Carlos Boozer. Carlos talks about the pressure that is on this year's Duke team, what it's like to cut down the nets, and the difference between the basketball played today and when he played. Plus - Carlos gives his all-time Duke starting five. We move to the South Region where Michigan and Loyola-Chicago seem like very popular plays. How do we see those games shaping up? Plus - Marty has some thoughts on Sister Jean. And to wrap up, we go to the Midwest Region, where Rico has two favorite bets. Is there a top seed that people are sleeping on, that has good value to make a run? What do we think about Providence's opener? Subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob and follow us on social media @stoolbenchmob
On today's episode, we have a bracket! All four guys are in studio to break down some instant reactions to the field of 68. We start things off with each guy giving their favorite upset of the first round before hitting on each region (04:13). We start with the West Region (10:31) where there are a lot of our favorite teams. How does Marty feel about Duke's path? Is Rico concerned for Alabama? Is Gonzaga a lock to make the second weekend? Then we go to the South (20:05) where Arizona, Villanova and Tennessee top the region. And Michigan snuck into the tournament as an 11 seed. Is a banged up Arizona vulnerable early? Next, in the Midwest Region (27:53), did the Big Ten champs get under-seeded? Iowa took down Purdue Sunday and have been on a tear of late but still ended up on the 5-line. And the Badgers find themselves as the 3-seed. How does Big Cat feel about his team's draw? Is the East Region (35:51) the toughest of the four? Which lower seed has the best shot for an upset? Could a red-hot Hokies team take down Texas? Then we welcome on Indiana junior forward Miller Kopp (43:57) who gives his thoughts on the Hoosiers' seed. He says he and his teammates feel disrespected for being in a play-in game. Kopp also discusses the feeling of helping bring a “Blue Blood” back to the NCAA Tournament, and his Twitter beef with Dave Portnoy. And we get a bonus call from the B1G Champion Iowa Hawkeyes from their bus ride home from the B1G Tournament (56:09). We then wrap up the show giving our gut reaction Final Four, National Championship game and winner picks (01:02:15). Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob. Plus - watch all of our episodes and other video content on our Barstool Bench Mob YouTube channel.
On today's jam-packed episode, we start off discussing the wild week of mid-major conference tournaments including Chattanooga's March miracle. Then we move on to the ridiculous NCAA transition phase rule that has left Bellarmine ineligible for the NCAA Tournament despite winning the A-SUN tournament. And before we get to our three-pack of interviews, we give a shoutout to Dickie V who announced he is cancer-free. The guys has an idea for CBS. Then we welcome on the King of the Big East, John Fanta to break down the Big East tournament. John gives his thoughts on the conference as a whole, which Big East team people are sleeping on, and a dark horse to cut down the nets at Madison Square Garden this weekend. Plus - John makes some summer plans with the boys. Next, ESPN's Stanford Steve hops on the show to talk some Pac-12 hoops, best bets, and other tournament thoughts. How many teams does Steve think have a realistic shot to win the whole thing? There's one big team that he may be removing from his list (Marty isn't happy about it). Plus - Steve gives his best NCAA Tournament gambling win and his worst loss ever. And finally, we welcome on two of the champions of the NEC, Bryant head coach Jared Grasso and star guard Peter Kiss. Bryant dismantled Wagner in the conference championship on Tuesday in a game that was marred by a fight in the stands involving players and fans. Coach Grasso talks about how it feels to win a spot in this year's NCAA Tournament and makes a convincing argument as to why the Bulldogs deserve a higher seed than expected. Bulldogs guard Peter Kiss, the nation's leading scorer, talked about the crazy environment at Tuesday's championship game and his demeanor on the court. Plus - Rico gets Grasso and Kiss to call out a big time opponent in their potential NCAA Tournament matchup. We wrap up the show giving our picks for the ACC, SEC and Big Ten conference tournaments. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review to Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob.
On today's episode, we start things off with Marty's funeral following Duke's embarrassing loss to UNC in what was Coach K's final home game. How does this impact Coach K's legacy? We break down the rough scene at Cameron, from the handshake line, to the tough ceremony, to Jerry Seinfeld and his earplugs. Then we talk some 1-seeds and bubble teams. How many teams are fighting for a 1-seed on Selection Sunday? And is Gonzaga an absolute lock for a 1-seed? And what does the bubble look like right now? Did everything sort itself out this past weekend? Next - the first tickets have been punched with Loyola-Chicago, Murray State, and Longwood winning their respective tournaments. And with those results, Marty now faces a harsh punishment after losing a bet on Barstool Bracket Buzz, exclusively on Sling. We then discuss The Moron Of The Week before touching on Wisconsin's stunning loss at home to Nebraska. Was Rico right about the Badgers? Do the people owe Bosco an apology? We wrap up talking some SEC and other results from a wild weekend. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us in Twitter and instagram @stoolbenchmob
On today's episode of Barstool Bench Mob, we start things off addressing the recent issues with the show and how we plan to move forward as a group. Then Marty and Jake recap their trip to the Kohl Center with Big Cat on a night where Wisconsin won a share of the B1G and fans stormed the court. The guys got a warm welcome from Brad Davison and Greg Gard despite the recent drama. With this weekend's final UNC-Duke game for Coach K, we welcome on Tar Heels legend Tyler Hansbrough. Psycho T gives his 5 most hated Duke players, his favorite memory of the historic rivalry, and breaks down the famous bloody elbow from Gerald Henderson. Then we get a bonus visit from the Storm Chasers, Caleb and Rone, as they trek across the country in search of a third straight court storming. The guys break down their two court stormings of the week and give some behind-the-scenes breaking news about an accident suffered by one of the Chasers. Next, we hit on Rutgers win over Indiana. Are the Hoosiers on the outside looking in? We also debate the most hated current players in the country. We wrap up discussing Coach K's Saturday finale against UNC before talking about potential 1-seed scenarios, Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review to Barstool Bench Mob. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob.
On today's episode, the guys break down the madness that was Saturday. (05:09) #1 Gonzaga loses to St. Marys (15:49) #2 Arizona gets stormed in Colorado (22:21) #3 Auburn goes down in Knoxville (29:19) #4 Purdue can't stop the Spartans (34:41) #6 Kentucky loses in Arkansas (45:06) #5 Kansas falls to Baylor Then, after sitting front row at his game a day before, the guys welcome on Wisconsin senior guard Brad Davison (51:21). Marty and Rico play good cop, bad cop and Davison discusses his thoughts on their court side antics. Plus Brad discusses the Big Ten fanbase that talks the most trash. We finish up with some quick hitters on Providence taking the Big East regular season title, TCU's upset over Texas Tech, and Duke's win over Syracuse (01:19:05).
On today's episode, it's a late night recording after the travel day from hell for Jake and Marty. The guys start things off recapping their trip to Iowa City which included an electric live show, a great atmosphere at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and the worst trip home of all time. Rico was relentless towards the refs and nearly got kicked out. Then we get into the 3 overtime thriller between Providence and Xavier which Marty and Jake watched from the airport. Ed Cooley's Friars pulled out the win and are just one win away from their first regular season Big East title. Was this the game of the year? What is the Friars' ceiling? How high of a seed will Ed Cooley's team get? We wrap up the show with some rapid fire thoughts on the rest of the action around the country and have a discussion about the current state of the bubble. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review to Barstool Bench Mob. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob. Plus - you can watch full episodes and more on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZFVXM3LvER8xVZuJ5OGgZg
On today's episode, Marty, Rico, and Reags break down the weekend's action starting with the chaos at the end of the Michigan-Wisconsin game. How did things get so ugly so fast? And what will the fallout be for Juwan Howard? We then break down the CBS bracket reveal. Do we have any issues with the seedings? Should Gonzaga be the overall number one seed? Then we discuss Kentucky's win over Alabama. What will Rico's spin zone be this week? Is Kentucky in line for the last 1 seed? Staying in the SEC, Florida picked up a potentially season-changing win over Auburn. What were the biggest takeaways from the upset? How much does the loss hurt the Tigers? We break down the Big East action from the weekend including one-point wins for Providence and Creighton plus wins for UConn and Villanova. How far will Big East teams go in the tournament? Could we see multiple Big East teams playing in the second weekend? We wrap up the show with Weekend Winners & Losers including Bob Huggins, Texas Tech, and us, the fans. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob
On today's episode, the guys welcome back Reags and start things off by discussing the report that Mike Krzyzewski pushed out Tommy Amaker in favor of Jon Scheyer. Marty and Reags have a No-Schtick-Off. What does this say about the Duke administration's thoughts on Scheyer? In related news, Duke snuck by Wake Forest at home. Did the refs make the right call at the end of the game? We move to the SEC where Kentucky lost in Knoxville. Reags says the loss doesn't matter for the Wildcats. But is Kentucky still a 1 seed even after the loss? Does Tennessee deserve some love after the big win? In the Big 10 - Wisconsin came all the way back and took down Indiana in Bloomington. Will Marty give the Badgers some credit? And is Indiana still safely in the NCAA Tournament? On Tuesday at The Dunk, Villanova quieted the rowdy crowd and beat Providence thanks to a huge night from Collin Gillespie. Marty and Rico admit they were wrong about the Wildcats. Then we welcome Villanova guard Collin Gillespie. Collin talks about his career night against Providence, Jay Wright's corporation-like program, and the journey back from his season-ending knee injury a year ago. Plus - Collin debates Marty on Villanova's depth. Next, the guys talk contenders and pretenders for the NCAA Tournament. Which teams have a chance to cut down the nets in April? Then we recap Wednesday's action including Texas Tech's win over Baylor. Plus - the hottest team in the country is the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. And we wrap up with Beating The Buzzer. Don't forget to subscribe to, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob
On today's episode - the boys welcome back Rico Bosco after his monthlong suspension. We start things off with Baylor's blowout win over Texas. The Bears were impressive but lost Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua. How will that impact Baylor going forward? Meanwhile, what do we make of the Longhorns? We move to three upsets from the weekend. Rutgers took down Wisconsin and nobody seems surprised. Houston lost their second in a row, this time to Memphis. And Marquette's struggles continued in their loss to Butler. Which team are we most concerned about? Then we head west where USC took down UCLA. And it now looks like Arizona has the Pac-12 regular season title wrapped up. How high is the Bruins ceiling? We finally get to our favorite matchup of the weekend - Alabama took down Arkansas in Tuscaloosa. Rico is playing both sides, claiming the Hogs and the Tide. How does he spin his love for both teams? Plus - the guys discuss the atrocious performance from the refs. We wrap up the show with Love/Hate and Beating The Buzzer. Subscribe to, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob.
On today's episode, Marty, Jake, and Reags start things off with Duke's loss to Virginia. How will Marty spinzone this one? What happened to the Blue Devils? Can the Blue Devils still grab a 1-seed? And is Duke still comfortable favorites in the ACC? We give a quick update on the WCC and it's looking worse and worse for Jake by the day. Then we go to the Big 12 where Texas picked up a gigantic win over Kansas. Is Texas back? Are the Longhorns a sneaky Final Four contender? Next - we head to one of the most electric atmosphere's this season: Bud Walton Arena. The Muss Buss and his Razorbacks took down #1 Auburn in OT. Where does Arkansas stand in the SEC right now? In the Big Ten - Purdue beat down Illinois and Wisconsin picked up a win over Michigan State. There's now a 3-way tie at the top of the conference. So who's the favorite in the Big Ten? And in the Big East - Dan Hurley and the Huskies took down Marquette. Is Providence now a lock to win the conference? How many tournament teams are there in the Big East? Then we wrap up the show with Love/Hate and Beating The Buzzer. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob
On today's episode, everybody is a winner. Syracuse, Duke and Kentucky all pick up wins over the weekend. We start off with the Blue Devils win over UNC (04:21). Is Duke a top-tier title contender? How bad is the ACC? We then move on to the next winner of the group - The Kentucky Wildcats took care of business in Tuscaloosa (21:00). The Wildcats stay hot while the Tide continue their up and down play. Is Kentucky a top 3 team in America? Is Alabama a lock for the tournament? Next we go to the Big 12 where Kansas blew the doors off of Baylor (28:26). What are the big takeaways from the game? Who will win the regular season conference title? We then head west to a crazy Pac-12 where UCLA is spiraling and spitting while Arizona continues to ascend (36:36). What was Mac Etienne thinking? Is Arizona the overwhelming favorites in the conference? We discuss some other big results including Villanova-UConn (44:20) and Illinois-Indiana (50:01). Dan Hurley finally picked up his first tech. Barstool Carl got the VIP treatment from the Illini. We wrap up the show with Love/Hate (59:49) and Beating the Buzzer (01:09:44). Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob.
On today's episode, Jake. Marty, and Reags start things with Chris Beard's return to Lubbock. The Beard's Longhorns lost to the Red Raiders in what was one of the craziest atmospheres in college basketball history (05:34). Will we ever see a situation like this again? Texas Tech dominated from start to finish. How dangerous is Mark Adams' squad? Over to the SEC where basketball's Iron Bowl went #1 Auburn's way (17:49). The Tigers took down the Crimson Tide essentially locking up the regular season SEC title. Auburn looked the part of the top team in the country but are the Tigers a lock for the #1 overall seed? And for the Tide, which upcoming game looms larger, Ole Miss on the road or Kentucky at home? We go back to the Big 12 where Kansas picked up a big road win in Ames over Iowa State (33:16). Does this say more about the Jayhawks or Cyclones? Reags thinks Iowa State is regressing after overachieving early on. Before we get to our segments, we hit on the Emoni Bates/Memphis news (37:48) and some of the other early-week action (40:52). The guys also debate whether or not Duke is underrated. Up next is Love/Hate (54:42) and Beating The Buzzer (01:05:02). Jake and Marty are then joined by Big Cat to hit on Wednesday's action including Wisconsin-Illinois and Villanova-Marquette (01:20:33). Plus Big Cat rants about Tuesday's Louisville/UNC referee fiasco. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob.
On today's episode, Jake and Marty welcome back a giddy Reags after Kentucky went into Allen Fieldhouse and beat down the Jayhawks (06:40). How far can this Wildcats team go in March? Could they be a one-seed in the tournament? In the other marquee SEC-Big 12 matchup, Alabama picked up one of their biggest wins of the year over Baylor (15:49). The Crimson Tide now have wins over 3 of last year's Final Four teams. How can anybody predict how far Alabama can go in March? Should we be concerned about the Bears? We then touch on Texas' win over Tennessee (29:18) before getting to our interview with Miami head coach Jim Larranaga (34:25). Coach Larranaga discusses the current state of his Hurricanes, why the ACC is actually underrated, his Cinderella Final Four run with George Mason, and his very brief stint as a Detroit Piston. Plus - Coach Larranaga breaks down last week's half-court buzzer beater against Virginia Tech. We wrap up the show with Love/Hate (01:12:03) and Beating The Buzzer (01:20:34).
On today's episode, Jake, Marty, and Big Cat start off discussing Louisville and head coach Chris Mack parting ways (02:54). Was Mack given enough time? What's next for the Cardinals? Then we move on to the early week action starting with Kansas' double overtime win against Texas Tech (08:17). Are these the two best teams in the Big 12? Next the guys discuss Alabama's downward spiral which continued Tuesday in a very bad loss to Georgia (13:18). Big Cat has a new merch idea for the struggling Tide. What is going on with Nate Oats' squad? We head to the Big 10 where Illinois edged Michigan State without both Kofi Cockburn and Andre Curbelo (20:30). Are the Illini the best team in the conference? And where do the Spartans rank in the Big 10? And out west - UCLA handled Arizona on Tuesday night giving the Wildcats their first conference loss (23:20). Will Marty finally give some credit to the Bruins? Then - we are joined by UConn head coach Dan Hurley (27:23). Coach Hurley discusses his Huskies' season so far, the differences coaching at the high school and college levels, and his surprising lack of technical fouls this season. Plus - Coach Hurley tries to finally squash the beef between Rico and Adrian Wojnarowski. Jake, Marty, and Big Cat give their Love/Hate (50:11) and hit on the other action around the country in Beating The Buzzer (54:58). Jake and Marty wrap things up recapping Wednesday's games including Providence-Xavier (01:06:05), Marquette-Seton Hall (01:13:00), Northwestern-Michigan (01:17:33), and more. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob. Plus - you can now watch our entire show on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZFVXM3LvER8xVZuJ5OGgZg?app=desktop
On today's show, Jake and Marty are joined by Reags, one of Barstool's leading college hoops bloggers and Kentucky Wildcat diehard. And that is exactly where we start the show: Auburn took down Reags' Wildcats on Saturday (04:20). Did the game live up to the hype? Marty says yes but Reags doesn't think so. And is Reags hitting the panic button on Kentucky? Next - we keep things in the SEC where Tennessee picked up a big win over LSU (17:25). The Tigers have now lost 3 in a row. How much concern should there be in Baton Rouge? Then - Marty and Reags debate Duke's ranking among title contenders (22:16). Reags doesn't see the Blue Devils as a top 6 team and Marty doesn't want to hear it. They then return to the argument of the relevance of mid-majors. To the Big 10 and Assembly Hall where the Hoosiers took down in-state rival Purdue (39:18). What's wrong with the Boilermakers? Can their offense mask their defensive issues? Elsewhere - Big Cat's Badgers finally had their let down game in a loss to Michigan State (45:25). We wrap up with Love/Hate (53:28) and Beating the Buzzer (01:02:48). Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob.
On today's episode, Jake, Marty, and Big Cat start off discussing Duke's loss to Florida State (03:16). Is it panic time for Marty? Then Big Cat and Marty talk about some of their future bets (10:35) before moving to some Big 10 action (14:37). On Monday - Purdue took down Illinois in double overtime. Illinois was impressive in the loss and could be a team to watch out for in March. And the hottest team in the country is Big Cat's Badgers (18:13). We then go to the Big 12 where Texas Tech took down Iowa State (23:27). Are the Red Raiders better than we thought? Texas, on the other hand, may be the most disappointing team in the country. And Baylor ended their 2-game skid with a win over West Virginia (31:00). Is the Big 12 the deepest conference in the country? Then Jake and Marty are joined by Purdue's Sasha Stefanovic coming off a double overtime win against Illinois. Stefanovic talks about his huge performance in the win over the Illini, dealing with the Boilermakers preseason hype, and the gauntlet that the Big 10 schedule can be. Plus - Sasha apologizes to Barstool Carl for burying three after three in his face. We get to Love/Hate (55:40) and Beating the Buzzer (01:06:35) before recapping Wednesday's action including Alabama-LSU (01:12:04), Marquette-Villanova (01:17:43), Kentucky-Texas A&M (01:21:41), and more. Subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob
Upsets everywhere and a shake-up coming at the top of the rankings. Before the boys get into it, Marty shares with Jake his eventful weekend with Chase Rice (4:17). Jake then breaks down all the upsets we witnessed and what it means for the rankings and tourney (6:59). The boys go conference by conference to see how each was affected by said upsets, starting with the Pac-12 (11:40) -- Is UCLA legit? Is Arizona the new favorite? -- The guys then talk Tennessee and YIKES, they are not looking good, while Kentucky keeps proving themselves over and over again (21:33). Marty is disappointed with Texas and really thinks they should've been better but the guys really are starting to respect the way Iowa St. has been playing (28:00). The crew has turned the corner on Wisconsin and there is nothing bad they can say, Marty is a believer (44:22). Finally, Jake ends the show with Love/Hate (48:37) and Beating the Buzzer (54:57). Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review to Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob.
On today's episode of Barstool Bench Mob, Big Cat slides in for a suspended Rico Bosco and he has a bone to pick with Jake and Marty about their Badgers disrespect (07:46). The guys then move onto the Starting 5 where they hit on the last two undefeated teams, #1 Baylor (16:56) and #5 USC (22:31) both losing, a thriller in the Big 12 between Kansas and Iowa State (27:27), and basketball's version of the Iron Bowl (32:52). Then Marty and Jake welcome on Auburn Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl fresh off a huge road win over in-state rival Alabama (41:54). Coach Pearl talks about his red-hot Tigers, what makes Jabari Smith so special, his appearance on the Bachelor, and his pride in being one of five Jewish coaches to reach a Final Four. Plus - Coach Pearl opens up about how he deals with the perception of his past compliance issues. Next, Big Cat, Jake, and Marty give their Love/Hates (01:08:58) and touch on other action around the country in Beating the Buzzer (01:15:30) Marty and Jake wrap things up discussing Wednesday night's action including Villanova's win over Xavier (01:19:17), LSU's big road win over Florida (01:26:44), Duke beating Wake Forest with no Coach K (01:31:58), and more. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review to Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob.
The Michigan Trip. As you guys know, the game got canceled because of Covid and the boys start off by recapping the trip (3:08). They then get right into the games from the weekend but the main subject is Duke being upset by Miami (11:26). After that, they break down each conference and their games. The Big East (18:58), the Big 12 (23:23), and the SEC, specifically the disrespect LSU is getting (28:19) which is the perfect segway into this week's guest. Will Wade joins the show and talks about how good the SEC is this year, going from one of the worst defenses in the league to one of the best, and the constant disrespect LSU gets. Then Marty asks for a job (34:03). Before the guys get to the final segments, Marty goes off on how much he hates mid-majors as Rico and Jake make a case for them (01:07:02). Then we end the show with Love/Hate (01:13:35) and Beating the Buzzer (01:17:27). Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to Barstool Bench Mob and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob.
Marty starts off the show reacting to the games and teams being affected by Covid and asks how the writers are viewing them (01:56)? Is it being accounted for in the rankings and should they be given a break? Then the guys break down the gambling slate from Wednesday night (10:30). Jake recaps the games (17:11) and then we get into the interview with Providence Head Coach, Ed Cooley (35:11). After the interview, the guys go over the crazy Tuesday night of basketball (55:18). Then they get into Love/Hate(1:14:37) and end the show with Beating the Buzzer (1:19:25). Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to Barstool Bench Mob and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob.
The boys are back in the new year and start the show off talking about the Big 12 (06:15) - Is Baylor going to run the table or will a team from the SEC win it all? Jake brings up the debate of Coach of the Year and Marty nominates Bruce Pearl (10:29) - Rico and Jake let him know what they think about that. Rico then brings up the Texas theory he saw go around and it brings up an interesting discussion (15:25) - Is this theory from a credible source? The fellas wrap things up with Love/Hate(26:20) & Beating the Buzzer(31:09) Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to Barstool Bench Mob and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob.
On the final episode of 2021, the guys start things off discussing their upcoming trip to Ann Arbor on January 8th (04:13) before diving into some SEC talk (06:48). Is Auburn the best team in the conference? Are they a potential top 5 team? Then we move to the Tigers in-state rival as Alabama took down Tennessee (28:13). The Crimson Tide struggled again from three but were able to slip by out the Vols. Is the gameplay or the execution the issue for Nate Oats squad? Elsewhere in the SEC, Arkansas' struggles continue, Georgia loses to Gardner-Webb, and Kentucky wins the COVID Protocol Championship (37:50). The guys then move north to the Big East where Ed Cooley's Friars stay hot with a big win over Seton Hall (54:15). Is Providence the best in the Big East? Which team do we think will make it furthest in March? We wrap things up with Beating the Buzzer (01:04:55) and Love/Hate (01:08:07). Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to Barstool Bench Mob and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @stoolbenchmob.
On this episode, the guys start off discussing the ongoing COVID issues around the country (07:06). Conferences are changing rules on the fly and we just want games to be played. We then discuss Alabama's second loss in three games - this time to Davidson (12:11). What is going on with the Crimson Tide? Next - Jake, Rico, and Marty recap a big win for Tennessee over previously undefeated Arizona (20:30). Both teams were impressive. Could the Wildcats potentially get a #1 seed in March? Then - we move to the Big East where Villanova smoked Xavier (28:41). Did this change any opinions on the Wildcats? Next - the guys discuss Duke's win over Virginia Tech (36:20). How bad is the ACC outside of the Blue Devils? And could the lack of good in-conference competition hurt Duke in March? We wrap the show up with Love/Hate (49:11), Beating the Buzzer (01:00:40), and The Box Score game.
On this episode the guys start things off discussing the recent COVID issues impacting tons of programs and games around the country (03:27). Seton Hall is forced to forfeit their game against St. Johns. And the Pirates and DePaul are double forfeiting their game on Thursday. Will the Big East reconsider its rules? We hit on Kentucky's rout of UNC (13:03), Providence's big win at UConn (19:12), Creighton's blowout over Villanova (23:43), and Gonzaga taking down Texas Tech (32:21). Then we have some crisis management for our friends in Fayetteville after the Razorbacks go down to Hofstra (40:05). Then we welcome on Xavier's Jack Nunge before his big matchup with Villanova (50:!8). Nunge talks about the 11-1 Musketeers, how he's fit in with Xavier after transferring from Iowa, and the biggest differences playing in the Big Ten and Big East. Plus - Nunge talks about the biggest struggles in life as a 7-footer. We wrap up the show with some Love/Hate (01:05:32), Beating the Buzzer (01:09:41), and Box Score Game. (01:!6:35) Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob.
On today's episode of Barstool Bench Mob, Marty, Rico. and Jake start off recapping a rough night for Nate Oats and Alabama as a struggling Memphis Tigers team beat down the #6 Crimson Tide (04:47). Was this a true trap game for Alabama? Is this the turnaround moment for the Tigers? We then move onto Love/Hate (17:22) before discussing the cancellation of Saturday's Duke/Cleveland State game due to COVID (29:45). Should the Blue Devils schedule a big time opponent instead? Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob
On today's episode, the guys recap Jon Rothstein's newest tagline about Rico (03:19) before moving to The Starting Five. - Alabama vs. Houston (07:32) - Arizona vs. Illinois (16:14) - Notre Dame vs. Kentucky (21:36) - Wisconsin vs. Ohio State (26:46) - UConn vs. St. Bonaventure (32:10) We then touch on Baylor's blow out win over Villanova and Purdue surviving a scare against NC State (42:35). Next we welcome on a Rico Bosco favorite, Oklahoma's Tanner Groves (48:27). Groves discusses the Sooners unique situation of transfers and a new head coach, why he chose Oklahoma, and playing with his brother. Plus - Tanner and Rico talk footwork. After the interview, we try out a new segment Love/Hate (01:16:03) before wrapping up with Beating the Buzzer (01:25:38) and Box Score Game (01:31:30).
In this special bonus interview, Rutgers' Guard Ron Harper Jr. joins Jake, Rico and Marty a day after sinking the game-winning shot to take down #1 Purdue. Harper Jr. breaks down the amazing shot, the postgame celebration, the Scarlet Knights' season, and their upcoming matchup against in-state rival Seton Hall.
On today's episode, Jake has to once again apologize to Badgers fans after Wisconsin comes all the way back to take down the Hoosiers (08:34). Is Johnny Davis the front-runner for Big 10 player of the year? And are the Badgers for real? We move to Morgantown, where West Virginia picked up a big win over #15 UConn (19:42). We then circle back to Tuesday in MSG for the Jimmy V Classic (25:14). Game 1 between Texas Tech and Tennessee doesn't even deserve a break down. And in the second game, Villanova took down Syracuse. The Wildcats took 50 three-point shots, leading Rico to make a wild comparison between Jay Wright and Bill Belichick. Then we touch on Monday's games including two upsets of Oklahoma and Florida (37:02). What happened to the Sooners and Gators? We wrap up with Beating the Buzzer (52:39) and The Box Score game.
On today's Barstool Bench Mob, the guys kick things off discussing a weekend social media debacle involving Rico and the @stoolbenchmob account (02:44) before reacting to Friday's news out of College Park where Maryland and head coach Mark Turgeon parted ways just months after a contract extension (04:53). Who would be the best fit to take over the Terps program? Then the guys jump into Saturday night's big win for Rico's Crimson Tide over Gonzaga (12:11). How was Nate Oats' Alabama squad able to pull off the upset in Seattle? Can Drew Timme carry the Bulldogs to a Final Four on his own? Then we break down the much-hyped but underperforming Memphis Tigers (27:18). Head coach Penny Hardaway had harsh words for his team after their loss to Ole Miss. The guys then hit on Kansas' blowout win over St. Johns (20:05). Did this game say more about the Jayhawks or the Johnnies? Also on Friday, Purdue took down Iowa in a tight one. The Hawkeyes hung around and impressed in defeat (32:41) Marty, Jake, and Rico then hit on some other games from the weekend including Michigan-San Diego State, St. Marys-Utah State, Tennessee-Colorado, and others (37:56). We wrap up the show with Beating the Buzzer (46:49) and The Box Score Game (_). Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob.
On today's episode, Marty's party is short lived after #1 Duke goes down in Columbus to unranked Ohio State (03:48). How did the Buckeyes take down the Blue Devils? Then Marty changes the subject to question Jake and Rico about their WCC love after BYU loses to Utah Valley State (13:16). We then hit on some of the other biggest games from the week including a classic between Indiana and Syracuse (16:06), Purdue's rout over Florida State (24:06), and another underwhelming performance from Michigan in Chapel Hill (26:15). We then welcome back our friend, Iowa senior guard Jordan Bohannon (34:38). Jordan talks about the surprising early success of the Hawkeyes, the added pressure from his role this season, his continuous feud with the NCAA, and his thoughts on Purdue fans. Next, we finish recapping the Big 10-ACC Challenge (56:55) and some other early week matchups (01:06:59) before Beating the Buzzer (01:19:07) and The Box Score Game (01:23:30).
On today's episode of Barstool Bench Mob, Marty lets the world know that his Blue Devils are the cream of the crop after they took down #1 Gonzaga on Friday night (03:23). Rico and Jake give Marty his flowers for being spot on thus far this season with his analysis. How did the Blue Devils take down the Bulldogs? Will Duke be #1 in the AP Poll on Monday? We then move on to the other Feast Week tournaments around the country (19:36). Baylor ran through the Battle For Atlantis and look like they could make another deep run despite losing a ton of players. What's going on with Syracuse? And Marty has thoughts on one of UConn's best players. In Vegas, Wisconsin won the Maui Invitational forcing Jake to re-apologize to Badgers fans (35:57). He also makes a bet with Marty involving the WCC. At the ESPN Events Invitational Dayton took down Belmont in the championship game. The tournament featured two huge upsets with Rick Pitino's Iona Gaels taking down #10 Alabama and Dayton shocking #4 Kansas. Is Rico concerned about the Crimson Tide? We wrap up touching on some of the other tournaments before Beating the Buzzer (59:24) and The Box Score game (01:03:31). Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob
On today's episode, the guys break down the much-hyped but disappointing #1 vs. #2 blowout in Vegas. One bright spot in the game was the return of Dick Vitale. Dicky V is college basketball and we love to see him back where he belongs and wish him the best. On the court, Gonzaga ran UCLA out of the T-Mobile Center (05:35). Is this the same story we've seen in years' past for the Bulldogs? And for UCLA, was the #2 ranking a product of last season's tournament run? Up next - the guys react to Arizona's Sunday upset of Michigan (19:21). Tommy Lloyd has the Wildcats as an early-season surprise while Juwan Howard's squad drops it's second game in a row. Could Arizona be the favorite in the Pac-12? And is the Michigan loss another indictment of a struggling Big Ten? We then give Jake a little grief over his hate towards Wisconsin after the Badgers made their way into the Maui Invitational Finals (28:15). And Rico needs an intervention after Oregon gets blown out again, this time to St. Mary's. Is the West Coast Conference a legit conference after a surprisingly great start (36:45)? Marty doesn't believe the buzz. Then - we are joined by Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis (45:07). The Hoosier big man talks about noticing Rico, Marty, and Jake at Assembly Hall, his relationship with coach Mike Woodson, and how he feels about IU's ranking in the most recent AP Poll. We wrap up the episode previewing some of the best remaining matchups for Feast Week (01:09:47) before Beating The Buzzer (01:16:32) and The Box Score Game. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob
On today's episode, we start off recapping the Hall Of Fame Tip Off Tournament where Purdue took down North Carolina and Villanova (05:03). Could the Boilermakers be the best team in the country? And is it time to hit the panic button for Villanova after the Wildcats blew another second-half lead? Next - St. Bonaventure and Marquette met in the Charleston Classic finals on Sunday (23:19). Nobody saw Shaka Smart's Golden Eagles competing at this level. Meanwhile - the Bonnies are 4-0 and look like favorites in the A-10. We then give our final thoughts on the Gavitt Games where the Big East impressed against the Big Ten with wins over ranked Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio State (30:20). We wrap things up with Beating The Buzzer (44:58) and The Box Score game (51:14).
On today's episode, Jake, Rico, and Marty recap their trip to Bloomington, Indiana where they held their first live show, got a tour of the Hoosiers' facilities and attended an awesome game at Assembly Hall between IU and St. Johns (03:18). Then - the guys react to some of the biggest storylines in the sport including Duke freshman star Paolo Banchero's arrest and Loyola-Chicago's move ot the Atlantic 10 (15:10). Next, we deep dive into two big upsets from the week: Marquette's stunner over #10 Illinois and Seton Hall's impressive road win at #4 Michigan (19:26). We wrap things up with Beating the Buzzer (35:53) and the Box Score game (42:32). Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Barstool Bench Mob. And follow us on Twitter and Instagram @stoolbenchmob.