RICK MORRISSEY: We’re stuck with gasbag father of three star players.
Duke found the next gear, and then another. As ever in Coach K’s program, it was a matter of him pulling back and letting his players come together.
Northwestern: a rock-solid “in.” Illinois: a strong “maybe.” Both teams in the NCAA tourney? It would cap a wild home stretch of the regular season.
Northwestern needs to win to get over the hump and into March Madness. Illinois needs to win just to keep from being blown off the hump altogether.
Indiana rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final 93 seconds to beat Northwestern 63-62 on Saturday.
Like the NBA in February can hold a candle to what the college game treated us to this week. If we’re lucky, the Big Dance will be half as good.