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Aaron Torres Podcast Episode 323: Full college hoops preview, Final Four predictions + Rob Dauster

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means: Your bonus edition of the Aaron Torres Podcast. With college hoops season here, Aaron previews all the big teams, welcomes in Rob Dauster and makes his Final Four and national championship picks. Here is a rundown of today’s show:

Your full college hoops preview: Aaron opens the show by quickly recapping everything that happened in all the major conferences a season ago, and what you need to know about this season (3:00). He discusses key players and teams in the ACC (5:30), Big East (10:00), Big 12 (17:00), Big Ten (23:30), Pac 12 (30:00) and SEC (35:00).

College basketball analyst Rob Dauster joins the show: Aaron then welcomes in Rob Dauster, a college hoops analyst formerly of NBC Sports, now the owner of the “Field of 68” podcast network (42:00). The guys discuss the upside and fatal flaws of college basketball’s preseason top three teams (Villanova, Gonzaga and Baylor), why Rob loves Tennessee, Aaron loves Texas Tech and how excited should we be about Kentucky. Also, some other odds and ends you need heading into the season.

Finally, Aaron makes his Final Four and national championship picks (1:25:00)

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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.”