2021 ScheduleAll times ET

2021 Schedule
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10h

No. 2 Baylor makes last-minute trip to Las Vegas

No. 2 Baylor made an unexpected Thanksgiving night flight to Las Vegas, where the Bears now hope to open their men's basketball schedule with two games this weekend.

2d

The CFB Pod: The guys look at the first CFB Playoff rankings, preview Notre Dame-UNC, make their Week 13 picks and talk to Rece Davis

Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the first batch of College Football Playoff rankings, Notre Dame heading to North Carolina down two offensive linemen, Northwestern surprisingly smashing Wisconsin, David’s Dude of the Week, Coastal Carolina’s offense, Maryland-Indiana, JT Daniels impressing in his Georgia debut and their Week 13 picks. Later, Rece Davis hops on to talk about being in the spotlight with Northwestern’s success, BYU landing at No. 14, a nightmare playoff scenario for Cincinnati, the deck being stacked against the Pac-12 and the start of the college basketball season (48:39).

Check out the top teams as we head into a new college basketball season (2:17)
3d
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2dRyan McGee

McGee: A long overdue welcome back to you, college basketball

College basketball was one of the first sports canceled in March. Since then, the sport and its players have seen nearly every league at every level return. Now, it's finally time for college basketball's return.

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3dJeff Borzello

Baylor, Seton Hall cancel Sunday's matchup

Baylor had its third game canceled since coach Scott Drew tested positive for COVID-19, and the Bears will now open their season against Illinois in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 2.

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5dJeff Borzello

Baylor's Drew says he's tested positive for COVID

Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew announced he has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the fifth major-conference coach in the past two weeks to announce he's tested positive.

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9dJeff Borzello

Eight top hoops teams to play over two nights

Eight of the top 13 teams in college basketball will highlight a two-night slate of marquee games from the Champions Classic and Jimmy V Men's Classic at the start of December.

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16d

Garza, Butler top AP preseason All-America picks

Iowa's Luka Garza, Baylor's Jared Bulter, Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham, Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu, Gonzaga's Corey Kispert and Arizona State's Remy Martin were named to the AP's 2020-21 preseason All-America team.

16d

Courtside: Tom Izzo talks about his coronavirus diagnosis, and the guys preview the Big East and the Big 12 with the help of Kevin Willard and Bob Huggins

Greenberg and Dakich tip off an absolutely loaded show with Tom Izzo, talking about his COVID-19 diagnosis and giving an update on his team as the season approaches. Then, the guys preview the Big East (17:34) and talk to Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard (32:23). Later, they preview the Big 12 (52:50) and are joined by West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins (1:10:23).

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31dMyron Medcalf

Big 12 Black assistant coaches form alliance

Iowa State men's basketball assistant Daniyal Robinson helped form the Big 12 Black Assistant Coaches Alliance, which officially launched Tuesday.

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32dJeff Borzello

ESPN nixes plans to host hoops events at Disney

ESPN is canceling plans to host eight of its men's college basketball events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports property at Walt Disney World, which was the site for the NBA's bubble.

38d

Courtside: Baylor head coach Scott Drew on his experienced roster and a tough early season schedule

Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast talking about the differences between football and basketball coaches handling the pandemic, and seniors getting an extra year of eligibility. Then Baylor head coach Scott Drew joins the show to discuss the Bears’ tough early season schedule, the team’s excitement getting back in the gym, his experienced roster and Matt Mayer never seeing a shot he didn’t like (14:42).

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Team Stats

Points Per Game71.1193rd
Rebounds Per Game36.9138th
Assists Per Game13.8144th
Points Allowed60.1

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record13-13
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances11