March Madness

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7 Weirdest Mascots Of The 2015 NCAA Tournament

While watching all of the March Madness games over the past few weeks, you may have caught a glimpse of a college’s strange, dancing, fuzzy mascot and wondered to yourself, “what IS that thing???”

03/26/2015

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WCCO This Morning Takes On Caribou’s Coffee Madness Challenge

The Sweet 16 tips off Thursday night on WCCO and our WCCO This Morning team tried their own March Madness competition with a twist. No need for a good shooting percentage for this game – all you need is coffee!

03/26/2015

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 22: Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 22, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Each Team’s Must-Watch Player In The Sweet 16

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

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.

03/23/2015

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March Madness Means Big Business for Buffalo Wild Wings

March Madness brings people together. They want to compare brackets and share a meal, watching multiple games at one time, and one Minnesota company is making the most of this sports holiday.

03/20/2015

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Iowa State Can’t Slow Down Hot Shooting Dayton In 78-66 Loss

Iowa State just couldn’t overcome Dayton’s hot shooting. “It wasn’t our day,” said senior Brynn Williamson, whose career ends, along with those of fellow seniors Fallon Ellis and Nikki Moody. Moody finished with 17 points while Williamson and Ellis combined for 16 points and 12 rebounds.

03/20/2015

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4 Things To Know: Arsenic In Wine, Skin Cancer Risk For Gay Men & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Friday, March 20.

03/20/2015

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Survey: Offices Lose Productivity During NCAA Tournament

Let the madness begin. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tipped off Thursday morning with a flurry of second round games. Many fans will be watching at work to see if their office pool bracket predictions will pull through.

03/19/2015

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4 Things To Know: March Madness, Target Settlement & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, March 19. They include a large class action settlement, and the string of games you’re going to be watching over the next few weeks.

03/19/2015

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WCCO This Morning’s Secret Bracket Strategies Revealed

Tipoff for March Madness begins Thursday morning, and a lot of teams are hoping for their “one shining moment.” But so are a lot of people playing brackets with officemates, friends and our own WCCO audience. Ali Lucia put our WCCO Morning Team to the test to see who they picked to win it all.

03/19/2015

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 15: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates on the court with his team after defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks 78-63 in the championship game of the SEC basketball tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Five NCAA Tournament Teams That Could Beat Kentucky

Kentucky enters the NCAA Tournament undefeated at 34-0, and for the most part of the season have looked dominant, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a handful teams that could potentially upset the Wildcats

03/18/2015

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Hampton Bench Channels “Major League” In First Four Win Over Manhattan

The NCAA Tournament got underway last night with the first two “First Four” match-ups. Hampton earned the right to play Kentucky on Thursday night and the bench got a little superstitious down the stretch.

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.

03/17/2015

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

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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.

03/14/2015

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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.

03/12/2015

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.

03/08/2015

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

LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 19: TaShawn Thomas #35 and the Oklahoma Sooners walk off the court during a timeout in the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on January 19, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Breaking Down College Basketball’s Top 25 Teams [11-15]

Here are the teams ranked 11-15 and a few key facts to help you get to know them.

03/06/2015

MADISON, WI - FEBRUARY 03: Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after drawing the foul during the second half against the Indiana Hoosiers at Kohl Center on February 03, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Breaking Down College Basketball’s Top 25 Teams [6-10]

Here are the teams ranked 6-10 and a few key facts to help you get to know them.

03/05/2015

DETROIT - APRIL 06: A detail of a player from the North Carolina Tar Heels cutting down a piece of the net after North Carolina won 89-72 against the Michigan State Spartans during the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Ford Field on April 6, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Breaking Down College Basketball’s Top 25 Teams [1-5]

Here are the top five teams and a few key facts to help you get to know them.

03/03/2015

DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 21: Justise Winslow #12 and Quinn Cook #2 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrate during their win against the Clemson Tigers at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 78-56. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Five Great College Basketball Games Left This Season

Here are five games this week that will get you ready for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

03/01/2015

Russ Smith of the Louisville Cardinals dunks the ball over Julius Randle of the Kentucky Wildcats. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kentucky Tops Louisville 74-69 In Midwest Regional

Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer for the go-ahead score with 39 seconds left and Julius Randle made a pair of clutch free throws to lift Kentucky to a 74-69 victory over their in-state rivals.

03/28/2014

Keith Appling and Travis Trice of the Michigan State Spartans fight for the loose ball against Mike Tobey of the Virginia Cavaliers. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Michigan State Beats Virginia 61-59

Branden Dawson had 24 points and 10 rebounds as Michigan State beat top-seeded Virginia 61-59 to advance to East Regional final.

03/28/2014

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TTYM: Watch Mike Pelfrey Get Punked And Iowa State’s Coach Dance Like No One Is Watching

In this week’s That Thing You Missed watch the Twins pull an epic March Madness prank on Mike Pelfrey, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg’s lack of dancing prowess go viral and what just might be the worst answer to a sports question ever.

03/28/2014

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