March Madness

Louisville beats Duke. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

After Horrific Injury, Louisville Beats Duke 85-63 To Reach Final Four

With tears in their eyes and Kevin Ware in their hearts, there was no way Louisville was losing this game.

03/31/2013

Mitch McGary #4 of the Michigan Wolverines dunks against the Florida Gators. (Credit: Ronald Martinez, Getty)

Michigan Rolls Into Final Four, Beats Fla. 79-59

Freshman guard Nik Stauskas scored 22 points including six 3-pointers and Michigan is going to the Final Four for the first time since the Fab Five era after a 79-59 rout of Florida in the South Regional final Sunday.

03/31/2013

Mike Rosario #3 of the Florida Gators drives against Eddie Murray #23 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. (Credit: Ronald Martinez, Getty)

FGCU’s NCAA Run Ends With 62-50 Loss To Florida

That high-flying act from “Dunk City” busted most everybody’s NCAA tournament brackets and left an indelible mark on March.

03/30/2013

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Artists Mayhem: Eldredge, McCreery, Lynch And Upchurch Share Their Brackets

Our favorite artists are letting you in on their brackets. How does yours stack up with Brett Eldredge, Scotty McCreery, Dustin Lynch and Greg Upchurch?

03/29/2013

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Michigan Breezes Through VCU Press In 78-53 Win

Mitch McGary had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and fourth-seeded Michigan breezed through Virginia Commonwealth’s vaunted pressure with a clinical performance Saturday, beating the fifth-seeded Rams 78-53 to advance to the NCAA round of 16 for the first time since 1994.

03/23/2013

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Curry, Plumlee Power Duke By Albany 73-61

Seth Curry scored 26 points, Mason Plumlee had 23 and second-seeded Duke beat Albany 73-61 on Friday in the second round of the Midwest Regional.

03/22/2013

Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Friday’s NCAA Tournament Primer; Picks, Best Bet For An Upset & More

Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.

03/22/2013

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Smith’s Double-Double Leads Butler To 68-56 Win

Andrew Smith had a double-double with a career-high 16 rebounds and 14 points, and Butler made 18 of 20 free throws down the stretch to hold off upset-minded Bucknell 68-56 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.

03/21/2013

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Bracketology; Essential Tips For Bracket Success

Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for, March Madness! A time were everyone will be putting all their attention into college basketball as the 1st round of the NCAA tournament kicks off Thursday March 21st.

03/20/2013

Louisville celebrates its Big East Tournament victory.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament Brackets Released

The NCAA released its tournament bracket Sunday, with Louisville, Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga getting the number one seeds.

03/17/2013

John Groce. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Season Already A Success? It’s Looking Like It

By the end of that ugly Big Ten basketball tilt in Iowa City on Tuesday night, the only thing more plentiful among the Illini than missed shots was their disappointment.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2013

Brandon Paul. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illini Given No. 5 Seed In Mock Tournament Selection

What a turnaround it’s been for Illinois.

670 The Score–02/15/2013

A look at one of the monitors the committee uses during the selection process. (CBSChicago.com)

Hoge: Inside The NCAA Selection Process – Day 1

Adam is among 20 members of the media from across the country comprising a mock NCAA Tournament selection committee at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The committee is simulating the five-day selection process in a condensed two-day session.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2013

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Where Are NCAA Coaches’ Manners?

Like 70 million other people, I sure was into March Madness, glued to the TV. There was so much to see – the skill and excitement, and so much at stake, so much emotion.

CBS 2–04/03/2012

Brandon Knight

Thompson: The Five Best Moments Of The Tourney

As I struggled to watch a Butler-UConn national championship game completely devoid of made baskets, I thought what a shame it is that a historic, drama-filled NCAA tournament would end this way.

04/06/2011

Derrick Williams

Thompson: Tourney Upsets, Hoops Parity And Young Stars

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about how watered-down college basketball is and while I can’t completely disagree, it sure has made tournament exciting.

03/25/2011

Joey Rodriguez

Thompson: Proving Doubters Wrong Fueling VCU

The members of the selection committee are feeling much better about themselves after the first weekend of the tournament.

03/22/2011

Ben Hansbrough #23 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks to pass against the Florida State Seminoles in the first half during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the United Center on March 20, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Luck Of The Irish Can’t Stop Upset

Bernard James scored 14 points, Michael Snaer added 13 and Florida State showed there’s more to its game than defense with a 71-57 upset of second-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday night that put the Seminoles in the regional semifinals for the first time since 1993.

670 The Score–03/20/2011

Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley looks down in the locker room after a third-round NCAA Southwest Regional tournament college basketball game against the Florida State in Chicago, Sunday, March 20, 2011. Florida State won 71-57. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

Schuster: Upsets Galore At The United Center

Not one but two shocking upsets at the United Center Sunday night. And not only were they upsets but blowouts as well. In the first game #11 Virginia Commonwealth dominated from start to finish eliminating […]

CBS Chicago–03/20/2011

Illinois' Mike Tisdale is guarded by Kansas Tyshawn Taylor, center and Thomas Robinson during the second half of a Southwest Regional NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game on Sunday, March 20, 2011, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Illini Run Ends With Kansas

In a bracket filled with upsets, top-seeded Kansas is jumping for joy.

670 The Score–03/20/2011

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