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Is College Basketball Broken? We Asked The Game’s Top Stats Guru

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Nov. 29, 2016), we’re joined by college basketball whiz Ken Pomeroy as we discuss whether men’s NCAA basketball is broken. Next, we pose the same question for the women’s side and ponder whether UConn’s dominance may be coming to an end. Finally, we have an update on the deadlocked World Chess Championship from FiveThirtyEight’s Oliver Roeder. Plus, a significant baseball digit on Yoenis Cespedes’s reported new contract with the New York Mets.

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Chadwick Matlin is a deputy editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Neil Paine is a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Kate Fagan is a writer for espnW and a regular panelist on the FiveThirtyEight sports podcast Hot Takedown.