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Marching to Madness

Aug 10, 2017

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in former UCLA head coach Jim Harrick. Topics of discussion include: getting his head coaching start at Pepperdine, building a friendship with John Wooden, the journey to winning a national championship at UCLA, how he approached the jobs at Rhode Island and Georgia, Lonzo Ball's outlook with the Los Angeles Lakers, Gonzaga and St. Mary's leading the pack in the WCC, and much more. It's another jam-packed 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, Athlon Sports, Rivals,, Time Warner Cable, FanRag Sports, and many more. He covers national college basketball for College Hoops Watch, and also covers SEC basketball for He’s also a member of the USBWA.

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.