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

Loyola Marymount Beats DePaul, 72-69

Evan Payne scored 24 points to lead Loyola Marymount past DePaul.

12/25/2014

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

Wisch: After Bowl, History Becomes Illini’s Greatest Foe

The idea of using a bowl game as a launching pad for the following season is a lot easier said that done.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2014

Tommy Shuler of the Marshall Thundering Herd carries as Paris Logan of the Northern Illinois Huskies defends. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Marshall Beats Northern Illinois, 52-23

Rakeem Cato capped a record-setting career by tying an NCAA mark for touchdown passes and throwing for three scores to help Marshall beat Northern Illinois 52-23 Tuesday night in the inaugural Boca Raton Bowl.

12/23/2014

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Ohio Routs DePaul, 99-78

Javarez Willis scored a career-high 31 points for the Bobcats.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2014

Illinois quarterback Reilly O'Toole. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Reilly O’Toole Will Start At QB For Illini In Bowl Game

Wes Lunt is still expected to see some action off the bench.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2014

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Connaughton, No. 21 Notre Dame Beat Purdue 94-63

Notre Dame was already well on its way to routing Purdue when Demetrius Jackson really revved up the Irish fans.

12/21/2014

Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) goes up for a dunk as UCLA Bruins defenders follow the play during the first half of the CBS Sports Classic on December 20, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Perfection Is Possible For Dominant Kentucky

Kentucky started it with a touchdown and extra point in the opening 90 seconds. The lead grew to 24-0 before UCLA could finally muster up a basket. Eventually, in the second half, the Wildcats led 46-10, bringing back memories of the ’85 Bears and Super Bowl XX.

12/20/2014

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Northwestern Rallies To Defeat W. Michigan 67-61

Tre Demps scored 17 points and Northwestern beat Western Michigan 67-61 on Saturday afternoon.

12/20/2014

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

Rice’s 3-Pointer Gives Illinois 62-59 Win Over Missouri

Rayvonte Rice hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the last of his 19 points, giving Illinois a 62-59 victory over Missouri in the annual Braggin’ Rights game on Saturday.

12/20/2014

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Frazier’s First Double-Double Leads SMU To 67-46 Win

Keith Frazier scored 16 points and pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds for his first double-double.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2014

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Loyola Routs Abilene Christian, 83-44

Montel James scored 13 points.

12/17/2014

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Central Michigan Clobbers Northwestern, 80-67

Braylon Rayson scored 19 points, and Central Michigan beat Northwestern.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2014

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

Nunn Leads Illinois To Easy Win Over Hampton, 73-55

Kendrick Nunn scored a season-high 16 points as Illinois cruised.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2014

Joe Moglia. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Emma: Michigan Would Be Wise To Consider Joe Moglia

A former CEO in the corporate world, Moglia has gone 32-10 at Coastal Carolina.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2014

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Northern Illinois Beats Mississippi Valley State 71-64

Anthony Johnson scored 14 points.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2014

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

Northwestern Routs Mississippi Valley State, 101-49

Northwestern needed an emphatic win Sunday evening. Alex Olah and the Wildcats left little doubt the Wildcats would get one.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2014

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

Illinois State Pulls Ahead, Beats DePaul 78-72

Paris Lee converted a four-point play to spark a 12-3 run in the final minute, pushing Illinois State past DePaul 78-72 on Sunday night.

12/14/2014

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Beane Scores 19, Leads S Illinois Over Chicago St. 65-50

Anthony Beane had 19 points and matched a career-high with four steals to lead Southern Illinois to a 65-50 victory over Chicago State on Sunday.

12/14/2014

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Loyola Chicago Holds On To Win 58-46 Over Jackson State

Earl Peterson netted 21 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Loyola Chicago to a 58-46 win over Jackson State on Saturday night.

12/14/2014

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Florida State Falls To No. 25 Notre Dame 83-63

Florida State got Devon Bookert back after missing five games with a foot injury and lost scoring leader Aaron Thomas for the season because of academic troubles.

12/14/2014