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John Groce. (Getty Images)

Illini Eliminated From NIT With 50-49 Defeat To Clemson

Rod Hall made a driving layup with 9.3 seconds left to lead Clemson to a 50-49 win over Illinois in the NIT.

03/23/2014

Mercer coach Bob Hoffman. (Getty Images)

Watch: Mercer Coach Bob Hoffman Is Just The Best

The biggest win in program history had Mercer’s coach jacked up.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2014

Duke's Jabari Parker, right. (Getty Images)

Parker, Duke Stunned By Mercer In Opener

Chicago native Jabari Parker’s NCAA Tournament experience was one-and-done.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2014

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Emma: In Las Vegas, March Brings True Madness

Names like Sean Locke won’t ever fade for those on the wrong end of the point spread.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2014

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Baffoe: Ranking The Best Days On The Sports Calendar

The first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament is great, but is it the best day on the sports calendar?

CBS Chicago–03/21/2014

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View: Dayton Daily News Mocks Ohio State After Flyers’ Big Win

Is it still “The” Ohio State University?

03/21/2014

Ben Brust hits a three against American in the NCAA Tournament. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Brust, Kaminsky Represent The Illinois Products Who Got Away

There are no Illinois teams in the NCAA Tournament, but there are plenty of Illinois products.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

Northwestern coach Chris Collins. (Getty Images)

Wisch: With Football Focus, NU Neglecting Hoops Arena

Northwestern is embarking on a $3.75-billion fundraising campaign, but Welsh-Ryan Arena will remain an eyesore.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

John Groce. (Getty Images)

Rice Scores 28, Illinois Rallies Past BU In NIT

Rayvonte Rice scored seven straight points late in the game and finished with 28, rallying Illinois past Boston University 66-62 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.

03/19/2014

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Baffoe: My Terrible Bracket Will Help You Win Your Office Pool

Let these picks “un-guide” you in your quest to win your NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2014

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Watch: Buzzer Beater Upon Buzzer Beater From This NCAA Season

Here’s 10-plus minutes of buzzer-beaters from this NCAA basketball season.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2014

John Groce. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: My One Big Problem With Groce This Season

Had John Groce gone to his bench earlier in the season, the Illini might be in the NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2014

Florida coach Billy Donovan. (Getty Images)

Odds To Win The NCAA Tournament

Take a look at the favorites in March Madness.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2014

Missouri coach Frank Haith. (Getty Images)

Watch: Missouri Students Go Wild Over NIT Selection

Wasting time making satirical videos is a collegiate pastime.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2014

Lacey Holsworth and Michigan State's Adreian Payne. (Getty Images)

Emma: Spartans Find Inspiration In 8-Year-Old Lacey

Young cancer survivor Lacey Holsworth and the Spartans have a special bond.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2014

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NCAA Tournament Bracket Released

The field for the 2014 NCAA Tournament was announced Sunday, with Florida, Arizona, Wichita State and Virginia getting the number one seeds.

03/16/2014

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, right. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Bernstein: It’s Time To Watch The Coaches Coach

Unlike in any other sport, coaches are the stars of college basketball, and they act the part.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2014

Bo Ryan. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emma: ‘The Badger Way’ Drives Wisconsin’s Sustained Success

By Chris Emma (CBS) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — In bold lettering on their red warm-up shirts, the Wisconsin Badgers are reminded of what their program’s culture is all about: The Badger Way What does it mean? […]

03/14/2014

John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Fall, But Groce’s Arrow Is Still Pointing Up

Illinois has a lot to prove next year after a strong finish to this season.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

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Report: Mike Woodson Would Be A Top Candidate To Coach Indiana University If Crean Exits

Several prominent boosters are reportedly pushing for coach Tom Crean’s exit at Indiana.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014