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Marching to Madness

May 16, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by UC Irvine head coach Russell Turner. Topics of discussion include: what Turner learned from coaching alongside coaches like Mike Montgomery and Don Nelson, how Turner was able to turn the Anteater program around in his third season, his defensive philosophy, how the UC Irvine roster is shaping up heading into next season, the state of the Big West Conference, and so much more. It's another exciting episode of Marching to Madness!

About the Hosts:

Blake Lovell has over 10 years of experience in sports media. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals,, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball for

Ken Cross has a plethora of experience over a 20-plus year period in both print and broadcast journalism. He has worked in some capacity for ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, Yahoo! Sports Radio and many more. This includes coverage of college football, college basketball, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats, and the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s currently the founder and editor of College Hoops Watch.