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Bill Carmody

Shepkowski: How Northwestern’s Resume Stacks Up

After losing to Ohio State in a heart-breaker Wednesday night, Northwestern is still sitting right on the edge of the NCAA Tournament bubble.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

John Shurna. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Shurna’s Heave Comes Up Short, But AD Phillips Still Has Hope

A 22-ounce basketball never carried so much weight for a program that desperately needed it to find its way inside the 18-inch diameter of the rim.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Meyers Leonard. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini NCAA Tourney Hopes Aren’t Dead Just Yet

But after banding together for a 65-54 victory over Iowa on Sunday, might the Fighting Dead actually have some NCAA life still left in them?

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

John Shurna

Hoge: NCAA Tournament Bubble Watch 1.0

Selection Sunday is just a little over two weeks away. Here’s the latest look at which teams are in good shape, which teams have work to do and which teams are in serious trouble:

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

Bill Carmody

Hoge: Northwestern’s Bubble Hasn’t Burst Quite Yet

A win over the Wolverines would have given Northwestern a third win over an RPI Top 50 team, propelling its resume well past some of the other teams fighting for a tournament berth.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012