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In this week's episode of March Madness, Kyler Edwards joins Andy Katz and former Ohio State basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski on the podcast. Former University of Ohio basketball players, coaches and coaching legends are joining the March Madness podcast to discuss the college basketball season and its impact.

ESPN's Joe Lunardi splits the NCAA tournament field with the bubble's top teams, ranking them and discussing which teams have the best chance of making it to the Final Four in Atlanta. Katz also talks about who Kansas faces in the near future and who you can't really cross your fingers about. The two will talk about the Jayhawks' basketball, including the future of Kansas basketball and the future of the team in Kansas City, Kansas.

Andy talks to Bruce Weber about expectations for Kansas State (32-38) and Steve Prohm, who is looking forward to his first season as head coach at Iowa State. Kalscheur also shares his thoughts on the future of the Ohio State football program, which will take place because of George Floyd's connection to the area.

Kansas State's Dean Wade was perfect on the field last weekend against Oklahoma State and will play Kansas and Baylor this week. He explains how his team has changed the script this season, improved offensively and dealt with injuries. Katz lists his top 10 picks for the College Football Playoffs, while also talking to Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon about Maryland's loss to Ohio State over the weekend. What are the expectations for Louisville after former Xavier coach Chris Mack took over the helm of the Cardinals?

He also talks about how Azubuike prepares for the NBA Draft and why he worries about his family in Nigeria in uncertain times. Brendan Quinn of the Athletics voiced his thoughts that John Beilein will leave Michigan to work as head coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers, potentially replacing him at Michigan. He also weighs up what it takes to return to the NCAA tournament next year and his top 10 picks for next season.

Also this week is Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod, who is upsetting the league's unique late-season schedule. According to NBC, ESPN's Seth Greenberg will host March Madness to discuss the excitement surrounding the NCAA tournament and the upcoming conference tournament at the end of the season. ESPN and Joe Lunardi drop by to break down conference tournaments and share their thoughts on reaching an NCAA tournament bid and their top 10 picks.

Andy will be joined by former NCAA tournament coach and current ESPN analyst Bill O'Brien to discuss how the committee came to that decision.

Penn State has improved dramatically since Stevens began his career there a few years ago, and he offers his view on the great UNC-Duke rivalry. He also thinks of former Penn State players Myles Turner and Shon Brooks and former Nittany Lions head coach Mike D'Antoni. The Wolverines' 2018 national championship run is reflected in this exclusive interview with former basketball player and current ESPN analyst Jim Simpson, who reflects on his team's run to the Final Four.

Hamilton ranks the best players he has ever coached at FSU and divides them into 10 different categories. Number 71 for 2019, Jones (number 71) and Dre Montpick (number 80) and OSU Defensive Tackle Dre'Mont Jones (number 80).

Coach White talks about why the NCAA tournament is so important to the sport, and Michigan's Juwan Howard talks about what he expects from his squad this year. Andy is at the College Basketball Academy at UConn and met her for a quick chat about her upcoming season. We swing through the office of Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel to talk about the accomplishments he's had in his first year at the helm.

Florida State head coach Jim Tressel and assistant coach Mike D'Antoni will also be there this week, talking about how the Seminoles' chemistry has evolved over the course of the season.

Hamilton is entering the final year of his contract with the team and is entitled to unrestricted free promotion after the season. I still have my head wrapped around Hamilton, as most draft analysts would have it, but he has fallen deeper than most predictions and is pinned down as the fifth - and final - pick.

Rick Barnes talks about former Tennessee Volunteer Grant Williams, who was selected by the Boston Celtics in this year's NBA Draft. Kris Jenkins, the former Villanova forward, is here this week to talk about his time with the Wildcats. Brendan Quinn of the Athletics meets Andy to discuss his thoughts on the upcoming NBA Draft and the future of college basketball.

Pro Football Focus gave Hamilton an above-average score for 2019, noting that he never produced more than two pressure situations in a game. Hamilton had broken out in the second half of Ohio State's victory over Michigan State last week, his first this season.

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