The Bottoms Line College Hoops Podcast: Big Ten Talk with John Gasaway

In episode #6 of 2012, host Andy Bottoms is joined by John Gasaway of Basketball Prospectus and ESPN Insider.

The Bottoms Line College Hoops Podcast: Big Ten Early Season Roundup

Andy Bottoms is joined by Rob Dauster of College Basketball Talk on They touch on nearly every team in the Big Ten, including: uneven starts from teams like Iowa, Northwestern, Michigan State, and Wisconsin; the prospects of Illinois, Minnesota and Ohio State going forward; great starts from Indiana and Michigan.

The Bottoms Line College Hoops Podcast: ACC/Big Ten Challenge Preview with Michael Rogner of Run The Floor

In episode #4 of 2012, host Andy Bottoms is joined by Michael Rogner of Run the Floor and Tomahawk Nation. They discuss – what else? – all 12 games in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, including tonight’s tilt between Indiana and North Carolina.

ACC/Big Ten Challenge Previews and Predictions

2012 marks the 14th season of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, and after losing the event’s first 10 matchups, the Big Ten is looking to make it four straight victories this year. And while the Big Ten is widely regarded as the nation’s best conference this season, the ACC boasts three teams in the most recent AP Top 25, including Duke who has compiled the country’s best resume so far this year.

The Bottoms Line College Hoops Podcast:
Early Season Impressions and the All-Name Team

In episode #3 of 2012, host Andy Bottoms is joined by Troy Machir of College Basketball Talk. They discuss the ESPN Tipoff Marathon, early impressions of the Big Ten, a look ahead to preseason tournaments starting this week, and this season’s All-Name Team.

College Basketball Preseason Rankings: The Bottoms Line Top 30

Because Andy Bottoms is an overachiever (read: a college hoops-obsessed junkie who was excited to find the Louisville-Bellarmine game on TV Wednesday night), the more traditional Top 25 just wasn’t enough. He is his Top 30 heading into the season.

The Bottoms Line College Hoops Talk Podcast:
Michigan Preview, Big Ten Dark Horses, and The Top 4

In episode #2 of 2012, host Andy Bottoms is joined by Joe Stapleton of to talk about Michigan as well as the rest of the Big Ten.

Big Ten Basketball Preview Part Two: The Top 4

Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State are all ranked inside of the Top 15 in both preseason polls, and I fully expect each one to spend their fair share of time in the Top 10 throughout the year.

The Bottoms Line Podcast: Season Preview of #1-ranked Indiana, Plus Big Ten Talk

In the first episode of The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast for 2012, Andy Bottoms is joined by Alex Bozich of to discuss #1-ranked Indiana, plus some of the other expected heavyweights in the Big Ten.

Big Ten Preview: Part One – The Bottom 8

It’s time go on record with some predictions for how the conference will shake out this season. In this post, I’ll break down teams 5-12, and later in the week I’ll tackle the top four and give my All-Conference and award picks.

6 Big Ten Basketball Players Who Will Break Out in 2012

Andy Bottoms uses his own special breakout prediction formula to peg six Big Ten ballers who are poised to take the next step in 2012.

Projecting the 2012-13 NCAA Tournament Field

While it’s way too early (and probably too foolish) to try to attach projected seeds to the teams, here’s a look league-by-league at who I like to make the field of 68.

Kentucky-Kansas National Championship Game Preview: Analysis, Prediction, TV Tip Time, and Point Spread

Here is a quick rundown of the viewing information for the title game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks.

Final Four Preview Podcast: Louisville-Kentucky, Kansas-Ohio State Breakdown and National Championship Game Prediction

In episode #29 of The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast, our final March Madness edition, Andy is joined by Raphielle Johnson of to preview this weekend’s Final Four.

Rick Pitino v John Calipari: The History of the Rivalry

Today, Andy looks at the two biggest stars of Saturday’s Final Four matchup: the coaches – Rick Pitino and John Calipari.