Justise Winslow had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke used a huge early run to rout No. 10 Notre Dame 90-60 on Saturday.
Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to beat No. 4 Duke 77-73 Wednesday night.
No college program in Chicago has made the NCAA Tournament since 2004.
A Chicago native, Okafor is the third freshman in the past five years to be bestowed the honor and expectations.
Chris Collins has never shied away from the challenges at Northwestern.
No one has won more basketball games at the major college level than Duke’s Mike Kzryzewski and the Ukranian Village native was in Chicago to accept the Order of Lincoln from Governor Quinn Saturday afternoon.
Ohio State makes a visit to Louisville in another marquee matchup.
After one year at Duke, former Illinois high school basketball phenom Jabari Parker on Thursday said he will enter the NBA Draft.
Parker is projected to be a top-three pick by most draft pundits.
The Big Ten has sent 18 teams to the Final Four in the last quarter century but has just one champion.
Duke, Arizona and Wisconsin are the early favorites.
Jabari Parker is ready-made for the NBA, so he needs to go to secure his future.
It’s no certainty that Parker is off to the pros.
Steve Wojciechowski is the latest in a long line of Coach K assistants to get a head coaching job.
We’re being told this is a classic tournament, with juggernauts about to collide like meteors over Texas, and a classic Final Four in store for us. Depends on your view of classic. Does an Arizona – Florida Finals sound unprecedented? Is that must-see TV?
By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.
Duke and Syracuse are out, but the college basketball world remains on its axis.
The biggest win in program history had Mercer’s coach jacked up.
If dinosaurs started picking brackets 65 million years ago and survived, they still wouldn’t have a perfect one.
Chicago native Jabari Parker’s NCAA Tournament experience was one-and-done.