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Making the Madness College Basketball Podcast

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Bi-weekly Podcast that breaks down College Basketball like no other. We recap, make predictions, and much more.
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3.41 Boilermakers wild week, Duke and Villanova fall
In this episode, we break down Purdue’s games against Illinois and Indiana, which included a 1-1 week, Duke losing to Florida State, Villanova losing in the Pavilion for the first time since when? Plus much more from a great week of College Basketball.
01:18:18
January 21, 2022
3.40 Baylor loses again + Gonzaga vs. Auburn for #1
In this episode, we break down Baylor losing again, plus discuss Auburn vs. Gonzaga for #1. We also discuss Murray State blowing out Belmont, USC, Michigan State, and Texas Tech taking unranked losses, as well as some other results from a loaded weekend.
01:12:26
January 16, 2022
3.39 No more unbeatens, race for #1
In this episode, we discuss Baylor’s upset loss to Texas Tech, Auburn’s big win at Alabama, plus some big upsets in the Pac-12. We discuss who should be ranked #1 in the upcoming poll while discussing the rest of a great week of College Basketball.
01:07:51
January 14, 2022
3.38 Beating the Blue Bloods
In this episode, we break down Miami going on the road and beating Duke in Cameron Indoor, Texas Tech beating Kansas, Colorado State's perfect season coming to an end, a Big East thriller, and much more. 
01:05:08
January 10, 2022
3.37 Johnny Davis beats Purdue, Loaded week, Loyola-San Francisco recap
In this episode, we break down Johnny Davis carrying Wisconsin to a win at Purdue, plus other key Big Ten matchups from the week. We also discuss Loyola-Chicago beating San Fransisco, a good week in the Big 12, Kentucky's loss at LSU, mid-major showcases, and North Carolina and Michigan's tough losses. 
01:05:59
January 07, 2022
3.36 Big 12 showdown, big SEC slate, plus midseason Conference Player of the year predictions
In this episode, we break down the full week of games including Baylor winning at Iowa State, Texas, and Memphis’ weeks, the SEC having a loaded slate of games, plus we give our Conference Player of the year predictions for each major conference.
01:08:58
January 03, 2022
3.35 Christmas Week recap
In this episode, we break down the news from Christmas week as Marcus Sasser is out for the season, Tennessee upset Arizona, Vanderbilt won the Diamond Head Classic, Davidson beat Alabama, and more.
48:17
December 27, 2021
3.34 Kentucky dominates, Big East upsets, Gonzaga and more
In this episode, we discuss Kentucky’s dominant win against North Carolina at the top. We also discuss some upsets in the Big East like Providence over UConn, and Creighton over Villanova, as well as Gonzaga, West Virginia, and a few mid-major teams getting high-profile wins.
01:03:18
December 20, 2021
3.33 Covid is canceling games again, Memphis is back + weekend preview
In this episode, we discuss Covid-19’s impact on the sport with recent cancelations, Memphis’ big win against Alabama. Plus discuss a wild weekend that is ahead.
37:57
December 18, 2021
3.32 Baylor and Arizona get marquee wins, wild weekend recap + was it a goaltend?
In this episode, we break down a great win by Baylor against Villanova, Arizona’s win at Illinois, the goaltend call/ no call to decide the Alabama-Houston game. Plus everything else from an incredible weekend of College Basketball.
01:01:31
December 13, 2021
3.31 Rutgers stuns Purdue, Texas-Seton Hall recap + First big weekend preview
In this episode, we break down Rutgers’ historic upset of Purdue, Seton Hall’s big win against Texas, the Cy-Hawk rivalry, Indiana blowing a huge lead, plus preview the first big weekend of the College Basketball season.
01:06:38
December 10, 2021
3.30 Alabama beats Gonzaga, Memphis & Oregon struggle
In this episode, we break down Alabama’s upset win of Gonzaga and what it means for both teams. We discuss Oregon and Memphis both losing bad games, Wake Forest, Kansas State, and more.
01:00:48
December 06, 2021
3.29 Big Ten/ ACC recap, Duke falls, Purdue poised to take #1 ranking
In this episode, we break down every game in the Big Ten/ ACC Challenge. We discuss Ohio State's upset win against Duke, Purdue blowing out Florida State, and emerging as the potential new #1 team in the sport while discussing Memphis, Utah Valley, and more. 
01:28:56
December 03, 2021
3.28 Duke takes down Gonzaga, Feast week wraps up + ACC/ Big Ten Challenge Preview
In this episode, we break down Duke/ Gonzaga, which was the game of the year thus far in College Basketball. We also discuss the rest of Feast Week, from Dayton over Kansas, Baylor winning the Battle 4 Atlantis, plus NIT Season Tip-Off. We conclude the episode by picking every ACC/ Big Ten matchup.
01:18:14
November 29, 2021
3.27 Gonzaga dominates matchup of top teams, Feast Week talk
In this episode, we begin recapping Gonzaga-UCLA and discuss why Gonzaga is the team to beat in the sport, plus preview Gonzaga-Duke. Then we discuss the Feast Week Tournaments of the Maui Invitational, Fort Myers Tip-Off, Battle 4 Atlantis, and more.
01:34:18
November 26, 2021
3.26 Hall of Fame Tip-Off recap, Feast Week Preview
In this episode, we recap the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic, with Purdue winning the title over Villanova. We then discuss UCLA-Gonzaga and break down that game, plus discuss and pick winners for all the Feast Week Tournaments.
01:06:36
November 21, 2021
3.25 Gavitt Games Recap + First MTE’s begin
In this episode, we break down the Gavitt Games. We break down Seton Hall’s big road win, Marquette upsetting Illinois, Indiana holding serve at home, and then we dive into the early season Tournaments that will take place this weekend.
01:31:58
November 19, 2021
3.24 Gonzaga dominates, UCLA-Villanova reaction, and more
It was a wild weekend in College Basketball as Gonzaga took care of Texas, while UCLA beat Villanova in two Top-5 matchups. We break that down plus discuss some other events from the weekends slate.
01:02:27
November 14, 2021
3.23 Champions Classic review, buzzer-beater of the season, and big weekend preview
In this episode, we break down a wild first three days. We begin talking about UC Riverside’s upset win of Arizona State and discuss the JP Moorman buzzer-beater. We move into the Champions Classic, we discuss Duke winning, Kentucky hanging around, and Kansas dominating Michigan State. We conclude the episode by breaking down Gonzaga-Texas and UCLA-Villanova.
01:05:42
November 12, 2021
3.22 Champions Classic and first week Preview
In this episode, we break down the Champions Classic, which marks the unofficial start of the season. We also discuss some intriguing mid-major games and call our upsets.
36:53
November 09, 2021
3.21 Preseason award and prediction podcast
In this episode, we break down our award predictions, over and underrated teams, sleepers, and we give our award predictions.
01:02:39
November 08, 2021
3.20 Best of the Rest
In this episode, we go through all the leagues we haven’t previously touched on and give each league a breakdown. We mostly discuss the league favorites, as well as the main contenders in each league.
01:42:27
November 01, 2021
3.19 Southern Conference Preview
In a year where the Southern Conference is up for grabs, we discuss which teams will rise to the top in the SoCon League Preview. 
25:41
October 29, 2021
3.18 WAC Preview
In this episode, we break down the WAC heading into this season. We discuss the front runners New Mexico State, Grand Canyon, plus which new teams to the league have a chance at the league title. 
40:01
October 28, 2021
3.17 MAC Preview
In this episode, we break down the MAC heading into this season. We discuss Buffalo and Ohio’s at-large chances, the top contenders, and more.
43:38
October 27, 2021
3.16 Atlantic 10 Preview
In this episode, we break down the Atlantic 10 heading into this season. We break down why Saint Bonaventure should be the favorites, which teams are tournament contenders, plus we discuss Forham potentially not being the worst team in the Conference.
55:17
October 23, 2021
3.15 Horizon League Preview
In this episode, we break down the Horizon League, a league that has two of the best players in College Basketball, plus a really good league favorite.
45:44
October 21, 2021
3.14 Sun Belt Preview
In this episode, we break down the Sun Belt heading into this season. We discuss teams that seem like favorites in Louisiana Lafayette, South Alabama, Georgia State, and Texas State, plus discuss a loaded Player of the year race. 
27:08
October 19, 2021
3.13 Conference USA Preview
In this episode, we break down Conference USA heading into this season. We discuss the three-team race at the top with Louisiana Tech, UAB, and Western Kentucky, plus discuss Kenneth Lofton Jr's Player of the year hopes, and more. 
57:03
October 18, 2021
3.12 OVC Preview
In this episode, we break down the Ohio Valley Conference. Sean discusses why the Ohio Valley could be a two-bid league, we each discuss the three-headed monster of Belmont, Murray State, and Morehead State as well in the league preview. 
28:34
October 15, 2021
3.11 CAA Conference Preview
We are officially moving to the true mid-major leagues for this season and who better to start with than the CAA. This is a league with six or seven teams with NCAA Tournament aspirations but who will achieve that success. We break it down and give our picks. 
23:56
October 14, 2021
3.10 Mountain West Conference Preview
In this episode, we break down the Mountain West going into this season. We discuss why Colorado State should be the favorite, plus we discuss which teams could also win the league title. 
01:15:22
October 13, 2021
3.9 ACC Preview
In this episode, we break down the ACC going into this season. We discuss the three-horse race for this league title, as well as which teams could compete for at-large bids.
01:45:12
October 07, 2021
3.8 Big Ten Preview
In this episode, we go team by team breaking down maybe the best league in College Basketball, the Big Ten. We discuss which team should be the favorite, and how many of these teams should make the NCAA Tournament.
01:14:48
September 30, 2021
3.7 Big East Preview
In this episode, we break down the Big East heading into this season. We break down why Villanova is the favorite, and which teams are true competitors to make the NCAA Tournament.
01:04:12
September 23, 2021
3.6 WCC Preview
In this episode, we break down the West Coast Conference. We start with Gonzaga and discuss their National title chances, we then go through team by team breaking down their expectations.
01:10:52
September 16, 2021
3.5 Missouri Valley Preview
In this episode, we break down the Missouri Valley. We talk Drake, Loyola-Chicago, with new head coach Drew Valentine, and go through the league team-by-team. We also begin talking about Shaedon Sharpe’s commitment to Kentucky.
01:19:26
September 08, 2021
3.4 American Preview
In this episode, we break down the American starting at the top with Memphis and Houston, then going team by team for the rest of the league.
01:13:06
September 02, 2021
3.3 Big 12 Preview + Emoni Bates commits to Memphis
In this episode, we break down Emoni Bates’ decision to head to Memphis. Then we deep dive the Big 12 going into next season.
01:29:51
August 27, 2021
3.2 Pac 12 Preview
In this episode, we go team by team and break down the Pac-12 Conference going into next season.
01:25:46
August 19, 2021
3.1 SEC Preview + Duren to Memphis
In this episode we break down the commitment of Jalen Duren going to Memphis, then we then go into our SEC Preview
01:56:04
August 12, 2021
2.69 Fantasy College Basketball Draft
In this episode, we draft our fantasy College Basketball teams going in snake order. We also discuss the impending Jalen Duren and Emoni Bates decisions. 
55:25
August 05, 2021
2.68 NBA Mock Draft
In this episode, we go through the NBA Draft and make mock selections, Sean Drafts for the Western Conference, and Jonathon drafts for the Eastern Conference. 
01:07:44
July 27, 2021
2.67 Kofi is back, Carr to Texas, plus Draft sleepers
In this episode, we break down the news as Kofi Cockburn has announced he is heading back to Illinois, we also talk about Marcus Carr heading to Texas, Jaden Shackelford returning to Alabama, and more. Then we talk through our draft sleepers. 
47:24
July 21, 2021
2.66 Offseason winners/ losers
In this episode, we begin by breaking down Kofi Cockburn, Cedric Russell, and Dawson Garcia's upcoming decisions. We then each give 10 winners and 8 losers of the offseason. 
02:01:40
July 14, 2021
2.65 Post-Draft Decision Deadline
The NBA Draft Decision Deadline has come and past and College Basketball is now taking shape. We break down all the big decisions and talk them through. 
01:22:32
July 08, 2021
2.64 Draft Combine takeaways + U19 roster
In this episode, we start off by breaking down recent draft decisions and the impact for College Basketball. We then talk NBA combine and some takeaways from that event, and we also discuss the final U19 USA roster. 
01:23:40
June 28, 2021
2.63 Mid-Major Lookahead
In this episode, we break down Tre Mitchell and Bryson Williams' commitments to their respective Texas schools. We then go through Sean's Mid-Major Top-25 and break down our thoughts on every team's NCAA Tournament chances. 
01:22:25
June 18, 2021
2.62 Ranking Roundtable
In this episode, we break down our respective rankings/ Bracketology and evaluate some of our differences, similarities, and everything in-between. We also talk about Jacob Young and break down your Twitter questions. 
01:12:52
June 11, 2021
2.61 Coach K farewell Tour
Coach K has announced he's retiring, we break down the news of him retiring and what impact it will have on the sport. We also break down transfers and the draft entry deadline. 
01:03:50
June 02, 2021
2.60 Drew Timme is back + Offseason Winners/ Losers
In this episode, we break down the news of Drew Timme coming back to College Basketball, along with other transfer additions. We then dive into our winners and losers of this offseason thus far. 
01:14:49
May 27, 2021
2.59 Big 12-SEC Portal Challenge
In this episode, we break down some of the big portal additions by Big 12 and SEC schools, headlined by Remy Martin, Bryce Thompson, and Sahvir Wheeler. Plus we break down Nolan Hickman to Gonzaga. 
01:09:48
May 20, 2021
2.58 PBJ and TyTy commit + Draft Decision advice
Patrick Baldwin Jr and TyTy Washington have made commitments to Milwaukee and Kentucky respectively, we break down their impact heading into next season, while we also give advice to those players still yet to make their NBA Draft decision. 
57:26
May 13, 2021
2.57 Michigan and Gonzaga emerge from pack with big portal additions
Another episode of the podcast is out, in this episode we break down the news of Michigan and Gonzaga loading up with big-time pickups on the transfer portal, while Kentucky adds in CJ Fredrick mid-podcast. 
01:01:13
May 05, 2021
2.56 Transfers galore + Memphis and Texas are back
The podcast roles on, in this episode, we break down why Memphis and Texas are both back, and we continue to break down the transfer portal. 
01:05:24
April 28, 2021
2.55 Chet is heading to Gonzaga, Arizona and Cincinnati fill
In this episode, we break down Chet Holmgren's decision to head to Gonzaga for this upcoming season, Arizona and Cincinnati filling, and we discuss the transfer portal and more. 
01:16:12
April 19, 2021
2.54 Offseason tips off
In this episode, we discuss all the happenings of the transfer portal, plus what are Arizona and Cincinnati's next steps from at head coach.
52:50
April 12, 2021
2.53 Baylor wins the Championship
In this episode, we react to Baylor winning its first-ever National Championship. We break down the game and also discuss Hubert Davis, Mark Adams, and Tim Miles getting jobs. 
38:00
April 06, 2021
2.52 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IS SET: GONZAGA-BAYLOR
We've waited all season long but it's finally here. Gonzaga vs Baylor, the two best teams in College Basketball are facing off for a chance to achieve immortality and win a National Championship. We break that down but not before talking about Jalen Suggs, UCLA-Gonzaga, and Houston-Baylor. 
42:21
April 05, 2021
2.51 FINAL FOUR PREVIEW, plus Roy Williams retires, and Chris Beard heads to Texas
In this episode, we break down each of the Final Four matchups, we then discuss Roy Williams retiring, and Chris Beard leaving for his alma mater. 
42:00
April 02, 2021
2.50 We have a Final Four
The Final Four is set. In this episode, we break down all the Elite Eight games that took place and discuss each team in-depth. 
50:36
March 31, 2021
2.49 Sweet 16 roundup, plus Elite Eight picks
In this episode, we break down the Sweet 16 games and discuss the biggest storylines out of the Sweet 16, plus we preview the Elite Eight. We also discuss Indiana and Utah making coaching hires. 
38:21
March 29, 2021
2.48 Sweet 16 Preview, Big 12 Coaching carousel
In this episode, we breakdown and pick every Sweet 16 matchup, we then discuss the Big 12 coaching carousel which has gone crazy thanks to the departures of Shaka Smart and Lon Kruger. 
33:30
March 26, 2021
2.47 Round of 32 Roundup
In this episode, we break down every Round of 32 matchup. We talk about Loyola's win over Illinois, the Pac 12's dominance, and Oral Roberts moving to the Sweet 16. 
01:00:59
March 23, 2021
2.46 March is back: Oral Roberts, Abilene Christian, Ohio, and North Texas pull of major upsets
In this episode, we break down the first round of the NCAA Tournament, we analyze everything from Oral Roberts' big win against Ohio State, Abeline Christian ending Texas' season, Ohio and North Texas pulling 13-4 upsets, and much more. 
01:01:24
March 21, 2021
2.45 Round One Picks + Coaching Carousel
In this episode, we made ATS picks for every first four and first-round game, then we break down the major coaching movements. 
44:28
March 18, 2021
2.44 Midwest Region and Final Four Preview
In this episode, we go through our Midwest Region predictions and make our selections for who we think will come out of that region, then of course it is time to determine a National Champion as we pick the winners of the National Championship. 
20:40
March 16, 2021
2.43 South Region Preview
In this episode, we break down the South Region and make our pick for which team heads to the Final Four.
17:08
March 16, 2021
2.42 East Region Preview
In this episode, we go round by round and pick our winners for the East Region. 
19:37
March 16, 2021
2.41 West Region Preview
In this episode, we break down the West Region and make our picks for which team will make the Final Four. 
20:59
March 16, 2021
2.40 The Bracket is here, Champ Week recap
In this episode, we begin by talking about Georgia Tech, Georgetown, and Oregon State winning Champ Week, then we deep dive into the Bracket diving deep into the Bracket. 
53:46
March 15, 2021
2.39 Champ Week in full display, Gonzaga gets tested
Gonzaga gets battle-tested against BYU, while we go Conference by Conference and break down each league's notable discussion. 
55:26
March 12, 2021
2.38 Who won the Big Ten again, Valley Championship, and more
In this episode, we break down the craziness of the Big Ten, with us debating who is the real Big Ten Champions. We also talk about the Missouri and Ohio Valley Championships, Atlantic 10, Big 12, and more. 
01:05:09
March 08, 2021
2.37 Baylor is back, Illinois routes Michigan, Horizon Madness
In this episode, we break down Baylor winning at West Virginia in overtime, Illinois routing Michigan, The Horizon League craziness, and much more. 
01:10:01
March 05, 2021
2.36 Kansas ends Baylors's perfect season to headline loaded weekend
In this episode, we break down Kansas' upset win against Baylor, Iowa beats Ohio State, North Carolina takes down Florida State, and more
01:24:56
March 01, 2021
2.36 Spartans rise again, NCAA cancelation policy and more
In this episode we break down everything from the NCAA's policy for cancelations in the NCAA Tournament, Michigan State rising from the dead, great College Basketball announcers, and more. 
01:21:34
February 26, 2021
2.35 Michigan beats Ohio State, while bubble implodes on wild weekend
In this episode, we break down Michigan-Ohio State which was the game of the year thus far. We also talk about the bubble imploding over the weekend, with many bubble teams taking bad losses. 
01:10:30
February 22, 2021
2.34 Florida State dominates, Wichita State moves into Tournament position
In this episode we break down the big win from Florida State against Virginia, Wichita State moving into NCAA Tournament position thanks to a win against Houston, the bubble, and more. 
45:45
February 19, 2021
2.33 Valley showdown, Oklahoma rises on big College Basketball weekend
In this episode, we discuss Loyola-Chicago and Drake splitting their two games, Oklahoma getting another huge win at West Virginia, Creighton beating Villanova, plus untrustworthy teams taking bad losses. 
51:02
February 15, 2021
2.32 Chris Beard gets tossed, while Missouri loses predictably
In this episode we discuss Texas Tech-West Virginia, Chris Beard getting ejected, Missouri losing to Ole Miss, and we discuss Big 12 and Pac-12 happenings. 
50:37
February 12, 2021
2.31 Missouri and Oklahoma State get signature wins, USC is the Pac-12's best
Following a wild weekend of College Basketball, we discuss everything from Missouri and Oklahoma State getting big wins, to rivalry wins by North Carolina and USC, and much more. 
54:24
February 08, 2021
2.30 Wild week of upsets, Baylor and Ohio State get big road wins and more
In this episode, we break down a wild week of College Basketball which saw unranked losses, headlined by Villanova and Houston. Plus we talk about big road wins by Baylor and Ohio State.
51:31
February 05, 2021
2.29 Big 12/ SEC Challenge recap, ACC's best fall, and Illinois is back
In this episode, we break down a wild weekend from the Big 12/ SEC Challenge, the surprising results from some interesting matchups in the ACC and Big Ten, plus we preview a big week of games ahead. 
54:19
February 01, 2021
2.28 Miles McBuckets beats McClung, A10 talk and the Big 12/ SEC Challenge preview
In this episode, we break down West Virginia's win against Texas Tech, Oklahoma beating Texas on the road, Dayton beating Saint Louis, and much more. We then predict every game in the Big 12/ SEC Challenge. Make sure to check out MakingtheMadness.com and subscribe to Making the Madness on YouTube.
56:47
January 29, 2021
2.27 Coach K sounds off after loss, Kansas drops third straight, and Maryland wins in the Barn
In this episode, we break down Duke's loss to Louisville and Coach K sounding off after a loss, Kansas losing to Oklahoma for their third straight loss, Maryland winning at the Barn, Pac-12 and Big Ten craziness, and more. 
57:47
January 25, 2021
2.26 Indiana is back, Baylor and Alabama are legit
In this episode, we discuss Baylor's big win against Kansas, Alabama continuing to dominate the SEC, Indiana winning at Iowa, and much more.
01:04:57
January 22, 2021
2.25 Barn Burners and Baylor
In this episode, we discuss Minnesota's dominance at the Barn with their win against Michigan, plus we discuss a big week for Baylor which includes a win at Texas Tech and a game against Kansas.  Check out MakingtheMadness.com for more coverage and watch Making the Madness on YouTube.
01:07:25
January 18, 2021
2.24 Mac is back, Cade Cunningham beats Kansas, and Michigan is really good
In this episode, we break down a wild weekend of games which includes Mac McClung hitting a shot to beat Texas, Cade Cunningham leading Oklahoma State to an upset win against Kansas, while we talk about Michigan blowing out Wisconsin. 
53:13
January 15, 2021
2.23 Andrew Jones hits winner, Maryland upsets Illinois, and more
In this episode, we discuss Texas' big win at West Virginia, Maryland's big win at Illinois, Kansas, and Kentucky's winning streak continues, and more. 
54:37
January 11, 2021
2.22 Major blown leads cause concern, do we trust Michigan, plus nobody wins in Boulder
In this episode, we talk through major blown leads from Oklahoma State and Northwestern. We also discuss Michigan dominating Minnesota and break down Colorado moving to 10-0 all-time at home against Oregon in Boulder. 
01:00:55
January 08, 2021
2.21 Texas is back, Iowa wins in thriller in great weekend of College Basketball
In this episode, we break down Texas' big win at Kansas, Iowa's wins a thriller at Rutgers, Tennessee losing at home, and much more from a wild weekend of College Basketball.  Make sure to subscribe to Making the Madness on Youtube and check out MakingtheMadness.com
50:51
January 04, 2021
2.20 Tennessee, Big Ten craziness, plus a Preview of loaded weekend
We break down Tennessee's big win against Missouri, more big games in the Big Ten, plus we preview and predict winners for a loaded slate of games. 
52:07
January 01, 2021
2.19 Gonzaga rolls, Big Ten continues dominance
In this episode, we open on Gonzaga's big win against Virginia, then talk Big Ten Basketball with Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Northwestern continuing to play well, we also hit on the Battle of Kentucky and Louisville's big-win against the Wildcats. 
01:04:46
December 28, 2020
2.18 Merry Basketball-mas
In this episode, we break down Kansas-West Virginia, NC State-North Carolina, and Rutgers-Ohio State, plus make predictions for a great weekend of games. 
01:03:47
December 24, 2020
2.17 Weekend rewind, Gonzaga beats Iowa, Rutgers is team to beat in Big Ten, and more
In this episode, we break down a wild weekend of College Basketball, which includes Gonzaga's win against Iowa, Rutgers' big win against Illinois, Minnesota's win against Saint Louis, the CBS Sports Classic, and much more. 
01:02:23
December 21, 2020
2.16 Kansas continues streak, Iowa-Gonzaga, CBS Sports, and more games for weekend preview
In this episode we discuss Kansas winning at Texas Tech, Marquette having a wild week, the Pac-12, and Arizona State, plus we preview a huge weekend which includes a featured Iowa-Gonzaga.
55:22
December 18, 2020
2.15 Keyontae Johnson in hospital, and Missouri is back
In this episode, we discuss Keyontae Johnson's health, dive into Missouri and West Virginia's performances, plus make picks for a good slate of games which includes Kansas at Texas Tech. 
48:20
December 14, 2020
2.14 Coach K speaks, Big Ten/ ACC recap, and predictions
In this episode, we go over what was a busy week in College Basketball which included a great week of games, plus a Coach K quote that sparked much controversy. We also make our predictions for this weekend's best games at the end of the show.  Make sure to subscribe to the Making the Madness Podcast and you can check out our YouTube page.  For more articles: MakingtheMadness.com
58:22
December 11, 2020
2.13 Big-Game Cancelation, Upsets, and Big Ten-ACC Preview
In this episode, we break down the cancelation of the game of the year with Gonzaga-Baylor getting canceled. We also break down some interesting results such as Villanova-Texas, and Georgia Tech's win against Kentucky. We then preview and make a pick for every Big Ten-ACC Challenge Game. 
58:35
December 07, 2020
2.12 Gonzaga-Baylor Preview, Jimmy V, Champions Classic, and Maui Invitational recaps
In this loaded episode, we break down Gonzaga-Baylor tomorrow, recap a fun week of games which included Baylor-Illinois, Gonzaga-West Virginia, Duke-Michigan State, Kansas-Kentucky, and the Maui Invitational
49:11
December 04, 2020
2.11 Weekend of upsets, plus Maui, Champions Classic, and more
In this episode, Sean and Jonathon break down the upsets of Virginia, Villanova, and Kentucky from this past weekend, plus we break down more games such as the Maui-Asheville Invitational, Champions Classic, plus Illinois-Baylor, and Gonzaga-West Virginia. 
50:45
December 01, 2020
2.10 Gonzaga and Villanova dominate, weekends preview
The group recaps the big games where Gonzaga beat Kansas and Villanova beat Arizona State in heavyweight matchups, then we make picks for the big weekend games
39:32
November 27, 2020
2.9 The ball is tipped: Gonzaga-Kansas, Arizona State-Villanova previews
In this episode, we discuss the start of the 2020-21 College Basketball season, preview Gonzaga-Kansas, Arizona State-Villanova, plus discuss the games that took place on the first day of the season. 
51:58
November 26, 2020
2.8 Mid-Major Preview
In this episode, Sean and Jonathon break down every mid-major league in College Basketball, discussing which teams they think have the chance to win each league. 
41:56
November 23, 2020
2.7 Tweener League Preview
In this episode, @Sean02MTM and @Bracketologist3 break down the leagues known as the tweener leagues, (WCC, Atlantic 10, American, and Mountain West). 
01:15:14
November 22, 2020
2.6 SEC Preview
In this episode, @Sean02MTM and @Bracketologist3 break down the SEC team by team and give their postseason award picks. 
56:27
November 21, 2020
2.5 Pac-12 Preview
@Sean02MTM and @Bracketologist3 break down the Pac-12 Conference going team by team, the crew also breaks down the awards race. 
54:38
November 20, 2020
2.4 Big East Preview
The crew breaks down the Big East Conference for this upcoming season.  (Side note: Was recorded before Bryan Antoine was reinjured)  Make sure to check out MakingtheMadness.com
43:25
November 13, 2020
2.3 Big Ten Preview + Gregg Marshall and Pat Chambers
In this episode, the crew discusses Gregg Marshall and Pat Chambers' departures. Plus we dive into the Big Ten and preview the league for this upcoming season. 
01:09:32
November 12, 2020
2.2 Big 12 Preview
In this episode, the crew breaks down the Big 12 Conference, going through team by team, as well as giving their awards for the conference. 
37:10
October 13, 2020
2.1 ACC Preview Podcast with Mychal Hunter
A new season is on the cusp, this means that it is time to look ahead to next season with conference previews. We begin with the ACC and are joined by Mychal Hunter of ACCBasketballReport.com and the ACC Basketball Report podcast. 
01:31:19
October 01, 2020
#59 We have a start date, plus more waiver discussion
In this episode, we talk about the NCAA giving an official start date for the upcoming season, plus the ripple effects that come with it. Plus with more waivers, there is always plenty of discussion on that. 
58:14
September 19, 2020
#58 The ACC plan for a 346 team NCAA Tournament, Mountain West and more
In this episode, we discuss the idea that the ACC had of having an "all-inclusive" NCAA Tournament. We also talk about the Mountain West and much more. 
01:04:34
September 12, 2020
#57 Waivers continue, plus A10 talk
In this edition, Sean and Jonathon discuss the continued giving out of waivers, the potential for a bubble in College Basketball, and they cap it off talking about the Atlantic 10. 
01:12:05
September 04, 2020
#56 Social injustice & Police brutality, Will Wade, and AAC talk
In this edition of the podcast, we begin by talking about the NBA Boycott and social injustices in the world, we then move into Will Wade, and we move into talking about the AAC. 
59:41
August 27, 2020
#55 Isaiah Joe, waiver decisions, ACC talk
In this episode, we talk about the decision of Isaiah Joe to head to the NBA, Nojel Eastern to Howard, the waiver decisions, and we talk all things ACC. 
01:18:30
August 20, 2020
#54 Draft Decision bonanza
The NBA Draft deadline is upon us and we broke down every important draft decision that was made. 
01:48:14
August 04, 2020
#53 Ayo Dosumnu is back, Subscribe to the Making the Madness YouTube Channel
In this episode, we break down Ayo Dosumnu deciding to come back.  Heads up!!! We have officially announced the Making the Madness YouTube channel. Subscribe to that for daily College Basketball content as NBA Draft decision date is here. 
13:37
August 01, 2020
#52 Petrusev, Livers, Verge, AAC news, and the WCC
In this episode, we go through some of the news involving Filip Petrusev going pro, Isaiah Livers, and Alonzo Verge returning, some AAC notes and we also talk some WCC. 
01:04:14
July 24, 2020
#51 COVID-19 impact on College Sports, Matur Maker, Emoni Bates, Mid-Majors, and SEC
Topics discussed in podcast: COVID-19 Impact on College sports Matur Maker to Howard Emoni Bates to Michigan State CJ Walker to UCF Ben Stanley to the portal Isaiah Mike to play overseas DeJon Jarreau coming back to Houston Derrick Alston coming back to Boise Mid-Major debate North Texas vs Western Kentucky Murray State vs Austin Peay vs Belmont Loyola-Chicago vs Northern Iowa SEC superlatives
51:39
July 09, 2020
#50 Oklahoma State, transfers, Big 12 superlatives, and picking top players from this past season
Topics on the podcast include: Cade Cunningham staying at Oklahoma State Yor Anei transferring  Andrew Nembhard to Gonzaga LJ Figueroa to Oregon DJ Carton waiver Both Gach to Minnesota Justin Smith to Arkansas Justyn Mutts to Virginia Tech Big 12 superlatives -Favorite -Contenders -Darkhorse -Sleeper Drafting 2019-20 players (8 players per team)
48:27
June 24, 2020
#49 @Sean02MTM joins to talk Draft decisions, transfers, Big Ten and Draft decisions
In this edition of the podcast, @Sean02MTM joins the show to talk about Nate Hinton and Davide Moretti leaving school, transfer decisions, Big Ten talk and NBA Draft decisions. 
01:11:44
May 27, 2020
#48 @Sean02MTM joins to talk transfers, Pac-12, and create All-Decade teams
In this episode @Sean02MTM joins the show to talk: Olivier Sarr to Kentucky Zion Williamson and Louisville Jose Perez and Jeremiah Francis transfers 8 most impactful transfers Pac-12 overview All-Decade teams
01:02:24
May 11, 2020
#47 Mychal Hunter joins to catch up on the offseason.
On this edition of the podcast, Mychal Hunter (@ACCBR1 on Twitter) joins the show to talk: -Wake Forest firing Danny Manning and hiring Steve Forbes  -Olivier Sarr leaving Wake Forest -NIL rights -The G-League ending College Basketball -Marcus Santos-Silva to Texas Tech -Early entries in the NBA Draft -Stay or go decisions for potential NBA Draft prospects -Why Devin Vassell is a Top-10 NBA pick
01:13:48
May 01, 2020
#46 Tommy Fahey joins to talk Bracket projections plus Rick Pitino hired
In this episode, Tommy Fahey (@TfaheyCBB on Twitter) joins to make some hypothetical Bracket projections, plus we talk Rick Pitino.
59:27
March 16, 2020
#45 Coronavirus ends College Basketball
In this episode, I react to the College Basketball season being halted by the Coronavirus. 
12:59
March 13, 2020
#44 Corona-Virus cancels Conference Tournament week EMERGENCY PODCAST
Corona-Virus cancels Conference Tournament week EMERGENCY PODCAST
09:24
March 12, 2020
#43 Lukas Harkins joins the show to talk COVID-19, Bracketology, conference previews, and more
In this episode, Lukas Harkins (@Hardwiredsports on Twitter) joins the show to talk a magnitude of topics including the Corona-Virus effect on March Madness, Bracketology, conference previews and predictions, bubble talk and the 2018 St. Bonaventure team that beat UCLA. 
01:01:21
March 11, 2020
#42 Mountain West title recap, regular-season title chases and bubble talk
In this episode, I recap the first conference title games, I then look at some of the regular-season titles that were out there, plus get into some bubble talk. 
33:43
March 09, 2020
#41 Bracket Watch: Week 5
In this edition of the podcast, I break down my current Bracket projections following a Bracket reset. 
23:48
March 06, 2020
#40 Kyle Boone joins show to talk teams to trust, Conference Tournaments, and more
In this episode, CBS Sports' Kyle Boone joins the show to talk about teams to trust come March. We talk about the resurgence of Texas and UCLA. Then we discuss which conference tournaments to watch come March. 
54:06
March 03, 2020
#39 Weekend Recap, bubble talk, bold predictions, conference tournament season
In this edition, I come on the podcast to recap all the critical games from this weekend, with this, there is plenty of bubble talk. I also make some bold predictions and make conference tournament picks. 
40:40
March 02, 2020
#38 Bracket Watch: Week 4
In this episode, I examine all the worthy NCAA Tournament resumes and give my reasoning for where each team is seeded. 
35:54
February 28, 2020
#37 Eli Boettger from HeatCheckCBB joins the show
In this episode Eli Boettger (@Boettger_Eli on Twitter) joins the show to discuss HeatCheckCBB, Kansas dominance, Rutgers, bubble talk and we discuss which teams you can trust. 
54:52
February 26, 2020
#36 Full Weekend recap, Baylor-Kansas, BYU-Gonzaga, One seed debate, and more
In this edition of the podcast, I recap some of the great games from this weekend with Baylor-Kansas, BYU-Gonzaga, San Diego State, and some other games. I also give some bold predictions going forward. 
32:43
February 24, 2020
#35 Kevin Sweeney joins the show to talk Mid-Majors to watch and Weekend preview
In this episode Kevin Sweeney (@CBB_Central on Twitter) joins the show to discuss some mid-majors to watch, we take our four teams to win it all, we pick weekend games, and we discuss why you shouldn't hate Rutgers. 
01:11:29
February 21, 2020
#34 Rob Dauster joins the show
In this edition, Rob Dauster from NBCSports the CBTtalk podcast and the Best Bets segment on Instagram joins the show to talk about Maryland, Creighton, Kentucky, Duke, John Beilein. We also preview five games and give our best bets for five upcoming games, which includes Kansas at Baylor. 
41:26
February 19, 2020
#33 Erik Haslam joins to discuss metrics, WAB flaws and more
In this edition of the podcast Erik Haslam from https://haslametrics.com/ratings.php joins the show to talk about the downside of the exclusive use of WAB, break down why the Elam Ending is bad for College Basketball and discuss some NCAA Tournament teams near the bubble. We also answer your questions that were submitted on Twitter. 
58:53
February 19, 2020
#32 Bracket Projections based off my Bracketology
In this episode, I examine my own Bracketology and then make Bracket projections based off of those. This is a tool to get ready for the NCAA Tournament as I look at tips to help make a great Bracket. 
26:46
February 17, 2020
#31 Mychal Hunter joins show to talk Louisville, Late-Season awards, and make picks
In this episode, Mychal Hunter (@ACCBR1 on Twitter) joins the show to discuss a variety of topics including Louisville's loss to Georgia Tech, Dayton, Seton Hall, Kansas, and more. We also make our late season picks for College Basketball awards and also do some ATS picks for Saturday's games. 
01:06:02
February 15, 2020
#30 Bracket Watch: Week 3
In this episode, I examine some of the NCAA Tournament resumes starting on the one line and going down. This is as of 5 PM ET on Wednesday, February 12th, so expect changes as we go on. 
29:12
February 12, 2020
#29 Bracket Reveal, LSU-Auburn, Seton Hall wins at Villanova and more
In this episode, I give my quick takeaways from the Bracket reveal, then dive into a wild weekend of games which included LSU-Auburn, Seton Hall-Villanova, and more
25:07
February 10, 2020
#28 Bracket Watch: Week 2
In this episode, I talk some Bracketology, I go through the at-large caliber teams and discuss resume's and my seeding for different teams. 
27:18
February 07, 2020
#27 Jeff Goodman joins the show
On this edition of the podcast, Stadium's Jeff Goodman joins the show to discuss a variety of topics, including Baylor, talent loss, NPOY picks, National title favorites and more. 
28:06
February 05, 2020
#26 Super Bowl weekend recap
In this episode, I recap what has been a wild weekend of games, ranging between upsets, Big East Madness, trouble for top-tier teams, and more. 
39:43
February 02, 2020
#25 Introducing the new weekly Bracket Watch
In this episode, I go through each league and break down each team's NCAA Tournament seeding expectations. 
40:46
January 29, 2020
#24 Andrew Dieckhoff joins the show to talk bubble, San Diego State and more
In this edition of the podcast Andrew Dieckhoff (@AndrewDieckhoff on Twitter) joins the show to talk a variety of topics around College Basketball including the bubble, San Diego State, game picks. We also dive into what Kobe meant to us, as well as the impact he has had on the game.  #RIPKobe  #GetAndrewto1K
01:05:19
January 27, 2020
#23 Lukas Harkins joins the show to talk Butler, Kansas-Kansas State Brawl, and Bracketology
On this episode, Lukas Harkins (@Hardwiredsports on Twitter) joins the show to talk about Butler's struggles, the big Kansas-Kansas State Brawl, and then we do a massive dive in on Bracketology talk hitting on all the conferences thus far. 
01:04:51
January 24, 2020
#22 Mychal Hunter joins the show to talk a wild week in College Basketball, refs, the ACC and more
In this episode Mychal Hunter (@ACCBR1 on Twitter) joins the show to talk a multitude of topics including an upset-filled week in the sport, the ACC, referees, and more. 
01:28:20
January 18, 2020
#21 Jacob Zinkula joins the show to discuss Baylor, Michigan State, and more
In this episode Jacob Zinkula (@1Perfect Bracket on Twitter) joins the show to discuss a wild weekend of games which was headlined by Baylor winning at Kansas, Michigan State losing to Purdue and more. 
57:06
January 12, 2020
#20 Rutgers is back, Virginia loses again and weekend preview
In this episode, I recap all the big games from this past week which includes Rutgers beating Penn State, Virginia losing to Penn State and more. Then I get into previewing a solid weekend slate and give my ATS picks for each game. 
24:26
January 10, 2020
#19 Tristan Freeman joins the show to talk development, zags and more
In this episode, Tristan Freeman (@hoopsnut351) joins the show to discuss a variety of topics. We talk Gonzaga and San Diego State, then dive into development and ESPN+ and recap all the big games from the weekend. 
01:29:02
January 06, 2020
#18 Weekly recap mixed with mailbag
In this episode, I dive into a recap of the New Year's week games. I then move into answering some mailbag questions that were sent into me and finally dive into picking all of the weekend games. 
23:08
January 03, 2020
#17 Kevin Perry joins the show to talk Syracuse, make New Year's resolutions, and more
In this episode Kevin Perry (@ThreePointRange on Twitter) joins the show to talk about some weekend games, then he breaks down the Orange this year, we also make New Year's Resolutions for five teams each and then make picks for some of the upcoming games. 
42:26
December 30, 2019
#16 Kevin Sweeney comes in to talk about early storylines & make league Championship picks
In this edition, Kevin Sweeney (@CBBCentral on Twitter) comes on to give somewhat of a midyear checkup to talk about some of the early season storylines for this season. Then we go into picking winners for every single conference in College Basketball this season which includes all the mid-major leagues. We also make our CFB Playoff picks. 
01:08:22
December 27, 2019
#15 Patrick Madden joins to talk weekend games, Big East talk
In this episode, Patrick Madden (@TheSportsJD on Twitter) joins the show to talk about some of the really interesting games from this weekend while also talking about which teams make the NCAA Tournament from the Big East. 
01:15:51
December 23, 2019
#14 Connor Hope (@CondorianFM) joins the show to talk Gonzaga, disappointments and more
In this episode, Connor Hope from Busting Brackets joins the show to talk about Gonzaga, West Coast hoops in general, talk disappointments, make fantasy College Basketball teams and make weekend picks. 
01:10:35
December 20, 2019
#13 NET Rankings are here, Gonzaga is back
In this episode, I will talk about Oregon-Michigan, Memphis-Tennessee, and Gonzaga-Arizona and more. Then I will talk NET Rankings and make game picks. 
30:38
December 16, 2019
#12 Three Top-5 teams upset, Big Ten road struggles, and weekend preview
In this episode, I recap a short but exciting week of games that included three upsets of Top-5 teams. I then get into the weekend picks and talk all the big games in that one. 
23:19
December 14, 2019
#11 Butler and Butler talk. Luka Garza looked great.
In this game, I recap this weekend's games including Butler-Baylor and all the other big games from the weekend. I then make my picks for all games through Friday.
27:39
December 10, 2019
#10 Big Ten/ ACC Challenge recap, DePaul is back, Weekend Preview
In this episode, I recap all of the Big Ten/ ACC Preview games, I then breakdown DePaul being good and give my picks for each of the best games from this weekend. 
33:52
December 05, 2019
#9 Mychal Hunter from the ACC Basketball report joins to talk ACC/Big Ten Challenge
In this episode, Mychal Hunter joins me to discuss some of the Feast Week games and then we go into the ACC/ Big Ten Challenge and make our picks for the event. 
51:39
December 01, 2019
#8 Lukas Harkins joins to preview Feast Week
In this edition, Lukas Harkins (@Hardwiredsports on Twitter) from Busting Brackets joins to recap the week's games and most importantly preview and pick winners of all the feast week games. 
58:49
November 23, 2019
#7 Florida and Kentucky disappoint while early season tournament season begins
In this episode, I go over the disappointments that have been Florida and Kentucky as well as recap some of the other games of the weekend. I then move towards discussing some of the early season tournaments. 
18:28
November 19, 2019
#6 Upset Central, Kentucky and Myles Powell
In this episode, I go over some of the week's biggest games including Evansville's win at Kentucky and then talk about the fantastic Seton Hall-Michigan State game
21:30
November 15, 2019
#5 Gavitt Games Preview with Patrick Madden
In this episode, I first go through a weekend recap then I have on Patrick Madden (@TheSportsJD on Twitter) to talk about the Gavitt Games
41:24
November 12, 2019
#4 Welcome on to the show Andrew Dieckhoff
Andrew and I go over the resurgence of the Pac-12, talk some Mountain West, Preview Oregon State-Iowa State and talk about some other teams that we feel might be overvalued. 
44:22
November 09, 2019
#3 Champions Classic talk, ACC games, and preview of Friday's games
In this episode, I go over my reaction to the first games of the season including the Champions Classic, then get into some ACC action, upsets, and finally, I preview Friday's games. 
21:11
November 08, 2019
#2 Let the games begin, first game previews, and I give my Final Four picks
This episode starts out by going over some of the upcoming games for this week and then dive into my Final Four picks. 
24:21
November 05, 2019
#1: Intro, Offseason review, and preseason talk
This episode starts with an introduction to the show then moves towards discussing the Preseason Top-50, All-American Teams, Conference Overviews, and best and worst bets for National Title odds. 
32:50
October 31, 2019