Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

No. 23 Butler Defeats Northwestern 65-56

Kellen Dunham scored 19 points to lead No. 23 Butler past Northwestern 65-56 on Saturday.

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Loyola Of Chicago Beats UIC 77-67

Milton Doyle scored 19 points with eight assists and four rebounds as Loyola of Chicago-Illinois beat the University of Illinois at Chicago 77-67 on Saturday.

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Toledo Beats Chicago State 87-59

Julius Brown scored 19 points with seven assists and four rebounds to lead Toledo to an 87-59 victory over Chicago State on Saturday.

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No. 24 Illinois Tops American 70-55

Malcolm Hill scored 13 points as Illinois defeated American 70-55 on Saturday.

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CORVALLIS, OR - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks hurdles safety Justin Strong #39 of the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter of the game at Reser Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Conference Title Games Set Stage For Heisman Favorites

The big names can prove themselves one last time this Saturday.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Georgia Tech Hangs On, Beats Northwestern, 66-58

Josh Heath had 12 points on 6-for-6 shooting, including two clutch baskets in the final 2:30.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

Tulane Wins 6th Straight, Beats Loyola, 83-70

Tre Drye nailed all seven of his field goals, finishing with 18 points and pushing Tulane’s win streak to six.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

Pat Connaughton #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish shoots the ball during the first half of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge game against the Michigan State Spartans at Purcell Pavilion on December 3, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Grant, Jackson Help Irish Edge No. 19 MSU In OT

Jerian Grant scored a career-high 27 points, and Demetrius Jackson added a career-best 22.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

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DePaul Tops Northern Illinois, 78-67

Myke Henry and Billy Garrett Jr. each scored 15 points, and Forrest Robinson added 14.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

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Miami Gives Illinois Its 1st loss, 70-61

Freshman Deandre Burnett scored a season-high 19 points and No. 15 Miami won a matchup of unbeaten teams Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

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Grand Canyon Staves Off Illinois-Chicago, 66-61

Ryan Majerle came off the bench to score a team high 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field to lead Grand Canyon to a 66-61 win over Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma: Michigan Must Return To Championship Standard

Brady Hoke was in the wrong place. A MAC success story wasn’t meant in Michigan.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan Fires Brady Hoke

Hoke was 31-20 in four seasons as coach at Michigan.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Is That It For Brian Kelly?

It’s a messy situation at Notre Dame, with no easy answer for Kelly or the school.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their 42-28 victory over the Michigan Wolverines by performing their alma mater song Carmen Ohio at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Playoff Begins Now

The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Illinois guard Jaylon Tate. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Illinois Moves Into AP Poll At No. 24

The Illini (6-0) visit the 15th-ranked Miami Hurricanes (7-0) on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

Bo Pelini, left. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Pelini Firing Puts Parody Twitter Account In Limbo

We can all agree it would be sad to see @FauxPelini have to go.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Mediocrity Reigns At Illinois

Tim Beckman being retained sends a message.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

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Northern Illinois Gets By Maine, 61-56

Michael Orris scored 18 points and Darrell Bowie added 16 to help Northern Illinois beat Maine on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2014

A DePaul University basketball jersey. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

DePaul Stuns Sluggish Stanford, 87-72

Myke Henry scored 16 of his 29 points in the second half, leading DePaul to an 87-72 upset of Stanford on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2014