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Aaron Torres Podcast, Ep. 344: Larry Scott out, UK/Duke not going to the tourney, Bama hoops rolls

It’s Thursday and we’ve got a loaded Aaron Torres Podcast. Aaron talks about the firing of Larry Scott and what’s next for the Pac-12, the fact that we are about to see an NCAA Tournament without Duke and Kentucky and Alabama hoops’ dominance in the SEC. Then, he is joined for a fun interview with a star of one of college basketball’s best teams, Baylor’s MaCio Teague. Here is a full rundown of the show:

Larry Scott fired, UK/Duke done, Bama basketball rolls: Aaron opens the show with the breaking news that Larry Scott is out as Pac-12 commissioner (3:30). He goes through the laundry list of issues the league has dealt with under Scott, from 9am games, to the Pac-12 Network to the teams stinking and explains what needs to happen for the league to become relevant again. He then recaps college hoops, where he explains how, after losses by Duke and Kentucky this week, it’s time to accept that neither is going to the NCAA Tournament (21:00). Finally, he circles back on the Alabama basketball program, which crushed LSU and is looking like a legit national title contender (34:00).

Baylor star MaCio Teague joins the show: Next up, Aaron is joined by one of the stars, on one of the hottest teams in college basketball: Baylor’s MaCio Teague (45:30). The guys discuss Baylor’s incredible start, whether they’re actually flying under the radar at 13-0 and the start and stop nature of the season. Then Teague described what happened behind the scenes when the Baylor-Gonzaga game was cancelled, and whether the Bears are extra motivated to try and play the Zags down the road in March.

Article written by Aaron Torres

Aaron Torres is covering football and basketball for KSR this season after four years at Fox Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Aaron_Torres, Facebook or e-mail at [email protected] He is also the author of the only book written on the Calipari era, “One and Fun: A Behind the Scenes Look at John Calipari and the 2010 Kentucky Wildcats.”