March Madness

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Keidel: Calipari Has Built A Dynasty At Kentucky, And He Should Never Leave

Kentucky basketball is clearly a dynasty. It’s a hybrid empire, with mutating parts every year plugged in by the program’s only monolith: John Calipari.

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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No. 1 Kentucky Beats Cincinnati 64-51 To Reach Sweet 16

Kentucky coach John Calipari believes in letting his undefeated Wildcats decompress after victories so he made sure players slept in a little longer after a late-night rout of Hampton.

03/21/2015

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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Lichtenstein: Everyone Out Of The Pool! We’re Enabling NCAA’s Shady System

After 30-plus years, I have decided to buck tradition. I no longer need to beware the Ides of March, for this year I will not be joining an NCAA Tournament pool.

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

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 15: Willie Cauley-Stein #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates with the trophy on the court with his teammates 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)

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.

03/16/2015

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

Emmy Andujar of the Manhattan Jaspers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Manhattan, Hampton Compete To Face Top-Seeded Kentucky

The winner of a First Four matchup between the Jaspers and Pirates will get unbeaten and top-ranked Kentucky in Louisville on Thursday.

03/15/2015

Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison, left, gets a hug from head coach John Calipari during the second half against Vanderbilt at Rupp Arena on Jan. 20, 2015. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Kentucky Leads The Way With Top Spot In March Madness

The Wildcats are seeded first overall in the tournament and tops in the Midwest Region, in search of six more wins for a perfect season.

03/15/2015

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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

UConn's Shabazz Napier celebrates on the court after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA championship game on April 7, 2014. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ready To Embrace The Madness? Helpful Hints To Filling Out NCAA Tournament Brackets

It’s not quite time to fill them out yet. In fact, we won’t know all 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament until Sunday night. But many fans are already getting in the competitive mindset and strategizing.

03/13/2015

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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

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