Pod: Tourney Day 1 REACTION: Tough Calipari questions, crushing UConn loss, overrated Big Ten + more
On today's podcast, Aaron recaps Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament. He asks if the best days are behind John Calipari after losing to Saint Peter's and why UConn's loss to New Mexico State was especially frustrating. Plus thoughts on all the other big games, including Iowa's stunning loss to Richmond and Kenny Payne's hire at Louisville. Here's a full rundown:
Kentucky loses to Saint Peter's - it's time to ask some tough questions about John Calipari (2:00): Aaron opens the show by discussing Thursday's biggest stunner, Kentucky losing to Saint Peter's. He explains why it's time to wonder if the best days are behind John Calipari after another stunning exit, why this team peaked in January and what could possibly be done in the off-season to fix the program's deficencies?
UConn takes a stunner as well (17:20): From there Aaron transitions to the other stunner from Thursday, UConn losing to New Mexico. Aaron the most frustrating part of the loss for UConn fans, and also wonders if UConn needs to recruit a different *type* of player in the future. Also, an overview of Dan Hurley through four years on the job.
From there, Aaron also hits on the other big news of the day, including Iowa's stunning loss to Richmond (26:30). He explains why yes, the Big Ten is overrated and has proof to show why they routinely get the most teams into the Big Dance only to see them lose. He wraps discussing the rest of the day including Memphis' big win, Creighton's comeback, Tennessee's dominant win and the Murray State-San Francisco thriller.
Finally, he discusses Kenny Payne getting the Louisville job to end the show (40:00).
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