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March Madness 365 with Andy Katz podcast

March Madness 365 with Andy Katz podcast correspondent Andy Katz talks with college basketball newsmakers each week on the March Madness 365 podcast. New episodes drop every Tuesday wherever you get your podcasts.

Go back and listen to episodes from the archive below. 

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April 5 | Kansas Jayhawks are National Champions

That's a wrap on the 2021-22 men's college basketball season! Immediately following the Kansas Jayhawks victory in the National Championship, Andy chats on the court with MOP Ochai Agbaji, Remy Martin and Bill Self. Andy also ranks his Top-10 moments of the Tournament and catches a gracious Hubert Davis outside the locker room. 

April 3 | National Championship Bound

The 2022 National Championship is set - UNC vs. Kansas. After the Tar Heels stunned the Blue Devils, Andy caught up with Coach K to reflect on his final game. Andy also chats with Armando Bacot, Jay Wright and Bill Self in this Final Four special episode.

April 1 | Final Four Preview with Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, UNC's Hubert Davis, Villanova's Jay Wright and Kansas' Bill Self

On site in New Orleans, Andy sits down with each Final Four head coach. Duke's Coach K talks about what it means to play in his Final Four finale, while North Carolina's Hubert Davis explains the magnitude of Duke and UNC meeting in the Tournament for the first time. Villanova's Jay Wright shares the emotions of the team after losing Justin Moore on the court and Kansas' Bill Self discusses Ochai Agbaji's impact for the Jayhawks.

March 28 | Blue Blood Final Four is set + Kansas’ Bill Self & Ochai Agbaji and Big Ten Network’s Robbie Hummel

Andy reacts to the Blue Blood Final Four - UNC vs Duke and Villanova vs Kansas. Fresh off their victory over Miami, Bill Self and Ochai Agbaji join Andy on the court in Chicago. Big Ten Network's Robbie Hummel talks about the Tournament thus far and looks ahead to New Orleans.

March 21 | Sweet Sixteen Preview + Arkansas’s JD Notae and Providence’s Nate Watson

After a wild weekend, Andy reacts to the First and Second Rounds of the 2022 Tournament. With the Sweet Sixteen set, Andy ranks the teams in order. Arkansas’s JD Notae joins Andy to talk about the Razorbacks journey back to the Sweet Sixteen and the task at hand with Gonzaga. Providence’s Nate Watson talks Ed Cooley's leadership and the Friars' matchup with Kansas.

March 15 | 2022 Bracket Deep Dive + Baylor's Scott Drew

Ready for March Madness? After a full day to digest the 2022 Bracket, March Chadness makes his return to pick apart Andy's bracket, look at easiest paths and even create a 'Chaos Final Four.' Andy ranks his Top-10 fan bases in the first and second rounds. Reigning National Championship head coach Scott Drew joins Andy to discuss the path ahead for No. 1 seed Baylor.

March 14 | 2022 Selection Sunday Special

Fresh off Selection Sunday, Andy gives his initial reaction the 2022 Bracket and catches up with Committee Chair Tom Burnett to discuss the seeding of the 68 teams. Andy ranks his Top-10 Players on double-digit seeds.

March 1 | Committee Chair Tom Burnett and University of San Francisco's Volodymyr Markovetskyy, Dzmitry Ryuny and Yauhen Massalski

NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Selection Committee Chairman Tom Burnett joins Andy in a discussion about where the committee stands heading into March and how the last 4 teams are decided. Andy ranks his Top 10 teams to keep an eye on as the regular season comes to a close. In a powerful interview, Andy speaks with University of San Francisco's Volodymyr Markovetskyy, Dzmitry Ryuny and Yauhen Massalski about supporting each other through the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Feb. 22 | CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish & Matt Norlander and Texas Tech’s Bryson Williams

CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander join Andy to discuss the recent postgame incident between Michigan and Wisconsin, the effect it will have on the Wolverines down the stretch and more. Andy ranks his Top 10 teams from the selection committee’s Top 16 reveal. Texas Tech forward Bryson Williams discusses the Red Raiders’ defensive prowess and how the team’s culture is key to finding success in a stacked Big 12 Conference.


Feb. 15 | ESPN's Joe Lunardi and Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe

ESPN's Joe Lunardi joins Andy to dive deep in to potential bubble teams and how they could punch their ticket to the Tournament. Andy ranks his National Player of the Year candidates and Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe shares his love of rebounding and how the Wildcats have found their rhythm in February.

Feb. 8 | Providence's Ed Cooley, HBCU All-Stars LLC's Travis Williams and Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren

After another week of college basketball, Andy is back to list out his top title contenders at this point in the men's college basketball season. Providence head coach Ed Cooley joins the pod to talk about his team's success and look ahead. HBCU All-Stars LLC Founder Travis Williams discusses the inaugural HBCU All-Star Game, which will be played Final Four Weekend in New Orleans. Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren shares what it's like to play for the Zags alongside Drew Timme.

Feb. 1 | Oklahoma's Porter Moser and Marquette's Shaka Smart

Andy Katz is back and with February upon us, he is ranking the top new hires of the 2021-22 men's college basketball season. Two of the coaches on the list, Porter Moser and Shaka Smart, join to talk about their early success and discuss how they ended up in the perfect place.

Jan. 18 | Auburn's Bruce Pearl and Houston's Kelvin Sampson

Auburn's Bruce Pearl joins Andy to discuss his disappoint being ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll and how he's used the transfer portal to be a top contender in men's college basketball. Houston's Kelvin Sampson talks about how his team has overcome adversity to find themselves in a position to make another run. Andy ranks the Top-10 teams who are on the rise.

Jan. 4 | CBS Sports’ Seth Davis, Baylor’s Scott Drew and Minnesota’s Ben Johnson

CBS Sports’ Seth Davis joins Andy to discuss the current status of men’s college basketball, NPOY candidates and more. Andy ranks his Coach of the Year candidates and is joined by a few who top his list. Baylor’s Scott Drew shares his recipe for success after the Bears' undefeated start to the season and Minnesota’s Ben Johnson talks about diversity in coaching and the lessons learned from coaches such as Tom Izzo.

Dec. 21, 2021 | Colorado State's Niko Medved and Ohio State's E.J. Liddell

Andy catches up with Niko Medved and E.J. Liddell as both of their teams feel the effects of the spike in COVID-19 cases. The Colorado State head coach provides an update on his health after testing positive and looks ahead to his team's return to the court. The Ohio State forward discusses the Buckeyes pause and how they continue to stay in shape. Andy ranks his current NPOY candidates.

Dec. 7, 2021 | Purdue's Trevion Williams, ESPN'S Bob Wischusen, Auburn's Jabari Smith and Alabama's Jaden Shackelford

After a month of college basketball, Andy is back to talk all things college hoops. ESPN'S Bob Wischusen joins the pod to discuss calling games with Dick Vitale after his return to the mic. Andy ranks his Top-10 most surprising teams to start off the season and catches up with Purdue's Trevion Williams, Auburn's Jabari Smith and Alabama's Jaden Shackelford along the way.

Nov. 16, 2021 | ESPN's Seth Greenberg, UCLA's Tyger Campbell, Memphis' Penny Hardaway and Tennessee's Kennedy Chandler 

After the first week of college hoops, Andy breaks down the start of the season with ESPN’s Seth Greenberg, UCLA’s Tyger Campbell, Memphis’ Penny Hardaway and Tennessee’s Kennedy Chandler. Andy ranks his top-10 teams who lived up to the hype in Week 1 and March Chadness makes his return for weekly picks.

Nov. 2, 2021 | March Madness Preseason Player of the Year

As the 2021-22 season approaches, Andy seeds the top-16 candidates for the March Madness Preseason Player of the Year. He catches up with UCLA's Johnny Juzang, Syracuse's Buddy Boeheim, Illinois' Kofi Cockburn and Gonzaga's Drew Timme - all topping the list. Head to @marchmadness to vote for the #MMPPoy! 

Oct. 5, 2021 | Conference Previews with Titus + Tate, Arkansas' Eric Musselman 

Andy invites FOX Sports’ Mark Titus and Tate Frazier to help him break down the top teams in each of the 5 major conferences and debate which conference would make the top 6. Andy ranks his Final Four dark horses and catches up with Arkansas’ Eric Musselman.

Sept.14, 2021 | Katz Rankz: Top 25 Returning Players

On a special edition of Katz Rankz, Andy ranks his Top-25 returning players for the 2021-22 college basketball season. He catches up with Mississippi State's Garrison Brooks, Syracuse's Buddy Boeheim, Texas' Marcus Carr and Illinois' Kofi Cockburn.

Aug. 3, 2021 | NABC’s Craig Robinson, Providence’s Ed Cooley and Navy’s John Carter Jr.

In light of the conversations around prioritizing athletes' mental health, Andy talks to NABC’s Craig Robinson, Providence’s Ed Cooley and Navy’s John Carter Jr. From a coach, player and executive director's perspective, the group discusses how the stigma has evolved and how we can continue to move forward in this space.

July 27, 2021 | Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman and Auburn's Sharife Cooper

Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman joins Andy to break down some of the top prospects of the 2021 NBA Draft. Andy gives us his mock NBA Draft of lottery teams. Auburn's Sharife Cooper talks challenges of last season, what he showed on the court for the Tigers and shares his watch party setup.

July 6, 2021 | Villanova's Jay Wright

Villanova head coach Jay Wright joins Andy Katz for an offseason chat about coaching in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the NBA Draft and his induction into the Hall of Fame. In this edition of Katz Rankz, Andy reflects on the next head coaches who he thinks should get the HOF nod.

June 1, 2021 | Basketball News' Matt Babcock and ESPN's Fran Fraschilla

Andy Katz delivers with all content surrounding the NBA Draft early entry deadline. Basketball News' Matt Babcock joins the pod to break down different players who have tough decisions to make regarding entering the draft or returning to school. Andy ranks the top-10 most important players making those decisions. ESPN Draft Analyst Fran Fraschilla discusses the delayed NBA Draft date and what March Madness did for some of the top draft prospects.

May 25, 2021 | Utah’s Craig Smith, Oral Roberts’ Max Abmas & Kevin Obanor and New Mexico’s Richard Pitino

Craig Smith joins Andy on the pod to talk about culture, his transition from Utah State to Utah and what's ahead for the Utes. Andy ranks another week of roster management this offseason. March Madness stars Max Abmas and Kevin Obanor relive Oral Roberts' March Madness run and discuss the future of the Golden Eagles. Richard Pitino shares what led him to New Mexico and if there is a father/son matchup in the works.

May 18, 2021 | Marquette’s Shaka Smart, DePaul’s Tony Stubblefield and George Mason’s Kim English

Shaka Smart joins the pod to talk about the highs and lows of the college basketball season and discuss his new opportunity with Marquette. Andy ranks another week of roster management this offseason. Tony Stubblefield looks at his journey from Oregon to DePaul and breaks down his roster for the upcoming season. Kim English shares what he’s learned from coaches in his career and expands on how more African American coaches are being offered opportunities at higher levels.

May 11, 2021 | Oklahoma’s Porter Moser and Utah State’s Ryan Odom

Oklahoma head coach Porter Moser joins the pod to talk about his new opportunity and share how he broke the news to Sister Jean. Andy ranks another week of roster management this offseason. Ryan Odom shares how family ties played a part in his decision to leave UMBC for Utah State.

May 4, 2021 | Andy Katz is joined by North Carolina's Hubert Davis and UCLA's Mick Cronin

On the first #MM365 podcast of May, March Madness correspondent Andy Katz is joined by new North Carolina coach Hubert Davis to discuss Roy Williams' retirement and the Tar Heels' outlook for next season. Then, Katz and UCLA coach Mick Cronin preview the Bruins' roster for next season and discuss a potential Gonzaga-UCLA rematch.

April 27, 2021 | Andy Katz is joined by Baylor's Scott Drew, Boston College's Earl Grant and San Jose State's Tim Miles

On the last #MM365 podcast of April, Andy Katz discuss with Baylor's Scott Drew what life is like after winning the national championship, what it's like to rebuild a program with Earl Grant and San Jose State coach Tim Miles' return to coaching.

April 20, 2021 | Andy Katz is joined by Texas' Chris Beard and Villanova's Jay Wright

Katz is joined by new Texas head coach Chris Beard to discuss his new job and the transfer portal, while Villanova's Jay Wright discusses the return of Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels. Katz also ranks the top 10 roster management winners from the second week of the offseason.

April 13, 2021| Andy Katz is joined by Indiana's Mike Woodson, Texas Tech's Mark Adams and Loyola Chicago's Drew Valentine

In the first #MM365 episode of the offseason, March Madness correspondent Andy Katz is joined by three recently hired head coaches ‚Äď Indiana's Mike Woodson, Texas Tech's Mark Adams and Loyola Chicago's Drew Valentine. Katz also ranks the 10 programs that have had the best offseason so far in terms of their roster situations with the transfer portal and players returning to school.

April 6, 2021 | Andy Katz recaps 2021 National Championship, Baylor coach Scott Drew joins

What a ride. Andy reacts to the 2021 National Championship after Baylor took down undefeated Gonzaga to win its first title in men’s program history. Head coach Scott Drew joins the pod to share his emotions and how the Bears were able to put on a dominant performance over the Zags. Andy ranks his top-10 memories of the tournament. We also preview Andy’s Power 36 and look ahead to next season.

April 4, 2021 | Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs, Baylor's Matthew Mayer recap the 2021 Final Four 

Andy and March Chadness react to the shot of the tournament ‚ÄĒ¬†Jalen Suggs‚Äô buzzer-beater in overtime to send Gonzaga to the National Championship. Suggs joins the pod from the locker room to share his emotions after the instant classic. Andy also reflects on UCLA‚Äôs incredible run from the First Four to the Final Four. We hear from Baylor‚Äôs Matthew Mayer after a dominant performance by the Bears to punch their ticket into the title game. Andy ranks his top-10 National Championship teams since 2000. March Chadness walks Andy through a deep dive of the Baylor vs. Gonzaga championship matchup.

April 2, 2021 | Final Four Coaches Preview

Andy shares his thoughts after legendary Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams announced his retirement from UNC. Andy also sits down with each Final Four coach. Gonzaga’s Mark Few talks about the challenges and rewards of scheduling during a pandemic. UCLA’s Mick Cronin breaks down the Bruins’ run from First Four to Final Four. Baylor’s Scott Drew explains how the Bears were able to get back on track after a pause due to health and safety protocols. Houston’s Kelvin Sampson discusses his journey back to the Final Four. Andy ranks his top-10 MOP’s of the tournament since 2000.

March 31, 2021 | Final Four Preview

The 2021 Final Four is set: Gonzaga, Baylor, Houston and UCLA. Andy gives his initial reaction following the Elite 8. Baylor’s Davion Mitchell talks about the defensive-minded Bears and their journey to the Final Four. Andy ranks his top-10 individual performances so far this tournament. Houston’s Dejon Jarreau discusses the bond between the Cougars and how he was able to overcome injury during their run. March Chadness joins the pod to break down the Final Four matchups. 

March 23, 2021 | Sweet 16 Preview

Andy recaps the wild return of March Madness. Arkansas’s Eric Musselman shares his emotions after reaching the Sweet 16. Andy ranks his favorite player on each of the remaining teams. Houston’s Kelvin Sampson breaks down the field and discusses what it’s like to just miss advancing in the Tournament. March Chadness is back to help Andy revise his bracket.

March 16, 2021 | 2021 Bracket Breakdown

CBS Sports and The Athletic’s Seth Davis joins Andy to discuss the week ahead of Madness. 1-seed Illinois’ Brad Underwood reflects on the Big Ten Championship and how his team put the pieces together. Andy ranks his Top-10 players on double-digit seeds. 1-seed Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi checks in from Indy and discusses the road ahead for the Zags. 4-seed Oklahoma State’s Mike Boynton talks about the Cowboys journey to Indy and the impact Cade Cunningham has had on the program. 11-seed Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim opens up about family time while at home and what lies ahead for the Orange.

March 15, 2021 | Georgetown's Patrick Ewing, Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle and Texas’ Andrew Jones

Following Selection Sunday, Andy Katz breaks down his initial reaction to the 2021 NCAA Tournament Bracket. Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing discusses Georgetown’s run to March Madness after securing an automatic bid with the Big East Tournament Championship. Texas’ Andrew Jones gears up for his first NCAA tourney appearance with the Longhorns. Oregon State’s Wayne Tinkle looks back on the Beavers' journey to capturing their first Pac-12 Tournament Championship.

March 9, 2021 | Iowa's Luka Garza and Michigan State alum Cassius Winston

As the regular season comes to a close, Andy gives out his Year-End Awards for 2020-21. Senior Luka Garza discusses his journey to Iowa and his emotions after the Hawkeyes announced they would retire his jersey. Andy ranks his Top 10 Bid Stealers for the NCAA Tournament. Michigan State alum Cassius Winston talks about missing out on March Madness last season and what makes Tom Izzo teams so dangerous this time of year. March Chadness joins the pod to break down more conference tournament predictions.

March 2, 2021 | Gonzaga's Mark Few and Maine's Edniesha Curry

Mark Few joins Andy to discuss Gonzaga's 24-0 undefeated run this season before Andy ranks the Top-10 schools with the best men’s and women’s basketball programs in the country this season. In honor of International Women's Day, Maine’s Edniesha Curry, the only woman currently serving as a full-time assistant coach in Division I men's basketball, sits down to share the story of her coaching journey. Finally, March Chadness joins the pod for this week's game picks.

Feb. 23, 2021 | Wichita State’s Isaac Brown, Oklahoma State’s Mike Boynton and Big Ten Network’s Mike DeCourcy

Isaac Brown and Mike Boynton join Andy to discuss their head coaching journeys and the need to create more opportunities for Black coaches. Andy ranks the last ten Naismith NPOYs. Mike DeCourcy shares his take on the NPOY race between Luka Garza and Ayo Dosunmu and the chances of Blue Bloods missing out on the Tournament. March Chadness joins the pod to break down the weekly game picks.

Feb. 16, 2021 | Ohio State’s Chris Holtmann, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and Michigan State’s Assistant Athletic Director Kevin Pauga

Ohio State University’s Chris Holtman shares with Andy why CJ Walker and Kyle Young’s leadership has led to a successful season for the Buckeyes. Andy ranks the top 10 teams to crack the top 16. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and Michigan State’s Assistant Athletic Director Kevin Pauga breakdown the committee’s mindset about selecting which teams make it to the March Madness tournament. March Chadness hops on for Andy’s weekly predictions.

Feb. 9, 2021 | Missouri’s Cuonzo Martin, USC’s Evan Mobley and Cleveland State’s Dennis Gates

Cuonzo Martin joins the pod to talk about Mizzou’s season despite being picked to finish last in the SEC and the importance of diversity in coaching. Andy ranks his top-10 seniors of 2021. USC’s Evan Mobley shares how the Trojans have been able to find themselves atop the Pac-12. Dennis Gates honors John Thompson and John Chaney and discusses the importance of student athletes speaking up for racial equality. March Chadness breaks down the game picks of the week. 

Feb. 2, 2021| UCLA's Chris Smith and Western Kentucky's Charles Bassey

Andy pays tribute to legendary Temple head coach John Chaney. UCLA’s Chris Smith talks about the hardships of suffering a season-ending injury during a pandemic and how he’s continuously supporting the Bruins. Andy ranks his top-10 bubble teams midway through the season. Charles Bassey discusses his journey to Western Kentucky and why the nation should keep an eye on the Hilltoppers. March Chadness joins the pod to break down the picks of the week.

Jan. 26, 2021 | Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Baylor’s Scott Drew, Belmont’s Casey Alexander

Head coaches for the top two teams in the country, Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Baylor’s Scott Drew joins the podcast to talk about their team’s performance throughout the year despite game postponements. Andy ranks the top candidates for coach of the year. Belmont’s head coach Casey Alexander dives into the success of the Bruins. Andy and March Chadness go through Andy’s weekly predictions. 

Jan. 19, 2021 | CBS's Clark Kellogg, Villanova's Jay Wright and Virginia head coach Tony Bennett 

CBS’s college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg joins the pod to reflect on the quality of the 2020-2021 season. Katz ranks his mid-season National Player of the Year candidates. Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright discusses how his team has been adjusting to the COVID-19 protocols. University of Virginia head coach Tony Bennett talks with Katz about how the Cavaliers are improving despite the pauses the team has taken throughout this season. March Chadness joins to make weekly predictions with Andy. 

Jan. 12, 2021 | CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein, Kentucky’s Keion Brooks Jr. and Xavier’s Colby Jones

Jon Rothstein joins Andy Katz to kick off this episode and break down the field after a full week of college hoops in the New Year. Kentucky’s Keion Brooks Jr. discusses how the Wildcats have turned things around after a 6-game losing streak. Andy ranks his top turnaround teams that are trending upwards. Xavier’s Colby Jones shares his emotions after dedicating his game-winner against Providence to his late grandfather. March Chadness joins for weekly game picks.

Jan. 5, 2021 | Kentucky's Mitch Barnhart and ESPN's Dan Dakich

The NCAA announced that the entire 2021 NCAA tournament will be held in Indiana. Kentucky Athletic Director and chair of the NCAA Competition Oversight Committee Mitch Barnhart joins Andy to discuss how the committee came to the decision. Andy ranks the historic tournament sites. ESPN’s Dan Dakich breaks down each of the sites for 2021. March Chadness hosts our weekly game picks and discusses the first NET rankings.

Dec. 29, 2020 | NCAA SVP of Basketball Dan Gavitt and Missouri's Mark Smith

On the Dec. 29 episode of the #MMM365 podcast, March Madness correspondent Andy Katz is joined by NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt and Missouri men's basketball player Mark Smith. In the latest edition of #KatzRankz, Katz ranks the top 10 conferences in the country, based on the strength of teams at the top of each conference and their ability to compete deep into the NCAA tournament. At the end of the podcast, Chad "March Chadness" Aycock then joins the pod for the weekly picks, like always.

Dec. 22, 2020 | Ken Pomeroy, KPI creator Kevin Pauga, ESPN's Joe Lunardi and West Virginia's Miles McBride

On the Dec. 22 episode of the podcast, Ken Pomeroy and KPI creator Kevin Pauga join Andy Katz to take a statistical look at the season through the first month of games. Andy ranks his top-10 college basketball wishes for 2021 before ESPN's Joe Lunardi breaks down the NCAA tournament field from top teams to the bubble. West Virginia's Miles McBride also joined the pod this week to dive into the Mountaineers' strengths and the level of competition in the Big 12. Chad "March Chadness" Aycock then joins the pod for the weekly picks.

Dec. 15, 2020 | CBS Sports' Seth Davis, San Diego State's Brian Dutcher and Notre Dame's head coach Mike Brey 

On the Dec. 15 episode of the pod, Seth Davis and Andy Katz discuss Nate Oats’ response to Coach K’s announcement that Duke will cancel the rest of their non-conference schedule. San Diego State’s Brian Dutcher phones in and shares how the Aztecs continue to be a top program in the Mountain West. Andy ranks his top-10 biggest surprise teams of the season. Notre Dame’s Mike Brey discusses the Fighting Irish’s strong start and the importance of continuing to play safely. March Chadness joins the pod for Andy’s picks of the week. 

Dec. 8, 2020 | ESPN's LaPhonso Ellis, Texas Tech's Mac McClung and Texas head coach Shaka Smart 

ESPN's LaPhonso Ellis joins Andy Katz to break down some of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchups of the week. Katz ranks his Top-10 ‚ÄėRising Stars‚Äô for the beginning of the season. Texas Tech‚Äôs Mac McClung discusses his strong start for the Red Raiders and what it‚Äôs like to learn under head coach Chris Beard. Texas‚Äô Shaka Smart shares his experience from the Maui Invitational in Asheville and the story behind his new hairdo. Chad "March Chadness" Aycock then joins the pod for the weekly picks.

Dec. 1, 2020 | Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs, Baylor’s Scott Drew and Ohio University’s Jason Preston

Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs joins Andy to talk about his college debut for the Zags and why it was the right decision for him. Andy ranks his top teams who made their mark in the first week of the 2020-21 season. Baylor’s Scott Drew provides an update on his status and looks ahead to the Bears’ season. Ohio University’s Jason Preston shares his inspirational journey to D1 college basketball. March Chadness joins to discuss an upcoming slate of games.

Nov. 24, 2020 | Kentucky's Olivier Sarr and Kansas' Bill Self and Marcus Garrett 

Kentucky forward Olivier Sarr joins Andy Katz to discuss the season ahead for the Wildcats. Katz then ranks his top-10 All-American candidates. Kansas head coach Bill Self and guard Marcus Garrett also join the pod to discuss the challenges of navigating a season during a pandemic. March Chadness joins the podcast to bring back game picks of the week, as college basketball tips off this week.

Nov. 17, 2020 | ESPN's Seth Greenberg, North Carolina's Garrison Brooks and Virginia big man Jay Huff 

Immediately following the major news that the entire 2021 NCAA tournament will be in a controlled environment in the city of Indianapolis, Andy Katz breaks down how the decision was made by the NCAA. ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg then joins Andy Katz to breakdown the top teams and players in the ACC this season. North Carolina's and Virginia's big men Garrison Brooks and Jay Huff also talk with Katz about how their respective teams will fare in this year's crowded ACC. Katz also ranks the top 10 college careers of the past 10 No. 1 overall picks in the NBA Draft, and Chad "March Chadness" Aycock stops by to break down this year's NBA Draft. 

Nov. 10, 2020 | ESPN and Big Ten Network’s Robbie Hummel, Indiana’s Archie Miller and Michigan’s Juwan Howard

Former Purdue star and current ESPN and Big Ten Network analyst Robbie Hummel joins Andy Katz to break down how the Big Ten will play out this season. Indiana's head coach Archie Miller also joins the pod to talk about his potential star player Trayce Jackson-Davis, and what he expects out of his sophomore season. Katz then ranks the best centers heading into the season, breaking down contenders for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award. Michigan's Juwan Howard also stops by to talk about Michigan basketball and what he expects from his squad this year. And then Chad "March Chadness" Aycock sits down with Katz to discuss impact seniors heading into this season. 

Nov. 3, 2020 | ESPN's Fran Fraschilla, Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham and Howard's Kenny Blakeney and Makur Maker 

ESPN's Big 12 analyst joins Andy Katz on this episode of the pod to break down the Big 12 before the season starts. Oklahoma State's freshman phenom joins the pod to talk about why he chose to attend Oklahoma State. Howard head coach Kenny Blakeney and their star freshmen Makur Maker talk to Katz about why he chose to pave his own path and attend an HBCU. March Chadness then joins this edition of March Madness 365 to talk about impact freshmen who will make a name for themselves this season. 

Oct. 27, 2020 | ESPN's Jimmy Dykes and South Carolina's Frank Martin 

SEC analyst Jimmy Dykes joins this episode of March Madness 365 as he and Andy Katz break down what. the SEC might look like this season, as well as what a season will look like under new COVID protocols. South Carolina's Frank Martin also joins the pod to highlight his personal experience with COVID and how he is urging his players to keep up with their mental health. Katz also ranks his Julius Erving Award contenders, highlighting some of the nation's best forwards. He and March Chadness then rank the most underappreciated teams heading into the 2020-2021 season. 

Oct. 20, 2020 | Pac-12 Network's Don MacLean and UCLA guard Chris Smith

Andy Katz is joined by former UCLA great Don MacLean to break down what the Pac-12 will look like this season. Andy then reveals his top-20 candidates to win the Jerry West Award as college basketball's best shooting guard. Current UCLA guard Chris Smith then joins the pod to discuss what the Bruins can do this season even after a very unusual off-season. March Chadness then stops by to discuss potential break out players we could see this season. 

Oct. 13, 2020 | Big East Digital Network’s John Fanta and Villanova’s Collin Gillespie

Big East Digital Network‚Äôs John Fanta joins Andy to preview the top teams in the Big East. Andy ranks his top contenders for the Bob Cousy Award. Villanova guard Collin Gillespie discusses whats ahead for an experienced group of Wildcats. March Chadness and Andy break down the ‚ÄėBest of the Rest.‚Äô

Oct. 6, 2020 | Fox Sports' Mark Titus and Texas Tech's Chris Beard 

Fox Sports’ Mark Titus joins Andy to discuss his time at Ohio State and break down Final Four contenders for the upcoming season. Andy ranks his top-10 Player of the Year candidates for 2020-21. Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard also joins the pod to discuss his facial hair and gives a preview of his squad. March Chadness makes his return to the podcast, sharing his 'sleepers' that could make a deep run in the tournament.

Sept. 29, 2020 | ESPN's Joe Lunardi and Illinois head coach Brad Underwood

ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi joins this edition of the podcast to discuss the details of this upcoming season and what an NCAA tournament might look like this year. Katz then ranks the top-10 seeds of his first projected bracket of the 2020-2021 season. Illinois head coach Brad Underwood then joins Andy to talk about what kind of a season the Fighting Illini will have this season. 

Sept. 22, 2020 | Tennessee's John Fulkerson and Yves Pons, and Rutgers' Ron Harper Jr. 

Andy Katz kicks off this episode discussing the newly formed details of the 2020-2021 season. Tennessee's John Fulkerson and Yves Pons are the first guests to join this episode as they talk about the Vols' expectations heading into this season. Rutgers guard Ron Harper Jr. also joins this week's edition of the pod as he and Katz reflect on what could have been last season for the Scarlet Knights and how they're finding motivation for this upcoming season. Katz also reveals his first Power 36 of the season and ranks the top-10 college careers in the Western Conference Finals. 

Sept. 15, 2020 | Hall of Famer Homer Drew, Baylor head coach Scott Drew and Grand Canyon head coach Bryce Drew

Andy Katz talks with Hall of Famer Homer Drew, Baylor head coach Scott Drew and Grad Canyon head coach Bryce Drew as they discuss what it's like having a family of coaches and what's ahead for next season. Andy then looks ahead to the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals, ranking the top-10 college careers from each team, the Celtics and Heat. 

Sept. 8, 2020 | Purdue's Matt Painter, Texas' Shaka Smart and Dayton's Anthony Grant

At the start of this episode Andy katz pays tribute to NCAA icon Tom Jernstedt, who was known as the "Father of the Final Four." Katz also ranks the top-10 changes to the tournament in the past quarter-century in honor of Jernstedt. Three high profile head coaches in Matt Painter, Shaka Smart and Anthony Grant join Katz to discuss how this year's college basketball season can get up off the ground and running in the midst of COVID-19. They also discuss racial justice and how their teams can confront systemic racism. 

Sept. 1, 2020 | Michigan State's Tom Izzo, Kentucky's John Calipari, Gonzaga's Mark Few and Duke's Nolan Smith

After the passing of John Thompson and Lute Olson, Andy Katz pays tribute to the two legendary coaches by ranking each coach's top-10 impact players under each coach. Katz is then joined by Calipari, Few and Izzo as they discuss the passing of Olson and Thompson, social injustice and what a college basketball season might look like in the midst of the pandemic. Nolan Smith also joins this episode as he shares some experiences he has had when he has been profiled by the police. 

Aug. 25, 2020 | Iowa's Luka Garza, Arizona State's Remy Martin and Philadelphia 76er and former Norfolk State center Kyle O'Quinn

On¬†this episode of March Madness 365, Andy Katz reveals his final five of his top 20 returning players for the 2020-2021 college basketball season. He has two players that are in his top five on this week's episode ‚ÄĒ No. 4, Arizona State guard Remy Martin and No. 1, Iowa forward Luka Garza. These two returning stars highlight why they came back and what they are doing to get themselves better and their team better for the upcoming season. Philadelphia 76er Kyle O'Quinn also joins this week's edition of MM365 to talk about his experience of going to an HBCU and how his success their led to his NBA career.¬†

Aug. 18, 2020 | Virginia's Sam Hauser, Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski and former NBA and NCAA head coach Avery Johnson

Andy Katz kicks off the podcast discussing the status of this year's college basketball season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Virginia's Sam Hauser is the first guest on this week's podcast as he talks about what it is like to get back on the court after a long off-season and what it is like to be a leader during a social movement. Crieghton's Marcus Zegarowski also joins this week's episode to talk about returning to the game after an injury. Katz also continues his rank of the top-20 returning players for the 2020-2021 season. The final guest on this week's pod is Avery Johnson who talks about what it was like to start his career within the basketball world at an HBCU and how that has propelled him to a successful coaching career. 

Aug. 11, 2020 | Alabama State coach Mo Williams, Ohio State's Seth Towns and Gonzaga's Corey Kispert  

Ohio State forward Seth Towns talks with Andy Katz about his decision to transfer from Harvard to Ohio State and what he expects out of this season. He also talks about what it means to use his voice as a student-athlete to speak-up for justice. Gonzaga star Corey Kispert also joins this episode of March Madness 365 to talk about how excited he is for his highly anticipated senior season with the Bulldogs. Andy Katz also continues his ranking of the top-20 returning players for the 2020-2021 college basketball season. The new coach of Alabama State and former NBA guard Mo Williams also joins this edition of the podcast to talk about his decision to coach for an HBCU. Williams was named Alabama State's head coach this past May. 

Aug. 4, 2020 | Maryland Head Coach Mark Turgeon and Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis 

Andy Katz's first guest on this edition of March Madness 365 is Indiana forward Trayce Jackson-Davis. Jackson-Davis has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft process and¬†come back to Indiana to play college basketball for his sophomore season ‚ÄĒ he and Katz discuss that decision and how he has stayed in shape during the pandemic. Maryland's Mark Turgeon also joins this episode as he discusses racial justice and builds his all-time Maryland dream player. Katz also ranks his top-10 team captains since 2010 and starts his top-20 returning players for the 2020-21¬†season.¬†¬†

July 28, 2020 | Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright

Villanova's Jay Wright joins this week's episode of March Madness 365. He and Andy Katz discuss how this summer has brought up conversations throughout his team on racial justice, even though they are separated because of the pandemic. Wright also weighs in on his ultimate Villanova dream player, picking 10 players for 10 different categories. Also in this episode, Andy Katz ranks his top-10 players in regards to basketball-IQ. 

July 21, 2020 | Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari

Kentucky's John Calipari joins this week's March Madness 365. Right off the bat Coach Cal talks about the new social justice organization he has developed, along with Harvard's head coach Tommy Amaker, the McLendon Foundation Minority Leadership Initiative. Calipari also builds his ultimate Kentucky dream player, ranking 10 players in 10 different categories embodying an individual characteristic that would be found in a coach's dream player like the ultimate "captain" and "shooter."

July 14, 2020 | Tennessee Head Coach Rick Barnes and Penn's Jelani Williams

Tennessee's Rick Barnes headlines this episode of March Madness 365. He and Andy Katz discuss how he is planning a season amidst COVID-19 and how the topic of social justice will shape collegiate athletics in the future. Barnes also picks 10 players in 10 different categories to build his ultimate dream player, as he shares players throughout his head coaching career. Penn's Jelani Williams also joins Andy Katz to discuss his father's organization "A Long Talk About The Uncomfortable Truth." Katz also ranks his top-10 glue guys since 2010. 

July 7, 2020 | Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo and six DI Head Coaches in Mississippi 

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo joins this week's episode of March Madness 365. He and Andy Katz discuss some of the unprecedented times the country is going through, as racial protests and the coronavirus pandemic continue to create headlines. Izzo also offers some insight into his coaching career as he creates his Michigan State dream player, combining ten characteristics from ten different players he has coached at MSU. This episode also features all six men's DI head coaches in Mississipi discuss the impact of removing the Confederate symbol from the state flag. 

June 30, 2020 | West Virginia Coach Bob Huggins and Davidson's Kellan Grady

West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins and Davidson guard Kellan Grady join Andy Katz on this week's episode of March Madness 365. First, Huggins discusses the current push for racial equality and why he believes that this time is different. He and Katz then look ahead to what the future holds to college basketball during the pandemic. Finally, Huggins builds his "Dream Player." Kellan Grady talks about his grandmother's fight to end apartheid in South Africa, and how she led a march of 20,000 women. He also explains the goal of his program CARE (College Athletes for Respect and Equality) and what is was like growing up as a black man in Boston.

June 23, 2020 | Auburn Head Coach Bruce Pearl and Texas Tech's Kyler Edwards

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl and Texas Tech guard Kyler Edwards join Andy Katz on this week's episode of March Madness 365. Pearl addresses the current racial climate in the country as he talks about how he and his players are addressing it. He also takes some time to reminisce on his career as a coach ‚ÄĒ a career that has took him all over the country, as he builds his ultimate "Dream Player" during his time as an assistant coach and head coach at a variety of different programs. Texas Tech's Kyler Edwards talks about how he is using his voice during these times and shares how the Texas Tech program is helping him and the team do so.¬†¬†

June 16, 2020 | Florida State Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and Minnesota's Gabe Kalscheur

As the murder of George Floyd took the nation by storm the past few weeks, the latest episode of March Madness 365 brings on Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton and Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur to share some perspective into the conversation. Hamilton discussed his thoughts on the current moment as well as the context in which he came from, not only in the realm of college basketball but also as a 71-year-old black man who lived through the 1950s, 1960s and the moments that have culminated to America's current climate. Hamilton also ranks 10 of his best players he has ever coached at FSU, breaking the players down in 10 different categories. Gabe Kalscheur addresses what it means to have a voice as a college athlete and how to use it during times of inequality. Kalscheur also shares what it will be like on campus next year in the Twin Cities in Minnesota given George Floyd's connection to the area.

June 3, 2020 | Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim  

Prior to getting into the interview with Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim Andy Katz starts off this episode of March Madness 365 addressing the tragic killing of George Floyd and other injustices that face the Black community by reading a statement from Jim Boeheim and NCAA President Mark Emmert. In the interview with Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim, the Syracuse coach builds his ultimate Syracuse player by breaking it down into 10 categories for one Syracuse player he has coached over his career per attribute. 

May 27, 2020 | North Carolina Head Coach Roy Williams 

Legendary North Carolina coach Roy Williams joins this week's episode of March Madness 365. Williams discusses how he is handling this peculiar offseason, how his family is doing and what it is like to have a chance to grow out his beard. He also breaks down his ultimate North Carolina player. He and Andy Katz break down Williams' 17-year coaching career at UNC as he picks a player for each category to build a player that brings in different attributes from different players with different skills, like the "most clutch," or the best "coach on the floor." 

May 19, 2020 | Michigan's Zavier Simpson and Seton Hall's Myles Powell 

Michigan's Zavier Simpson and Seton Hall's Myles Powell join this week's episode of March Madness 365 as the two guards conclude our Senior Showcase series. Simpson talks to Andy Katz about his relationship with Michigan's former coach Jon Beilein and reflects on the Wolverines' 2018 national championship run. Powell discusses what it is like to be the first from his family to graduate college and some of his toughest matchups in the Big East. 

May 12, 2020 | Michigan State's Cassius Winston and Maryland's Anthony Cowan Jr.  

Our senior showcase continues with Michigan State's Cassius Winston and Maryland's Anthony Cowan Jr. joining this week's March Madness 365 episode. The two Big Ten guards break down their respective careers at Michigan State and Maryland, why they chose the schools they did and how they developed such close relationships with each one of their head coaches. 

May 5, 2020 | Marquette's Markus Howard and Penn State's Lamar Stevens 

Marquette's Markus Howard and Penn State's Lamar Stevens join this week's episode of March Madness 365, as our senior showcase series continues. Both seniors reflect on some of their top performances throughout their career. Markus Howard also talks about how growing up in a basketball family with two brothers shaped him as a player. The Nittany Lion senior shares with Katz his thoughts and feelings on how Penn State improved as a basketball program since Stevens began his career there just a few years ago. 

April 28, 2020 | Oregon's Payton Pritchard and Utah State's Sam Merrill 

Our senior showcase series continues on this week's episode of March Madness 365. Oregon's Payton Pritchard joins Andy Katz to break down some of the most memorable moments of his senior season. Utah State's Sam Merrill also joins this week's episode to break down his game-winner versus San Diego State in the Mountain West conference final, his senior year and the growth he has seen in himself and the Utah State program in his four years there. 

April 21, 2020 | Kansas' Udoka Azubuike and Butler's Kamar Baldwin

On this episode of March Madness 365, it's all about the seniors. Andy Katz welcomes Kansas senior Udoka Azubuike and Butler senior Kamar Baldwin to the podcast to break down their best games. Azubuike also talks about how he is preparing for the NBA Draft and why he is worried about his family in Nigeria during these uncertain times. Baldwin talks to Katz about how he thought his senior season unfolded. 

April 8, 2020 | Tennessee's head coach Rick Barnes, Florida State's head coach Leonard Hamilton, Kansas guard and National Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Garret and Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert

Andy Katz previews his way-too-early Power 36 for the 2020-2021 college basketball season. He also recaps the #MarchMadnessMoments bracket which finished up on Monday, with the 2005 Illinois comeback over Arizona in the Elite Eight coming away with the title. Tennessee's coach Rick Barnes joins the podcast to talk about how he is staying in contact with his players and how he is looking ahead to next season. Florida State's head coach Leonard Hamilton also joins this week's episode to talk about how the Seminoles' chemistry developed over the course of the season. Kansas guard and National Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Garrett and Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert also sit down with Katz to talk about their respective team's chances to win it all next season. 

March 31, 2020 | Former UMBC Retriever Jairus Lyles, former Michigan head coach Jon Beilein, Illinois' former head coach Bruce Weber and former Villanova forward Kris Jenkins 

The Final Four is set in our #MarchMadnessMoments bracket. This week's podcast features guests who had an impact on each of the moments who have reached the Final Four. UMBC's former player Jairus Lyles talks with Andy Katz about the Retriever's historic upset over 1-seed Virginia. Michigan's former head coach Jon Beilein also joins the pod, to talk about Trey Burke's incredible shot against Kansas in 2013. Former Illinois head coach Bruce Weber talks to Katz about how Illinois made that incredible 2005 comeback over Arizona. Kris Jenkins, the former Villanova forward, also joins this week's episode to talk about his iconic 2016 National Championship buzzer-beater.  

March 24, 2020 | UMBC's head coach Ryan Odom, former Valparaiso Commodore Bryce Drew, former Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig, Villanova head coach Jay Wright and former NC State player Dereck Whittenburg

This week's episode of March Madness 365 features a slew of guests as Andy Katz takes the audience down March Madness memory lane. Katz is joined by UMBC's head coach Ryan Odom to relive their historic upset of Virginia in 2018. Former Valparaiso player Bryce Drew also joins the pod to recount his famous shot in the 1998 tournament. Bronson Koenig, the former Wisconsin guard, also talks to Katz about his buzzer-beater in the 2016 tournament against Xavier. Villanova head coach Jay Wright comes on to discuss Kris Jenkins' buzzer-beating championship three-pointer in 2016 with former NC State player Dereck Whittenburg also joining the pod to discuss their own championship-winning buzzer-beater in 1983. 

March 19, 2020 | Princeton's Mitch Henderson, BYU's Danny Ainge, former Nevada Wolfpack coach Eric Musselman, Illinois' Roger Powell Jr. and Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel 

Andy Katz breaks down the new March Madness Moments social media tournament bracket in this edition of MM365. He is also joined by former Princeton point guard Mitch Henderson, former BYU player Danny Ainge, former Nevada head coach Eric Musselman, former Illinois player Roger Powell Jr. and Yahoo Sports' and author of Glory Road Dan Wetzel. As a deep dive into some of the greatest moments in March Madness history, all of Katz's guests discuss some of the most memorable moments they were apart of in past tournaments.

March 14, 2020 | NCAA Vice President of Men's Basketball Dan Gavitt

Andy Katz reacts to the cancellation of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. NCAA vice president of men's basketball Dan Gavitt joins to explain the unprecedented process of decision-making that ultimately led to cancellation.

March 10, 2020 | Dayton's Obi Toppin, ESPN's Joe Lunardi and sports broadcaster Dan Dakich

Dayton's Obi Toppin joins the podcast as he and Andy Katz discuss the Flyers winning formula and what makes them a dangerous team. The Flyers have won 20 straight and No. 2 in the NET rankings heading into the A-10 tournament. ESPN's Joe Lunardi also stopped by with a week to go until Selection Sunday to break down conference tournaments and give insight on teams potentially on the cusp of earning bids to the NCAA tournament. Katz also ranks his All-American first and second teams and caught up with broadcaster Dan Dakich, who offered a surprise pick for Coach of the Year.

March 3, 2020 | Virginia's Tony Bennett, UCLA head coach Mick Cronin and Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn

Andy Katz is joined by Virginia head coach Tony Bennett, as the two discuss this Cavaliers team and how they have done compared to last year's national championship-winning squad. The two also talk about how Virginia is still in the race to win the ACC, after winning six-straight in-conference games. UCLA's Mick Cronin also joins the pod to talk about the Bruins' young team and how they're competing for a Pac-12 crown. Katz also ranks is top 10 coaches come tournament time and was able to talk with Illinois freshman Kofi Cockburn about the expectations he has set for himself this season. 

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