March Madness

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Bronson Koenig #24 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts late in the game against the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisconsin’s Future In Good Hands With Bronson Koenig

Three-year starter Traevon Jackson is graduating, but Wisconsin’s point guard spot is in good hands. When Jackson broke his foot in January, sophomore Bronson Koenig replaced him in the starting lineup and played well.

04/07/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 06: Tyus Jones #5 of the Duke Blue Devils speaks during the post game press conference after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Duke defeated Wisconsin 68-63. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

5 Things: Grayson Allen, Tyus Jones Lead Duke To Championship

A thrilling tournament was capped last night by a fantastic final, as Duke beat Wisconsin, 68-63. It was the fifth championship for Duke and Mike Krzyzewski.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2015

NDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after a play in the first half against the Michigan State Spartans during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Duke Guard Grayson Allen

While Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones have been incredible this season, don’t forget about Grayson Allen.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2015

NDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Vitto Brown #30 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates with teammates after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: X-Factors To Watch In Duke-Wisconsin Championship Game

The Blue Devils have young talent that’s ready to bolt for the NBA in a year or so, while Wisconsin’s personnel has withstood the test of time.

04/06/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts in the post game press conference with Andrew Harrison #5 and Willie Cauley-Stein #15 after being defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Five Things: Duke Dominates And Badgers Beat The Unbeaten

The Blue Devils and Badgers play for the title tonight at 9:18 p.m. ET on CBS.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2015

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 29: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates by cutting down the net after defeating the Louisville Cardinals 76 to 70 in overtime of the East Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Carrier Dome on March 29, 2015 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Is This Tom Izzo’s Most Improbable Final Four Run?

Tom Izzo is headed to his seventh Final Four. Only three coaches have been to more: John Wooden, Dean Smith, and Izzo’s opposition on Saturday, Mike Krzyzewski.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2015

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 29: The Duke Blue Devils bench looks on in the second half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the South Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at NRG Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Best Final Four We’ve Seen In A While

Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo are no strangers to each other and have already played once this season.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2015

Kentucky celebrates its berth into the Final Four. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kentucky Likely To Continue Record-Breaking TV Numbers

Kentucky-Notre Dame was the highest-rated NCAA game to air on cable, and the Final Four ratings should be even higher.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 28: The Kentucky Wildcats celebrate after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Midwest Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Kentucky defeated Notre Dame 68-66. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Five Things: Cats Enter Final Four With Eight Lives

The record-setting start to the Tournament—as far as one-point games—gave way to exciting, compelling matchups this past weekend.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament: Must-Watch Players In The Sweet 16

Here are the guys who can change the entire course of a game and the season for their team.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2015

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MARCH 21: R.J. Hunter #22 of the Georgia State Panthers puts up a shot over Dee Davis #11 of the Xavier Musketeers in the first half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 21, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament: Second & Third Round Best Games, Players

CBS Local Sports’ writers Bryan Altman and Ryan Mayer breakdown the best parts of the first weekend of NCAA Tournament action and look ahead to the Sweet 16.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2015

Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Hampton Bench Channels ‘Major League’ In First Four Win Over Manhattan

You have to have fun when Kentucky awaits.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2015

bracketchallenge_set2_625x352.jpg

NCAA Tournament: 5 Tips For Filling Out Your Bracket

March Madness is upon us. The tournament begins this evening with the First Four and continues with four straight days chock full of games Thursday-Sunday. You’re probably filling out a bracket with visions of money dancing in your head. Here’s 5 tips to try and help out.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2015

Kentucky celebrates after winning the SEC Tournament. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Prediction Machine Says Kentucky Will Win It All

If you were looking for one more reason to jump on the Kentucky bandwagon before it leaves the station for Indianapolis, here it is.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2015

Wisconsin celebrates after winning the Big Ten Tournament title. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Wisconsin’s Way Of Winning Is Fun

The Badgers keep it loose to numb the pressure they face.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2015

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 12: Matt Jones #13 high-fives Quinn Cook #2 of the Duke Blue Devils during a win against the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the quarterfinals of the ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 12, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein’s 2015 March Madness Preview

My big question for the committee – how did UCLA get into the bracket instead of Miami and Temple?

03/16/2015

Credit: Travis Lindquist/Getty Images

NCAA Tournament: 5 Best “Cinderella” Runs

Selection Sunday is tomorrow. That means the bracket analyzing and breakdown will begin in earnest late tomorrow night into Monday. The best part of the tournament, is the Cinderella team, let’s look at the 5 best in NCAA History.

03/13/2015

Bryce Drew (credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Going Dancing: Breaking Down NCAA Tournament Auto Bids

Conference champions are being determined and automatic bids clinched, so we’re taking a look at some of the lesser known teams making the NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2015

LOUISVILLE, KY - JANUARY 31: Chris Jones #3 and Montrezl Harrell #24 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrate during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at KFC Yum! Center on January 31, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville defeated North Carolina 78-68 in overtime. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Breaking Down College Basketball’s Top 25 Teams [16-20]

Here are the teams ranked 16-20 and a few key facts to help you get to know them.

03/07/2015

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 6: Kam Williams #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes is congratulated by D'Angelo Russell #0 after making a three point basket during the second half of the game against the Colgate Raiders at Value City Arena on December 6, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Colgate 70-50. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Breaking Down College Basketball’s Top 25 Teams [21-25]

Here are the teams ranked 21-25 and a few key facts to help you get to know them.

03/06/2015

more