Pod: Weekend Tourney REACTION: Arizona thriller, SEC falls apart, Big Ten mess + coaching carousel
We are down to 16 teams! Aaron has full opening weekend reaction discussing Arizona's survival, the SEC's meltdown and how much blame should Rick Barnes get for Tennessee's loss? Plus thoughts on Duke, the Big Ten struggling again and some coaching carousel thoughts on Florida's hire and others - here's a full rundown:
Arizona survives TCU in A THRILLER (2:00): Aaron opens the show by discussing Arizona surviving late Sunday night, in the game of the tournament so far! He discusses how TCU kept things close, the controversial final call of regulation and how Benn Mathurin emerged as a national star for the Wildcats. Also, every eventual champion always has at least one close call - was this a *good* sign for the Wildcats?
Wide Open NCAA Tournament, SEC chokes + other news and notes from the weekend (17:00): From there Aaron switches gears to the second biggest topic of the sport - the SEC choking on college hoops biggest stage. He admits that he has to take an "L" after hyping the league all year, asks how much blame Rick Barnes should really get for Tennessee's loss and why Auburn's one big problem came to light in the tournament. From there he ripped through other results, including another disappointing tournament for the Big Ten, Duke surviving and maybe being a little *underrated* and also, how about those Saint Peter's Peacocks.
Coaching carousel news and notes (43:30): Finally, Aaron wraps by discussing a few big hires via the coaching carousel. He explains why he's not a fan of Florida's hire of Todd Golden, but why he thinks Mississippi State got the right guy in their new coach. Lastly, friend of the Aaron Torres Pod Sean Miller is headed to Xavier, and Aaron shares his thoughts.
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