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Tennessee beat Kentucky to enter SEC men’s basketball title game

Tennessee beat Kentucky to enter SEC men's basketball title game

Tennessee Beat Kentucky To Enter Sec Men'S Basketball Title Game

Tennessee guard Josiah-Jordan James tries to outrun Kentucky forward Keon Brooks Jr. during an SEC semifinal on Saturday in Tampa, Florida. Chris O’Meara / The Associated Press

Tampa, Fla. – Kennedy Chandler scored 19 points, Zakai Ziegler added 11 and No. 9 Tennessee to beat fifth-ranked Kentucky 69-62 in the last minute on Saturday to reach the finals of the Southeast Conference tournament for the third time in the past five years Gave. ,

The Volunteers (25-7) have won 11 out of 12 and have taken a big step toward a potentially No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Tennessee will face eighth-seeded Texas A&M on Sunday in the SEC title match.

The Wildcats (26–7) were the top seed, but losing twice in three meetings to Tennessee could turn the script. Chandler, Ziegler and Josiah-Jordan James helped the author with the changes.

Chandler, a freshman guard from Memphis, shot 8 of 16 and each time third seed Kentucky looked like he would score a run in front of a Big Blue crowd inside the packed Amalie Arena. Chandler added three rebounds, two assists and a steal.

(6) Kansas 74, (14) Texas Tech 65: David McCormack had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Ochai Agbaji scored a pair of cleaning foul shots with more than a minute left, and the Jayhawks (27-6) Red Raiders (25-9) won in Kansas City, Missouri Of. Big 12 tournament title.

The debuts finished with 16 points, Christian Brawn’s 14 and Jalen Wilson and Remy Martin on 12 points led by the Jayhawks, who showed chivalry and resilience in the final minutes, while the Red Raiders missed a chance at the title.

(7) Duke 82, Virginia Tech 67: For the second consecutive Saturday night, Duke failed to give Coach K a win.

This time it was the Virginia Tech party playing Pooper.

Hunter Kattur scored a career-high 31 points and the seventh-seeded Hokies won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament for the first time, defeating Duke (28–6) in New York to deny Mike Krzyzewski the league title in his final season.

Virginia Tech (23-12) came to Brooklyn needing a run to make the NCAA Tournament, and Hokey became the second ACC to take the crown with four wins in four days.

(8) Villanova 54, Creation 48: Colin Gillespie buried consecutive 3-pointers late in the game that put the Wildcats (26–7) ahead for good, and Villanova defeated the BlueJays (22–11) to win the Big East Tournament Championship at Madison Square Garden.

Gillespie missed this tournament and the NCAA last season with a torn ligament in his left knee. But a year later he scored clutch shots in the dwindling minutes, hitting the go-forward 3 with 2:44 on the outstretched arm of 7-foot-1 center Ryan Kalkbrenner.

(9) Purdue 75, Michigan State 70: Jaden Ivy had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Eric Hunter Jr. scored two back-breaking 3-pointers late in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament as the Boilermakers (26–7) beat the Spartans (22–12) in Indianapolis.

The third-seeded Boilermaker will face No. 24 Iowa on Sunday in their first title game since 2018.

Texas A&M 82, (15) Arkansas 64: Quenton Jackson scored 20 points and the eighth-seeded Eggies (23–11) took down a ranked opponent for the second straight day, defeating the Razorbacks (25–8) to reach the championship game of the SEC tournament in Tampa, Florida. Made amazing.

Jackson also had six assists, five rebounds and four steals to pace the Aggies (23–11), who had played eight of nine games since ending a month-long, eight-game losing streak in February. He has revived his NCAA Tournament hopes by winning.

(18) Houston 88, Tulane 66: Kyler Edwards had 20 points with six 3-pointers, big man Josh Carlton added 16 points and the 18th-placed Cougar (28-5) scored his fourth consecutive American win over Green Wave (14-15). The Athletic progressed to the conference championship game. ) in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Cougars matched their win totals from last season, when they won their first AAC tournament title and then made the Final Four.

(24) Iowa 80, Indiana 77: Jordan Bohannon banked a 3-pointer from inside the midcourt logo with 0.8 seconds and the Hawkeyes (25-9) stunned ninth-seeded Hoosiers (20-13) in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis.

With the shot clock running down and the score level, Bohannon caught a pass on the deep left wing, took three dribbles and tried to shake loose and launched long 3 straight. The ball went off the backboard and through the net, sending it running backwards toward the Hoosiers bench.

Vermont 82, Maryland Baltimore County 43: Ryan Davis scored 20 points, Ben Shungu added 19 and the Catamounts (28-5) completed a major America East season with their fourth conference tournament title in six years with a win over Retrievers (18-14) in Burlington, Vermont. did.

LSU: The school fired coach Will Wade amid “serious” allegations of NCAA violations, the university announced in a joint statement from its president and athletic director.

The day after the firing, LSU was bounced from the Southeastern Conference tournament by Arkansas, 79-67, in the quarterfinal game on Friday night.

women’s basketball

(4) Boiler 81, (21) Oklahoma 76: NaLyssa Smith had a career-high 37 points after the Bears (27-5) defeated the Sooners (24-8) in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Missouri.

Smith’s previous career was Texas Tech vs. 35 earlier this year.

(7) Texas 82, (10) Iowa State 73: Rory Harmon scored 12 of her 30 points in overtime and the Longhorns (25-6) defeated the Cyclones (26-6) in the Big 12 women’s semifinals in Kansas City, Missouri.

Texas’ Lauren Ebow had an attempt with less than two seconds in the lane that rolled off the rim and sent it to overtime. Texas used their size and strength to control overtime, outscoring Iowa State 19-10 in the extra period.

(24) Princeton 77, Columbia 59: Kaitlyn Chen scored a career-high 30 points and the Tigers (24–4) defeated the Lions (22–6) to win the Ivy League tournament in Boston, earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA.

It will be the first time since the 2019 season that an Ivy League team will play in the NCAA. The 2020 NCAA tournament was called off due to the coronavirus and the Ivy League decided not to hold games last year due to the ongoing pandemic.

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