Torres Pod: "Blue blood" Final Four good for CBB? Are people *rooting* for Coach K? Anthony Black
On today's show live from New Orleans, Aaron discusses whether a "blue blood" Final Four is actually good or bad for college basketball, and wait, are non-Duke fans actually rooting for Coach K? Finally, Arkansas picks up another five-star - as the Hogs look like a favorite in 2022-2023. Here's a full rundown of today's show:
Is a "blue blood" Final Four good or bad for college hoops (2:00)?: Aaron opens the show by discussing why he believes a "blue blood" Final Four isn't just good for college hoops, but what the sport needs. Aaron crunches the numbers, and explains why, while people say they want teams like Saint Peter's and Loyola-Chicago in the Final Four, they really don't.
Are non-Duke fans actually rooting for Coach K (19:00)?: Next up, Aaron discusses a fascinating question: With no more than two-games left in his career, are people actually rooting for Coach K to close things out in New Orleans? Aaron doesn't believe so, and explains why part of Coach K's greatness is how many people actually *hate* him. Also, why this Duke team simply isn't as unlikeable as past ones.
Arkansas picks up five-star Anthony Black - what is the ceiling of this program (39:00): Finally, Aaron discusses the big news out of the McDonald's All-American game, where Arkansas picked up a commitment from five-star Anthony Black. Aaron explains who Black is, why he can thrive at Arkansas, and wonders what the ceiling of this program is. With several key players expected back, could they be No. 1 heading into next season?
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