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Blocking Chargecast Previews Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State Basketball

It’s still a preview if it gets out before conference play starts

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Illinois Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Unfortunately for you, I want to get this podcast out before tonight’s Illinois-Baylor game, so I’m doing this on a short timeframe. This is Thumpasaurus, by the way. My apologies to fans of Andrew’s thorough, helpful and catchy preview-summaries, but I’m going to do things much more haphazardly.

Such a weird dynamic, isn’t it? I mean, I wouldn’t say that I do everything in a disorganized and shoot-from-the-hip fashion, but it sure seems that I play that role when it comes to anything I collaborate on with Andrew.

Anyway, we’re moving on to talking about teams with some actual aspirations this year, so if you didn’t care about the Basketcats, tune in for:

  • Is Chris Holtmann ever going to live up to all the promise he showed in his first season? How he’s adjusted from the Thad Matta era
  • What kind of a coach is Juwan Howard and what can we expect from Hunter Dickinson?
  • How will Michigan State replace Mateen Cleaves Morris Peterson Kalin Lucas Draymond Green Denzel Valentine Miles Bridges Cassius Winston?
  • Can Illinois actually build on last year or does the loss of some key role players hurt them?

Take a listen!