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.
The Blue Devils and Badgers play for the title tonight at 9:18 p.m. ET on CBS.
Hall of Fame basketball writer Frank Burlison joined Sports Rehab to preview the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
March madness. It may still be February, but excitement is building for this year’s University of Maryland men’s basketball team.
March madness! It may still be February but excitement is building for this year’s University of Maryland basketball team. Fans stormed the court as Maryland defeated the number one team in the Big 10. The win boosts Maryland’s hopes for making the NCAA tournament for the first time under head coach Mark Turgeon.
All the people that are criticizing the fans for storming the court in College Park Tuesday night….SHUT UP!
Dez Wells scored 26 points, and No. 14 Maryland held off fifth-ranked Wisconsin 59-53 Tuesday night, ending the Badgers’ 10-game winning streak and ruining their bid to clinch a share of the Big Ten regular-season title.
Powerhouse Wisconsin is up by three games with four left in the regular season. Second-place teams Maryland, Michigan State and Purdue need an unlikely collapse in Madison.
The preseason favorites to win the league locked up a share of the regular-season title and the top seed in the conference tournament by beating Wisconsin 81-70 on Thursday night for the Terrapins’ 18th straight win.
Later this week the Heisman Trophy will add one new member to the most exclusive fraternity in sports. It is widely expected that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will hear his name announced as the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, which would make him the first player in program history to win the highest individual honor in college football.
This week’s slate of conference championship games not only serves as an appetizer or opening round to the College Football Playoff, but it doubles as the grand stage for this year’s top Heisman candidates to showcase their stuff and perhaps offer a signature Heisman moment before the votes are due.
The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.