NCAA Tournament

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NCAA Tournament: Best Games, Performances From The Sweet 16 & Elite 8

With a few days to go before basketball resumes, the only thing we can do to quench our March Madness thirst is talk about what was and what is still to come in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

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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–4 hours ago

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 26: Gary Browne #14 of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts with his head coach Bob Huggins as he exits the game against the Kentucky Wildcats during the Midwest Regional semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

5 Sports Guarantees That Went Horribly Wrong

West Virginia’s Daxter Miles joined a long list of people who have made guarantees and seen them backfire.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2015

Denzel Valentine, left, and Travis Trice. (Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

Emma: Sweet 16 Preview, Part 2

What madness will come with Friday’s slate of games?

CBS Chicago–03/27/2015

Kentucky Wildcats. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Emma: Sweet 16 Preview, Part 1

A sweet set of games is headlined by the unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2015

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

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 21: Bryce Alford #20 of the UCLA Bruins runs down the court against the UAB Blazers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein: Sweet 16 Loaded With Elite Matchups

The lowest seeds this weekend are all programs with strong traditions — UCLA, Wichita State, Xavier, NC State, and Michigan State.

03/23/2015

Travis Trice (Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

Emma: March Is Michigan State’s Month

There’s no magic in Michigan State’s March — just a Hall of Fame coach and a tradition of tough play.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2015

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 21: Dylan Ennis #31 of the Villanova Wildcats walks off the court after losing to the North Carolina State Wolfpack 71-68 during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Opening Weekend

Nothing beats the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament and this year was especially incredible. From improbable upsets to last-second heroics—and sometimes both in the same game—the 2015 Tourney got off to a roaring start.

03/23/2015

Steve Vasturia #32 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish battles for a rebound against Andrew Chrabascz #45 of the Butler Bulldogs during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Notre Dame Tops Butler, 67-64, In Overtime For Sweet 16 Berth

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey’s calls to his mother Betty during the season focused little on her son’s well-being and more on the state of his team.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2015

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The Big East Is Alive And Well While Former Programs…Not So Much

When the conference fell apart two years ago, the strength of the Big East conference was in serious doubt. Two years later, the conference has six representatives in the NCAA Tournament.

03/20/2015

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NCAA Tournament: 5 Best Father-Son Performances

RJ Hunter hit a shot that will live on in the history of the NCAA Tournament for years to come and it will be in the “One Shining Moment” montage at the end of the championship game. That got me thinking, what are some of the best father son performances all time in the tournament?

03/20/2015

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, left, and Traevon Jackson. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: No Rooting Interest Means Easygoing NCAA Viewing

It’s quite nice not caring who wins and loses during March Madness.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2015

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

You have to have fun when Kentucky awaits.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2015

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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

Kentucky coach John Calipari.  (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Win Your Pool: Some Tips On How To Fill Out Your Bracket

If Kentucky wins it all as expected, you better be brilliant elsewhere in the bracket. Here’s how.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2015

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 07: Willie Cauely-Stien #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball during the game against the Florida Gators at Rupp Arena on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

5 Things: NCAA Tournament Bracket Revealed

We will not have a repeat champion this year.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2015

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