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Three Man Weave: College Basketball Podcast


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    #273: Pac 12 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 72:08


    We kick off power conference preview season with the West Coast Best Coast schools of the Pac 12. Every team is broken down in detail, standings are given, takes are had.  Please enjoy & remember to purchase The Almanac, the best college basketball preview magazine on planet earth: https://thealmanac.gumroad.com/l/almanac The Rundown: (0:00) Intro & Reviews (7:00) Root's Roundup (News & Notes) (21:28) Pac 12 Preview (UCLA, Oregon, Arizona, USC, Stanford, Washington, Arizona State, Colorado, Washington State, Utah, California, Oregon State)

    #272: AAC & Mountain West Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 93:27


    High Mid-Majors? Hybrid High-Mid-Majors? High Major Minors? Minor Majors?  Whatever stupid descriptor floats your boat, hop aboard the deepest of dives into the American and the Mountain West conferences as our preseason coverage continues... Rundown: >>> Intro (0:00) >>> Root's Roundup (4:45) >>> Mountain West (14:05) San Diego State (19:55) Wyoming (24:10) Colorado State (27:50) Boise State (31:00) New Mexico (34:13) UNLV (38:15)  Fresno State (41:55) Utah State (44:30) Nevada (48:03) Air Force & San Jose State (51:45) >>> AAC (56:00) Houston (1:00:05) Memphis (1:03:20) Cincinnati (1:07:25) Tulane (1:10:13) Temple (1:13:20) SMU (1:16:45) Wichita State (1:20:15) UCF (1:23:25) South Florida, Tulsa & ECU (1:26:55)

    #271: WCC and A10 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 103:25


    The season is two months away, which means preview season has fully arrived! The boys kick off the formal preview pods with the WCC aka Gonzaga's playground (93-4 the last six years, lol), discussing final standings and all-conference plus a team-by-team breakdown. Then they do it all over again with the A10 - and yes, they got a little loopy towards the end. BUT Matt and Jim did make a Fordham-related board bet! Before the conferences: Root's Roundup and Ky schools the other two on the pronunciation of Antigua.  The Rundown(0:07) - Intro (4:04) - Root's Roundup (12:50) - WCC Preview (56:05) - A10 Preview

    #270: Mid-Major Extravaganza 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 84:13


    It's our annual Mid-Major Extravaganza! The boys dive into 22 leagues and give our takes on the favorites, the contenders, and key storylines. It's fun, it's long, and it's oh so exciting. Hoops! The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (4:22) Root's Roundup (News & Notes) (9:10) Mid-Major Extravaganza (MVC, SoCon, CUSA, CAA, WAC, MAAC, Sun Belt, Ivy, Big West, MAC, ASUN, Summit, OVC, Big South, Big Sky, Horizon, A East, Patriot, NEC, MEAC, Southland, SWAC, Independents)

    #269: Top-40 Reactions Part 1 + SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 88:59


    Before running through the Weave's consensus top-40 rankings (#40 through #16), we blitz you with insufferable promotional fodder about our first born child: The College Basketball 2022-23 Almanac! Do the noble thing and purchase this sucker here ... then, you may pass (and proceed to the episode)... The Rundown: (0:10) - Intro (9:32) - Root's Roundup (19:40) - The Almanac  (33:05) - Top-40 Reactions, Part 1 (33:15) - #40 through #36 40. Miami (FL) 39. Saint Louis 38. Saint Mary's 37. UAB 36. Memphis (46:15) - #35 through #31 35. Virginia Tech 34. Iowa 33. Ohio State 32. Oklahoma State 31. Michigan State (57:45) - #30 through #26 30. Dayton 29. Oregon 28. Purdue 27. Virginia 26. Auburn (1:07:00) - #25 through #21 25. Indiana 24. Michigan 23. Xavier 22. Florida State 21. TCU (1:15:10) - #20 through #16 20. UConn 19. Alabama 18. Texas Tech 17. Villanova 16. Illinois

    #268: Champion of the Weave Era

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 82:06


    Seven years of hoops. Six NCAA Tournament champions in the mix, plus countless more elite squads that did not quite reach the summit of their individual seasons. Now they're all pitted against each other in one mighty bracket challenge, built to determine: which team is the CHAMPION of the seven-year Weave Era? We drafted a 16-team bracket --- 8 great teams, plus the 8 teams we deemed most likely to upset them in a single head-to-head matchup --- and debated our way through it until we crowned a champion. Plus, some takeaways about programs and years at the end. The Rundown(0:15) - Intro (5:40) - Root's Roundup (R.I.P. Pete Carril, plus the clickbait headlines that we barely pretend to care about, like Bronny James and Calipari vs. Stoops at UK) (15:43) - Champion of the Weave Era - breakdown and rules (18:29) - Drafting the bracket + debating matchups (1:15:03) - Final takeaways 

    #267: Storylines and Storylines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 68:19


    The boys are back with another exciting episode! In this pod we break down some of the most intriguing storylines to watch this upcoming season. Topics range wide and far... wide and far. The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (5:45) Root's Roundup (News & Notes) (17:53) Storylines

    #266: Win Some, Lose Some

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 63:15


    As the summer creeps along, the Weave settles the score of who won and who lost in the offseason arena of roster management!   The Rundown: (0:10) - Intro (6:15) - Root's Roundup (20:17) - Offseason Winners! (45:40) - Offseason Losers!

    #265: A Circa Twofer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 64:15


    On this special offseason episode, the fellas are joined by Circa Resort's Derek Stevens (@DerekJStevens) and Mike Palm (@MikePalmCirca) to talk all kinds of topics. We chop it up about Circa Sports' massive football contests (Circa Millions and Circa Survivor), the benefits of betting on niche leagues/sports, their backgrounds as Michigan and Notre Dame fans respectively, and plenty more.  We also round up the news from the last couple weeks in a special edition of Ky's Catch-up! The Rundown (0:11) - Intro (6:46) - Root's Roundup aka Ky's Catch-up (news and notes) (23:05) - Interview with Derek Stevens (43:21) - Interview with Mike Palm

    #264: Jeopardy! 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 62:00


    Russell Hainline is back as Alex Trebek to host the Weave in their annual round of Jeopardy! Will Matt avenge his last place finish? Will Jim repeat as champ? Will Ky stay right in the middle? Play along and find out in one of the funnest episodes of the year! The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (2:26) Jeopardy!

    #263: SELL SELL SELL

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 73:18


    Alas, the return of a midsummer pod classic: 'Buy or Sell'. Based on your Twitter questions, the Weave fine tunes their portfolios by league, dissecting who's good, who's not and whether seltzers are still cool! The Rundown: (0:00) - Intro  (5:05) - Root's Roundup (21:25) - Buy or Sell (by conference) (21:45) - ACC (29:28) - Big-12 (34:17) - Big East (42:35) - Big Ten (53:40) - Pac-12 (56:50) - SEC (59:10) - MWC / AAC / A-10 / WCC / Others!

    #262: Draft Philosophy Talk with Sam Vecenie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 69:07


    On this episode, the fellas welcome on The Athletic's Sam Vecenie to talk about the differences between the NBA and college, inefficiencies at the college level, and evaluation philosophies for prospects. The deadline has passed and the Draft is approaching - what makes certain players make so much better/worse as prospects compared to their college production? The Rundown(0:10) - Intro + Reviews (7:48) - Root's Roundup (scheduling, recruiting, transfer news)  (21:59) - Sam Vecenie Interview

    #261: An Evening with Barry Hinson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 51:21


    18-year head coaching vet Barry Hinson joins Matt & Ky for a roundtable discussion on a variety of topics. The current Oklahoma State staff member gives his takes on NIL, the future of college basketball, and much much more! The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (4:52) Root's Roundup (Coaching, Recruiting & Transfer News) (17:22) Barry Hinson Interview

    #260: Two-Man Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 100:19


    Jim and Ky double the post-man in our latest Mailbag episode. While Matt sips pina coladas on a Bermuda beach, the other two Weave men are hard at work answering your college basketball questions. Lots of fun topics inside! The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (5:55) Root's Roundup (News & Notes) (6:00) Key Headlines, Coaching & Recruiting News (11:55) Transfer News & Other (21:45) Mailbag! (22:36) Offseason Questions (36:18) Team or Season Outlooks (58:42) College Basketball Landscape (1:13:12) NIL (1:18:19) College Basketball Betting (1:27:25) Other & Non-CBB Questions

    #259: Report Card Day (for Coaching Hires)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 82:59


    On this offseason episode, the Weavers hand out grades to the power conference and high-major coaching hires. We discussed the improved situations across the landscape while also *trying* to mix in some negativity where applicable. We know grade inflation is a scourge on society, but hey, there weren't many dumpster fires on which to throw timber! We did not hit all 57 hires (plus two remaining openings), but we ended with some winners in the mid-major landscape, as well.  The Rundown:(0:08) - Intro and Reviews (8:45) - Root's Roundup (News, Recruiting, Transfer) (30:55) - Coaching Hires (31:22) - SEC (39:59) - Big East (48:42) - ACC (53:21) - Big 12 (55:30) - Big Ten (59:00) - American (1:03:38) - WCC (1:07:18) - Atlantic 10 (1:13:28) - MVC (1:16:42) - Mid-Major Favorites (no coaching changes in the Pac-12 or Mountain West)

    #258: Portal Probes (& Fowl Fodder)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 89:56


    The three wise men return, refreshed, reinspired, to dissect el juego bonito - yes, the beautiful game of collegiate basketball. It's mostly just transfer takes galore, accompanied with a scarring brand of "winner" or "loser" as deemed by the Weave. We also honor the official impending exodus of Emmitt Marks, our fearless leader, by not mentioning his name once the entire episode!  Rundown: (0:00) - Intro (6:37) - *awkward silence* (6:40) - Root's Roundup (20:00) - Portal Winners (51:00) - Portal LOSERS (mwhaha) (1:17:30) - Big Fish in the Sea

    #257: New Orleans + Season Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 63:55


    The boys reminisce on New Orleans and revisit their preseason top 40. Lots of recruiting and coaching news sprinkled in as well. The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (6:33) Root's Roundup (News & Notes - lots of coaching and recruiting) (32:54) New Orleans Recap (49:45) Season Wrap-up (Top 40 revisit)  

    #256: Bluebloods in the Bayou

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 39:00


    Folks, we've done it - we have reached the Final Four! Both literally/geographically and in the bracket, the Weave has arrived. On this episode, we run through the coaching changes that have occurred over the last week and then break down the mondo massive showdowns taking place at the Superdome on Saturday. Enjoy an incredible double-header, folks!

    #255: From Sweet to Elite

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 80:33


    And then there were 16... ...(and Kentucky was not among them)... The boys return from Vegas wounded and weary but with just enough juice to breakdown the opening weekend of madness that was. We dive deep into the rapidly spinning coaching carousel, and take a peek at the upcoming regional finals. Rundown: (0:00) - Intro (a special happy birthday wish to Ky, the guy) (10:15) - Root's Roundup (13:30) - Coaching Carousel Reactions (special SEC deep dive) (43:30) - Three Men Thoughts (on the first two rounds) (1:01:00) - Sweet-16 Lookahead   If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777 visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    #254: March Madness Marathon 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 103:18


    It's our favorite episode of the season! The fellas go deep on all 32 first round games (with some mention of the First Four as well), picking apart the matchup edges in each spot. It's a long one, but folks - it's the best one. It's almost here! The Rundown (0:12) - Intro (5:15) - West Region matchups (30:14) - South Region matchups (53:45) - Midwest Region matchups (1:17:43) - East Region matchups (1:41:00) - Champion picks   If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat  (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    #253: The Calm Before the Champ Week Storm

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 79:57


    It's a conference tournament bonanza! No Roundup foreplay - just hot, steamy analysis. We dig into every single tournament this week, complete with champ picks and speculation on how the tourneys will play out.  The Rundown(0:00) - Intro and Reviews (8:55) - ACC (13:03) - Big East (17:02) - Big 12 (21:29) - Big Ten (27:28) - Pac-12 (31:15) - SEC (37:08) - American (40:54) - A-10 (45:21) - Mountain West (50:34) - WAC (53:58) - Big West (58:02) - Big Sky (1:01:14) - SWAC (1:04:04) - MEAC and Southland (1:05:33) - Ivy (1:08:04) - America East and Patriot (1:09:40) - MAAC (1:11:15) - C-USA (1:15:04) - MAC Episode sponsored by Homefield Apparel and DraftKings.  If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat  (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customers only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See http://draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

    #252: March is the One Who Knocks

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 72:39


    March is here, the time of the year. Let's all spread some holiday cheer. The Weave Boys catch up on the latest news and notes, talk bracket stuff, futures, some conference tourneys & more! The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (4:08) Root's Roundup (News & Notes) (21:30) Three Man Thoughts (Conference shockers, new blood in Dance, National title odds, Saint Mary's, SDSU, TCU, VCU, & bid stealers) (59:00) Weekend Overview

    #251: Burn of the Beard

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 69:25


    The men go in like Tre Mitchell's daddy on Chris Beard in episode 251, a standard amagalmation of observations, speculations and high brow hearsay - join us! Roundup: (7:15) - Root's Roundup (21:00) - Three Men Thoughts (21:30) - Big Tyme Storylines (Providence, Kentucky and Conference Title Clinchers) (28:30) - Power Conference Upset Candidates (also Providence, among others) (33:15) - Big Ten Takedown (38:40) - Freshmen Appreciation (42:15) - 8-Seed / 9-Seed Spotlight (44:40) - Next Year is Our Year (51:30) - A-10 Bubble Picture (55:30) - Play-In Game Darkhorses (58:20) - Weekend Lookahead

    #250: Walkin' in Memphis

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 62:51


    Memphis: BACK. Rutgers: BACK. The Weave: Also BACK with a new episode! We quickly discuss the new coaching developments (goodbye, Tubby...) before diving deep into our Three Man Thoughts and a weekend overview. Thoughts include: UNC's struggles, Memphis and Rutgers kicking down the NCAA Tournament's doors, teams having outlier years, the best non-tourney team(s), and (potential) tittilating tournament matchups.  The Rundown(0:00) - Intro (8:27) - Root's Roundup (Coaching News, Reddit Stat(s) of the Week) (23:25) - What's Ailing the Heels? (28:14) - Walkin' in Memphis (32:44) - The Rutgers Revolution (36:06) - Best Non-Tourney Teams (Virginia Tech?) (38:24) - Tittilating Tourney Matchups (Are Mid-Majors hoping to see Providence/Wisconsin?) (45:20) - Outlier Seasons (Towson, Tulane = good; Georgetown, IUPUI = bad) (51:35) - Weekend Overview

    #249: Love & Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 65:33


    Love is in the air. The Three Men of the Weave love basketball and love talking about basketball. Topics on this one include a nice news & notes section, Murray State, Arkansas, national title contention, SMU, giant killers, & undefeated conference squads. The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (7:40) Root's Roundup (News & Notes) (19:50) Three Man Thoughts (54:03) Overview of the weekend (major power and mid matchups)

    #248: Return of the Beard

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 72:07


    An unwelcome homecoming. War Eagle's new king. Stupid Stony (Brook) exclusions. That, and MUCH, much more enclosed, folks. Tune in and strap in: Rundown: (0:00) - Intro (8:00) - Root's Roundup (22:10) - Three Men Thoughts (22:35) - National Title Contenders - Who Dey?! (28:35) - Mid Major Races! (40:50) - Fallen Stars (49:10) - A Houston Discussion (53:00) - A Wyoming Discussion (55:30) - A Mountain West Discussion (1:00:30) - Weekend Lookahead

    #247: Departure of the Mack

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 72:39


    On this week's episode, the Weavers dish about surprising conference leaders, praise Isiaih Mosley and Missouri State, award Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors in the power conferences, and plenty more! Plus, a more streamlined Weekend Lookahead replaces the Game Previews section - games to watch (including KEY mid-major battles) + intriguing storylines! The Rundown(0:08) - Intro, Reviews (7:02) - Root's Roundup (Chris Mack discussion + other news and notes) (19:59) - Three Man Thoughts (20:09) - Surprising Conference Leaders (26:32) - Coaching Crises (34:17) - Surprising Bubblers (37:46) - ACC and SEC Bubblers (40:27) - The Missouri State Bears?!  (44:35) - Rank the Lurking Mid-Majors (49:08) - Power Conference POYs (58:02) - Power Conference COYs (1:03:03) - Weekend Lookahead

    #246. The Ides of January

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 70:33


    A little midwinter's night pod for your listening pleasure. The boys talk Big 12, mid-major scorers, rising and falling teams, the SWAC, some west coast squads, and some Texas schools. Lots of other stuff peppered in, as well. The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (2:50) Root's Roundup (News & Notes) (15:30) Three Man Thoughts (58:55) Game Previews

    #245: Conference Call

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 80:15


    Baylor and USC aren't perfect (hey, nobody is right?!). Duke and Kansas aren't invincible.  The Weave, however, is both, and we channel that unrivaled sorcery into another dominant podcast performance. Topics are plentiful, and neatly organized in the rundown below - enjoy!   Rundown: Root's Roundup (6:15) Three Men Thoughts (11:25) Coach of the Year Debate (11:45) 'Upset' Stomachs (21:34) Bracketology Primer - #1 Seed Breakdown (34:05) Texas Tech (39:08) '3 Covert Operators' (43:45)  Early Letdowns by League (49:35) Fun Teams to Track by League (55:15) Game Previews (1:01:50) 

    #244: We're Feelin' (20)22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 60:09


    In our newest episode, the Weave digs into the CBB-related implications of Sam Vecenie's newest NBA Draft Big Board, dive deeper on Virginia Tech and Arkansas, chat Ivy Hoops, and heap some praise on CHICAGO's WAC team: the 10-5 ATS Chicago State Cougars. Plus Root's Roundup and Game Previews to wrap things up. The Rundown (00:15) - Intro (04:26) - Root's Roundup (14:48) - Chicago State!! (17:24) - NBA Draft Board Implications on CBB Race (28:28) - Risers/Fallers from Preseason - offense/defense (32:09) - Razorback Angst (Arkansas) (35:13) - Talkin' Tech (Virginia Tech) (38:22) - The Greatest Fool (Frustrating Plays) (42:13) - Return of the Ivy PREVIEWS! (46:09) - Kansas at Texas Tech (48:30) - Tennessee at LSU (51:04) - Michigan State at Michigan (54:11) - UConn at Seton Hall (56:05) - Florida at Auburn

    #243: Oh-no-micron

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 71:44


    COVID is cancelling games left and right, but the boys are staying center. We push through the noise and cover some fun topics on Pod #243. College basketball shall prevail. The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (6:13) Root's Roundup (News & Notes) (16:45) Three Man Thoughts (coaching hot seat, KPOY, conference deep dive, surprising stat leaders, the AAC, & more!) (1:02:50) Game Previews (Baylor v. Iowa State, Villanova v. Seton Hall & more!) 

    #242: Festivus Fodder

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 70:29


    The Weavers gather around the Zoom hearth for a jolly good discussion, including mid-season report cards on our preseason All-American and Final 4 selections: (0:00) - Intro (6:30) - Root's Roundup (13:55) - Three Man Thoughts (14:20) - Providence & Michigan State: A Tale of Two Teams (19:00) - The Undefeated(s) and the Defeated(s) (28:30) - The Best Resumes: Q1 & Q2 Win Shareholders (34:05) - Hybrid Volcanoes: Davidson, Fresno State & SMU (41:20) - Houston, We Have No Problem? (44:50) - The Pacific-12 Ocean (48:05) - Revised Preseason Predictions

    #241: The (Almost) Ides of December

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 76:51


    Our weekly episode covers the usual - news and notes in Root's Roundup, ruminations in Three Man Thoughts, game previews in Game Previews. The Thoughts section is particularly intriguing, though - the fellas debate the merits (or lack thereof) of Kentucky, Texas, and Arkansas, examine two mid-major darlings and discuss MM at-larges, plus play a game of "Real or Not" regarding several top 40 squads.  Thanks to Homefield Apparel for sponsoring the episode! The Rundown(0:09) - Intro (3:41) - Root's Roundup (14:45) - Kentucky, Texas, Arkansas - Are We Sure They're Good? (26:02) - What the F, Monmouth and Towson (32:03) - Mid-Major At-Larges (40:16) - National Player of the Year Watch (44:49) - Real or Fake? (51:30) - Big Picture - Top Teams in the Country (54:42) - The Milwaukee Patrick Baldwins (59:49) - Game Previews

    #240: Turgeon and Penny

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 76:16


    Mark Turgeon parted ways with Maryland and Penny Hardaway is talking crazy. We dive into those situations plus so much more. The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (5:28) Root's Roundup (7:05) Mark Turgeon, the NET, Penny, etc. (17:18) Recruiting & other news (21:45) Three Man Thoughts (Mizzou, UAB, Wagner, Moneyball, SEC, Brotherly love, new coaches, KenPom, & Providence) (1:00:05) Game Previews!

    #239: Turkey Takes (and we missed you!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 66:44


    Back, and more thankful than ever, the Weavers return to the audio arena to drop another pod bomb.  ACC fans, duck - you might catch a few stray bullets in the Weave crossfire: Rundown: >>> Intro (0:00) >>> Root's Roundup (14:02) >>> Three Man Thoughts (22:55) >>> Game Previews (53:20)

    #238: A Zany Opening Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 72:23


    After a frenetic first week of hoops, the Weavers gather around the hearth to try and make sense of what we saw. Is this season particularly crazy, relative to others? Why have Low Majors been absolute flamethrowers against the spread? Is the Pac 12 who we thought it was?   We turn to our beloved longtime segment, Three Man Thoughts, to sort through these and other conundrums, plus Root's Roundup (news and notes) and a dash of game previews at the end.  The Rundown(0:00) - Intro, Reviews (11:52) - Root's Roundup (News and Notes) (27:10) - Three Man Thoughts (Craziness of this season, the Pac 12 status, low major dominance, fouling is way down, power conference bottom feeders, and more) (55:25) - Game Previews (Ohio State at Xavier, Liberty vs. Iona, Yale at Vermont, Villanova vs. Tennessee, Purdue vs. North Carolina)

    #237: It Is Here

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 58:26


    FREEEDDDOOMMMMM! We huddle up real quick before the floodgates open to discuss Final 4 picks, All-Americans and the headline matchups from the opening week in hoops... Rundown: Intro (0:00)  Root's Roundup (PSYCH! Not today)  Final 4 & National Title Picks (8:40)  All-Americans (15:50)  Game Breakdowns (27:08)

    #236: SEC Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 70:52


    The final power conference in our preview series... The SEC. The Weave breaks down every single team, gives takes on rankings within conference play, and argues floors and ceilings 'til the cows come home. The Rundown: (0:00) Intro & Reviews (5:57) Root's Roundup (News & Notes) (17:25) SEC Preview (17:25) Storylines & Tiers (23:40) Kentucky (27:15) Alabama (30:17) Tennessee (33:19) Arkansas (37:52) Auburn (41:25) Florida (44:31) LSU (48:08) Mississippi State (51:00) Ole Miss (54:33) Texas A&M (57:05) South Carolina (1:00:04) Missouri (1:03:20) Vanderbilt (1:06:00) Georgia

    #235: Pac-12 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 76:26


    As the season creeps closer, the Weavers hop in their wagons and head west. We may be taking the Oregon Trail, but this league is still UCLA's domain after the Bruins' stunning run to the Final Four. We quickly round up some news and notes before getting into the illustrious Pacific 12. Tiers, storylines, and team breakdowns included, plus some spicy Weave debates - both against each other and versus the mainstream projections for the league. The Rundown(0:00:00) - Intro + Reviews (0:07:15) - Root's Roundup (0:21:35) - Pac-12 Storylines (0:27:23) - Talkin' Tiers (0:33:07) - UCLA (0:37:20) - Oregon (0:42:15) - Arizona (0:46:00) - USC (0:49:16) - Arizona St. (0:52:39) - Washington St. (0:55:58) - Colorado (0:59:00) - Stanford (1:01:50) - Oregon St. (1:05:42) - Utah (1:09:35) - Washington (1:12:50) - California

    #234: Big Ten Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 86:03


    The Big Bad Ten. It huffed, and it puffed, and it… fell flat on its face (in the NCAA Tournament)... That was then, but this is now! The heartland of hoops looks like the best in the business, again, as it chases after that elusive championship banner: Rundown: >>> Intro (0:00) >>> Root's Roundup (6:50) >>> Big Ten Preview (21:44) Storylines / Preliminary Takes / Rankings (21:44) Purdue (30:00) Michigan (34:52) Ohio State (38:55) Illinois (42:26) Indiana (46:56) Maryland (51:34) Michigan State (55:22) Wisconsin (58:56) Iowa (1:02:37) Rutgers (1:05:40) Penn State (1:09:10) Northwestern (1:12:46) Nebraska (1:16:05) Minnesota (1:19:47)

    #233: Big 12 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 72:33


    Kansas, Texas, Baylor oh my! The boys break down the big bad Big 12 in another full-fledged, rough and tumble preview pod. The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (6:30) Root's Roundup (News & notes) (14:30) Big 12 Preview (14:35) Storylines, Standings, All-Conference (28:53) Kansas (33:07) Texas (38:00) Baylor (41:24) Texas Tech (46:00) West Virginia (51:00) Oklahoma State (55:07) Oklahoma (59:44) TCU (1:03:15) Kansas State (1:06:45) Iowa State

    #232: Big East Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 76:55


    Jim may have driven all the way back to Vegas, but the boys still head EAST to talk Big East hoops on this episode. Can the league bounce back from a worrying season last year? Are we backing off on our Villanova love at all? Have the Johnnies returned to the national spotlight? We go team by team, discuss tiers and NCAA likelihoods, and quickly sort out all-conference awards. Plus a little Root's Roundup to catch up with everything from the past week! The Rundown(0:10) - Intro and Reviews (7:40) - Root's Roundup (News and Notes) (22:00) - Big East Overview (Storylines) (25:50) - Tiers (30:02) - All-Conference  (33:41) - Villanova (37:39) - UConn (41:15) - Seton Hall (44:14) - Xavier (48:11) - St. John's (52:45) - Butler (56:30) - Providence (59:00) - Creighton (1:03:00) - Marquette (1:05:54) - Georgetown (1:09:33) - DePaul

    #231 ACC Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 95:44


    Matt and Jim are back stateside, just in time to talk Atlantic Coast Conference basketball. Once a CBB overlord, the ACC's lost its luster lately - is this the year we see an insurgence? Rundown: (0:00) Intro  (8:25) Root's Roundup (24:05) Standings & Storylines (35:50) Duke (39:35) North Carolina (44:26) Florida State (48:50) Louisville (54:00) Virginia (57:50) Virginia Tech (1:01:00) Syracuse (1:04:55) Notre Dame (1:08:49) Miami FL (1:12:08) NC State (1:15:19) Georgia Tech (1:18:40) Clemson (1:21:58) Pittsburgh (1:25:20) Wake Forest (1:28:35) Boston College

    #230: MWC and WCC Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 75:09


    The Weave heads west to discuss two of the premier mid-major leagues in college basketball. The Mountain West. The West Coast Conference. Teams broken down, standings discussed, it's all inside. The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (3:53) Mountain West (4:12) Standings & Storylines (13:05) San Diego State (17:05) Colorado State (22:30) Nevada & Boise State (29:50) UNLV (33:38) Utah State (37:18) Fresno State (40:00) Wyoming (42:24) New Mexico, San Jose State & Air Force (45:25) WCC (45:30) Standings & Storylines (49:20) Gonzaga (54:40) BYU (58:00) San Francisco (1:01:20) Saint Mary's (1:03:41) LMU (1:06:02) Santa Clara (1:08:10) Pacific, Pepperdine, San Diego & Portland

    #229: American and A-10 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 79:16


    In a rare morning recording session, the Weavers wax poetic about the AAC and the A-10, talking tiers, teams and...talents? Alliteration is alluring folks, I tried. We round up the news (with a slight twist?!) and then dive into each league, giving our thoughts on most of the teams while maaaaybe glossing over a couple.  The Rundown (0:00) - Intro (6:10) - Root's Roundup - News & Notes (14:35) - American Tiers (47:03) - Atlantic 10 Tiers

    #228: Top-100 Players Reactor

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 85:31


    We ranked, you ridiculed - THAT'S WHAT WEAVE NATION DOES! Join us as we dissect the aftermath of the annual top-100 player ranking atom bomb. Rundown: >>> Intro (0:00) >>> Root's Roundup (8:55) >>> Top 100 Player Reactions (22:50) Caveats, Disclaimers, CYA, etc. (23:00) Notable BEEF (31:30) Biggest regrets (52:30) Tough nuts to crack (teams & players) (1:02:00) Ky's Feedback Gems: Best of & Worst of (1:08:40)

    #227: Mid Major Menagerie 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 86:12


    An annual tradition unlike any other: diving into every single mid-major conference. The Weave talks shop on 22 CBB conferences, highlighting top contenders, sleepers, and key headlines along the way. There's also a lil discussion on Kentucky and Marcus Carr. The Rundown: (0:00) Intro (5:35) Root's Roundup (BRIEF) (8:00) Kentucky & Marcus Carr (15:33) Mid Major Menagerie (15:40) Missouri Valley (21:08) MAC (25:52) Conference USA (30:45) SoCon (34:10) Big West (37:28) Summit (40:50) Ivy (43:23) Big Sky (46:46) Colonial (50:07) Horizon (54:03) Sun Belt (57:20) Ohio Valley (1:00:52) WAC (1:04:20) Patriot (1:07:00) America East (1:08:41) ASUN (1:11:10) MAAC (1:14:08) Big South (1:16:50) NEC (1:19:07) Southland (1:20:44) MEAC (1:22:38) SWAC

    #226: Belmont Coach Casey Alexander (Oh, and Ky's Back)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 68:26


    We're back from a week off, and Ky is back from his trip across the Atlantic! We caught up on the news from the past two weeks and then discussed the response to some of the most recent teams released in our Top 40 countdown. Finally, we were lucky enough to be joined by Belmont Head Coach Casey Alexander to discuss all things Belmont + Nashville!    The Rundown (0:00) - Intro (6:58) - Root's Roundup (News & Notes) (25:54) - Catchup on Top 40 Reactions (Illinois, Houston, Ohio St., Duke, & more) (44:33) - Belmont Coach Casey Alexander Joins! (Working for Rick Byrd, the anticipation for this Belmont season, & much, much more) 

    #225: Debate School (Top-40 Rebuttals)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 68:19


    With Ky kicked to the curb, Jim and Matt engage a dual point guard pod. We put up our prickly shields and defend early backlash against our early top-40 rankings, none louder than from the Arkansas faithful... Rundown: (0:00) Intro / Pump Up (8:15) Root's Roundup (21:00) Weave Rebuttals to Top-40 Inclusions Arkansas Maryland West Virginia Xavier Texas Tech Virginia San Diego State Florida St. Bonaventure (55:35) Weave Rebuttals to Top-40 Omissions Loyola Chicago Mississippi State USC Syracuse