The second place national winner for the CBS Local Bracket Challenge in the NCAA Tournament had actually never done any kind of brackets before, but Lija Koch listened to her dad growing up, and apparently had the instincts to win the second biggest prize in the nation.
Guard Shabazz Napier led the Connecticut Huskies to the men’s NCAA Championship Monday night, beating Kentucky 60-54. Before a packed house and a national TV audience, Napier took the mic during the emotional post-game celebration.
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.
Branden Dawson had 24 points and 10 rebounds as Michigan State beat top-seeded Virginia 61-59 to advance to East Regional final.
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.
Neither 10th seeded Stanford nor 11th seeded Dayton were considered elite when the NCAA Tournament brackets were released. But one of those teams will continue ride another victory Thursday into the Elite Eight, just one victory away from the Final Four.
Dwight Powell had 15 points and seven rebounds and No. 10 seed Stanford knocked off No. 2 Kansas 60-57 in the South Regional on Sunday.
As the Bay Area braces itself to see how far Stanford will go in the NCAA Tournament, a computer programmed by CBS Local Sports has already predicted the Cardinal’s fate, and that of all 64 teams, showing Louisville going all the way to beat Florida in the final championship game that occurs in real life Sunday, April 6th.
March Madness is a lifeline in an otherwise barren winter sports calendar, an essential bridge between football and baseball
Since Sunday, you’ve been bombarded with the term “Braketology,” as experts tried to tell you who would advance in the NCAA Tournament. But who did you pick when you were alone in the semi-privacy of your own cubicle? If you are anything like the CBS TV and radio hosts you love Stanford, but aren’t a big fan of number one seeds.