#TWITBE Ep. 7.5 - Guests: Dave Leitao, Tyrese Martin and Zach Braziller

This Week in the BIG EAST - Weekly Overview of NCAA College Basketball's Top Conference

05-02-2021 • 44 mins

This Week In The BIG EAST Radio Show, distributed by Westwood One, returns for 2021, its seventh year. The fifth episode of the season welcomes DePaul head coach Dave Leitao, UConn junior Tyrese Martin and New York Post college basketball beat reporter Zach Braziller.

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This week the TWITBE BIG EAST Spotlight shines on Husky guard Martin, who gives his take on Connecticut’s return to the BIG EAST, reacquainting with historical rivals and the surrounding buzz. Martin (7:15) talks about his transfer journey from Rhode Island to UConn as well as filling the void during James Bouknight’s injury. The BIG EAST Focus narrows in on Leitao (21:00) as he discusses the Blue Demons’ performance for the 2020-21 season after a delayed start. The National Perspective comes from Braziller (31:18), who has his finger on the college basketball pulse. His regular beat, the St. John’s Red Storm, have been on a five-game winning streak, steadily climbing the BIG EAST league standings.

The 2021 season of This Week in the BIG EAST (#TWITBE) is available for download on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Overcast, Castro, Castbox and Podfriend in addition to its Westwood One distribution. The show airs on three Sirius XM stations on Saturdays preceding the first BIG EAST contest of the day. This week, TWITBE will be carried on Sirius 121, XM 201, Online 964 at 11 a.m. ET, leading into the Seton Hall at Connecticut broadcast at Noon.

The returning hosts for This Week In The BIG EAST (#TWITBE) are John Rooke, a longtime BIG EAST play-by-play voice, and Kevin McNamara, BIG EAST reporter, columnist and author. Rooke and McNamara give a comprehensive look at the teams, coaches, players and storied tradition of the top basketball conference in America in each episode.

A new segment this year, Rooke and McNamara relive “A blast from the past.” This week features memories and highlights from former Georgetown Hoya star Alonso Mourning.

The episode’s “Who’s Hot” segment features audio clips from some recent big performances around the league and a recap of the league’s weekly honors. “Who’s Got Next?” takes a look at the upcoming schedule, highlighting the big matchups.

To join the conversation and send questions to Rooke (@JRbroadcaster) and McNamara (@KevinMcNamara33), use #TWITBE on Twitter. Fans may submit questions to be featured on the show.

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