NCAA Tournament

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Good Question: Why Do College Basketball Teams Cut Down The Net?

Every year, March Madness ends with the new national champions cutting down the nets — we saw Wisconsin/Duke players do that Monday night. Believe it or not, there is a coach and a team that are credited with starting the tradition that’s spread to all levels of college basketball.

04/06/2015

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.

04/06/2015

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NCAA Tournament: Top 10 Final Four Games

The Final Four this weekend has the potential to be one of the best we’ve seen with so many story lines heading into each of these games. We decided to take a look back at the best games from the semi-finals in tournament history.

04/02/2015

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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.

03/30/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 28: Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats looks on with his team and their trophy 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. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kentucky Likely To Continue Record-Breaking TV Numbers

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

03/30/2015

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

Now Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors has joined the ranks of those bold enough to guarantee a victory.

03/27/2015

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Guide To March Madness’ Final Four

A quick start travel guide to help prepare you for your trip to the Final Four in Indianapolis.

03/25/2015

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

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

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

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

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Gophers Win Big Ten Tournament Title, Head To NCAAs

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team beat Michigan 4-2 Saturday night to win the Big Ten Tournament championship and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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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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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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

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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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Kelley, Gopher Women Ready For NCAA Tourney

The Gopher women’s basketball team believes now that they are in the dance, why not win some games? The reason they have a chance against DePaul and beyond is a new addition, who may have made it all possible.

03/18/2015

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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11 Minnesota Connections To the Big Dance

Minnesota is not in this year’s NCAA Tournament, but there are plenty of Minnesota connections in March Madness. Here are 11 local connections to the tournament.

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

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Minnesota Women Seeded No. 8 In NCAA Tournament

The Minnesota women’s basketball team has secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six seasons. The Gophers got an eighth seed and will open the tournament Friday at 4 p.m. CDT against ninth seed DePaul in South Bend, Indiana.

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)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Bracket Revealed

We will not have a repeat champion this year. While expected for much of the season, it became official yesterday, when Connecticut lost in the American Conference finals and was denied an at-large bid.

03/16/2015

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The Ultimate Guide To Your NCAA Tournament Brackets

Grab your pens and brackets. We’re about to tell you how to fill them out. As they say in the stock market, past performance is not an indicator of future results. But in the NCAA Tournament, it does give us a pretty good idea.

03/15/2015

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 15: Members of the Wisconsin Badgers hoist the Big Ten trophy after winning the Championship game of the 2015 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament against the Michigan State Spartans at the United Center on March 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Wisconsin defeated Michigan State 80-69 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Five Best Selection Sunday Reactions

Here are some of the best reactions as the NCAA Tournament field was finally revealed.

03/15/2015

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