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College Basketball Podcast: How good are John Beilein’s Michigan Wolverines?

Michigan is 7-0 with blowout wins over the past two national champions — specifically Villanova and North Carolina. And the Wolverines are, once again, excellent defensively thanks to John Beilein’s hiring of Luke Yaklich after the 2016-17 season. So Matt Norlander and I decided to open this episode of the Eye On College Basketball Podcast by discussing what appears to be the Big Ten’s best team.

After that, the conversation went like this:

  • 7:03: Roy Williams said North Carolina stinks. Is he right?
  • 11:52: The Bob Knight 30 For 30 — “The Last Days of Knight” — made its television debut on Thursday. I didn’t watch it. But Norlander did. So we spent a few minutes discussing the controversial coaching icon — and I retold my #BobKnightBacon story.
  • 24:50: There are zero games between top-15 teams this weekend. But No. 1 Gonzaga is on the road against a quality Creighton team. And No. 5 Nevada is at USC. So even though this doesn’t look like a great weekend on paper, the next couple of days might still produce some interesting results.

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