MEMORIAL DAY GETAWAY: Travel Resources | Traffic Conditions | Forecast | Listen: 1010 WINS | WCBS 880

Jon Rothstein

NDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Vitto Brown #30 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates with teammates after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: X-Factors To Watch In Duke-Wisconsin Championship Game

The Blue Devils have young talent that’s ready to bolt for the NBA in a year or so, while Wisconsin’s personnel has withstood the test of time.

04/06/2015

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 29: The Duke Blue Devils bench looks on in the second half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the South Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at NRG Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Best Final Four We’ve Seen In A While

Mike Krzyzewski and Tom Izzo are no strangers to each other and have already played once this season.

03/31/2015

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

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

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 07: The Kentucky Wildcats beat the Florida Gators 67-50 at Rupp Arena on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky finished the regular season 31-0. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein: Here Comes Selection Sunday

We’re just days from Selection Sunday and it’s looking more and more like the Wildcats and Badgers will be in the same region in the NCAA Tournament. We discuss that plus Murray State’s heartbreaking loss, Davidson’s rise, in addition to a visit from Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg.

03/10/2015

Darrun Hilliard #4 and Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rothstein: NCAA Championship Week Primer; Favorites, Predictions & More

All you need to know! College basketball insider Jon Rothstein offers his favorites, sleepers and predictions as Championship Week heats up.

03/11/2014

Head coach Tony Bennett of the Virginia Cavaliers watches the action against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at McCamish Pavilion on February 8, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Virginia, Syracuse & More

It’s going to take a really good team to beat Virginia in the NCAA Tournament. And that’s because the Cavaliers certainly aren’t going to beat themselves.

03/03/2014

John Calipari and Julius Randle of Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Upset Potential For Kentucky?

The Wildcats have elite talent and can beat anyone in the country, but they’re also susceptible to a potential early upset in the NCAA Tournament.

02/24/2014

Jermaine Marshall of the Arizona State Sun Devils drives to the basket on February 14, 2014. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Marshall, Marcus & More

Jermaine Marshall has been one of the nation’s best transfers. And because of that the Sun Devils are in position to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009.

02/17/2014

Head coach Tony Bennett of the Virginia Cavaliers watches the action against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at McCamish Pavilion on February 8, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Virginia, Arizona State & More

The Cavaliers have lost one game in 2014 and it was a four-point defeat against Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium. This team is very much a threat to both Syracuse and Duke at the top of the ACC.

02/10/2014

Head coach Billy Donovan talks with Jacob Kurtz of the Florida Gators during a timeout on January 11, 2014. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Parity Dominating & More

There’s not one squad in college basketball that’s playing even remotely close to the way Kentucky was in 2012 or even the way Louisville was a year ago.

02/03/2014

Ed Cooley of the Providence Friars. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Cooley Rallies Friars & More

The Friars are now legitimately in the NCAA picture after five consecutive victories including wins over Creighton and Xavier.

01/27/2014

Joel Embiid (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Embiid’s Dominance & More

While many people debated whether Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, or Julius Randle would be college basketball’s elite freshman this season, Joel Embiid is leaving all of those guys behind in the dust.

01/20/2014

Saint Louis coach Jim Crews (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Saint Louis, Oklahoma & More

There may be other teams that have come to the forefront early in the season like UMass, VCU, or George Washington, but this conference still goes through the Billikens.

01/13/2014

Memphis head coach Josh Pastner (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Memphis, Notre Dame & More

The Tigers are no longer in Conference-USA and that’s just what they were reminded of when they were beaten at home on Saturday by Cincinnati. Next up? A date Thursday with Louisville.

01/06/2014

more