Regional Finals Recap

The Final Four is set: undefeated Kentucky takes on another No. 1 seed, Wisconsin, and Duke plays the surprise team in Indianapolis, Michigan State. To learn more about the keys to each team winning this past weekend, check out my latest for CBS Local.

Radio Appearance: Pac-12 Tourney Preview

Yesterday I wrote about the Pac-12 Tournament. Today, I hopped on FOX Sports radio in Seattle to talk about it. It’s possible that by the time you listen to this, my dark horse pick has already been eliminated. Listen below:

Pac-12 Tournament Preview

What’s at stake in the Pac-12 conference tournament, which starts Wednesday in Las Vegas? Which players claimed the league’s awards? My story for CBS Local San Francisco covers the latest news in the “Conference of Champions.”

The Unmatched Intensity of Conference Tournaments

At the MAAC Tournament, seniors cry when they lose. That’s because a loss means their season is over. In conferences that send their tournament winner, and no one else, to the Big Dance, the intensity is unmatched.

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Weekend Recap: Ready to Dance

The NCAA Tournament field is starting to take shape, as four schools have received their conference’s automatic bid. Three more will punch tickets tonight. Check out my recap of last weekend’s action for CBS Local.

Rising Star: Alec Peters

My Rising Star this week is Valparaiso sophomore forward Alec Peters. If Valpo can protect its home court in the Horizon League tournament, keep an eye on Peters and the Crusaders in the NCAA Tournament.

Scoop and Score: Vin Parise, Jerry Palm

Vin Parise is a college basketball analyst for SNY, NBC Sports, FOX Sports, and others. As the NCAA Tournament approaches, he and I discuss the Big East, A-10, and MAAC. Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com bracketologist, starting at the 10:25 mark, explains how the Tournament field is assembled.

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