Malcolm Brogdon scored 23 points and No. 6
Tournament MVP Joe
They shot 45%, harassed the Blue Devils into 38% shooting and used a late 12-3 run to pull away and claim the second ACC tournament title in school history.
Jabari Parker scored 23 points on nine-of-24 shooting for the third-seeded Blue Devils (26-8), who were making their 31st appearance in the championship game but were denied their ACC-record 20th title.
Anthony Gill added 12 points and was 10 of 17 from the free-throw line for Virginia.
Duke as a team was only 7 of 11 from the line.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Adreian Payne scored 18 points and Gary Harris and
The third-seeded Spartans (26-8) are getting healthy and will have some momentum entering the
It was never really close. Michigan State took control with an early 12-0 run, led 38-29 at halftime and opened the second half with an 8-0 spurt to make it 46-29.
Michigan never got closer than 10 points again.
ATLANTA -- Top-ranked
Florida (32-2) built a 16-point lead early in the second half, but Kentucky nearly pulled off an improbable comeback to hand the Gators their first loss since early December. Two missed free throws gave the Wildcats (24-10) a final possession, but James
The Gators extended their school-record winning streak to 26 games and awaited a sure No. 1 seed when the
Langston Galloway scored 19 points and hit yet another huge three-pointer, and Saint Joseph's beat No. 23
The fourth-seeded Hawks arrived in Brooklyn on the
The second-seeded Rams have reached the A-10 tourney finals in both years in the league but have lost both times.
Fellow senior Ronald Roberts had 15 points on six-of-six shooting and 11 rebounds for Saint Joseph's. Rob Brandenberg led VCU with 18 points, but Galloway got just enough separation on him to hit a tiebreaking three-pointer with more than two minutes left.
Xavian Rimmer scored a career-high 27 points and Louisiana Lafayette earned its first NCAA tournament bid since 20025 when it rallied from a nine-point deficit in the last three minutes of regulation to force overtime in an 82-81 victory over
After tying the score on a put-back with 1.4 seconds left in regulation, Lafayette, which grabbed 20 offensive rebounds, took the lead for good, 80-77, with a 6-0 run in overtime that Elfrid Payton capped off with a layup off a Georgia State turnover.