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Ben Brust hits a three against American in the NCAA Tournament. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Brust, Kaminsky Represent The Illinois Products Who Got Away

There are no Illinois teams in the NCAA Tournament, but there are plenty of Illinois products.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

Joseph Bertrand  of the Illinois fights Josh Gasser of the Wisconsin Badgers for a loose ball. (Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

No. 4 Wisconsin Routs No. 23 Illinois 95-70

Ben Brust scored 18 points, Sam Dekker added 17 and No. 4 Wisconsin used a 20-0 run in the first half to easily beat No. 23 Illinois 95-70 on Wednesday night.

01/08/2014

Barry Alvarez.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: Alvarez’s Wisconsin Remains Blueprint For Illini

here was a time when Wisconsin football was Illinois football.

670 The Score–10/19/2013

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Ole Miss Stuns Wisconsin, Wins First NCAA Tournament Game Since 2002

Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin, 57-46, on Friday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA Tournament win since 2002.

03/22/2013

Sam Dekker. (Photo by Jamie

Mississippi Beats Wisconsin 57-46 In NCAA Tourney

Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin 57-46 on Friday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA tournament win since 2002.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2013

Bo Ryan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Defying Reason, Bo Ryan Keeps Doing It At Wisconsin

Never one to gloat, Bo Ryan had to stop himself from being too modest Saturday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2013

Jared Berggren. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Defeats Michigan In Big Ten Tournament

Ben Brust scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 22 Wisconsin knocked off sixth-ranked Michigan 68-59 in the second round of the Big Ten tournament on Friday.

670 The Score–03/15/2013

Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Hoge: Examining The Floor/Ceiling For The Big Ten’s Eight Contenders

Let’s take a look at the floor and ceiling for each Big Ten contender as the regular season nears an end.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2013

Keith Appling.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Silverman: Forget Football, Big Ten Is Now A Basketball Conference

The 2012-13 college basketball season has been even better than most for the Big Ten. This is the year that the Big Ten is talented, powerful and deep.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2013

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Wisconsin Beats No. 3 Michigan 65-62 In OT

Ben Brust hit a shot from just inside midcourt to tie the game at the end of regulation and added a tie-breaking 3 with less than 40 seconds left in overtime as Wisconsin beat No. 3 Michigan 65-62 on Saturday.

02/09/2013

Deshaun Thomas #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes drives to the basket to score two of his game-high 25 points past Mike Bruesewitz #31 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half on January 29, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 58-49.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Thomas Scores 25 To Lead Buckeyes Over Badgers

Deshaun Thomas scored 25 points, including 10 during a game-breaking 15-0 second-half run, to lead No. 11 Ohio State past Wisconsin 58-49 on Tuesday night.

01/29/2013

Brandon Paul & D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illini Take Plunge In Rankings

In the wake of Illinois’ 23-point loss to unranked Wisconsin, the Fighting Illini took a major plunge in the rankings.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2013

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

Wisch: Illini Need To Keep Rebounding – In More Ways Than One

The Fighting Illini are an imperfect basketball team.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2013

Barry Alvarez. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Hoge: Barry Alvarez Continues To Build Legacy With Andersen Hire

In many ways, Andersen is a clone of the guy who hired him — the man who built Wisconsin football from the ground up — Barry Alvarez.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

Gary Andersen. (Courtesy Utah State.)

Sources: Badgers To Name Gary Andersen Head Coach

Utah State’s Gary Andersen has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Wisconsin, two UW sources confirmed late Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2012

Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco. (Courtesy University of Notre Dame.)

Diaco Happy To Stay At Notre Dame If Head Coaching Offer Doesn’t Come

A few weeks ago, the chances of defensive coordinator Bob Diaco staying at Notre Dame after the BCS National Championship Game seemed very low.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2012

Bret Bielema during his introductory press conference at Arkansas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bielema’s Move Explained By Ambition, History And (Very) Subtle Hints

Why did Bielema leave Wisconsin? Adam Hoge dove into the coach’s history and found answers.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Barry Alvarez celebrates a win in the 2006 Capital One Bowl, his last game as Wisconsin's head coach. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Barry Alvarez To Coach Badgers In Rose Bowl

Left without a coach when Bret Bielema bolted for Arkansas, the Badgers asked former coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez to lead them when they face No. 8 Stanford on New Year’s Day.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Bret Bielema holds up the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy after winning the 2012 Big Ten Championship Game. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Reports: Bret Bielema Leaving Wisconsin For Arkansas

In a stunning move in the college football landscape, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema has accepted the same job at Arkansas.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon runs for a touchdown in front of a spotty crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wisch: Bring The Big Ten Championship Game To Chicago

Attendance certainly didn’t improve markedly this past weekend. Rather, it sunk startlingly.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

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