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.